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A 'Flawed' Doing Business Report (May 2013)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, May 20, 2013

A 'Flawed' Doing Business Report (May 2013)

In an op-ed appeared on the Wall Street Journal (May 15 2013), Aldo Caliari discusses the Doing Business report and the associated rankings that the World Bank issues year after year. “The conceptual flaw Doing Business suffers from is the illusion that a universal numerical ranking can capture the evolution of variables whose significance for development (and even for businesses themselves) are bound to be quite different country to country, ” he says.

 

UNCTAD's Investment Policy Framework for Sustainable Development: Potential and Issues (January 2013)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Jan 14, 2013

UNCTAD's Investment Policy Framework for Sustainable Development: Potential and Issues (January 2013)

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) characterizes its Investment Policy Framework for Sustainable Development (IPFSD) by saying it emphasizes “a balanced approach between the pursuit of purely economic growth objectives …, and the need to protect people and the environment,” and underscores the interests of developing countries in investment policymaking. This article by Aldo Caliari, appeared on Issue 2, Vol. 3 of Investment Treaty News, engages in an independent assessment of the IPFSD from the standpoint of those two claims.

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