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macroeconomic

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Nov 27, 2013

CoC Offers Views on Macroeconomic and Financial Aspects of Sustainable Development

This week a United Nations intergovernmental body mandated to craft proposals for what the new goals on Sustainable Development should look like, met to consider the macroeconomic and financial policy aspects of that agenda. Center of Concern’s team member Aldo Caliari provided key inputs for those deliberations, held at the UN Headquarters in New York. At a panel on November 26th, 2013 he delivered a statement on behalf of the civil society organizations’ Finance and Trade Issues cluster. At a side-event the day before, on food price volatility, he discussed the theme “Facing the financialization of food markets: why, where and how in the post-2015 development agenda.”

 

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Nov 14, 2013

International Economic Policymakers Advise Faster Diversification to Achieve Balanced and Inclusive Growth in Central Asia

Almaty, Kazakhstan — At a recent meeting of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, hosted by the National Bank of Kazakhstan, organizers challenged economic experts to respond to the question: how will Asia expedite its economic transformation? Participants from the Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan focused on economic transformation through modernization, education, and a move from agriculture to services. Over seventy policymakers, researchers, and economic experts assessed strategies to achieving balanced and inclusive growth across North and Central Asia.