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The Global Partnership for Development: helping achieve human rights? (May 2013)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, May 29, 2013

The Global Partnership for Development: helping achieve human rights? (May 2013)

A new paper authored by Center of Concern staff Aldo Caliari, “Analysis of Millennium Development Goal 8: A global partnership for development,” provides an assessment of targets and indicators regarding Millennium Development Goal 8 (“Global partnership for development”) from a human rights perspective.

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Jun 15, 2011

CIDSE inputs into “Gates Report” on innovative finance (June 2011)

Center of Concern joins CIDSE, a transatlantic alliance of 16 Catholic Development Agencies, submitting a contribution to Bill Gates’ working paper on financing for development. The report was requested by the French Presidency of the Group of 20 and is intended to inform the deliberations on the topic  in the lead up to the Cannes Summit, coming November.In its contribution, CIDSE highlights innovative mechanisms to finance development goals such as a Financial Transactions Tax (FTT) and Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) to complement pledged ODA funds.

MDGs still achievable, but role of public sector is key, CSOs say (September 2010)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Sep 24, 2010

MDGs still achievable, but role of public sector is key, CSOs say (September 2010)

“The future of democracy depends on whether civil society and trade unions can develop the capacity to counter the lobby of the financial sector.” This dramatic statement was made by Nancy Alexander, from the Heinrich Boell Foundation, at the opening of a side-event held on the fringes of the Millennium Development Goals Review Summit.

 

The New World Bank/IMFDebt Sustainability Framework: A Human Development Assessment (April 2006)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, May 3, 2006

The New World Bank/IMFDebt Sustainability Framework: A Human Development Assessment (April 2006)

In this paper for CIDSE ( International Cooperation for Development and Solidarity), Rethinking Bretton Woods project Director Aldo Caliari looks at the debt sustainability framework of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) based on an approach that holds that human development imperatives should take precedence over debt payments, a principle that has been partially endorsed by the International Conference on Financing for Development and other international instruments.