East Asia and Pacific
There's much talk about the need for creditor-friendly laws in order to provide more capital to private sector. But how much is a better lenders' right to collateral worth in an absence of effective enforcement?
The disinterest in vaccine development throughout the 1990s led many to call for government intervention.
The Economist Intelligence Unit together with the Columbia Program on International Investment released the World Investment Prospects to 2011 which forecasts FDI flows for 82 countries over the next five years. Eight out of top twenty recipient countries will be in emerging-markets.
The report focuses on political risk, and Jeffrey Sachs analyzes ways to address growing risks in the energy sector.
The graph shows predicted inflows to Asia + China:
The aid community has undergone sweeping changes since the 1960s when the number of donors per recipient country averaged at 12. Today this figure is 33 and the number of organizations exceeds 230.