Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Jul 19, 2011
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that outline targets to eradicate extreme poverty, improve health, create opportunities for women, promote education, and jump start a partnership for development, are on target, says the latest UN report on MDG progress.
Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sat, Mar 12, 2011
Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Oct 14, 2010
RBW Director contributes to a publication analyzing the recently-established G20 Working Group on Development.
Global Women's Project | Wed, Jan 20, 2010
In response to U.S. plans for a Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative, diverse faith communities concerned about the role of development in lifting people around the globe out of poverty encouraged the administration to focus on small-producers. Investments in small-producers in particular drive broadly-shared economic development and increase the food supply. With greater prosperity, the consequent higher effective demand for industrial and other goods would induce dynamics that would be a significant source of economic growth.
Global Women's Project | Fri, Jul 10, 2009
Globally there is enough food produced to feed the world. However, it is not produced and distributed in a way that guarantees livelihoods and access to safe and sufficient supplies for all people nor the long-term productive capacity of Earth’s resource base.
Global Women's Project | Thu, Jul 9, 2009
G8 leaders have committed to address food security and promote sustainable agricultural development, but will they?
Global Women's Project | Wed, Jul 30, 2008
With much blaming and shaming the Western Trade Ministers and media announce the most recent collapse of the World Trade Organization (WTO)’s current attempt to reach agreement on the so-called Doha Development Round of Trade. (They have been trying to negotiate an agreement for more than seven years!)
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 | 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, Jun 17, 2005
Many involved in the debate around the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) come to the table promoting the idea that the agreement will, as the agreement's preamble states, "create new opportunities for economic and social development in the region." But is that really the case?"