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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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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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