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April 2007

The Ten Commandments of Pro-Poor Growth

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According to Mwangi S. Kimenyi in the latest issue of Poverty in Focus, trying to "highlight the importance of thinking about the poor as people rather than mere numbers and getting a better understanding of the economy and the linkages within sectors and regions".


Pro-poor reform policies should:

World Development Indicators 2007

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World Development Indicators (WDI) 2007 is out.


WDI is the World Bank's premier annual compilation of data about development. The 2007 WDI includes more than 900 indicators in over 80 tables organized in 6 sections: World View, People, Environment, Economy, States and Markets, and Global Links. 


World Economic Outlook - April 2007

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The International Monetary Fund's latest World Economic Outlook is out.


The World Economic Outlook (WEO) presents the IMF staff's analysis and projections of economic developments at the global level, in major country groups (classified by region, stage of development, etc.), and in many individual countries. It focuses on major economic policy issues as well as on the analysis of economic developments and prospects.

Donor coordination

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There have been numerous discussions recently on the need (or lack thereof) of more aid for developing countries. An article in the Economist reminds us that the quality of aid is as important as its quantity.


After the Indian Ocean tsunami, according to a report in El Pais, an Acehnese girl developed measles symptoms thanks to three identical jabs from different aid agencies.

Call for papers - African Economic Conference 2007

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The ECA and the African Development Bank are organizing the 2007 African Economic Conference on the theme “Opportunities and Challenges of Development for Africa in the Global Arena”, which will take place in Addis Ababa on 15-17 November. The program committee invites submission of abstracts (or papers) by interested participants on any economic issues of relevance to African economies.

Call for papers - Nordic Conference in Development Economics - 18-19 June 2007

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The Department of Economics at the University of Copenhagen and its Development Economics Research Group (DERG) is organizing the next Nordic Conference in Development Economics (NCDE) to be held in Copenhagen on 18-19 June 2007. The conference aims at bringing together Nordic and international scholars for exchange of ideas and discussion of recent results within theoretical and applied development economics research.