Doing Business 2018: Reforming to Create Jobs, a World Bank Group flagship publication, is the 15th in a series of annual reports measuring the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 190 economies—from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe—and over time.
What We Are Reading
The latest Global Affairs Canada (GAC) Organizational Chart (September 2017) and a List of Thematic specialists and Deputy Directors, which will be useful for those who work with the department. GAC updates these on a periodic basis.
La plus récente version de la structure organisationnelle d’Affaires mondiales Canada (septembre 2017) ainsi que la liste des spécialistes thématiques et sectoriels. Ces documents vous seront utile si vous qui travaillez avec le ministère. Les listes sont mises à jours périodiquement.
The World Bank Annual Report 2017 is now available at http://www.worldbank.org/en/about/annual-report
This article provides an interesting perspective on why international law, the topic of this year's CAIDP-CCIL conference is so important. Notiing that the rules-based international order that emerged from the wreckage of the second world war a huge improvement on anything that preceded, and it currently under threat.
One of our members sent the October 2017 NGO Financial Newsletter. It is fairly strongly focused on the USA, but contains the following story. As our reader said in his cover email: who knew?
WHEN the Ebola virus hit west Africa in 2014, it took months to get together the money needed to combat the outbreak. Donors ended up committing more than $7bn. But the money came too late and too inefficiently, says Tim Evans, who directs the World Bank’s global health practice. Lives that could have been saved were lost. The bank estimates that GDP in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone was reduced by $2.8bn.
Thanks to the member who sent in this interesting Q&A with Albena Melin, the International Finance Corporation's head of global engagements, vice presidency, blended finance and partnerships and senior adviser to the United Nations on SDG financing.
Thanks to editor Keane Shore for this link to a reference tool for desiging cross-cultureal research that has excellent advise as well for international development professsionals.
Strengthening Domestic Resource Mobilization: Moving from Theory to Practice in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
For those interested in financing for development, this new World Bank publication "Strengthening Domestic Resource Mobilization: Moving from Theory to Practice in Low- and Middle-Income Countries" will be an interesting read.