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Solutions to microeconomic system failures and a more adequate policy in the UK
W.H. Buiter / Centre for Economic Policy Research, London 2007
2007's financial crisis emerged against the background of a global saving glut created by the entry of high-saving countries into the world market and the accumulation of wealth by commodity exporters. Excessive liquidity creation by ...
Branchless banking: key topics and recommendations    
R. Sandrey; H.G. Jensen; O. Oyewumi / Microfinance Gateway, CGAP 2007
Branchless banking spreads quickly in developing countries. Information and communication technologies (ICT) and non-bank retail channels such as post offices provide access to finance to many people. This paper presents a short list ...
Participation in microcredit programmes helps to improve access to health care
K. S. Mohindra; S. Haddad; D. Narayana 2008
This study examines associations between female participation in a microcredit programme in India, known as self help groups (SHGs), and their health in the south Indian state of Kerala. The study is based on information collected fro...
No extension of social protection without a sustainable social contract
A. Barrientos / Brooks World Poverty Institute, University of Manchester 2007
Social protection helps communities, households and individuals to protect themselves against contingencies threatening their living standard. Financing has emerged as a key constraint on the extension of social protection in developi...
How to deal with corruption in fiscal decentralisation reforms?
I. Kolstad; O. Fjeldstad / Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway 2006
A frequently used argument for fiscal decentralisation is that it increases accountability in raising and spending public funds. At the same time, there are concerns that it may lead to decentralisation of corruption. This issue ...
Governments should promote access to finance but not subsidise credits to the poor   
T. Beck; A. Demirgüç-Kun; P. Honohan / International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Minsk 2007
Broad access to finance promotes growth and income equality by allowing poor individuals and small enterprises to rely on more than their own limited resources. Less than half of the population of many developing countries has an acco...
India's old development strategies are no longer working
R. J. Chellaiah; K.R. Shanmugham / Madras School of Economics, India 2007
In view of the increasing regional disparity alongside high rates of growth in India, this paper argues for a new model of growth which is more inclusive and even, across India’s states.  Although India's Planning Co...
Commodity booms can be an opportunity for Africa if accompanied by strong public policy
African Economic Research Consortium 2007
Since 2004, many sub-Saharan African countries have been experiencing a boom in the prices of their primary commodity exports. This paper summarises findings about how to manage commodity booms in oil, solid minerals and agriculture t...
Global growth will persist despite the return of broad scale inflation   
I. Kalish / Deloitte 2008
Global imbalances have contributed to the build up of a speculative bubble in the US housing market. Their unwinding after the recent bursting of this bubble might mark the return of broad scale inflation for several reasons: ...
Assessing microfinance institutions (MFIs) social performance
R. Reddy / Accion International 2007
Measuring success based on social performance is a key way for microfinance institutions (MFIs) to define the social value they create, while holding themselves accountable for the goals articulated in their mission. This report descr...
Items 4471 to 2160 of 2160

Items 4471 to 2160 of 2160

Solutions to microeconomic system failures and a more adequate policy in the UK
W.H. Buiter / Centre for Economic Policy Research, London 2007
2007's financial crisis emerged against the background of a global saving glut created by the entry of high-saving countries into the world market and the accumulation of wealth by commodity exporters. Excessive liquidity creation by ...
Branchless banking: key topics and recommendations    
R. Sandrey; H.G. Jensen; O. Oyewumi / Microfinance Gateway, CGAP 2007
Branchless banking spreads quickly in developing countries. Information and communication technologies (ICT) and non-bank retail channels such as post offices provide access to finance to many people. This paper presents a short list ...
Participation in microcredit programmes helps to improve access to health care
K. S. Mohindra; S. Haddad; D. Narayana 2008
This study examines associations between female participation in a microcredit programme in India, known as self help groups (SHGs), and their health in the south Indian state of Kerala. The study is based on information collected fro...
No extension of social protection without a sustainable social contract
A. Barrientos / Brooks World Poverty Institute, University of Manchester 2007
Social protection helps communities, households and individuals to protect themselves against contingencies threatening their living standard. Financing has emerged as a key constraint on the extension of social protection in developi...
How to deal with corruption in fiscal decentralisation reforms?
I. Kolstad; O. Fjeldstad / Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway 2006
A frequently used argument for fiscal decentralisation is that it increases accountability in raising and spending public funds. At the same time, there are concerns that it may lead to decentralisation of corruption. This issue ...
Governments should promote access to finance but not subsidise credits to the poor   
T. Beck; A. Demirgüç-Kun; P. Honohan / International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Minsk 2007
Broad access to finance promotes growth and income equality by allowing poor individuals and small enterprises to rely on more than their own limited resources. Less than half of the population of many developing countries has an acco...
India's old development strategies are no longer working
R. J. Chellaiah; K.R. Shanmugham / Madras School of Economics, India 2007
In view of the increasing regional disparity alongside high rates of growth in India, this paper argues for a new model of growth which is more inclusive and even, across India’s states.  Although India's Planning Co...
Commodity booms can be an opportunity for Africa if accompanied by strong public policy
African Economic Research Consortium 2007
Since 2004, many sub-Saharan African countries have been experiencing a boom in the prices of their primary commodity exports. This paper summarises findings about how to manage commodity booms in oil, solid minerals and agriculture t...
Global growth will persist despite the return of broad scale inflation   
I. Kalish / Deloitte 2008
Global imbalances have contributed to the build up of a speculative bubble in the US housing market. Their unwinding after the recent bursting of this bubble might mark the return of broad scale inflation for several reasons: ...
Assessing microfinance institutions (MFIs) social performance
R. Reddy / Accion International 2007
Measuring success based on social performance is a key way for microfinance institutions (MFIs) to define the social value they create, while holding themselves accountable for the goals articulated in their mission. This report descr...
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