Tag: Development

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Russia, WTO, and Putin's New NIEO

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Whew! That title is a mouthful, indeed. Let me explain what’s going on here. First, Russia claims that it is still on track for completing its …

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Wolfowitz on BBC Radio Four

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I sincerely hope that this is the last Wolfowitz post I will ever have to make. Somehow, though, I think this guy won’t be taking it …

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Microfinance and Capital Markets

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I am (fashionably?) late to this article on how microfinance initiatives can be bolstered by the development of capital markets according to Morgan Stanley: At present, …

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Africa and the New Boss

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Pardon me for being skeptical here, but just as China has in many ways replaced the US as Asia’s regional boss, China is also becoming Africa’s …

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Microfinance Skeptics Pounce

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2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Muhammad Yunus, founder of Bangladesh’s Grameen Bank has his share of detractors, hard as it is to believe with all …

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Mr. Loverman Paul Wolfowitz

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Woman if a loving yuh looking for yuh buck upon the right man (Mr. Wolfie Man)Loving yuh looking for yuh buck upon the right oneDem call …

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2007 Reith Lectures: Jeffrey Sachs

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Economist Jeffrey Sachs of Millennium Development Goals and “The End of Poverty” fame will be delivering this year’s BBC Reith Lectures. These lectures will be broadcast …