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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...
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...
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Climbing the inclusion ladder: artisanal gold mining in Tanzania
R. Harvey / South African Institute of International Affairs 2017
Tanzania faces significant development challenges. While gross domestic product growth remains relatively impressive, many sectors are growing off a small base. Both the longevity of the acceleration and the quality of the growth are ...
IBCIM economic corridor: facilitating sub-regional development
R. Iyer / Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, India 2017
The Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Forum for Regional Cooperation’s (BCIM) Economic Corridor (EC) initiative, a complex entanglement between security, economic and national interest, exemplifies Foreign Secretary Jaishank...
Fighting BEPS in Africa: a review of Country-By-Country Reporting
P. Draper; H Krogman / Global Economic Governance Africa 2017
Following the Panama Papers leak and numerous press reports of aggressive tax planning by Multinational enterprises (MNEs) around the world, there has been a concerted effort, notably in developed countries, to combat MNE tax avoidanc...
Africa’s youth employment challenge: new perspectives | IDS Bulletin Vol 48, No 3
S. Ayele (ed); S. Khan (ed); J. Sumberg (ed) / Institute of Development Studies UK 2017
Youth and employment concepts are not new to development discourse in sub-Saharan Africa but over the last decade interest has increased dramatically, becoming a much more important focus for policy, intervention and research througho...
Village savings and loans associations: an approach adapted to the poorest households?
M. Faisant de Champchesnel; C. Fioekou / Solidarités International 2017
To improve preparedness and prevention of drought risks in the agricultural and pastoral communities around Lake Fitri in Chad, Solidarités International implemented a project between 2013 and 2016 that endeavoured to strengthe...
Pension funds in Chile: bringing the state back in
A. Ząbkowicz / Institute of Economic Research, Poland / Instytut Badań Gospodarczych 2017
The Chilean reform pioneered a shift in old-age security systems away from public pension schemes on the pay-as-you-go (PAYG) basis towards individual pension schemes on capital basis and found followers in the 1990s, mostly a...
The education motive for migrant remittances: theory and evidence from India
M. Delpierre; A. Dupuy; M. Tenikue; B. Verheyden / Institute of Labor Economics, Bonn 2017
This paper analyses the impact of anticipated old age support, provided by children to parents, on intra-family transfers and education. The authors highlight an education motive for remittances, according to which migrants ha...
Demographic changes in Latin America: the good, the bad and ...
S. Acosta-Ormaechea; M.A. Espinosa-Vega; D. Wachs / International Monetary Fund 2017
The paper develops a simple, integrated methodology to project public pension cash flows and healthcare spending over the long term. The authors illustrate its features by applying it to the LAC5 (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia an...
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. ...
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Institute of Economic Research, Poland / Instytut Badań Gospodarczych
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.
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