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Poverty and growth event

This Thursday at 2pm CEPR and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung are hosting an event on The Growth and Development Challenge: What are the Main Drivers to Fight Poverty? Speakers include Victor Tokman (ex-econ advisor to the President of Chile), Prabhat Patnaik (Jawaharlal Nehru University), Danny Leipziger (PREM VP, World Bank) and Mark Weisbrot (CEPR). Kathy Schalch of NPR will be moderating. Free for those of you in DC.

Update: foreign aid and the private sector

A write-up of Tuesday's Brown-Wilson Center event on foreign aid and the private sector is now online. At the event they launched the new publication: Foreign Aid and Private Sector Development.

Also see our reading list on the future of development assistance.

Emerging market retail priorities

Against a backdrop of accelerating modern retail globalization, India retained its position as the world’s most attractive emerging market, according the 2006 Global Retail Development Index (GRDI), an annual study of retail investment attractiveness among 30 emerging markets. The study also found Asia has overtaken Eastern Europe as the dominant region for global retail expansion.