DDRN Newsletter August 2009: Trade, Private Sector and Economic Development
In this newsletter you can read all news posted on the DDRN website since the previous monthly newsletter (May/June 2009) related to the theme “Trade, Private Sector and Economic Development”.
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First Bolivian Conference on Development Economics (BCDE2009). October 8-9, 2009 - Universidad Privada Boliviana, Achocalla Campus, La Paz, Bolivia.
Call for Papers: UNU-CRIS and UNU-WIDER International Workshop on South-South and North-South Trade Agreements: Compatibility Issues. November 5-6, 2009 - Brussels, Belgium. Deadline for submission of abstracts: September 1, 2009.
For upcoming events announced previously, plese visit the DDRN website.
PAPERS AND DOCUMENTS:
The Global Financial Crisis and Remittances: What Past Evidence Suggests. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Working Paper No. 303, by Massimilano Cali and Salvatore Dell'Erba, June 2009.
A new debt crisis? Assessing the impact of the financial crisis on developing countries. Jubilee Debt Campaign paper, by Sarah Edwards, March 2009.
To Formalize or Not to Formalize? Comparisons of Microenterprise Data from Southern and East Africa. Center for Global Development (CGD) working paper, by Alan Gelb et al., July 2009.
Emerging Risks: Impacts of Key Environmental Trends in Emerging Asia. World Resources Institute (WRI) report, by Dana Krechowicz and Hiranya Fernando, June 2009.
Undisclosed Risk: Corporate Environmental and Social Reporting in Emerging Asia. World Resources Institute (WRI) report, by Dana Krechowicz and Hiranya Fernando, June 2009.
Corporate social entrepreneuership. Harvard Business School Working Paper 09-101, by James Austin and Ezequiel, 2009.
Measuring impact-beyond the bottom line. World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Report, March 2008.
CSR in Asia: who is getting it done? - the role of CSR professionals in Asia. CSR Asia survey, 2008.
Can Ethical Trade Certification Contribute to the Attainment of the Millennium Development Goals? - A Review of Organic and Fair-trade Certification. Asian Development Bank (ADB) Institute Discussion Paper No. 115, by Sununtar Setboonsarng, August 2008.
Strengthening MENA's trade and investment links with China and India. World Bank paper, September 2008.
Down to the wire: the impact of transnational companies on sustainable electricity provision in developing countries: case studies in Argentina and Peru. Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO) report, by Josep Wilde-Ramsing and Tim Steinweg, June 2009.
The determinants of commercial bank profitability in sub-saharan Africa (SSA). IMF working paper WP/09/15, Valentina Flamini, Calvin McDonald and Liliana Schumacher, January 2009.
Corporate Responses to Humanitarian Disasters - The Mutual Benefits of Private-Humanitarian Cooperation. The Conference Board research report, by Luk N. Van Wassenhove, Rolando M. Tomasini, and Orla Stapleton, 2008.
For publications announced previously, please visit the DDRN website.
Business models for sustainable development: innovation for society and environment. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Briefing Paper, by Emma Wilson et al., May 2009.
Roots of success: cultivating viable community forestry. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Briefing Paper, by Duncan Macqueen, May 2009.
World transnational corporation regulatory authority. The Jus Semper Global Alliance TJSGA/TLWNSI Commentary, by Mike Brady, January 2009.
For briefs announced previously, please visit the DDRN website.
MANUALS AND GUIDELINES:
Human rights translated: a business reference guide. Monash University, International Business Leaders Forum, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and Global Compact Network, and UN Global Compact Office (GCO) paper, 2008.
For manuals and guidelines announced previously, please visit the DDRN website.
ESRC - Rising Powers, Global Challenges and Social Change. Economic and Social Research Council. Application deadline: September 22, 2009.
Call for Proposals: The Microinsurance Innovation Facility. Application deadline: October 30, 2009. French, Spanish.
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World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
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