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Global Debt and Third World Development

“Global Debt and Third World Development 1994 http://t.co/ABh7y22dGd Vincent Ferraro and Melissa Rosser”
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Background to debt problems of developing countries
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Why Tackling Corruption Matters in Development Aid - Huffington Post

Why Tackling Corruption Matters in Development Aid - Huffington Post | Development Economics | Scoop.it
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The annual letter from Bill and Melinda Gates on development is a powerful agenda-setting document.
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The pros and cons of aid to developing economies | Kenneth Rogoff

The pros and cons of aid to developing economies | Kenneth Rogoff | Development Economics | Scoop.it
Kenneth Rogoff: A new book by Princeton University's Angus Deaton urges the importance of aid but also caution over western interference

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Economic Indicators, February 2014 - Commons Library Research Paper

Economic Indicators, February 2014 - Commons Library Research Paper | Development Economics | Scoop.it
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries.
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Great Link on this site to the all the economic figures you will need for UK.-Feb 14

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Catalyzing Development Revisited - Brookings Institution (blog)

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Catalyzing Development Revisited
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In a recent op-ed in the Financial Times, Bill Easterly wrote “aid spending is a drop in the ocean of the budgets of governments that give it and the economies that receive it.
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A useful evaluation of Aid and it's relative importance..

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UK's east Africa transport initiative aims to cut costs and improve trade

UK's east Africa transport initiative aims to cut costs and improve trade | Development Economics | Scoop.it
Development secretary Justine Greening announces £10.5m fund that will award innovation and boost investment

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Classic internal and external increases in trade predicted as a result of  infrastructure  investment. 

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Africa's natural resources can be a blessing, not an economic curse

Africa's natural resources can be a blessing, not an economic curse | Development Economics | Scoop.it
Joseph Stiglitz: Resource-rich countries have, on average, done poorly but progress is possible if they get economic and political support

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Thought-provoking data

Thought-provoking data | Development Economics | Scoop.it
It's always a delight to be introduced to economic data that confounds you, and this BBC Newsnight piece is no exception, ranging widely across the global economy in search of data that every delegate at Davos should be aware of....

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China's economic growth

Some of the story behind China's amazing economic growth since 1978.

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Extreme Poverty Reduction: An MDGs Success Story?

Extreme Poverty Reduction: An MDGs Success Story? | Development Economics | Scoop.it
The goal of extreme poverty reduction is surely the best-known of the UN's eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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Locus of extremity

Locus of extremity | Development Economics | Scoop.it
THE central bank of Turkey boasts an impressive art collection, including a canvas by Erol Akyavas entitled “Locus of Extremity”. That was pretty much where the...

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Geoff Riley's curator insight, February 1, 2014 3:42 PM

This is a superb article for A2 macro students wanting to understand more about the fragility of a large cluster of emerging economies. Many have been running large current account deficits on their balance of payments and this makes them vulnerable to sudden and significant capital outflows from their economy, which in turn causes exchange rate weakness. Dropping currencies threatens a sharp rise in cost-push inflation and slower economic growth (stagflation) - so several central banks including Turkey and South Africa have taken the step of raising policy interest rates to partly stabilise their exchange rates. Will it be enough?

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The Unsung Heroine of Economic Development - Huffington Post

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“The Unsung Heroine of Economic Development Huffington Post This week, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation released their annual letter, all about the myths that block progress for the poor.”
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An interesting article about the role of birth control in developing countries
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US Tightens Development Safeguards - Inter Press Service

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Aid projects are not without their problems. This article draws attention to recent US legislation designed to protect the rights of indigenous populations from the effects of these projects.

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Small-scale agriculture holds big promise for Africa

Small-scale agriculture holds big promise for Africa | Development Economics | Scoop.it
Supporting smallholder irrigation through finance and technical assistance could significantly improve productivity and incomes The recent discovery of a large aquifer in Kenya is a reminder that far from being dry, Africa has abundant water...

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Why Economic Growth Could Be The Solution To China's Pollution

Why Economic Growth Could Be The Solution To China's Pollution | Development Economics | Scoop.it
China should further develop the economy to tackle pollution, says UC San Diego's Junjie Zhang
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