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  • 31 Dec 2015
  • Jaspreet Kindra, Juliet Wasswa-Mugambwa
  • Pages: 13
In just two decades, primary school enrolment in two of the world’s poorest countries — Niger and Burkina Faso — increased from 20% to more than 60%. Despite this encouraging trend, both countries are rated as having failed to reach the Millennium...
This article analyses the evolution since the middle of the past decade in the integration process between Argentina and Brazil which subsequently gave rise to MERCOSUR.
The global automotive industry is dominated by a few multinational corporations which design global and regional strategies. If regional strategies prevailed over global ones, the Southern Common Market (mercosur) could become a competitive export...
This article explores the possible response types of multinational enterprise (MNE) subsidiaries in adopting the gender equality and women empowerment goal, number 5 of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). MNE headquarters’...
This article summarizes the main issues underlying the case of Ao Man Long, the highest profile corruption case ever occurred in the Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People’s Republic of China, which attracted international attention....
A fundamental shift in macroeconomic policy thinking is taking place. This shift opens a space for implementing policies that promote growth and reduce poverty in developing countries. In this paper, policies for post-conflict and resource-rich...
Enorm ous structural adjustm ents are needed in order to emerge from the crisis, and this makes it more vital than ever to think in the medium and long terms. The failure of the policies of the past has largely been due to their negligence vis-a-vis...
  • 21 Dec 1996
  • Ricardo Ftrench-Davis
  • Pages: 17
This article analyses the interrelation between the macro-economic framework and growth. After reviewing the recent macroeconomic environment, highlighting progress and shortcomings, it focuses on the implications of the existence of gaps between...
  • 18 Jun 1990
  • Daniel M. Schydlowsky
  • Pages: 7
This article analyses the evolution of the macroeconomic concepts which have prevailed in Latin America from the 1950s until the present. Two main concepts —structuralism and monetarism— have kept up an ongoing counterpoint over this period. The...
Macroeconomic policy cooivlination is a new topic in the Latin American integration debate. In the light of pronounced macroeconomic instabilities in many Latin American economies, the recent efforts to revitalize regional integration schemes have...
  • 04 Feb 2019
  • Julio J. Guzmán
  • Pages: 19
This article analyses the Chilean government’s response to the 1999 recession that followed on from the Asian financial crisis, focusing on the macroeconomic policy reforms adopted and the institutional factors that influenced this response. The...
  • 28 Mar 2016
  • Marco V. Sánchez Cantillo
  • Pages: 20
Nicaragua is making progress towards the Millennium Development Goals, but is set to miss a number of targets in 2015. This paper’s general equilibrium analysis shows that it is unfeasible for the government to step up spending in order to meet these...
This article looks at macroeconomic trends in Paraguay since 1989: a critical date, because it marks the return to democracy and a move towards liberalization of the economy. The stabilization process embarked upon at that time resulted in favourable...
  • 18 Aug 2011
  • Ricardo Ffrench-Davis
  • Pages: 20
Contrary to the belief that the region has found its way to an efficient macroeconomic policy, this paper argues that macroeconomic failures have been partly responsible for its disappointing economic and social performance in recent decades....
The argument that I will be making here is that the key to a well-designed macroeconomic policy for development is a mix of sound countercyclical policies and a proactive strategy for diversifying production structures. These two concepts are deeply...
  • 08 Aug 2016
  • Gustavo Chagas Goudard, Fábio Henrique Bittes Terra
  • Pages: 15
One of the consequences of the recent international economic crisis has been the demand for new economic policy tools, to add to the well-established monetary, exchange-rate, and fiscal policy mechanisms. In particular, more effective ways are needed...
At the annual Africa Week in October 2015 held at the United Nations headquarters, representatives of the African Union’s development institutions held discussions with their UN counterparts on the AU’s Agenda 2063 and the newly-adopted Sustainable...
Rapid economic and demographic growth propelled the tiny coastal town of Shenzhen (close to Hong Kong) into one of the most dynamic and modern-looking cities in China. Because population movement in China has long been heavily regulated, one may be...
The author sees this article as a critical contribution to the work being carried out by the Caribbean Development and Co-operation Committee (CDCC) with a view to formulating a strategy for this subregion (see the summary of this strategy in the...
“The problems of ocean space are closely interrelated and need to be considered as a whole.” So says the preamble to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea—and never were those words more apt than in relation to the challenges we face today.
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