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Domestic Resource Mobilization in Africa

An overview of domestic resource mobilization in Africa. Author: Roy Culpeper and Aniket Bhushan Report Policy Brief

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Free, Prior and Informed Consent and Prior Consultation for Indigenous Peoples and Black Communities – International and Colombian standards in the Extractive Sector

This workshop report (available in Spanish and English) summarizes the main discussion and presentations at a workshop that brought diverse actors (ethnic communities, government, company, non-governmental organizations and national and international experts) together to discuss free, prior and informed consent and extractives. Authors: Edited by Viviane Weitzner, Gladys Jimeno, Plutarco Sandoval and Federico Herrera. Download…

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Domestic Resource Mobilization in Tanzania

This report and policy brief focuses on Domestic Resource Mobilization in Tanzania. Author: Nehemiah E. Osoro Report Policy Brief

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Domestic Resource Mobilization in Uganda

This report and policy brief focus on domestic resource mobilization in Uganda. Author: John Mary Matovu Report Policy Brief

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Domestic Resource Mobilization in Burundi

This report and policy brief focus on domestic resource mobilization in Burundi. Author: Astere Girukwigomba Report Policy Brief

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Domestic Resource Mobilization in Cameroon

This report and policy brief focuses on domestic resource mobilization in Cameroon. Author: Sunday Khan Report Policy Brief

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Domestic Resource Mobilization in Ethiopia

This report and policy brief focus on domestic resource mobilization in Ethiopia. Author: Tsegabirhan Weldegiorigis Abay Report Policy brief

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Canadian Banks in the Financial and Economic Crisis

An interesting aspect of the 2007/2008 financial crisis was the remarkable success of the Canadian banks in weathering it as compared to banks in most other countries. Canada was the only G7 country that did not have a government bank bailout. Canadian banks remained profitable through the crisis. A World Economic Forum report ranked Canada…

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The Canadian Exception to the Financial Crisis: Canada’s Macroeconomic Policy Framework

Although far from unscathed by the current crisis, Canada has for a number of reasons experienced a lower degree of financial turmoil than the United States. Undoubtedly, many of the reasons relate to the nature of Canada’s financial sector and its regulatory regime. These factors are examined elsewhere (see papers by Bhushan, Heidrich and Letourneau, and Porter). But did…

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Canadian Banks Abroad: Expansion and Exposure to the 2008-2009 Financial Crisis

Banking is one of the most internationalised sectors of the Canadian economy, whereby the five largest institutions have important assets abroad, and operate extensive retail banking networks in the US, Latin America, the Caribbean and East Asia. Using a literature review, this paper assesses first the factors that have driven this foreign expansion of Canada’s main financial institutions for the…

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