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The Case for Globalization and Robust Global Value Chains
February 08, 2024
A New Vintage of Populism in Latin America
February 23, 2024
Reality Check: The Distributional Impact of Privatization in Developing Countries
October 17, 2005
Most studies of privatization look at what happens to companies. Reality Check, a new volume of case studies from Latin America, Asia, and the former Soviet Union, examines the impact on people. Surprise: privatization has often been a reasonably good thing, even for the poor.
The Dollar and Development - Working Paper 64
August 10, 2005
In this posthumously published working paper, Dick Sabot argues that the U.S. external deficit is putting at risk the welfare of poor people in developing countries. This accessible paper draws on a forthcoming book, The U.S. as a Debtor Nation, by William Cline, and has been updated to include Clin...
Washington Contentious: Economic Policies for Social Equity in Latin America
July 20, 2005
At the end of the 1990s the future of Latin America seemed grim in the face of four devastating problems—slow and unsteady economic growth, persistent poverty, social injustice, and personal insecurity. For 10 years Latin America had pursued—with considerable vigor—the 10 economic policies that make...
From Social Assistance to Social Development: Targeted Education Subsidies in Developing Countries
July 20, 2005
The book compiles a vast amount of unpublished and published material on existing CTE programs and their impact on poverty. Groundbreaking case studies and detailed evaluations of programs in Mexico, Brazil, Bangladesh, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Chile add up to an unusual and surprising success story...
Financing Development: The Power of Regionalism
July 19, 2005
The historic 2002 United Nations Conference on Financing for Development in Monterrey, Mexico, overlooked a crucial question: regionalism. Financing Development: The Power of Regionalism is designed to correct this omission.
Trading Up: Trade Policy and Global Poverty
July 18, 2005
This policy brief is a preview of the analysis and recommendations in Trade Policy and Global Poverty, by William R. Cline.
Privatization in Latin America: The rapid rise, recent fall, and continuing puzzle of a contentious economic policy
July 18, 2005
This policy brief is a preview to the analysis and recommendations on privatization in the second edition of Washington Contentious: Economic Policies for Social Equity in Latin America, to be published in 2004 by the Center for Global Development and Inter-American Dialogue.