Global Crowdfunding Update: Updates from the World Bank and Africa

Crowdfunding Global Update June 3, 2013 Crowdfunding was the featured topic in this month’s Entrepreneur Magazine, which looks at innovation in funding start-ups. The article explored the ways in which governments, development organizations and investors in many countries are working to create entrepreneurial ecosystems and innovation.  Crowdfunding is a solution that …

UNEVEN JOB RECOVERY POSES CHALLENGES TO MOST COUNTRIES, UN LABOUR AGENCY REPORTS

UNEVEN JOB RECOVERY POSES CHALLENGES TO MOST COUNTRIES, UN LABOUR AGENCY REPORTS New York, Jun  3 2013  1:00PM Five years after the global financial crisis, the world employment situation remains uneven with emerging and developing economies recovering much faster than most advanced countries, the United Nations labour agency today reported, …

Frank and Levin Call on Administration to Clarify Position on Capital Controls

WASHINGTON — Congressman Barney Frank, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, and Congressman Sander Levin, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, today released a letter to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, expressing concern over future U.S. free trade agreements if the very important subject of …

Global Economy Expanded More Slowly Than Expected In 2011

Global Economy Expanded More Slowly Than Expected In 2011 Brigid Fitzgerald Reading www.earth-policy.org/indicators/C53/economy_2012 Earth Policy Release Eco-Economy Indicator February 16, 2012 Eco-Economy Indicators are twelve trends that the Earth Policy Institute tracks to measure progress in building a sustainable economy. Given the way the world now does business, economic growth …

Despite Global Financial Crisis, Illicit Financial Outflows from Developing World Remain High, Finds New Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 15, 2011 Despite Global Financial Crisis, Illicit Financial Outflows from Developing World Remain High, Finds New Report Over US$900 Billion Illicitly Drained from Developing Countries in 2009, Says Annual GFI Study Report Finds Developing World Lost US$8.44 Trillion over the Decade 2000-2009 WASHINGTON, DC – Developing …

Ban Calls On G-20 Summit to Show Boldness to Solve Global Economic Crisis

New York, Oct 25 2011  7:05PM Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on the world’s biggest economies to heed the voices of global public protest at their G-20 summit next week and show the bold leadership needed to resolve the global economic crisis and achieve sustainable development. “The gathering force of public protest is …

New Rules for Global Finance or more of the same?

Weekly Update March 8, 2011 Contact: Jamie Baker 202-247-7486 [email protected] New Rules for Global Finance New Rules Weekly Update SDRs: a valuable tool for enhancing the legitimacy of the international monetary system Tuesday March 8, 2011 By Michael Prowse, Senior Visiting Fellow The fundamental flaw in the current international monetary …