COC

Focus One: Trade and Finance Linkages

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Mar 11, 2014

RBW Speaks at Moscow Seminar on Russia's Contribution to Post-2015 Development Agenda

On March 12, 2014, CoC team member Aldo Caliari spoke at a High Level Expert Seminar held in the framework of Russia’s Group of 8 Presidency: The Post-2015 Development Agenda: towards a new partnership for development. What contribution could the Russian Presidency in the G8 make?” The seminar, held in Moscow, was organized by the Russian G8 Presidency team, the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program. Mr. Caliari's presentation was part of a panel focused on how to make development finance work for sustainable development.

CoC co-organizes workshop on global production networks

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Feb 7, 2014

CoC co-organizes workshop on global production networks

 

Increasingly, production in the global economy is organized in cross-border large and complex networks of suppliers and services, called global production networks, also known as supply or value chains.  What are the implications of this mode of production for development prospects of developing countries? What are the impacts on their capacity to develop industrial sectors and raise the standards of living of their population? How do they affect trade and growth dynamics?  

 

On February 5-6, 2014, a seminar convened by Center of Concern and the Brazil-based Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA) in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, convened policymakers, academics and other experts to address these questions. Team member Aldo Caliari attended on behalf of the Center of Concern.

Intergovernmental Experts on Financing Sustainable Development, CoC addresses

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sun, Dec 8, 2013

Intergovernmental Experts on Financing Sustainable Development, CoC addresses

 

On December 5,  2013, RBW Project Director Aldo Caliari was invited to speak to the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Financing for Sustainable Development. This body, tasked with developing a blueprint strategy for financing sustainable development and the new generation of goals to be agreed by 2015, was having its second session in New York.

 

Macroeconomic policies, finance and trade addressed in statement on Sustainable Development Goals (November 2013)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Nov 25, 2013

Macroeconomic policies, finance and trade addressed in statement on Sustainable Development Goals (November 2013)

 

A statement by the civil society Finance and Trade Issues cluster addressed to the 5th Session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals focuses on financial regulation, macroeconomic policies and reforms of the monetary system, intergovernmental cooperation for tax matters and infrastructure finance, among other issues.

 

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Nov 18, 2013

CoC-organized Workshop in Brazil Focuses on Regional Economic Cooperation

On November 20-21, 2013, Center of Concern co-organized a workshop “South–South financial and monetary cooperation: Assessing Brazil’s leadership role in intra- and inter-regional arrangements.” The event, co-organized with Brazilian think tank IPEA, brought together officials from the Brazilian government, as well as experts from academia, civil society and intergovernmental organizations for an assessment of progress on a range of intra- and inter-regional economic cooperation initiatives of which Brazil is a part. 

 

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Latin American Countries Put Up Front Against Corporate Lawsuits

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Oct 21, 2013

Latin American Countries Put Up Front Against Corporate Lawsuits

Mint Press News quotes Center of Concern team member Aldo Caliari in “Latin American Countries Put Up Front Against Corporate Lawsuits,” an article appeared on October 3 2013. The article reports on recent steps taken by a bloc of a dozen Latin American countries to oppose a spate of crippling lawsuits increasingly brought by multinational corporations against developing country governments for alleged violations of trade agreements. “Many of these investment treaties are approved in the dark, with a lack of due process and no input from citizens,” Caliari says. “The mythology behind these sort of clauses, including agreeing to be bound by tribunals, has to do with idea that if you do your country will be attractive for foreign investment, though those benefits have often proven to be nonexistent.”

 

RBW featured at Central and Northern Asia finance officials meeting (August 2013)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Aug 26, 2013

RBW featured at Central and Northern Asia finance officials meeting (August 2013)

 

On August 27-28, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific and the National Bank of Kazakhstan held a High Level Policy Dialogue “Macroeconomic Policies for Sustainable and Resilient Growth in North and Central Asia.” The meeting took place in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and convened authorities of Central Banks and Finance Ministries of countries in that region, alongside intergovernmental organizations staff, academics and civil society experts. Center of Concern team member Aldo Caliari was present, speaking at a panel on Diversification and Macroeconomic Policies.

 

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