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Brookings Institution Global Economy and Development

Works: 117 works in 133 publications in 1 language and 372 library holdings
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National perspectives on global leadership by Colin I Bradford( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National perspectives on global leadership soundings series by Colin I Bradford( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poverty and civil war : what policymakers need to know by Susan E Rice( )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For years, a debate has raged in academic circles over the principal causes of civil conflict. Is it ethnicity, grievance, rebel greed, topography or venal leadership? Today, an important element of this debate has been resolved: recent academic research on the causes of conflict demonstrates compellingly that countries with low income per capita are at increased risk of civil conflict. Recent statistical research on poverty and conflict suggests that for a country at the fiftieth percentile for income (like Iran today), the risk of experiencing civil conflict within five years is 7-11 percent; for countries at the tenth percentile (like Ghana or Uganda today), the risk rises to 15-18 percent"--Page 5
Index of state weakness in the developing world by Susan E Rice( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This paper presents the Index of State Weakness in the Developing World ... which ranks all 141 developing countries according to their relative performance in four critical spheres: economic, political, security, and social welfare. We define weak states as countries that lack the essential capacity and/or will to fulfill four sets of critical government responsibilities: fostering an environment conducive to sustainable and equitable economic growth; establishing and maintaining legitimate, transparent, and accountable political institutions; securing their populations from violent conflict and controlling their territory; and meeting the basic human needs of their population. We measure state weakness according to each state's effectiveness in delivering on these four critical dimensions."--Page 3 of source document
The renminbi's role in the global monetary system by Eswar Prasad( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eswar Prasad's study analyzes three related but distinct concepts concerning the role of China's renminbi in the global monetary system: (i) "internationalization" of the currency; (ii) currency convertibility; and (iii) reserve currency status. Their sequencing in relation to other policy goals such as financial sector reforms and exchange rate flexibility will affect their benefit-risk tradeoffs. Prasad describes the measures taken and progress attained in each of these areas and discusses the implications of these changes in relation to the balance and sustainability of China's own economic development as well as the associated implications for the global monetary system. While China is actively promoting the internationalization of its currency, it is a long way from attaining full convertibility or meeting other prerequisites for achieving reserve currency status. Ultimately, China will proceed with capital account convertibility in its own controlled and gradual manner, with the goal being an open capital account but with significant administrative and other "soft" controls. Prasad concludes that the renminbi will play an increasingly important role in the international monetary system but is unlikely to displace the U.S. dollar anytime soon
International NGOs and poverty reduction strategies : the contribution of an asset-based approach by Pamela Sparr( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This scoping study has two principle objectives. It provides a summary of current poverty reduction strategies of US and UK-based international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) with a special emphasis on the underlying frameworks that form the basis of their development interventions. Secondly, the study identifies the applicability of an asset accumulation framework to prevailing programmatic and advocacy strategies for poverty reduction employed by INGOs. After an initial desk review of background materials, a sample group of 21 INGOs was finalized based on seven selection criteria. These relate both to the substantive focus of each organization as well as to institutional factors, and were developed in order to achieve the greatest diversity possible in the sample. The criteria were: mission focus; stated or known analytical approaches to poverty -- termed poverty frameworks in this paper; relationship to the field; length of time in operation; size of revenues; primary funding sources; and organizational structure. A questionnaire was developed for use in the final research phase in which 34 staff from 7 UK-based and 14 US-based INGOs were interviewed
Are aid agencies improving? by William Easterly( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The record of aid agencies over time seems to indicate weak evidence of progress over time in response to learning from experience, new knowledge, or changes in political climate. The few positive results are an increased sensitivity to per capita income of the recipient (although it happened long ago) a decline in the share of food aid, and a decline in aid tying. Most of the other evidence -- increasing donor fragmentation, unchanged emphasis on technical assistance, little or no sign of increased selectivity with respect to policies and institutions, the adjustment lending-debt relief imbroglio -- suggests an unchanged status quo, lack of response to new knowledge, and repetition of past mistakes
Double jeopardy : what the climate crisis means for the poor by Vinca LaFleur( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where does the money go? : best and worst practices in foreign aid by William Easterly( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This paper does not address the issue of aid effectiveness--that is, the extent to which foreign aid dollars actually achieve their goals--but instead focuses on "best practices" in the way in which official aid is given, an important component of the wider debate. First, we discuss best practice for an ideal aid agency and the difficulties that aid agencies face because they are typically not accountable to their intended beneficiaries. Next we consider the transparency of aid agencies and four additional dimensions of aid practice: specialization, or the degree to which aid is not fragmented among too many donors, too many countries, and too many sectors for each donor; selectivity, or the extent to which aid avoids corrupt autocrats and goes to the poorest countries; use of ineffective aid channels such as tied aid, food aid, and technical assistance; and the overhead costs of aid agencies. We compare 48 aid agencies along these dimensions; distinguishing between bilateral and multilateral ones. Using the admittedly limited information we have, we rank the aid agencies on different dimensions of aid practice and then provide one final comprehensive ranking. We present the results as an illustrative exercise to move the aid discussion forward."--Page 1
Using national education accounts to address the global learning crisis : financial data as driving force behind improved learning by J. van der Gaag( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the past decade, school enrollments have increased dramatically, mostly thanks to UNESCO's Education for All (EFA) movement and the UN Millennium Development Goals. From 1999 to 2008, an additional 52 million children around the world enrolled in primary schools, and the number of out-of-school children fell by 39 million. In Sub-Saharan Africa alone, enrollment rates rose by one-third during that time, even with large population increases in school-age children. Yet enrollment is not the only indicator of success in education, and does not necessarily translate into learning. Even with these impressive gains in enrollment, many parts of the world, and particularly the poorest areas, now face a severe learning crisis. The latest data in the EFA Global Monitoring Report 2011 reveal poor literacy and numeracy skills for millions of students around the world. In Malawi and Zambia, more than one-third of sixth-grade students had not achieved the most basic literacy skills. In El Salvador, just 13 percent of third-grade students passed an international mathematics exam. Even in middle-income countries such as South Africa and Morocco, the majority of students had not acquired basic reading skills after four years of primary education. Although the focus on children out of school is fully justified, given that they certainly lack learning opportunities, the failure to focus on learning also does a disservice to the more than 600 million children in the developing world who are already in school but fail to learn very basic skills.--Provided by publisher
Asset-based approaches to poverty reduction in a globalized context : an introduction to asset accumulation policy and summary of workshop findings by Caroline O. N Moser( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This working paper provides a brief introduction to asset-based approaches to poverty reduction in a globalized context. This is a new, but critically important, research and policy agenda. As is appropriate for a working paper, it presents results in preliminary form to generate discussion and critical comment. The paper draws on a number or sources. These include the results of a longitudinal research project on Intergenerational asset accumulation and poverty reduction in Guayaquil 1978-2004, funded by the Ford Foundation, and a number of associated background papers, including a literature review of assets and livelihoods. It also draws on papers presented at the recent Brookings Institution/Ford Foundation Workshop on Asset-based approaches to poverty reduction in a globalized context, held in Washington DC on 27-8 June 2006 (see appendix 1 for conference details)."--Page 5
Global governance audit by Hakan Altınay( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a subset of reports on the challenges of global governance solicited from students and young academics at universities and think tanks around the world. All accepted submissions are available at the Global Economy and Development website
The G-20 London Summit 2009 : recommendations for global policy coordination( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaders of the Group of 20 (G-20), representing 85 percent of the global economy's output, face a long list of agenda items when they gather on April 2 in London for their second summit. As the world combats a great recession, the leaders must address how to help stabilize financial markets and re start economic growth, reform the global financial system, and aid developing and emerging economies. Amidst this background of critical issues, Brookings' global economic and development experts explore a range of recommendations for global policy coordination in advance of the summit and note which issues the leaders should address at the table in order to stem the crisis and avoid future ones
Decarbonisation strategies : how much, how, where and who pays for [delta] [less than or equal-to] 2° celsius? by Urjit R Patel( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a panel discussion at the London School of Economics (LSE) in early October, I said in my concluding remarks that while I was not optimistic about the likelihood of a robust global climate deal at Copenhagen, "there seemed to be a strong consensus in world capitals for a weak agreement." Well, I was more or less right. We ended up with something rather ineffectual: a less than unanimous declaratory announcement (of feeble aims), although they call it an accord; and, in any case, it is neither a treaty nor even a binding commitment underpinned in law. In fact, domestic politics and the recession have probably put paid to hopes for a precise emissions quota-focused treaty in the near term. At any rate, a legally binding multilateral document is hardly sufficient: emission outcomes even under the formally binding Kyoto Protocol with a built-in enforcement mechanism are widely perceived to have been inadequate -- intro (p.1)
Where is the learning? : measuring schooling efforts in developing countries by J. van der Gaag( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ending poverty, promoting peace : the quest for global security by Lael Brainard( )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rather than summarize the conference proceedings, this essay--like those from previous roundtables--attempts to weave together the informed exchanges, varied perspectives, fresh insights, and innovative proposals that characterized the discussion"--Page 1
The IMF and the World Bank : it's time to separate the conjoined twins by Alexis Rieffel( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cutting-edge development issues for INGOs : applications of an asset accumulation approach by Caroline O. N Moser( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The case for global civics by Hakan Altınay( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Civics" often refers to the familiar constellation of rights and responsibilities emanating from citizenship in a nation-state. But what about global civics? Would this be feasible--or even desirable? -- intro. (p.1)
The potential and limitations of impact bonds : lessons from the first five years of experience worldwide by Emily Gustafsson-Wright( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social Impact Bonds - also known as Pay for Success - is a new contracting mechanism to fund prevention programs, where investors provide capital to implement a social service. It combines the components of results- or performance-based financing and public-private partnerships. To date, 44 of these schemes are underway in developed countries from Australia to the United States to address social issues in such areas as preschool education, prison recidivism, foster care, and youth employment. This study aims to examine the potential of this financing mechanism, drawing on a systematic review of the literature, more than 70 structured and informal interviews, and online surveys of 30 individuals. It also features profiles of 38 current schemes, including the Newpin Social Benefit Bond and the Benevolent Society Social Benefit Bond in Australia
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