Global Economic Governance

Global Economic Governance

The 2008-09 global economic crisis unleashed major upheavals in the global economic and social policy arrangements, requiring firm governmental action to contain the crisis and to deal with the negative economic and social consequences. Continue reading

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Past Event: “Knowledge and Politics in Setting and Measuring SDGs”

Monday November, 20 – Tuesday, November 21 The New School, New York While the negotiation over the SDGs was a hotly contested political process, the selection of indicators and the generation of data is supposedly a technocratic process. Yet the more »

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Past Event: “Can the IFIs Support Sustainable Growth, Reduce Inequality and Protect Labor Rights at the Same Time?”

Thursday October 12, 2017 – 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Room IMF HQ2 – 3B 838 B 1900 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20431 All who are accredited to attend the IMF/WBG CSO Forum are invited At the global level, more »

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Past Event: “Reclaiming policy space for the public: presenting Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2017”

Thursday October 12, 2017 – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm World Bank Group I Building (1850 I St NW, Washington, DC ) – Room to be announced All who are accredited to attend the IMF/WBG CSO Forum are invited The more »

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Past Event: “From Tax Competition to Tax Cooperation: An Alternative to the Race to the Bottom”

Monday, September 18, 2017, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Roger Smith Hotel, 501 Lexington Ave, New York Tax havens are the ultimate expression of the global corporate tax race to the bottom, and they have largely increased over the years. more »

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Past Event: “G24 Special Workshop on Growth and Reducing Inequality”

September 5-6, 2017 International Labour Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland General trends show that two thirds of world inequality is due to international (not “within-country”) inequality, and global inequality is greater than inequality in any single country, which drives a lot of more »

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New Publication – “Are the Multilateral Organizations Fighting Inequality? 2017 Financial Impact Report Executive Summary”

Reducing inequality within and among countries is now a stand-alone goal for the United Nations: Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 10 in the UN’s Agenda 2030. While many countries have adopted SDG action plans that include policies to reduce domestic inequality, more »

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Recent Event: “Are UN Member States Ready to Eradicate Poverty and Promote Gender Equality by Tackling Inequality?”

Monday July 17,  1:15-2:30 pm Convene Conference Center, 730 Third Avenue (between 45th and 46th Streets) The 2017 High-Level Political Forum focused on eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity (Goal 1) and combating gender inequality (Goal 5). This special high-level panel more »

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New Publication – FES International Policy Analysis: “Making the Global Financial System More Resilient: A Regional / Group-wise Approach to Sovereign Debt Workouts”

by Jürgen Kaiser May 2017 More countries in the Global South may be heading toward a new debt crisis as the result of a new wave of debt financing due to low global interest rates coinciding with low commodity prices. Thus more »

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Past Event: “Learning from HIPC: The potential for regional and group-wise debt relief schemes”

Wednesday, May 24, 8:30 am – 9:45 am United Nations HQ – New York Delegates Dining Room While loan and bond financing are actively promoted by the G20 and the World Bank, the IMF is warning of the risk of more »

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