Global Women's Project | Thu, Feb 20, 2003
An analysis of the current debate on the DR-CAFTA negotiations with response from colleagues in Central America
Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Dec 9, 2002
Role of International Financial Institutions in the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights: Annotated Bibliography
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Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Nov 22, 2002
Global Women's Project | Wed, Nov 13, 2002
"This paper gives comprehensive background on the political economy of tourism in countries of the North and the South, both in a historic and a current context. The first section of this paper highlights some of the contradictory aspects of â€˜tourism development' and economic development from a historical perspective. Section II examines tourism and development from the perspective of social and gender equity. Section III examines the impacts of tourism liberalization, with a particular focus on the implications of the major instrument of liberalization in the tourism sector, the GATS. Following this discussion Williams rounds out the paper with a return to the gender implications of GATS-driven tourism liberalization. This paper was released as the second paper in the the Center of Concern and International Gender and Trade Network Occasional Paper Series on Gender, Development and Trade. "
Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Oct 10, 2002
This paper,prepared as a background for a briefing and strategy session on Coherence between trade and finance carried out at the Center of Concern in Washington, DC on September 28, 2002, outlines a number of research and advocacy issues that civil society orgazations dealing with trade and finance should start addressing.
Center of Concern | Thu, Sep 19, 2002
On the morning of September 11, 2001, thousands died in terror and tens of thousands of families were ripped apart. The comfortable and comforting illusion of invulnerability securing the busy daily lives of most U.S. residents was suddenly and dramatically exploded. . . . The symbolic meaning of the date–9-11–was not lost on us: we were in a state of emergency. We needed help.
Global Women's Project | Wed, Jul 3, 2002
"Alexandra Spieldoch, of the Center of Concern's Global Women's Project, spent three months in Argentina working with the Latin American Gender and Trade Network and other Argentine colleagues. While there, she interviewed a number of experts on their perspectives on the Argentine crisis and took part in dialogues, seminars and demonstrations on this subject. This paper presents the information she collected while in Argentina and offers a critical analysis of the situation, along with the social and gender impacts and lessons learned there. This paper was released as the third paper in the the Center of Concern and International Gender and Trade Network Occasional Paper Series on Gender, Development and Trade."
Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Jul 1, 2002
Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Jun 24, 2002
In most countries, when a company goes insolvent it can file for bankruptcy before an independent judicial body. Thereby it can compel the collectivity of debtors to restructure its debt and continue to grow. However, there is as yet no independent body where debtor countries that face insolvency could initiate a timely process for an orderly debt restructuring.
Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Jun 20, 2002
Article appeared on Center Focus assesses the 2002 Financing for Development Conference Outcome.