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NGO perspectives on civil society participation in the PRSP process
NGO Working Group on the World Bank 2000
The policy paper identifies some of the issues that should be taken into account when the Government of Kenya (GoK) resumes aid/loan relations with the IMF and World Bank (WB). It contains specific recommendations for the formulation ...
Financing for Development: an international intergovernmental inquiry
Financing for Development 1998
This is a high-level report outlining the work of the United Nations to address financing for development. The report results from a structured inquiry carried out with the help of several partner organisations, concerning financing f...
What actions are necessary to finance the developmental goals of Africa?
Financing for Development 2000
The aim of this Issues Paper is to review the mix of actions necessary to finance the developmental goals of Africa and to present policy options for the consideration of African Finance Ministers. Policy recommendations: ...
Adjustment programs cause increased poverty, inequality and human suffering: SAPRIN challenges the World Bank
Structural Adjustment Participatory Review International Network 2000
This article emphasises the extent to which poverty, inequality and human suffering have increased in countries implementing the adjustment programs, that the international financial institutions (IFIs) had required as a condition for...
How do external shocks and volatility impact on poverty in developing countries?
World Bank 2000
This chapter ('External Shocks, Financial Crises and Poverty in Developing Countries'), of the World Bank report on 'Global Economic Prospects and Developing Countries': Reviews evidence about the impact on poverty of t...
SMEs: the new phase in development cooperation?
K. King; S. McGrath / Centre of African Studies, Edinburgh 1998
The current policy fascination with pro-poor growth has important implications for the small enterprise development field. In policy for small enterprise there is often a stark divide between policies that see small enterprises as a m...
The financial crisis: effects on development and means of avoiding global economic insecurity
Financing for Development 2000
This article outlines the impact the financial crisis has had on growth and development, especially in developing countries.Conclusions: Given the inherent instability of international capital movements, recent experien...
How have deepening economic relations with the Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs) impacted on existing trade flows?
F. Di Mauro / Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels 2000
This paper uses the gravity-model approach to deal with two issues related to economic integration. The first concern is to analyse the impact on FDI stocks of specific variables denoting the will to integrate, and their relative impa...
Adjustment loans do not benefit the poor
W. Easterly / Economic Growth Project, World Bank 2000
Paper suggests there is no evidence for a direct effect of structural adjustment on growth. The poor benefit less from output expansion in countries with many adjustment loans than in countries with few adjustment loans. By the same t...
Article looking at the objectives of and progress toward the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Trade Protocol
M. Madakufamba / Southern African Research and Documentation Centre 1999
A special report that looks at southern Africa as it moves closer and closer to a common market. The question of institutional reform is expanding from the usual issues concerning tariff reduction to include the need for harmonisation...
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Towards a better Financial Architecture
S. Griffith-Jones / Institute of Development Studies UK 1999
Discusses the latest developments related to the International Financial Architecture, underlining the gaps to be filled. New proposals concerning the disclosure of additional information on financial markets to developing countries a...
Explains critical institutional and market analysis required of an MFI in making the decision whether or not to expand its product line.
M. Brand / microLINKS, 1999
The document picks up after the MFI has evaluated the feasibility of introducing a new product and is ready to proceed with the development process, which includes design, testing, and product launch. Specifically, this documen...
Format for appraisal of microfinance institutions
R.P. Christen; B. Helms; R. Rosenberg / Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest 1998
This Appraisal Format facilitates a complete diagnosis of a micro-finance institutions operations - ranging from governance to funding methodology to financial performance. It assumes a high level of participation on the part of MFI s...
Promoting Primary Education for Girls in Malawi
Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID 1999
Evaluation of USAID GABLE programme. USAID initiatives have helped increase girls’ access to education but this success, combined with implications of a national universal education policy, is burdening an already overloaded syst...
The Role of International Investment in Development, Corporate Responsibilities and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises: Conference report
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 1999
Papers from Sept 1999 conference covering corporat responsibility, social accounting, foreign investment, and codes of conduct. Considered in the context of the OECD guidelines on corporate responibility
Measuring Microcredit Delinquency: Ratios can be Harmful to Your Health
Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest 1999
Paper discusses monitoring methods for micro-credit instititions, particulary in relation to loan repayment A misapplied credit portfolio quality measure often conceals a repayment crisis from micro-finance managers, sometimes ...
Southeast Asia: the role of FDI policies in development
S. Thomsen / Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 1999
This study, published in April 1999, looks at the role of foreign direct investment in the development of Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand. It examines the influence of host country policies towards FDI on the level of fo...
India is failing to attract expatriate investment
A. Guha; A. S. Ray / Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations 2000
This paper offers estimated econometric models of FDI inflows into both China and India, making a distinction between multinational versus expatriate investments and provides statistics and analysis for both countries. Findings...
Land ownership and foreigners: a comparative analysis of regulatory approaches to the acquisition and use of land by foreigners
S. Hodgson; C. Cullinan; K. Campbell / Legal Office, FAO 1999
Foreign ownership of land has historically been a sensitive political issue,and measures to regulate or restrict the practice in one form or another have figured prominently in national land laws. The study by Hodgson, Cullinan and Ca...
Scepticism about the effectiveness of Social Fund programmes to reduce poverty during the structural adjustment process
G.A. Cornia / World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) 1999
Social Funds (SFs) have proven to be no panacea. Many of them were formulated with the political objective to reduce domestic opposition to the adjustment process, and in particular of mollifying the influential groups affected by adj...
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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.
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in Eastern Africa was created in 1996 to supersede the Intergovernmental Authority on Drought and Development (IGADD) which was founded in 1986. The recurring and severe droughts and other natural disasters between 1974 and 1984 caused widespread famine, ecological degradation and economic hardship in the Eastern Africa region. Although indi...
Pension Funds Online
Pension Funds Online, published by Wilmington Publishing & Information, is a source for detailed financial data and contact information on pension funds globally which helps firms working within the pensions industry to achieve their marketing and business objectives. It holds information on over 8,000 pension funds, providing details on key contacts, which asset classes they invest in and...
Instituto de Estudos Sociais e Económicos (IESE) (IESE)
IESE is an independent Mozambican nonprofit organisation, which conducts and promotes interdisciplinary scientific research on problems of social and economic development in Mozambique and Southern Africa. Website is in Portuguese.
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