This event series will examine the economic, social, political, and security impacts of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
The first-of-its-kind NCF Tracker identifies 46 funds across 39 countries, showing how these funds vary by host country, legal design, scope, mobilized finance, and the level of success in attracting resources from multilateral climate funds.
Professor Mehrling argues the international system is tiered, one that is a global dollar system, with the Fed operating as the de facto global central bank providing international lender of last resort support to the system.
“Without private financial institutions buying into defunding coal energy production, we will not meet our global climate and development goals.”
“The IMF should suspend these surcharges immediately to give member states this breathing space, and to give the IMF the incentive to rethink its business model.”
Over the next 18 months, the Task Force will engage in and utilizes rigorous, empirical research to advance IMF policies that align international financial stability and growth with global climate goals
Professor Gallagher offered comments on President Xi Jinping’s announcement that China will end its support for new coal power projects overseas in multiple global publications including Associated Press, Forbes, Quartz, The New York Times, The Independent, and Aljazeera.
“While the World Bank’s development projects are not without their risks to biodiversity and Indigenous communities, the approach to environmental and social risk management taken by China as the world’s largest bilateral lender has global ramifications.”
Professor Gallagher joined global experts to discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on SDG implementation, whether the international community is on track to meet the 2030 deadline, as well as the need for renewed multilateralism and buy-in from advanced economies in emerging markets and developing countries.
“Under Karra’s methodology, measures of unmet need among different populations of women are on average five to six percentage points higher than the standard measures of unmet need that are currently used by the DHS.”
Co-authored by the GDP Center, the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the Centre for Sustainable Finance at SOAS, University of London, the report proposes an ambitious blueprint for designing debt relief to secure green, resilient and inclusive development.
The EU-MERCOSUR free trade agreement would represent the largest trade deal for both blocs in terms of number of citizens involved, but is likely to be a step toward less productive, more unequal and more vulnerable economies in both blocs.
The GDP Center, ISPI, and T20 National Coordinator and Chair, brought together varied proposals from MICs and the international community to address the MICs’ external debt challenges.
Dr. Nahid Bhadelia will head the newly established Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases (CEID), be an associate director at BU’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL), and join the Pardee School faculty through a joint appointment.
The IMF has so far paid minimal and uneven attention to climate risks. If the IMF does not incorporate climate risks now, it won’t be able to change course for another 7-10 years.
The new policy brief considers the shortcomings of the current approach to global vaccination for COVID-19, how the TRIPS waiver could overcome these challenges, and counterarguments to the waiver.
Do economies always grow fastest when left alone? Can governments spur economic development through active measures? What kinds of interventions are most effective?
According to new data, China’s overseas energy financing decreased 43% from the $8.1 billion in lending to foreign countries recorded in 2019, the lowest level since 2008.
What should the top policy priorities be for supporting human development in the year ahead?
The GDP Center’s new research assesses which countries are suitable for debt-for-climate and/or debt-for-nature swaps with China based on significant exposure to both Chinese debt and threats to climate/biodiversity.