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This article examines the relationship between the extent of foreign ownership and debt composition using a sample of 1,000 firms in India. The estimation results show that firms with foreign ownership do not access more expensive funds from...
It is generally agreed that the problem of trafficking in persons is increasing, perhaps rapidly. This has not happened in a vacuum, however, but against the background of an unprecedented growth in programmes and policies to combat this problem.
Concerned over the security of women and girls in situations of armed conflict, United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice stated that rape was a crime that could never be condoned; yet, women and girls around the world had been subjected to...
My name is Raphael Obonyo from Kenya. I grew up in Korogocho, the third-largest slum in the capital, Nairobi, where people live in grinding poverty.
Maldives is an archipelago of 1,190 small coral islands, of which 200 are inhabited, spread over a geographical area of 90,000 sq. km in the Indian Ocean. The islands are grouped in ring-shape clusters and stretch approximately 750 km from North to...
  • 26 Oct 1992
  • Ernesto Cohen, Rolando Franco
  • Pages: 10
In this article, it is argued that only a small fraction of social expenditures actually reaches the poor. Diverse social policy weaknesses which account for leaks and ineffective use of resources are reviewed, and the authors maintain that it will...
Daily, millions of women in Africa are engaged in one form of trade or another, either within their countries or across national borders. They buy and sell everything, from agricultural produce to manufactured products. It is mostly women who conduct...
Of one thing we can be absolutely sure: the death of Dr. Prebisch will not mean that his ideas are forgotten or eclipsed They will not, of course, remain unscathed or permanently topical with the passage of time, but they will certainly constitute...
  • 23 Sep 2016
  • Esteban Pérez Caldentey, Matías Vernengo
  • Pages: 16
Prebisch believed that understanding the evolution of capitalist economies over time and in different contexts required a general cycle approach, encompassing all the different areas of economic activity, which he labelled “economic dynamics.” This...
  • 28 Dec 2001
  • José Antonio Ocampo
  • Pages: 15
The hundredth anniversary of the birth of Raúl Prebisch is an invaluable opportunity for us to take another look at the ideas of this great Latin American, one of the thinkers from the developing world who has had the strongest influence in world...
Globalization poses both challenges and opportunities. Prebisch confronted this development dilemma in the global world and left three messages which form the great legacy of his work. Firstly, central countries form visions of the world order that...
This article covers a little-known period of Raúl Prebisch’s life, when he was Chairman of the Central Bank of Argentina, in order to set the stage for the discussion that follows, the author firs t provides background inform ation concerning...
  • 28 Dec 2001
  • David Pollock, Daniel Kerner, Joseph Love
  • Pages: 14
This issue of CEPAL Review attests to the lasting influence of Raúl Prebisch’s ideas and policies on development in Latin America and the Third World in general. Prebisch’s thesis of unequal exchange and his conception of the world economy as...
Given the level of economic development in Viet Nam, the country’s health sector is quite impressive. The country has now set its sights establishing universal health insurance coverage by 2015. This article aims to, first, describe the current...
The 2005 World Summit was an important event for those of us working to realize commitments made at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Cairo over ten years ago to improve the lives of poor women and men in the...
  • 18 Jun 2018
  • Olga Speranskaya, Yuyun Ismawati
  • Pages: 2
Toxic chemicals threaten current and future generations. To protect them, we must change course by shifting our chemical practices to a more sustainable model.
From the viewpoint of economic development, the first half of the 1980s has been lost for most of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. Unfortunately, if the present economic and social conditions persist, many of them will also have to...
The Macroeconomic Policy and Development Division of ESCAP is undertaking an evaluation of the Asia-Pacific Development Journal, with a view to improving the usefulness of future publications to our readers. We would appreciate it if you could...
In his frequently quoted article, Coale (1973) proposes that one weakness of the demographic transition theory is that it indicates a high degree of modernization as sufficient to cause a fall of fertility, without indicating the degree of...
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