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The North Atlantic financial crisis of 2008-2009 has spurred renewed interest in reforming the international monetary system, which has been malfunctioning in many aspects. Large and volatile capital flows have promoted greater volatility in financial markets, leading to recurrent financial crises. The renewed focus on the broader role of the central banks, away from narrow price stability monetary policy frameworks, is necessary to ensure domestic macroeconomic and financial stability. Since international monetary cooperation might be difficult, though desirable, central banks in major advanced economies, going forward, need to internalize the implications of their monetary policies for the rest of the global economy to reduce the incidence of financial crises. 

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In many places around the world, Human Rights Watch exposes abuses of state power and the absence of effective accountability over the agencies of the state – both factors highly relevant to the issue we are discussing here tonight.

A savvy and prominent Indian policy maker once said to me (roughly):
You guys from the World Bank say you want to help the government of India with our development agenda but then all you want to talk about is...

El 6 de noviembre CECOD presentará el Informe Anual de EuropeAid 2013 en la sede de la Representación de la Comisión Europea en España. Este Informe contiene algunas de las primeras aproximaciones y reflexiones sobre el planteamiento estratégico que está implementando la Comisión para acelerar la reducción de la pobreza mundial a través de la novedosa “Agenda para el cambio”. Esta Agenda incluye instrumentos financieros externos y nuevas instrucciones de programación a las Delegaciones de la UE, entre otros, que pretenden mejorar la coherencia de las políticas y el aumento de la coordinación y las acciones conjuntas entre los Estados miembros. Este Informe es una excelente oportunidad para evaluar los progresos en la “Agenda para el cambio” de la Unión Europea y su Estados miembros.

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The Global Sanitation Fund crossed a major treshold that of reaching the first million people. Almost 1.4 millon people are now with imporved toilets thanks to national programmes financed by the Global Sanitation Fund that promote behaviour change, hand washing and in-country coordination.

This paper takes stock of the current state of banking systems across Sub-Saharan Africa and discusses recent developments including innovations that might help Africa leapfrog more traditional banking models. Using an array of different data, the paper documents that African banking systems are shallow but stable. African banks are well capitalized and over-liquid, but lend less to the private sector...

Aid on the Edge of Chaos... asks fundamental questions about the aid system and shows that the thinking and practice of conventional aid is constrained by simple linear thinking poorly matched to the reality of a complex world....

The Economist’s take on the Give Directly evaluation argues that unconditional cash transfers (UCT) 'don’t deal with the deeper causes of poverty.' The article cites Baird and co-authors’ review showing that vigorously enforced conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs generate...


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