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Global Opportunity Index 2018: Emerging G20 Countries and Capital Flow Reversal

Milken Institute  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Finance
18. January 2019

Attracting foreign investors into emerging market economies has been made more arduous by rising U.S. interest rates and heightened geopolitical risks. As their share of capital inflows grows, emerging market economies have also diversified the composition of these inflows away from foreign direct investment (FDI) toward bank and portfolio capital. However, portfolio flows are highly cyclical and 2018's drop in inflows reflects a reversal of the previous year's rise. The 2008 financial crisis triggered the last comprehensive discussion on financial…

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International financial centres and development finance

Overseas Development Institute  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Finance
18. January 2019

Economic growth in some of the world’s poorest nations is being held back by a lack of financing. International financial centres (IFCs) have a crucial role to play in mobilising such finance as they can provide secure jurisdictions, fund structuring and tax neutrality for both private investors and public–private co-financing. The paper finds it is important that policy balance the trade-offs involved in fostering IFC intermediation of development finance, while ensuring that illicit activities continue to be tackled resolutely. It…

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Global Economic Prospects – Darkening Skies

The World Bank  
Policy Initiative: Innovation and Economic Diversification
18. January 2019

Global economic prospects have darkened. Financing conditions have tightened, industrial production has moderated, and trade tensions remain elevated. The recovery in emerging market and developing economies has stalled, and some countries have experienced significant financial stress. Downside risks have increased, including the possibility of disorderly financial market movements and escalating trade disputes. It is thus critical to rebuild policy buffers while fostering potential growth by boosting human capital, promoting trade integration, and addressing informality. The report contains pieces on the…

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The Global Risks Report 2019

World Economic Forum  
Policy Initiative: Innovation and Economic Diversification
18. January 2019

The Global Risks Report 2019 is published against a backdrop of worrying geopolitical and geo-economic tensions. If unresolved, these tensions will hinder the world’s ability to deal with a growing range of collective challenges, from the mounting evidence of environmental degradation to the increasing disruptions of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This year’s report includes another series of “what-if” Future Shocks that examine quantum computing, weather manipulation, monetary populism, emotionally responsive artificial intelligence and other potential risks. The theme of emotions…

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Leapfrogging: Look before you leap

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development  
Policy Initiative: Innovation and Economic Diversification
11. January 2019

New technologies, such as digital mobile communications, drones for precision agriculture and decentralized renewable energy systems that provide electricity in rural areas far from the grid, open up opportunities for leapfrogging. As developing countries have limited capabilities, opportunities for leapfrogging in these countries are presented primarily through the adoption of technologies. Innovation policies can help developing countries foster and facilitate the deployment of frontier technologies and their adaptation to meet their needs, to promote sustainable development. UNCTAD| Leapfrogging: Look before…

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Rewriting the Future of Work

Project Syndicate  
Policy Initiative: Future of Work
11. January 2019

Three common assumptions skew economists' forecasts of automation’s impact on employment. Addressing each is essential to protect workers’ rights and change the fatalistic storyline of the prevailing narrative. Project Syndicate| Rewriting the Future of Work

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Service Performance Guarantees for Public Utilities and Beyond—An Innovation with Potential to Attract Investors to Emerging Markets

International Finance Corporation  
Policy Initiative: Innovation and Economic Diversification
11. January 2019

Emerging market countries require substantial foreign investment for development, economic growth, and poverty alleviation. There are multiple challenges to attracting this investment, however, ranging from political and economic instability to corruption, poor security, and small market size. An additional challenge is inadequate delivery of key services like electricity and other utilities that private firms and investors rely on. Service performance guarantees are a promising approach to addressing this issue. These guarantees enable firms to purchase protection against poor or insufficient…

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The High Cost of “De-Risking” Infrastructure Finance

Project Syndicate  
Policy Initiative: Innovation and Economic Diversification
8. January 2019

The World Bank recently started advising governments to assume the bulk of the risk in public-private partnerships, so as to attract more private-sector players. But in addition to introducing an unacceptable moral hazard, this guidance is creating a possible doomsday scenario for debt-saddled developing countries around the world. Project Syndicate| The High Cost of “De-Risking” Infrastructure Finance

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