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

Remittances from migrants are a growing force, and this chapter considers the role that they can play in financing development. To an important extent, they finance consumption, and are an international mechanism of social protection based on private transfers; they can also contribute to...

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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...

Policy Brief pdf
– 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...

Book Chapter
Ernest Aryeetey - , 2004

The original purpose of the Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was to increase international liquidity, but here the emphasis is on the potential role of SDR creation in providing funds for development finance. The chapter describes the historical development of...

Book Chapter
Agnar Sandmo - , 2004

The taxation of externalities is the subject of this first of seven chapters that examine potential sources of development funding. It considers the possible role of environmental taxes for economic development. The chapter starts with a review of the welfare economics theory of environmental...

Book Chapter
Tony Addison, Abdur Chowdhury - , 2004

Proposals are evaluated, from both an economic and an ethical viewpoint, for development funding through a global lottery, along with a complement to this: a global premium bond (a loan instrument in which the interest takes the form of a lottery prize, the capital being repayable on request, so...

Book Chapter
George Mavrotas - , 2004

Proposals for new institutional arrangements for Official Development Assistance (ODA) that exploit techniques for securitisation in the capital market can function as an innovative source for generating the funds necessary for the achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This chapter...

Book Chapter
Robin Boadway - , 2004

This chapter, together with chs. 2 and 10, approaches the question of development funding in a theoretical way, rather than by examining individual proposals for sources. One purpose of the book is to bring to bear on this accumulated knowledge in the field of national public finance, and more...

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– 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...

Book Chapter
John Micklewright, Anna Wright - , 2004

The chapter starts by considering the extent to which development benefits from philanthropic effort, showing that a great deal of philanthropy in rich industrialised countries is aimed at domestic concerns, and may vary with household income; the super‐rich are treated here as a special case. The...

Working Paper pdf
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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– Issues and Evidence
Andrés 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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Robin Boadway - UNU-WIDER, 2003 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper considers lessons from the practice of fiscal federalism for guidance on new approaches to development finance. Despite the fact that inter-regional redistribution in a federation relies on a central government with strong fiscal powers, the form of that redistribution can be used as a...

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Agnar Sandmo - UNU-WIDER, 2003 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper considers the role of global environmental taxes both as instruments for improving the global environment and as a source of revenue for funding economic development. It reviews the general case for environmental taxes and the particular issues that arise for the adoption of such taxes...

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John Micklewright, Anna Wright - UNU-WIDER, 2003 - Helsinki, Finland

Charitable donations by private individuals and firms can help fund the Millennium Development Goals. What are the prospects for increasing donations for international development, whether from small-scale donors, the super-rich (as in the recent gifts by Bill Gates and Ted Turner), or the...

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