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Preventing New Cycles of Debt. A CIDSE Background Paper. (June 2007)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sat, Jun 30, 2007

Preventing New Cycles of Debt. A CIDSE Background Paper. (June 2007)

A Human Development Approach To Preventing New Cycles of Debt

The G8 and the international financial institutions (IFIs) have recently emphasized their concerns about what they call “free-riding”, i.e. the situation in which “non-concessional lenders indirectly obtain financial gain from IDA’s debt forgiveness, grants and concessional financing activities without paying for it.

In this paper, written by Aldo Caliari from Center of Concern and Jean Merckaert from CCFD on behalf of the CIDSE/Caritas Internationalis Working Group on Resources for Development, the functioning of the existing mechanisms for ensuring debt sustainability in the long run, including mechanisms to address debt reaccumulation, are analyzed from a human development perspective.

US should stop backing flawed economic model (June 2005)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Jun 20, 2005

US should stop backing flawed economic model (June 2005)

Coming up hard on the G-8 Summit in Gleneagles, Scotland over July 7-8, 2005, Aldo Caliari, Director of the Center's Rethinking Bretton Woods Project, writes to The Financial Times, "In trying to assert its leadership on the debt cancellation question the US government has gone to great lengths. One would have hoped the government would have also wanted to be seen as the first, not the last, to withdraw its support for an economic model that has failed to promote growth in the developing world and, crucially, the poorest countries in need for debt relief. "
The 2005 G-8 Meeting: Any Hope For Justice?

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, May 20, 2005

The 2005 G-8 Meeting: Any Hope For Justice?

"As world leaders prepare for the July 2005 G-8 meetings in Gleneagles, Scotland, activists around the world are turning their their focus to three broad areas: debt, aid, and trade. ""The greatest hopes for positive outcomes at Gleneagles are pinned on the debt issue,"" Aldo Caliari, Director of the Center's Rethinking Bretton Woods project, writes in this article appeared in Center Focus.