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Trade, private sector and economic development - Other news

[Updated: April 12, 2013]

NEW: China and Global Imbalances from a View of Sectorial Reforms. Article by Ulrich Volz and Hiro Ito in Review of International Economics, Volume 21, Issue 1, pages 57–71, February 2013.

Call for Papers: The Global Financial and Economic Crisis and the South: Impact and Responses

 A call for papers and participation in a research conference entitled: “Global Financial and Economic Crisis and the South: Impact and Responses”. The following themes have been chosen for discussion:

1. The global financial and economic crisis and the role of the state and public policies;
2. The global financial and economic crisis and its impact on poverty and social exclusion: alternatives and resistances;
3. The global financial and economic crisis and political stability;
4. The global financial and economic crisis and democratic governance;
5. Southern responses to the crisis.

All scholars who are interested in presenting papers on any of the above-stated themes of the conference (or some other related issues) are invited to send their abstracts to APISA, CLACSO or CODESRIA.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 31 March 2012

WTO launches essay award for young economists. The World Trade Organization (WTO) award aims to promote high-quality research on trade policy and international trade co-operation among young economists and to reinforce the relationship between the WTO and the academic community.

Deadline for submission of essays: 1 June, 2012

Trade Negotiations Insights. International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) monthly update Volume 10, Number 9, December 2011.

Bribe Payers Index 2011. Tranparency International's (TI) 2011 Bribe Payers Survey, November 2011.

Non-tariff measures affecting agro-food trade between the EU and Africa: Summary of a workshop. Workshop report by Aida Gonzalez Mellado, Sophie Hélaine, Marie-Luise Rau and Monika Tothova for this Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) workshop held in Seville, Spain, on September 9-10, 2010.

Financial Transaction Tax. Resource page for a recent seminar on financial transaction tax held on January 18, 2011, at the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Copenhagen, Denmark.

Alternatives to land acquisitions: Agricultural investment and collaborative business models. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) report, by Lorenzo Cotula and  Rebeca Leonard, summarising the highlights of the international workshop “Agricultural investment and more inclusive business models” held in Maputo, Mozambique, on March 17-18, 2010.

Realising the Potential of Africa’s Youth: Linking university education, research and business in sustainable agriculture. Background information about UniBRAIN (Universities, Business and Research in Agricultural Innovation), an initiative supported by supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (Danida) pioneering a new approach to promoting agricultural innovation and improving tertiary agribusiness education in Africa.

Microfinance Institutes: from Darlings of Development to “Loan Sharks” of Poor. Economic Commentary on Addis Fortune, July 2010. Thanks to DDRN member Wondwossen Worku for sharing the news!

New Partnerships for Growth Research in Africa: Launch Workshop Report. Brookings Institution workshop report, by Andrea Davies, July 2010.

China and East Asia need new growth strategy. South Centre, South Bulletin, Issue 48, June 2010.

ILO Summit on the global jobs crisis. Report from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Summit held in Geneva, June 15-17, 2009.

What next after global recession: the key issues. South Centre, South Bulletin, Issue 45, April 2010.

Global “Recovery” & Economic Prospects for the South. South Centre, South Bulletin Issue 44, March 2010.

Africa's Recovery from the Global Economic Crisis. World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) Angle newsletter, by Augustin Kwasi Fosu and Wim Naude, June 2009.

How Will the Financial Crisis Impact on the Developing World and What Can Be Done About It? World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) Angle newsletter, by Wim Naude, February 2009.

Trade Negotiations Insights. European Centre for Development Policy (ECDPM) and International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) newsletter vol. 8 issue 7, September 2009. 

Does Fair Trade contribute to sustainable development? Report from 5th Brussels Development Briefing convened by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and other partners on April 16, 2008.

Global Value Chains, Business and Development. Report from DDRN Conference held in Copenhagen, December 9, 2008.

Africa Commission Newsletter No. 5, March 2009. Includes the news: 'Global financial crisis calls for action.'

Conference Report and Recommendations: Thematic Conference on Creating Economic Growth in Africa

Report based on the recommendation from the fifth and final conference staged by the Africa Commission that took place on October 30, 2008, in Kampala, Uganda.

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