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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. ...
The Political Feasibility of Adjustment
C. Morrisson / OECD Development Centre 1996
The political dimension of adjustment was a problem to which relatively little attention was paid until the beginning of the 1990s. Analysts had, of course, been building and testing politico-economic models for over 20 years, bu...
Privatisation in Developing Countries: Reflections on a Panacea
O. Bouin / OECD Development Centre 1992
Public enterprise privatisation policies have aroused enormous interest during the past decade. The majority of both developed and developing countries, and more recently the countries of Eastern and Central Europe, have launched ambi...
Adjustment and Equity
C. Morrisson / OECD Development Centre 1992
Adjustment does not necessarily increase poverty.Adjusting before a crisis reduces social costs.Refusal to adjust and the suspension of imports leads to self-centred underdevelopment, which is socially much more costly. The choice of ...
Structural adjustment and Moroccan agriculture: an assessment of the reforms in the sugar and cereal sectors
Jonathan Kydd; Sophie Thoyer / OECD Development Centre 1992
This paper reviews the process of agricultural policy reforms in Morocco in the 1980's, with particular emphasis on the cereals and sugar sub-sectors. Agricultural policy is reviewed in historical perspective, to show that the liberal...
Analysis of policy reform and structural adjustment programs in Zimbabwe with emphasis on agriculture and trade
G. Sithole / Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID 1996
This study reflects on the accomplishments and challenges of Zimbabwe’s recent economic reform initiatives. The report should serve as a guiding tool for government and donors alike in planning future and on-going economic reform...
Policy reforms and structural adjustment in Zambia : the case of agriculture and trade
O.S. Saasa / Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID 1996
This reportreflects on the accomplishments and challenges of the country’s recent economic reform initiatives. This report should serve as guide for government and donors in planning future and on-going economic reform and struct...
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Fiscal challenges of population aging in Brazil
International Monetary Fund 2017
In recent decades, population has been aging fast in Brazil while old age pensions and healthrelated spending have increased. As the population ages, the spending trend threaten to reach unsustainable levels absent reforms. Increasing...
Explaining low employment rates among older women in urban China
W. Jin / Institute for Fiscal Studies, London 2017
In China, the employment rate among middle-aged and older urban residents is exceptionally low. For example, 27% of 55-64-year-old urban women were in work in 2013, compared to more than 50% in UK, Thailand and Philippines. ...
South Africa’s local content policies: challenges and lessons to consider
W. Nyakabawo / Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa 2017
South Africa’s Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) identifies local content as a strategic industrial policy instrument to leverage the power of public procurement; reduce the country’s trade deficit; address market failure...
Economic integration and development partnerships: Southern perspectives
Research and Information System for Developing Countries 2017
As part of its work programme on capacity-building among developing countries on global and regional economic issues RIS has been conducting its flaghship Capacity-Building Programme on International Economic Issues and Develo...
South African banks footprint in SADC mining projects: environmental, social and governance principles
M. Milazi / Southern African Resource Watch 2017
Environmental,  social  and  governance  (ESG)  concerns  are  an  increasingly  important  factor worldwide for banks when they invest in large projects. In the Southern African...
A practical agenda to reducing technical barriers to trade in SADC
C. Wood / Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa 2017
Technical regulations refer to product and process specifications, whether voluntary (standards) or legally required (compulsory specifications). This policy brief provides context for technical regulation in the Southern Afric...
Living arrangements and conditions of older persons in Namibia
N. Indongo; N. Sakaria / Advances in Aging Research 2017
In Africa, ageing is a phenomenon that is just beginning to reveal its shape; at present, it is a family concern. Although sub-Saharan Africa’s older population is not as large in size as in other regions of the world, it must st...
Repositioning Chinese development finance in Latin America: opportunities for green finance
F. Yuan; K. P. Gallagher / Global Economic Governance Initiative, Boston University 2016
China is one of the largest creditors of Latin American and the Caribbean and has loaned the region more than $125 billion since 2005. However, the  composition of China’s financing in the region has been concentrate...
The political economy of social protection policy uptake in Nigeria
Partnership for African Social and Governance Research 2015
None of the recent efforts to study social protection in Nigeria have provided a detailed description of the political economy factors that enhance and prevent the uptake of social protection policies. This stud...
Conditional cash transfers in Africa: limitations and potentials
O. Akinola 2016
Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs) are currently amongst the most popular social protection programmes for addressing poverty, vulnerabilities, and risks of poor individuals, households and communities in d...
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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.
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...
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