Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, May 22, 2014
Who is really benefiting from wealth creation in sub-Saharan Africa? Alvin Mosioma, Director of Tax Justice Network-Africa, argues in his newest blog post on rightingfinance.org that while economies in the region are growing, the benefits from growth are disproportionately felt by the rich due to tax dodging and the inability of local authorities to combat such measures. As a result, inequality is growing, with minimal advances by the poor. Read more of his analysis of the implications of this problem and possible solutions: http://www.rightingfinance.org/?p=824
Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Jul 26, 2013
African countries and their leaders are increasingly waking up to the imperative of diversifiying their production structures. But, just as macroeconomic indicators have improved, the structure of production has become more concentrated. How can that be explained?
A paper co-written by Center of Concern staff Aldo Caliari sets out to argue that macroeconomic policies are the missing link in African industrialization strategies. The paper was delivered at the conference "Learning to Compete: Industrial Development and Policy in Africa", organized in Helsinki by the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research on June 24-25 2013.
Engaging Faith | Mon, Oct 22, 2012
Lectionary reflections for the 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time, 10/28/12
Integral Ecology | Wed, Dec 7, 2011
Sean McDonagh, SSC, continues his reports from Durban, South Africa with a look at the impacts of climate change on Africa.
Center of Concern | Tue, May 18, 2010
Pete Henriot, S.J., former director of the Center of Concern, was honored with Africa Faith and Justice Network's Faith and Justice Award for extraordinary service to Africa on April 17, 2010. Two days later he lectured on "Reading New Signs of the Times in Our Globalised World: The Challenge from Africa." His trademark three points (and the rest of the talk) are available for download
Integral Ecology | Thu, Dec 17, 2009
A long awaited update from inside the Bella Centre.
As all will have no doubt gathered from the media coverage, the COP has taken a number of unforeseen turns since the weekend, some predictable, some less so.
Global Women's Project | Thu, Jul 9, 2009
G8 leaders have committed to address food security and promote sustainable agricultural development, but will they?
Global Women's Project | Sat, Dec 1, 2007
Brief report on our work with partners in Africa and the EU which calls
for African governments and the EU to respect human dignity, heed the
calls of the poor and marginalized, and craft an Economic Partnership
Agreement that gives priority to authentic human development over