Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Mar 26, 2007
World Bank to bypass restrictions in lending for infrastructure to Sub-National entities
By Aldo Caliari and Paul Martin
A World Bank report titled "Sub-National Development Program. A proposed World Bank Group initiative to scale up and mainstream technical assistance and financial support to sub-national entities" raises concerns about its potential to encourage further privatization and high levels of indebtedness by sub-national entities.
Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Mar 12, 2007
Global Women's Project | Thu, Feb 15, 2007
Women worldwide, as individuals and through the Women’s Movement, have expended enormous personal and professional energy to ensure that the issues of women in development were addressed in major institutions, such as the World Bank, the UN and all its agencies, and in development organizations both governmental and private. However, despite these advances, gender inequalities persist across all societies and in all institutions and sectors. A kind of gender fatigue has set in among many advocates and institutions, which prompts the central question of this article: Why has gender remained such a difficult issue in the international NGO development community?
Global Women's Project | Wed, Feb 14, 2007
These fact sheets are part of a joint collaboration between the International Gender and Trade Network (IGTN) and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), and the entitled project, Transforming Women's Livelihoods in relation to food, agriculture and trade.
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Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Feb 8, 2007
The establishment of a “new procedure” for carrying out multilateral surveillance was a key pillar in the Medium Term Strategy promoted by Managing Director, Mr. Rodrigo de Rato. Almost one year since the International Monetary and Financial Committee (the policy-making committee of the IMF Board), endorsed “multilateral consultations”, claims that they would bring the IMF back from irrelevance sound less convincing.
Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sat, Feb 3, 2007
The European Commission's position on ""Review Clauses"": Any Hope Left on Aid for Trade?
Center of Concern | Tue, Jan 9, 2007
In this Issue:
- Signs of the Times: The U.S. Catholic Bishops' Pastoral Letter on the Economy-An Unfinished Agenda? - Martin McLaughlin
- Eat Justly! - Kristin Sampson
- U.S. Poultry in the Global Economy: Impacts on women, livelihoods, and the environment - Kristin Sampson and Carold Morrison
Global Women's Project | Mon, Jan 1, 2007
This power point presentation with reference to Catholic Social Teaching critiques globalization through three lens: globalization as a new perception of space relations, as global economic integration and as an economic doctrine. It concludes with alternative directions to pursue to bring about a more just future.
Global Women's Project | Fri, Dec 1, 2006
This article presents an overview of the U.S. poultry industury, its impacts of global trade, women, livelihoods and the environment.
Global Women's Project | Sun, Oct 15, 2006
Overview of the Strategic Partners Initiative and its emphasis on
collaboration in research and analysis of key problems at the local
level in order to identify their linkages to policy decisions at the
national and global levels, and situate them within the context of
similar experiences in the U.S. and abroad - thereby developing a more
comprehensive view of the dynamics currently at work in our world.