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Dr. Wasim Alimuz Zaman, Executive Director of the International Council on Management of Population Programmes (ICOMP), passed away under tragic circumstances on 20 March 2014 while on mission in Kabul to advance the agenda of the International...
The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, held in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992, also known as the Earth Summit, was a landmark event. It adopted the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, otherwise known as the Rio...
French
Various different and sometimes contradictory lessons have been drawn from the 1997-1998 East Asian crisis experiences. The ideological implications and political differences involved have complicated the possibility of drawing shared lessons from...
In recognizing on one hand the importance of the micro and small enterprise (MSE) sector for the growth and development of economies in the Pacific subregion and on the other, the financing constraints of the sector, the authors surveyed a group of...
  • 31 Dec 2014
  • Sandro Eduardo Monsueto, Julimar da Silva Bichara, André Moreira Cunha
  • Pages: 17
Since the start of the twenty-first century, the Brazilian economy has experienced a growth cycle with characteristics unlike those of its previous historical experience, combining growth, macroeconomic stability and distributive progress. In this...
Spanish
Peter Thomson assumed his current one-year term as the 71st president of the United Nations General Assembly in September 2016. Before that Mr. Thomson had served since 2010 as Fiji’s permanent representative to the United Nations and its ambassador...
French
At a time when globalization is increasingly challenged, it is rewarding to read a book that touts the promise of globalization, in particular the benefits of foreign direct investment (FDI). While international trade takes centre stage in the...
Poverty is one of the most serious challenges confronting paddy farmers worldwide, including those in Malaysia. Off-farm employment is an alternative strategy and has the potential to improve the income and well-being of the paddy farmers. This study...
  • 04 May 2017
  • Isabel Neira, Maricruz Lacalle-Calderón, Marta Portela
  • Pages: 15
This study focuses on the relationship among official development assistance (oda), social capital and economic growth in Latin American countries, attempting to determine whether the impact of such assistance on growth is conditional on the...
Spanish
The research note analyses the geographical profile of FDI of the Russian Federation, which is characterized by the prevalence of offshore entities and conduit (transshipment) countries. It puts forward a hypothesis about the traditional motives (tax...
  • 13 May 2008
  • Diego Azqueta, Gonzalo Delacámara
  • Pages: 14
Existing oil fields in Ecuador are approaching the end of their economic life, and permits to exploit new fields in the Amazon region are being granted. The possibility that deforestation may occur in some areas of high ecological value, as has...
Spanish
This article holds that ensuring the full sway of economic, social and cultural rights makes it possible to advance towards greater equality of opportunities, both for attaining well-being and for asserting differences in the field of identity. This...
Spanish
Latin American development strategies have historically been inextricably linked with trade theory and policy. The author’s main argument is that the old infant industry and the new strategic trade arguments are fundamentally similar. Among their...
Spanish
Since the beginning of the global pandemic, assessing knowledge and attitudes regarding AIDS has been an important subject of research and for good reasons. Given the unusual features of HIV/AIDS, there is considerable potential for misunderstanding...
National and international policymaking is inherently constricted to short-term thinking by electoral cycles, and waylaid from a sustainable path by the obsession with profit margins. Heads of Government spend so much of their time defending their...
French
  • 31 Dec 1989
  • Daniel Chudnovsky, Fernando Porta
  • Pages: 20
This paper analyses the genesis and evolution of the integration agreements between Argentina and Brazil in the analytical context of the various options for integration in the international economy.
Spanish
When the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted, Goal 16 was seen as truly transformative, formally linking, for the first time at the United Nations, development, peace, justice, and good...
The principle of conditionality has always been at the centre of the controversy over the influence the International Monetary Fund should wield over national policies in connexion with its loans, to such a point that there were animated arguments on...
Spanish
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which sprawls over 905,000 square miles, is the second largest country in Africa. Fifty-four years after independence, the DRC has few roads connecting one end of the country to the other. In fact, the only...
French
I have already twice commented on some aspects of Raul Prebisch’s latest work: I shall now attempt a more comprehensive critique. This is certainly no easy task, even though I shall deal only with the interpretative aspects of his arguments in the...
Spanish
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