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– Issues and Evidence
Andrés Solimano - Oxford University Press, 2004 - Oxford, UK
Anthony Barnes Atkinson - Oxford University Press, 2004 - Oxford, UK

As their Millennium Development Goals, world leaders have pledged by 2015 to halve the number of people living in extreme poverty and hunger, to achieve universal primary education, to reduce child mortality, to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS, and to halve the number of people without safe drinking...

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– Funding the Millennium Development Goals
Anthony Barnes Atkinson - UNU-WIDER, 2004 - Helsinki, Finland

As a result of the Five Year Review of the World Summit for Social Development, the UN General Assembly in September 2000 adopted a resolution calling for 'a rigorous analysis of the advantages, disadvantages and other implications of proposals for developing new and innovative sources of...

– Funding the Millennium Development Goals
Anthony Barnes Atkinson - UNU-WIDER, 2004 - Helsinki, Finland

by A. B. Atkinson Mobilizing additional finance to meet the challenges of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is an urgent priority. Developing countries are themselves mobilizing resources to meet the MDG targets by 2015, but they will fall short without additional external flows. This...

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Ernest Aryeetey - UNU-WIDER, 2004 - Helsinki, Finland

Efforts to realize the issue of development-focused Special Drawing Rights (SDR) by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have been on-going for many years. Recently, however, the campaign first gained a new momentum immediately after the Asian financial crises with the new liquidity problems of...

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– A Critical Appraisal
Machiko Nissanke - UNU-WIDER, 2003 - Helsinki, Finland

The paper assesses the potential of currency transaction taxes (CTT, widely known as the Tobin tax), to raise revenue for global development. Though Tobin proposed and others assessed CTTs in terms of reducing exchange rate volatility and improving macroeconomic policy environments, this paper...

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Tony Addison, Abdur Chowdhury - UNU-WIDER, 2003 - Helsinki, Finland

The world lottery market now amounts to at least US$126 billion in sales. World market sales for all gaming products (public, charitable and commercial) total some US$1 trillion, of which Internet gambling accounts for US$32 billion. This paper assesses the prospects for harnessing this large and...

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– The UK HM Treasury-DFID Proposal to Increase External Finance to Developing Countries
George Mavrotas - UNU-WIDER, 2003 - Helsinki, Finland

The paper discusses the International Finance Facility (IFF), a joint HM Treasury–DFID proposal to increase development aid substantially for the Millennium Development Goals to be achieved by 2015. The main conclusion of the paper is that the proposed IFF is a promising, forward-looking and...

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– Issues and Evidence
Andres Solimano - UNU-WIDER, 2003 - Helsinki, Finland

Remittances, after foreign direct investment, are currently the most important source of external finance to developing countries. Remittances surpass foreign aid, and tend to be more stable than such volatile capital flows as portfolio investment and international bank credit. Remittances are...

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– Over-Arching Issues
Anthony Barnes Atkinson - UNU-WIDER, 2003 - Helsinki, Finland

In analysing proposals for new sources of development funding, there are several issues that arise across the board. What is the role of new sources in relation to existing overseas development assistance? Should we be seeking new sources that generate a double dividend? Can the key elements of a...

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