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More on Conditional Cash Transfers (CCT)

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The third International Conference on Conditional Cash Transfers (CCT) took place in Istambul, organized by the Turkish Government and the World Bank. Participants from over 40 countries got together to discuss this hot topic.


Conference materials are available at:


Our friends from PSD Blog are also blogging about it, with more links related to the topic:

Fridays Academy: Fiscal Policy and its impact

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From Raj Nallari and Breda Griffith's lecture notes.



Fiscal Policy and its Impacts

Through its decisions on fiscal policy, government can attempt to smooth business cycles and redistribute income. While these are good goals, overreaching on the fiscal side can lead to crowding out and inflation. Today we discuss these important issues.



Fiscal policy and the business cycle

Call for Papers: Poverty and Capital Conference

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The ESRC Global Poverty Research Group (GPRG) is a multi-disciplinary collaboration between social scientists at the Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM) at the University of Manchester and economists at the Centre for the Study of African Economies at the University of Oxford. Manchester University has now consolidated its position as a leading institution for the interdisciplinary study of poverty through the establishment of the Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI).


Russia: How to Sustain Growth in a Resource Based Economy?

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Using the Russian case as an example, this OECD paper by Rudiger Ahrend looks at concepts such as the "Dutch Disease" or rich natural resource endowments "curses", and argues that the right economic policies can overcome or mitigate institutional pathologies traditionally associated with abundance of natural resources.


Read the full paper