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Sustaining Trade and Exchange Rate Reform in Africa: Lessons for Macroeconomic Management
M. McPherson / Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID 2000
Over the past two decades, most African countries have attempted to promote trade and exchange rate reform as part of broader programs of structural adjustment. Few countries have sustained the reforms. Many potentially beneficial pol...
Poverty, inequality and growth in Zambia during the 1990s
N. McCulloch; B. Baulch; M. Cherel-Robson / Institute of Development Studies UK 2000
Paper reanalyses the household survey data from three out of four surveys carried out in Zambia in the 1990s, in order to chart the evolution of poverty and inequality during that decade. In addition, the economic policies pursued dur...
Globalisation and supply chain networks: the auto industry in Brazil and India
J. Humphrey / Institute of Development Studies UK 1999
Examines the restructuring of the auto industry, and in particular the auto components sector in Brazil and India. In both countries, trade liberalisation and changes in auto industry policy led to large nflows of FDI and major change...
Tests the impact of credit market access on agricultural productivity and off-farm investment
K. Deininger; J. Okidi / Economic Policy Research Centre, Uganda 1999
An econometric assessment using data from a 1992 survey of 10,000 Ugandan households. The paper focuses on input allocation and investment with and without credit constraints. Concludes that micro-level evidence from the rural ...
First report from the Kenyan IEAs Budget Information Programme (BIP)
D. Okello / Institute of Economic Affairs, Kenya 2000
Looks at Kenya's budget practice and process and the new budgeting approach, the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF). Finds that: as an instrument for stimulating or inducing growth Kenya's budgetary process...
Recommendations for convincing key Indian stakeholders of the importance of reducing CO2 emissions
US Agency for International Development 2000
Results of investigation into the knowledge and practice of Indian stakeholders regarding energy efficiency (EE), carbon emission trading (CET) and foreign investment. Stakeholders are: energy intensive industry (sugar, cement, power,...
Real exchange rate stabilisation and managed floating: exchange rate policy in India, 1993-1999
R. Kohli / Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations 2000
The paper examines the exchange rate management strategy of the Indian central bank after the shift to a floating exchange rate regime in 1993. A policy reaction function tests for its intervention behaviour and finds significant effo...
What is required to realise an Islamic system of banking ?
Khalid Rahman / Institute of Policy Studies, Pakistan 2000
What really are the reasons for the lack of progress at the practical level about the application of Islamic Banking? Different people may have different perceptions on the issue. Proponents of the Islamic banking generally attribute ...
Can broad-based economic growth be achieved?
S. Wangwe / Economic and Social Research Foundation, Tanzania 1995
The study on growth potential was contracted to the Foundation by the World Bank as a background paper for the Tanzania 1995 Country Economic Memorandum. The study addressed the potential for broad-based economic growth and the source...
How can aid be used most efficiently?
S. Wangwe / Economic and Social Research Foundation, Tanzania 1997
The paper analyzed foreign aid management in Tanzania. The paper used secondary information and qualitative data from various research studies, Government institutions and NGO’s. Among others the paper has examined trends ...
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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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