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Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sun, Oct 19, 2014

RBW addresses Beijing meeting on global governance

 

On October 22, CoC team member Aldo Caliari will be one of the panelists at the Second High Level Policy Forum on Global Governance, co-organized by the China Center for International Economic Exchanges and UNDP in the city of Beijing. Mr. Caliari's presentation will address issues of sustainable development financing in the post-2015 context.

Center of Concern | Mon, Oct 13, 2014

Ensuring infrastructure investments address poverty and inequality

 

 

In the introductory chapter contributed to a recently-published book, Center of Concern team member Aldo Caliari identifies the fiscal and debt risks of relying on institutional investors to finance infrastructure and argues for strong governance safeguards, and checks and balances to ensure a fair distribution of risks and protection of the poorest and most vulnerable.

The book, “Infrastructure: for people or for profit? The crucial role of responsible and democratic governance,” was recently published by the Heinrich Boell Foundation and the Latin American Network on Debt, Development and Rights. It includes perspectives by think tank, civil society and grassroots movements representatives from all parts of the world.

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RBW speaks at conference on Financial Transparency

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Oct 13, 2014

RBW speaks at conference on Financial Transparency

 

On October 14-15 2014 RBW Director Aldo Caliari attends the Financial Transparency Coalition Annual conference, which this year focuses on the theme “Hidden Money, Hidden Resources: Financing Development with Transparency.” This year's conference is held in the city of Lima, Peru, and he will be speaking at a session on the topic “Putting the “People” in Public Private Partnerships:  Infrastructure and Financial Transparency.”

Education for Justice | Tue, Oct 7, 2014

U.S. Institute of Peace: What's Next for Afghanistan?

On October 14, 15, and 16 the United States Institute of Peace will be hosting a series of discussions on the current state of Afghanistan and the obstacles it may face in the future. These events are open to the public, and those unable to attend in person are invited to participate on Twitter. The events are:

"Afghanistan Reconnected: Regional Economic Security Beyond 2014" - October 14

"Senator Levin on a New U.S.-Afghanistan Partnership" - October 15

"Tech Rising: The Influence of Social Media and New Technologies in Afghanistan’s Democracy" - October 16

To RSVP or get more information on these events or to learn more about this topic visit the USIP website at http://bit.ly/1rUHpmJ

Photo credit: U.S. Institute of Peace

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Oct 1, 2014

Can the poor benefit from infrastructure and investment ? Upcoming RBW events

 

Check out the events at which Rethinking Bretton Woods Project of the Center of Concern will be involved in the occasion of the upcoming Annual General Meetings of the World Bank/ IMF taking place the weekend of October 11-12.

·         RESPONSIBLE INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE & GOVERNANCE (October 9)

·         DOING BUSINESS REPORT: HOW TO MAKE IT WORK FOR THE POOR?  (October 10)

·         THE IMPACT OF THE BRICS’ CONTINGENT RESERVE ARRANGEMENT AND THE NEW DEVELOPMENT BANK  (October 11)

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