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02. – ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND DEVELOPMENT FINANCE

IMF / SOUTH AFRICA

A new IMF report said South Africa can celebrate significant progress in its first 20 years of democracy, but faces the challenge of reviving a weak economy and addressing elevated vulnerabilities; adding in structural reforms are essential to boosting sustainable, inclusive growth and job creation. IMF / RECENT

11 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UN / WORLD ECONOMIC REPORT

Global economic growth is forecast to continue increasing over the next two years, the United Nations reported today, despite legacies from the financial crisis continuing to weigh on growth, and the emergence of new challenges, including high unemployment. UNIFEED-UNTV

10 Dec 2014 | Read More »

LIBERIA / EBOLA ECONOMY IMPACT

Liberia -one of the three most affected countries by Ebola- could experience negative GDP growth for the first time since the war ended 11 years ago unless urgent action is taken to stimulate the economy. This West African country was one of the fastest growing economies in the world last year, but recent projections show [...]

5 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UN / BAN POST 2015 AGENDA

After presenting his Synthesis Report to the General Assembly, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the Assembly's 17 Sustainable Development Goals and said that the recommendations in his Report “are not intended to cluster or replace the SDGs.  Rather, they are meant to offer some conceptual guidance for the work ahead." UNIFEED – UNTV

4 Dec 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / FINANCIAL BEHAVIOR

Development policies need re-hauling to reflect how people’s minds really work, a new World Bank study argues.   This could help form and realize development goals, including that of breaking poverty cycles from one generation to the next, the study says. WORLD BANK

2 Dec 2014 | Read More »

IMF / EBOLA GOVERNANCE REFORM

The IMF Deputy Spokesperson Bill Murray welcomed donor countries' further support for the Ebola-affected countries. He also reiterated the importance of the IMF governance reform being ratified by the U.S. Congress, in the wake of last week's U.S. midterm elections. IMF

13 Nov 2014 | Read More »

IMF / CAUCASUS CENTRAL ASIA

Growth in the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) is expected to decline by about one percentage point of GDP in response to the slowdown in Russia, the IMF says in its latest regional forecast. IMF

4 Nov 2014 | Read More »

IMF / UKRAINE GREECE QE2 EBOLA

Answering questions at the bi-weekly press briefing, IMF Spokesperson Gerry Rice welcomed the Fed's well-communicated steps towards gradual normalization of the monetary policy. Rice also updated the media on the IMF engagements with Ukraine and Greece, and commented on the possible impact of the Ebola outbreak. IMF

30 Oct 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / DOING BUSINESS 2015

Singapore tops the list of business-friendly economies globally for the ninth year in a row, while five of the top ten most improved countries are in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new World Bank study. WORLD BANK

29 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GA / CUBA EMBARGO

For the 23rd consecutive year, the General Assembly has adopted a resolution calling for an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba. UNIFEED-UNTV

28 Oct 2014 | Read More »

 

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