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  • 23 Sep 2016
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Pages: 1
The first issue of CEPAL Review was published in the first half of 1976. Forty years have now passed since that inaugural edition, under Raúl Prebisch’s direction, burst onto the academic debate on the development of Latin America and the Caribbean,...
Spanish
The debate between the protagonists of the Condoms, Needles and Negotiating Skills (CNN) and the Abstinence, Be Faithful and Use Condoms (ABC) approaches could go on forever. It is time for the proponents on each side to put aside their differences...
This paper describes a new model, Climate and Regional Economics of Development (CRED), which is designed to analyze the economics of climate and development choices. Its principal innovations are the treatment of global equity, calculation of the...
A strategy to stabilize world population growth and achieve sustainable development by addressing reproductive health needs, rights and responsibilities of individuals was adopted by the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD)...
Despite witnessing exceptional growth in development finance in recent years, Africa is still faced with the arduous task of mobilizing adequate resources to fund its growth and future transformation agenda. Given the paucity of external development...
French
The paper suggests that, rather than through its narrow, direct financial impact, microfinance may prove to be more potent in reducing insecurity and poverty through its indirect, broader impact conducing to a more egalitarian initial endowment...
  • 09 Nov 2018
  • Stephen Devereux, Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai, Jose Cuesta, Jaideep Gupte, Luigi Peter Ragno, Keetie Roelen, Rachel Sabates–?Wheeler, Tayllor Spadafora
  • Pages: 35
Experience with urban social assistance programmes is still limited. Many of the existing urban programmes are extensions or duplicates of rural programmes, but urban-sensitive social protection needs to reflect the distinct vulnerabilities of the...
  • 31 Aug 2016
  • Sudhanshu Handa, Luisa Natali, David Seidenfeld, Gelson Tembo, Benjamin Davis
  • Pages: 56
Worldwide close to 800 million people are reached by state-operated cash transfer programmes. In sub-Saharan Africa, the poorest region in the world, the number of cash transfer programmes has doubled in the last five years and reaches close to 50...
This article presents the issue in the context of the theoretical and empirical debate, started by Kuznets, on the possibility of achieving growth with equity. The conclusion is that there is no inevitable conflict between these two goals, provided...
Spanish
  • 12 Apr 2006
  • Ruth Rios-Morales, David O’Donovan
  • Pages: 18
In the era of globalization, foreign direct investment (FDI) is an essential factor in the development of the economy. In recent years, creating a better investment climate has therefore been a policy priority for many governments, including the...
Spanish
The United Nations has reported that 70 per cent of the Earth’s coral reefs are threatened: 20 per cent have already been destroyed with no hope for recovery, 24 per cent are under imminent risk of collapse, and an additional 26 per cent are at risk...
French
In conflict zones, one radio station is worth five army battalions, a former chief of UN peacekeeping operations once said. Listeners and numerous expert studies confirm that “peace radios” — often established by UN peacekeeping missions — have been...
French
  • 18 Sep 2012
  • Virginia Guzmán, Emmanuelle Barozet, Eduardo Candia, Bettina Leiva
  • Pages: 14
Setting out from the broad capability approach put forward by Amartya Sen and working with data from the 2009 National Social Stratification Survey (enes), this article explores the influence of sex on differences in the personal capabilities deemed...
Spanish
Mohammed Allie’s wife has given up showers while Cape Town, South Africa’s second-largest city after Johannesburg, contemplates life without a drop of water in its taps. Allie, a BBC correspondent, related his wife’s experience with the shrinking...
The large capital inflows into some Latin American countries since 1990 are a mixed blessing, for they widen the trade-off between disinflation at home and competitiveness abroad. A large part of the flows seems to be temporary rather than permanent....
Spanish
  • 21 Dec 1996
  • Eduardo Aninat, Christian Larraín P.
  • Pages: 10
This article examines the capital regulation system used in the Chilean economy in recent years. It begins by describing the factors determining international capital movements in recent times and the role of the financial system in the...
Spanish
Macroeconomic studies indicate that physical capital formation has played a pivotal role in long-term economic growth. These studies have been hampered, however, by a data constraint: in order to pinpoint exactly what the role of capital formation...
Spanish
  • 17 Aug 1982
  • Jorge Beckel, Salvador Lluch
  • Pages: 10
During the past thirty years, the manufacture of capital goods has undergone considerable quantitative and qualitative development in Latin America.
Spanish
Bank credit is traditionally the largest source of finance in the Asia-Pacific region, but the role of capital markets has increased over time. There is substantial heterogeneity across countries. For capital markets to develop further, macroeconomic...
This article explores the causes, consequences, magnitude and forms of a phenomenon which is of fundamental importance in the current scene and has enormous implications for the Latin American economics: the growing pace of international capital...
Spanish
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