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There is a nonlinear relationship between inflation and financial deepening
M.S. Khan; A.S. Senhadji; B.D. Smith / International Monetary Fund 2001
This article investigates whether inflation impedes financial deepening. The authors investigate into the real effect of inflation on the basis that these effects derive from the consequences of inflation for financial market conditio...
Well capitalised and prudent banks help to avoid financial crisis
P. Disyatat / International Monetary Fund 2001
The article indicates that: typically, analysis of currency crisis emphasise the trade-off between high interest rates and the political costs of devaluing. Usually the debate is framed in terms of a devaluation versus ...
Transaction taxes increase market volatility
K. Habermeier; A. Kirilenko / International Monetary Fund 2001
This article emphasises that transaction taxes have a very destructive impact on financial markets where the transformation of latent demands into realized transactions takes place. The article reflects on the transaction taxes...
Past productivity increases in Cuba result from stabalisation and liberalisation
E. Hernandez-Cata / International Monetary Fund 2001
The collapse of the Cuban economy following the cessation of Soviet assistance gave way to a strong recovery in 1994-1996. The author proposes three possible explanations for this recovery: that it never took pla...
Empirical research has not proved that Capital Account Liberalisation benefits developing countries
Bretton Woods Project 2001
This site includes a collection of three papers on Capital Account Liberalisation (CAL) and its link with poverty reduction. The first paper Part 1: From capital account liberalisation to the real economy: putting people first ...
The effects of limiting offshore use of national currencies are ambiguous
S. Ishii; I. Otker-Robe; L. Cui / International Monetary Fund 2001
This article investigates the benefits of limiting the offshore use of national currencies. Such policies have been favourable to Singapore, who have have been concerned that large offshore markets in their currencies could induce gre...
Appropriately designed structural adjustment can benefit agriculture and the poor
P. Wobst / International Food Policy Research Institute 2001
This study analyzes the effect of stabilization and structural adjustment policies on overall economic growth, sectoral performance, welfare,and income distribution in Tanzania. It reviews policy programs implemented and economic perf...
Does foreign direct investment exclude local populations?
L.C Phillips; M. Obwona; M. McMillan; A.B. Ayako / Equity and Growth through Economic Research 2000
This study was designed to explore whether foreign direct investment (FDI) squeezes out locals, or conversely opens up opportunities for them. The paper also hypothesises that local investment might sometimes take the lead, that an im...
Means of strengthening India's growth strategy: deregulation, liberalisation and competitiveness enhancement:
N. Bajpai / Center for International Development, Harvard University 2001
This article looks at means of strengthening India's growth strategy. The article suggests: a strategy focussing on export-led growth, which among other things requires greater emphasis on special economic zones,...
Can lessons learned about poverty be transferred from North to South?
S. Maxwell; P. Kenway / Overseas Development Institute 2000
The briefing assesses the policies and targets to reduce poverty in the UK. The paper discusses the possibility of transferring some of the lessons learned in the North to the South Conclusions: focusing on the e...
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Has the IMF appropriated too many areas of responsibility?
B. Unmüssig; M. Walther / World Economy, Ecology and Development 2000
This article finds that: the concern for the poor in Third World countries shown by the IMF is primarily a response to criticism of its policy recommendations, which has grown increasingly louder over the past years ...
The South African Reserve Bank: pursuing a monetary policy that has emphasised financial stability over economic growth
J. D. Stryker; B. Rajaratnam; F. Cassim / Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa 2000
The major thesis of the paper is that the macroeconomic policy environment has favoured financial stability over economic growth and that this has been an important element in the failure of the economy to meet the targets of the gove...
Mixed news on impacts, and recommendations for new programmes
M. Dev / Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung, Bonn 2000
Examines the impact on employment growth (total, agriculture, industry), unemployment, real wages, wage inequalities between skilled and unskilled workers, women’s employment and child labour. It also analyses whether labour rigi...
How the media is controlled by governments or private families
S. Djankov; C. McLiesh; T. Nenova; A. Shleifer / World Bank 2001
This article explores who controls the world's media. According to this article, almost universally the largest media firms are controlled by the government or by private families. The article finds that: governm...
Microfinance in Post-Conflict Situations:Towards Guiding Principles for Action
G. Nagarajan / Enterprise and Cooperative Development Department, Social Finance Unit, ILO 1999
Offers a framework for implementing microfinance activities in post-conflict situations, given the pre and post-conflict environment. The decisions of stakeholders are guided by their understanding of the situation that shape their ob...
Five assessment tools that practitioners can use to gather information about their programs - and step by step instructions for using them
Assessing the Impact of Microenterprise Services, USAID 2000
The manual was developed by the SEEP Network. It was developed by and for practitioners and, as such, responds to the particular needs and challenges they face in determining how their programs and services are affecting clients. ...
A crude awakening: The role of the oil and banking industries in Angola's civil war and the plunder of state assets
Global Witness 1999
Discusses the corrupt use of growing oil revenues and challenges the oil industry, lending banks and the national governments involved to change their policies and to adopt a policy of 'full transparency'. Also available as Wor...
 Influencing the World Bank - a civil society advocacy tool
Bank Information Center 2007
As one of the largest public development institutions in the world, the World Bank Group (WBG) has an enormous impact on the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in developing and transition countries across the globe. [adapted...
Implications for the design and targetting of more formal safety nets
S. Devereux / Institute of Development Studies UK 1999
Examines role of informal safety nets in providing protection against livelihood shocks. Summarises state of knowledge on informal safety nets by reviewing available literature and also reporting on household survey carried out...
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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.
Expanding Social Protection Programme, Uganda (ESP)
The Expanding Social Protection (ESP) Programme is a Government of Uganda Programme implemented under the Ministry of Gender, Labour & Social Development.
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