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IMF Economic and Fiscal Updates – April 2016

The IMF has just released three reports, the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), “Too Slow for Too Long,” the update to the Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR), “Potent Policies for a Successful Normalization;” and the Fiscal Monitor (FM), “Acting Now, Acting Together.” According to the WEO, The baseline projection for global growth in 2016 is …
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Partnering Against Corruption Initiative

The World Economic Forum in collaboration with Deloitte has just published the report, “Partnering Against Corruption Initiative: Infrastructure & Urban Development Building Foundations for Transparency.” Building Foundations for Transparency is the second phase of a multi-year project conducted by the Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI) to address the specific needs of the Infrastructure & Urban …
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The Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2015

The World Economic Forum has just published “The Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2015.” The report, which covers 112 economies, seeks to improve our understanding of how countries can use a diverse spectrum of policy incentives and institutional mechanisms to make economic growth more socially inclusive without dampening incentives to work, save and invest. Six …
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Eye on Greece

Syriza’s left-wing opposition party victory has raised fears about Greece’s future in the euro. But what are the odds of Greece leaving, and the consequences if they do? Bruegel, the Brussels-based think tank, under the title “Eye on Greece” offers the latest contributions Bruegel has produced to foster debate and provide policy recommendations on Greece. …
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Policy challenges for the next 50 years

The OECD has just published the report “Policy challenges for the next 50 years.” According to the study a slowdown in global economic growth and a continuing rise in income inequality are projected for the coming decades. Three areas are highlighted: sustaining strong growth, tackling rising income inequality and reducing climate change costs. Ageing populations …
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Working for the Few

Oxfam has just published the report “Working for the Few: Political capture and economic inequality.” According to the study almost half of the world’s wealth is now owned by just one percent of the population, and seven out of ten people live in countries where economic inequality has increased in the last 30 years. The …
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African Economic Outlook 2013

The African Development Bank (AfDB) jointly with the OECD Development Centre, the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has published the “African Economic Outlook 2013: Structural Transformation and Natural Resources.” According to the report, Africa’s agricultural, mining and energy resources could boost the continent’s economic growth and pave the way …
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Regional Economic Outlook: Asia and Pacific

The IMF has just released its latest Regional Economic Outlook forAsia and the Pacific, entitled “Managing Spillovers and Advancing Economic Rebalancing.” According to the study, growth in Asia is expected to pick up this year, after slowing in the last quarter of 2011, but Asian policy makers now face the challenging task of adjusting policies …
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Trade and Development Report 1981-2011

The UNCTAD has just launched the “Trade and Development Report, 1981-2011: Three Decades of Thinking Development”. UNCTAD´s flagship Trade and Development Report, which now has been issued annually for more than 30 years, foresaw the mounting influence of globalization on the economies of developing countries, warned of the dangers of unregulated financial flows and volatile …
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REO Sub-Saharan Africa

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has just published the May 2011 Regional Economic Outlook, “Sub-Saharan Africa: Recovery and New Risks”. The report states that Sub-Saharan Africa’s recovery from the crisis-induced slowdown is well under way, although among country groups there is variation in the speed of the recovery. In most of the region’s low-income countries …
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