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The South African Reserve Bank: pursuing a monetary policy that has emphasised financial stability over economic growth
J. D. Stryker; B. Rajaratnam; F. Cassim / Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa 2000
The major thesis of the paper is that the macroeconomic policy environment has favoured financial stability over economic growth and that this has been an important element in the failure of the economy to meet the targets of the gove...
Mixed news on impacts, and recommendations for new programmes
M. Dev / Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung, Bonn 2000
Examines the impact on employment growth (total, agriculture, industry), unemployment, real wages, wage inequalities between skilled and unskilled workers, women’s employment and child labour. It also analyses whether labour rigi...
How the media is controlled by governments or private families
S. Djankov; C. McLiesh; T. Nenova; A. Shleifer / World Bank 2001
This article explores who controls the world's media. According to this article, almost universally the largest media firms are controlled by the government or by private families. The article finds that: governm...
Microfinance in Post-Conflict Situations:Towards Guiding Principles for Action
G. Nagarajan / Enterprise and Cooperative Development Department, Social Finance Unit, ILO 1999
Offers a framework for implementing microfinance activities in post-conflict situations, given the pre and post-conflict environment. The decisions of stakeholders are guided by their understanding of the situation that shape their ob...
Five assessment tools that practitioners can use to gather information about their programs - and step by step instructions for using them
Assessing the Impact of Microenterprise Services, USAID 2000
The manual was developed by the SEEP Network. It was developed by and for practitioners and, as such, responds to the particular needs and challenges they face in determining how their programs and services are affecting clients. ...
A crude awakening: The role of the oil and banking industries in Angola's civil war and the plunder of state assets
Global Witness 1999
Discusses the corrupt use of growing oil revenues and challenges the oil industry, lending banks and the national governments involved to change their policies and to adopt a policy of 'full transparency'. Also available as Wor...
 Influencing the World Bank - a civil society advocacy tool
Bank Information Center 2007
As one of the largest public development institutions in the world, the World Bank Group (WBG) has an enormous impact on the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in developing and transition countries across the globe. [adapted...
Implications for the design and targetting of more formal safety nets
S. Devereux / Institute of Development Studies UK 1999
Examines role of informal safety nets in providing protection against livelihood shocks. Summarises state of knowledge on informal safety nets by reviewing available literature and also reporting on household survey carried out...
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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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