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Seven recipes for success in “unorthodox” microfinance
D.C. Richardson / Microbanking Bulletin 2000
Argues for a radical reform of the orthodox approach of using financial services to achieve poverty alleviation. prospect of a competitive market with different institutional players Many credit unions are sceptical of conventi...
Assessing the potential contribution of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to small enterprise development by understanding current information practices and needs
R. Duncombe; R. Heeks / Institute for Development Policy and Management, Manchester 1999
The potential contribution of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to small enterprise development can only be assessed by first understanding current information practices and needs in such enterprises. Paper reports fin...
Assessing Globalization: briefing papers
Development Economics Vice Presidency, World Bank 2000
Series of World Bank Briefing Papers looks at how to define globalization and then assesses three leading questions about globalization by looking at the evidence from a large number of countries. Is globalization incr...
Budgets as if people mattered: democratizing macroeconomic policies
N. Cagatay; M Keklik; R Lal; J. Lang / Poverty Elimination Programme, UNDP 2000
The concept of 'budgets as if people mattered' is inspired by a large number of initiatives that have emerged around the world during the last fifteen years to examine public budgets through a poverty or gender lens. As many of these ...
Foreign Direct Investment in India: Issues and Problems.
N Bajpai; J.D. Sachs / Center for International Development, Harvard University 2000
Attempts to identify the issues and problems associated with India’s current foreign direct investment regime, and more importantly the other associated factors responsible for India’s unattractiveness as an investment locat...
Experience with cross-sector donor programmes
M. Foster; A. Norton; A. Brown; F. Naschold / Overseas Development Institute 2000
Paper is an outcome of the informal Like-Minded Donor Working Group on the Implementation of Sector Wide Approaches (SWA). It sets out some of the significant challenges that are facing SWA on the basis of a survey of a wide range of ...
The Political Economy of Policy Failure in Zambia
A. Bigsten; S. Kayizzi-Mugerwa / Swedish Working Papers in Economics 2000
Zambia’s experience in the 1990s illustrates that, on their own, policy changes will not redress decades of mismanagement, especially when the degree of commitment of the elite remains unaltered. In 1991, the Movement for ...
HIPC Initiative will not be a lasting solution to debt problems unless accomapnied by strong economic growth
Government Accountability Office, US Congress 2000
Official report prepared for the US Congress. Argues that the initiative is not likely to provide recipients with a lasting exit from their debt problems, unless they achieve strong, sustained economic growth. The main issues r...
Guide to World Trading Syetem
World Trade Net 2000
Intended to help firms to better understand how the multilateral trade system works and how it affects the business of export and import. Covers: Trading Strategy Products Pricing Di
Global Financial Crises: Institutions and Incentives
Manmohan S. Kumar; Paul R. Masson; Marcus Miller / International Monetary Fund Working Papers 2000
Argues that the recommendations of the Meltzer Committee report (unconditional financial support for pre-qualifying countries) would lead to an increase in financial stability. There is a need for an effective lender of last re...
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Fiscal decentralization is linked to indicators of governance
L. de Mello; M. Barenstein / International Monetary Fund 2001
Based on cross-country data for up to 78 countries, this paper shows that fiscal decentralization (the assignment of expenditure and revenue mobilisation functions to subnational levels of government) is associated with various indica...
The effect of institutional quality on R&D expenditures in developing countries
G. R. C. Clarke / World Bank 2001
This paper assesses the effect of institutional quality on R&D expenditures in developing countries. The paper finds that the risk of expropriation and the rule of law are correlated with R&D expenditures. Since both instituti...
Microcredit interest rates
Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest 1996
Description of a model for deciding on an interest rate which makes a micro-finance lender economically sustainable. Includes worked examples and a downloadable speadsheet for calculations
The rush to regulate: legal frameworks for microfinance
R.P. Christen; R. Rosenberg / Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest 2000
Biotechnology and the changing public / private sector balance: developments in rice and cocoa
Carliene Brenner / OECD Development Centre 1992
This study examines the potential impact of changes in the public/private sector balance for biotechnology development and diffusion in developing country agriculture. It focuses on biotechnology related to two important developing co...
Structural adjustment and the institutional dimensions of agricultural research and development in Brazil: soybeans, wheat and sugar cane
John Wilkinson; Bernardo Sor / OECD Development Centre 1992
Structural adjustment, liberalisation and the pressures of technological change are having major impact on the institutional organisation of the agro-industrial sector. In industrialised countries, the private sector is positioned to ...
Liberalising foreign investments by pension funds: positive and normative aspects
Helmut Reisen / OECD Development Centre 1997
The paper evaluates the economics of foreign investment regulation for pension funds, with a focus on developing countries, where fully-funded pension systems are being started de novo. The analysis produces three observations. First,...
Outflows of capital from China
David Wall / OECD Development Centre 1997
While the world has been mesmerised by China’s emergence as a major player in international trade, now being one of the world’s top ten traders, and also as an absorber of international capital (second only to the United Sta...
Introducing Savings In Microcredit Institutions: When And How?
Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest 1999
Analysis of policy reforms and structural adjustment programs in Malawi with emphasis on agriculture and trade
Davies H. Ng'ong'ola / Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID 1996
This study’s emphasis on agriculture’s elevated role in Malawi’s medium-term adjustment strategy and its articulation of the sector’s key role as the engine of growth and employment aptly makes an important point. ...
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Institute of Economic Research, Poland / Instytut Badań Gospodarczych
Vienna Institute of Demography
Review of Radical Political Economics
Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
The FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) will develop voluntary, consistent climate-related financial risk disclosures for use by companies in providing information to investors, lenders, insurers, and other stakeholders. The Task Force will consider the physical, liability and transition risks associated with clim...
Wharton Financial Institutions Center (FIC)
Wharton Financial Institutions Center is an independently managed site at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The Center sponsors and directs primary research on financial institutions and their interface with financial markets.
Carbon Tracker / Investor Watch
Carbon Tracker is a not for profit financial think tank aimed at enabling a climate secure global energy market by aligning capital market actions with climate reality.The Carbon Tracker initiative is the first project of Investor Watch, a non-profit company established by Mark Campanale, its founder, to align capital markets with the goal of social and ecological sustainability....
The World trade institute (WTI)
The World Trade Institute (WTI) is an academic institution dedicated to studying and teaching on the subject of international trade regulation and investment. As a centre of excellence at the University of Bern with an international, interdisciplinary focus, we explore the interconnections between the fields of law, economics and political science.
The Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS)
MERICS is a Berlin-based institute for contemporary and practical research into China that Stiftung Mercator set up as a central forum for engagement with China in Germany, thereby laying the foundations for people – especially decision-makers in Germany and Europe – to better judge questions and issues relating to China.
CUTS Centre for Competition, Investment and Economic Regulation (CUTS C-CIER)
CUTS CCIER has the following programmatic areas:   Competition Policy and Law Economic Regulationï Consumer Protection Investment Climate Objectives: The main objectives of the centre are:...
BRICS Information Sharing and Exchange Platform
BRICS Information Sharing and Exchange Platform (also refered to as BRICS Portal) is the authoritative platform of BRICS-related information jointly developed by the Center for BRICS Studies of Fudan University (Shanghai, China) and the BRICS Business Council.
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