Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Dec 6, 2013

Mandela Provides Lasting Inspiration to Tackle the Toughest Issues

The Center's Rethinking Bretton Woods Project takes on arguably the most powerful and well-organized lobby of the world — the financial industry — to defend the interests of those who are poor and marginalized. In a task that often can seem hopeless, Mandela’s statement: “It always seems impossible until it’s done” will forever continue to be a voice of inspiration. A reminder that there is no more powerful force than the human will when it sets out to achieve something aligned with principles of justice.

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Dec 3, 2013

Center of Concern and Institute for Applied Economic Research Host Workshop in Brazil

Rio de JaneiroAt a recent meeting co-hosted by the Center of Concern (Center) and the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA), international economists and policy makers assessed new and existing South-South initiatives for monetary and financial cooperation. The Center’s Director of Rethinking Bretton Woods Project Aldo Caliari offered the global financial crisis of 2008-09 as context for increasing the urgency of South –South economic cooperation.

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Oct 29, 2013

Lima, Peru: RBW Featured at Meeting on Private Sector Finance Strategies

On October 28 through 30 2013, in the city of Lima, Peru, RBW Project Director Aldo Caliari participates in a meeting on the theme “Political, economic and social impacts of private sector financing strategies.” The meeting convenes representatives from specialized civil society organizations from all regions of the economic South, especially Latin America, to assess the impact of techniques to leverage private finance for development and Public-Private Partnerships. Cosponsors are the Heinrich Boell Foundation, the International Working Group on Trade-Finance Linkages, Latin American Network on Debt and Development and Eurodad. Caliari's presentations assert new understandings of global financial trends that give momentum to leveraging private finance strategies and on the fiscal risks of Public-Private Partnerships.

G-8 Summit Makes Poverty A Story - But Nothing Else (July 2005)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Jul 22, 2005

G-8 Summit Makes Poverty A Story - But Nothing Else (July 2005)

"This week the 2005 Summit of the Group of 8 leaders of industrialized countries took place in Gleneagles, Scotland. The Summit stood high among the frantic series of high-level meetings, reports and other advocacy moments that, because of their focus on development issues and on Africa, held promise for a 2005 in which important decisions would improve the living conditions of thousands. However, clouded by despicable terrorist attacks in London that threatened to derail the agenda of the meeting –and at some point the meeting itself –the Summit failed to meet expectations," says this article.