Aldo Caliari

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sun, Jul 6, 2014

RBW Attends Meetings on Sovereign Debt

On July 8, 2014, at New York University, New York, Aldo Caliari, the director of Rethinking Bretton Woods Project, participates in a meeting to contribute to conceptualizing a capacity-building program to help countries implement the "Principles on Responsible Lending and Borrowing," produced in a process convened by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). On July 7, 2014, Caliari took part in a meeting of UNCTAD's Working Group on a Debt Workout Mechanism, also held at New York University, New York. This meeting of the expert group comes at a critical juncture as a recent ruling by US Courts, by removing financial incentives for creditors to participate in orderly debt workouts, will make future debt restructuring even more difficult.

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, May 22, 2014

RBW Alert: Who's Getting Wealthy in sub-Saharan Africa?

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 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:​​


Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Apr 30, 2014

Financing Sustainable Development: Are We Up to the Challenge?

Fifteen years after the Millennium Declaration and reaching the deadline of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), 2015 will be a year of reckoning and looking ahead. The international community will need to forge a new framework to finance sustainable development. A new paper released by CIDSE, the international alliance of Catholic agencies of which Center of Concern is a member, relies on Catholic Social tradition to recommend measures needed for financing the new development agenda.


Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Apr 15, 2014

Center of Concern Holds Events at World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings

During the week of April 7, the Rethinking Bretton Woods Project advocated for justice during the Spring meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. The project was involved in several events that discussed investment climate, infrastructure, and the effects of Federal Reserve policies on developing countries and external debt. Photo by Center of Concern/C Bain


Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sun, Apr 13, 2014

RBW to Address UN Meeting on Financing for Development

On April 15, 2014, RBW Project Director Aldo Caliari will address the Special high-level meeting of ECOSOC with the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. The meeting, which this year takes place on the days of April 14 and 15, is held every year at the UN Headquarters in New York, and is part of the follow-up to the Financing for Development Conference.  Read the agenda for this meeting. Photo CC/UN ECOSOC/ Jon Gosier 


Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sat, Apr 5, 2014

Investment climate, global economy, external debt: RBW events this week (April 2014)

The Rethinking Bretton Woods Project of the Center of Concern will be involved in the following events in the occasion of the upcoming Spring meetings of the World Bank/ IMF (All events are to be held at the World Bank I Building, at 1850 I St, N.W. Accreditation to attend World Bank/ IMF meetings is required).

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Feb 27, 2014

Center of Concern and Institute for Applied Economic Research Convene International Seminar to Analyze Macroeconomic Impacts of Global Value Chains

Rio de Janeiro—International seminar participants evaluate global value chain trading trends of developing countries and alert economic communities to the impact of inaccurate data reporting of domestic imports and exports. Click here for full press release. 

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Feb 26, 2014

Preventing tax abuses: A human rights duty (February 2014)

Tax abuses deprive governments of the resources required to provide the programmes that give effect to economic, social and cultural rights, and to create and strengthen the institutions that uphold civil and political rights, according to a new report issued by a group of experts commissioned by the International Bar Association.

In a blog appeared on, RBW Project Director Aldo Caliari comments on the report “Tax Abuses, Poverty and Human Rights,” comments on a report issued by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute Task Force on Illicit Financial Flows, Poverty and Human Rights.

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Feb 20, 2014

Event: Debt Problems of Small Vulnerable States: A Time to Act (February 2014)

On February 24, 2014, RBW Project Director Aldo Caliari spoke at “The Debt Problem of Small  Vulnerable States: A Time to Act,” a panel discussion organized by the United Nations Financing for Development Office. The event took place in the occasion of the first PrepCom in preparation for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, to be held in Samoa in September 2014.