Tag: Development

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Philippine Tax Authority TKOs Manny Pacquiao

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Why are tax authorities always hate figures? The Good Book portrayed them as untouchables, and tax collectors have had something of an image problem since biblical …

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South-South Trade: LDCs Doin' It for Themselves

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Dependency theorists will have a more difficult time explaining how poor countries are increasingly trading with each other via South-South trade. How can they “exploit” each …

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USAID Told to Get Lost Pt. 3 (Ecuador Edition)

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I almost forgot to post about this one (apologies). Mostly on the grounds of political interference, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has, in …

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So Long, Asia: Africa is Now Fastest-Growing Continent

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At  midyear 2013, IMF bloggers declared Africa to be the second-fastest growing region in the world after (developing) Asia. Fast-forward a couple of months and it …

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The Rise and Rise of FDI From the Global South

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Much has been made of the protectionism which firms such as those from China have encountered investing in the West. I have called specious arguments on …

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World Bank President and Bono [?!] on Ending Poverty

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We haven’t had a video feature in ages, so here’s one that should be of general interest. Current World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has not …

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Aid (Not Death) from Above: Drones for Disaster Relief

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Some of these things don’t come with missiles but with goodwill The American habit of using drones on supposed “terrorist” targets that frequently results in killing …