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Generating financial stability requires remedying the international financial architecture
Y. Akyüz; A. Cornford / World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) 2000
This article discusses, in the wake of the recent financial crisis (which has had a particularly severe effect on developing countries) led to wide ranging debate on international financial reform. The article indicates that this deba...
Transparency, participation and decentralisation are required to resist the globalisation of corruption
S. Hawley / The Corner House, UK 2000
Deals with the globalisation of corruption. The article suggests that if corruption is growing throughout the world, it is largely a result of the rapid privatisation (and associated practices of contracting-out and concessions) of pu...
How does globalization and liberalization effect economic growth, employment and poverty in Pakistan?
T. Anwar / World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) 2001
This paper examines how globalization and liberalization effect economic growth, employment and poverty in Pakistan. The article finds that: despite numerous highly attractive incentives offered to foreign investors, th...
Approaches to understanding decision making in public resource allocation: an appreciation of institutional politics
A. Fozzard / Overseas Development Institute 2001
On what basis, and how, are decisions made regarding how public money should be spent? This paper, written by the Centre for Aid and Public Expenditure at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), summarises different budgeting theori...
The impact of three microfinance programs in Uganda
C. Barnes; G. Gaile; R. Kibombo / Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID 2001
This assessment of three USAID-financed microfinance programs in Uganda centers on the impacts of participation and whom the programs reach. The assessment focuses on the clients of FINCA, FOCCAS, and PRIDE. It covers clients and a no...
IPR literature review
G. Dutfield / Department for International Development, UK 2000
The references are arranged by the following subject areas: general texts agricultural development and food security biodiversity and the environment IPRs and biotechnology IPRs, medi...
The need for more effective ways of channelling foreign investment to small developing economies: the case of Botswana and Zimbabwe
G. Mhone; P. Bond / World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) 2001
Botswana and Zimbabwe represent two cases of differential access to the world economy, Botswana has prospered while Zimbabwe has fallen into a deep crisis. This paper argues that there are deep problems and possibilities that Botswana...
Globalization and the island economies of the South Pacific
R. Gounder; V. Xayavong / World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) 2001
This paper examines the impact of increasing integration of the island economies of the South Pacific into expanding international markets, particularly that of Fiji and the Solomon Islands. The paper empirically tests how capital flo...
WTO: Understanding the Development Angle [Trade and Development Background Briefings]
C. Stevens / Institute of Development Studies UK 1999
Series of 10 short background papers, each on a different aspect of the WTO agenda and describing how developing countries may be affected by different outcomes, and what preparations they need to make to participate effectively. Deve...
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 ...
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The BRICS initiatives towards a new financial architecture: an assessment with some proposals
S. Sen / Research and Information System for Developing Countries 2016
It is heartening, the author of this paper argues, to observe that developing countries, led by China and other BRICS members have been successful to organise alternative sources of credit flows . aiming for financial stability, growt...
Population aging in India: facts, issues and options
Program on the Global Demography of Aging at Harvard University 2016
India, one of the world’s two population superpowers, is undergoing unprecedented demographic changes. Increasing longevity and falling fertility have resulted in a dramatic increase in the population of adults aged 60 and up, in...
The New Development Bank: towards greater efficiency
C. Prinsloo / Global Economic Governance Africa 2016
Multilateral development banks (MDBs) increasingly struggle to respond effectively to the needs of middle-income countries (MICs). This has influenced not only their potential development impact but also their own financial stability....
Fiscal policies for diet and the prevention of noncommunicable diseases
2016
The Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases 2013–2020, endorsed by the World Health Organization, provides a roadmap and a menu of policy options for Member States and other stakeholders to t...
The State of African Cities 2014: re-imagining sustainable urban transitions urban transitions
United Nations Human Settlements Programme 2014
The overarching challenge for Africa in the decades to come is massive population growth in a context of wide-spread poverty that, in combination, generate complex and inter-related threats to the human habitat. The ...
Scoping Report: current status of index-based insurance in Bangladesh
The WorldFish Center 2013
With current and anticipated increases in magnitude of extreme weather events and a declining consistency in weather patterns, particularly challenging for agriculture, there has been a growing interest in weather index-based insuranc...
China’s African infrastructure projects: a tool in reshaping global norms
R. du Plessis / South African Institute of International Affairs 2016
The resilience of China’s investments in African infrastructure has been called into question in the light of its own economic slowdown. The substantial reduction in Chinese demand for African commodities has resulted in ...
Costs of non-cooperation in South Asia: an illustration and way forward
R.U. Das / Research and Information System for Developing Countries 2016
The South Asian economic integration has remained afflicted with a narrative that is more often than not a negative one. As a part of this, the arguments put forth include the assertion that the region lacks in trade complemen...
Realising income security in old age: A study into the feasibility of a universal old age pension in Malawi
HelpAge International 2016
Many governments in developing countries are setting up non-contributory programs to assist older people, most of whom are not covered by formal pension schemes. Malawi is no stranger to the international advancement of social securit...
Gone with the wind: demographic transitions and domestic saving
E. Cavallo; G. Sánchez; P. Valenzuela / Wharton Financial Institutions Center 2016
Demographic factors are important determinants of a country’s saving behaviour. In Asia, for example, a favourable demographic transition over the last half century has supported high saving and investment rates...
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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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