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Beyond WTO Compliance:  Seeking a Just 2007 U.S. Farm Bill

Global Women's Project | Thu, Apr 19, 2007

Beyond WTO Compliance: Seeking a Just 2007 U.S. Farm Bill

"The 2002 Farm Bill is set to expire this year and debate on a new Farm Bill is heating up in the U.S. Congress, drawing both domestic and international attention. Given the scope and reach of Farm Bill legislation, this is an opportunity to change the course of U.S. agriculture and draft meaningful legislation for U.S. family farmers and rural communities and their international counterparts. This article will discuss the current direction of U.S. agriculture policy, the interaction with international trade rules and current proposals for the 2007 Farm Bill, contrasting those that seek to comply with trade obligations and those that present an alternative to the current system. "
Center Focus, Issue 173 - April 2007

Center of Concern | Sun, Apr 1, 2007

Center Focus, Issue 173 - April 2007

In this Issue:

  • Beyond WTO Compliance: Seeking a Just 2007 U.S. Farm Bill - Kristin Sampson
  • Populorum Progressio - A Vision Realized? - Katherine Feely, SND
  • The Federal Budget Embeds a Moral Statement - Martin M. McLaughlin
  • The Shifting Context of the Work for Justice - James E. Hug, SJ
  • Rethinking U.S. Trade Policy for the Common Good - Congressional Briefing
World Bank to bypass restrictions in lending for infrastructure to Sub-National entities (May 2006)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Mar 26, 2007

World Bank to bypass restrictions in lending for infrastructure to Sub-National entities (May 2006)

 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.

Why do Gender Issues Remain Problematic to Development Agencies?

Global Women's Project | Thu, Feb 15, 2007

Why do Gender Issues Remain Problematic to Development Agencies?

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?
Case studies highlighting the gendered dynamic around agriculture, trade and food sovereignty.

Global Women's Project | Wed, Feb 14, 2007

Case studies highlighting the gendered dynamic around agriculture, trade and food sovereignty.

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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The IMF's ""multilateral consultations"":  were the skeptics right? (February 2007)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Feb 8, 2007

The IMF's ""multilateral consultations"": were the skeptics right? (February 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.

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