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Development Projects have Delivered Bitter Outcomes in Sierre Leone

The Conversation Africa | Posted 01.08.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Gearoid Millar, University of Aberdeen Reports about land-grabs in Africa often attack the corporations that stand to profit from such projects. But ...

The Privatization Plan for Greece Should Be a Stigma on Europe's Conscience

Yanis Varoufakis | Posted 07.21.2015 | World
Yanis Varoufakis

ATHENS -- The plan is politically toxic because the fund, though domiciled in Greece, will effectively be managed by the troika. It did not have to be this way. At a turning point in European history, our innovative alternative was thrown into the dustbin.

Liquidity Glut, Infrastructure Finance Drought and Development Banks

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 03.07.2015 | World
Otaviano Canuto

The world economy faces huge infrastructure financing needs that are not being matched on the supply side. Emerging market economies, in particular, have had to deal with international long-term private debt financing options that are less supportive of infrastructure finance.

Can China's New Development Bank Succeed?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.26.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

If China will publicly stress the importance of good governance as an essential component of making the development process work, the AIIB has a chance of being successful, and may work well in generating significantly more financial resources for the region.

World Bank to Stop Funding Coal Projects

Jake Schmidt | Posted 09.17.2013 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The World Bank Group has just agreed to stop funding coal projects. This is welcome news as the World Bank Group has funded almost $6 billion in coal projects over the past five years.