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Developing countries -- Economic conditions

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View Resource International Finance Corporation (IFC)

IFC, a member of the World Bank group, provides loans and equity financing for private sector projects, and advisory services to governments in developing countries to promote economic development. This website offers information about the products and services that IFC provides; reports on IFC projects and activities; and puts out press releases. There is also a collection of discussion and...

https://www.ifc.org/
View Resource World Development Report 1999/2000

Released on September 15, 1999, the 22nd edition of this annual report from the World Bank Organization examines the effects of globalization and localization on the world economy in the coming millennium. Along with the full report, which can be downloaded by chapter in .pdf format, this extensive Website includes overviews of the World Development Report in general and the 1999/2000 report in...

http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTDEC/EXTRESEARCH/...
View Resource Global Economic Prospects and the Developing Countries 2000

This annual publication from the World Bank predicts growth patterns in developing countries. It reports that "recovery from the financial crisis is 'fragile and uneven,' with some regions recovering much faster than others." According to this year's report, growth in Asia will be strong through 2000, as the countries slowly pull themselves out of recession. The average per capita income of Third...

http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTDEC/EXTDECPROSPE...
View Resource Financial Crises in Emerging Markets

This project, from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), studies "the causes of currency crises in emerging market countries as well as the policies that can reduce the risk of future crises and the adverse effects when such crises occur." Along with a extensive collection of downloadable NBER research papers on this subject, the site also lists upcoming conferences on emerging markets...

http://www.nber.org/crisis/
View Resource A Better World for All

According to this new report from the World Bank, 1.2 billion people worldwide live on less than $1 a day; another 1.6 billion people live on less than $2 a day. "A Better World for All" outlines the concerns and goals for setting the groundwork to reduce global poverty. Loaded with charts, graphs, and images, this 28-page report, available in HTML and .pdf formats, allows readers to understand...

http://www.paris21.org/news-center/news/better-world-all
View Resource Establishing Law and Order After Conflict

Released in July 2005, this compelling 293-page report from the RAND Corporation examines the recent attempts of the US government to build (and rebuild) nations around the world. The report looks at such recent efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with like-minded efforts in Panama, El Salvador, Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, and East Timor. The report utilizes data on current and past levels of...

https://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/monographs/2005/R...
View Resource China's Looming Crisis-Inflation Returns

Inflation is serious business for any nation's economy, and in the case of China, it is a growing area of concern for policymakers, economists, and other such types. This very topic is the subject of a recent policy brief written by Albert Keidel on behalf of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Published in September 2007, this eight-page policy brief takes a critical look at the...

http://carnegieendowment.org/files/pb54_keidel_china_looming...
View Resource Oxfam International: Video

Oxfam, the British aid organization that banded together with a dozen other organizations in 1995 to form Oxfam International, has a website loaded with resources, one of which is a video library. There are many issues covered, such as climate change, tsunami survivors, AIDS, and many videos include celebrities, including Colin Firth, Scarlett Johansson, Helen Mirren, and Annie Lennox. To...

https://www.oxfam.org/en/multimedia/video
View Resource World Bank: Annual Report 2012

The World Bank offers trenchant commentary on a wide range of issues of global import, including food production, gender inequality, development practices, and higher education initiatives. As a result, the World Bank's Annual Report is given close attention by people all over the world. The 314-page report offers thoughtful commentary on all manner of activities, and it is beautifully designed...

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http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTABOUTUS/EXTANNRE...