Economy and Financial Affairs

The Doha Non-governmental organization Group on Financing for Development (DNG) is an international coalition of civil society organizations serving as the NGO facilitating body to the official UN Financing for Development (FfD) process and engaged in the monitoring of the various agenda items of the Monterrey Consensus.
INSouth embodies an understanding, from a South perspective, of the new and emerging issues in the international arena, and the challenges and opportunities they pose for the South.
NGO sites
African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)
AERC is devoted to policy research and training. Its principal objective is to strengthen local capacity for conducting independent, rigorous inquiry into problems pertinent to the management of economies in sub-Saharan Africa.
African Forum and Network on Debt and Development - AFRODAD
Organisation working on solutions to Africa’s mounting debt problem and its negative impact on development.
African Monitor - AM
The AM monitors the delivery of promises by donor and African governments, as well as programme effectiveness at grassroots level in order to advocate for accelerated delivery and programme effectiveness based on evidence from the ground.
Anti-Privatization Forum (APF)
The APF’s role is to unite struggles against privatisation in the workplace and community. It is open to any organisation or individual opposed to privatisation. South Africa.
Aspects of India's Economy
A journal which aims to explain day-to-day issues of Indian economic life. It is published by the Research Unit for Political Economy (R.U.P.E.). India.
BanglaPraxis is an activist organization in Bangladesh, working on IFIs, ecology (rivers), water privatization and mining.
Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF)
Independent not-for-profit non-governmental research institute for capacity building in economic and social policy analysis. The main objective of ESRF is to build and strengthen human and institutional capabilities in economic and social policy analysis and decision-making and to enhance the understanding of policy options within the Government, public sector, donor community and in the growing national non-governmental sector mainly, but not only in Tanzania.
Economic Policy Research Institute (EPRI)
EPRI supports the development of economic policy options that promote economic growth and social equity in South Africa. The institute is committed to analysing South Africa's socio-economic situation and constructing sustainable economic polices that foster job creation and redistribution while supporting sustained economic growth and macroeconomic stability. South Africa.
Economic Research Forum for the Arab Countries, Iran and Turkey - ERF
ERF’s mission is to provide an institutional mechanism to initiate and fund policy-relevant economic research, to disseminate the results of research activity to scholars, policymakers, and the business community, and to function as a resource base for researchers through its databank and documentation library.
Focus on the Global South
Focus aims to consciously and consistently articulate, link and develop greater coherence between local community-based and national, regional and global paradigms of change. Thailand.
IBON Foundation
The main concern of IBON is the collation of socio-economic data and analysis and the dissemination of this information to the different sectors of Philippine society.
IFIs Latin American MonitoR
This initiative aims at contributing to the Latin American and global IFI campaigns for reform of the Bretton Woods institutions by translating key information, producing and disseminating analysis and providing a point of access to research results, opinions and campaigning activities, thus promoting dialogue and collaboration between key actors.
India Resource Center
India Resource Center works to support anti-corporate globalization movements in India. They provide information on transnational corporations to Indian movements. They also educate and mobilize key constituencies in the US and other countries to take action in support of campaigns in India.
Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD)
The Institute for Global Dialogue is an independent South African non-governmental organisation that provides analysis on the changing global environment and its impact on South Africa for the benefit of government and civil society.
International Development Economic Associates (IDEAs)
International network of progressive economists engaged in the teaching, research and utilization of development economics.
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Selected news
What now for European monetary union?
Thu Jul 12 2012 - Source: Third World Network
The Basel-based Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has joined a growing chorus of global institutions and leaders calling on the eurozone countries to quickly act to bring about more financial and fiscal integration, and strengthen the institutional foundations of the currency union itself.
Society, economic policies and future of finance sector
Thu Jul 12 2012 - Source: Third World Network
The future of finance, and in particular, saving it from a popular backlash against the global financial crisis and related crisis-management policies, has rightly become a matter of great concern. There is broad agreement that finance, as in the past, has the potential to do good, which should be harnessed by all. However, it is essential to minimise its potential to do harm.
Sustainable Development As An Answer To Economic And Financial Crises
Mon Jul 09 2012 - Source: South Centre
Below is the speech delivered by Dr Yılmaz Akyüz, Chief Economist of the South Centre on the Sustainable Development Dialogue Roundtable on the Global Financial Crisis, UN Conference on Sustainable Development 2012, in Rio de Janeiro on 16 June 2012.

The global financial crisis: implications for the South - Wed Nov 10 2010
Civil society organizations from 41 countries, urge G-20 leaders to make concrete progress towards the introduction of an internationally coordinated financial transactions tax (FTT) at the upcoming summit in Seoul.
Fuente: Choike

UN Conference on the world financial and economic crisis and its impact on development The global financial crisis: implications for the South Gender in economics The Bank of the South: An alternative to the IFIs?
Financing for Development Initiative for Integration of Regional Infrastructure in South America - IIRSA External debt The G8 Summit 2005
World Bank International Monetary Fund - IMF   

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