The latest Helpdesk Research report of the Governance and Social Development Resource Centre is focused on the effectiveness of non-state providers (NSPs) of health services in fragile states, although there is no consensus on what actually constitutes ‘effectiveness’ and there appears to be very little literature about this issue.
DI - 23/2/2009
The report issued by the UN Secretary-General highlights the projection of world population to reach 9 billion in 2045, if fertility continues to decline in developing countries. The report also discusses changes in population size and growth, fertility and contraception, mortality, international migration, population ageing and urbanization, including the population policies related to those changes.
DI - 20/2/2009
According to this year edition, the most common form of human trafficking (79%) is sexual exploitation. The victims of sexual exploitation are predominantly women and girls. The second most common form of human trafficking is forced labour which amounts to 18% and worldwide, almost 20% of all trafficking victims are children.
DI - 19/2/2009
Conducted by the African Development Bank, the study highlights the social, economic and financial importance of migrant remittances in recipient countries, which represent on average between 9 and 24% of GDP, i.e. between 80 and 750% of the official development assistance (ODA) received by such countries. It aims to take stock of the overall financial flows from the African Diaspora.
DI - 18/2/2009
An address by the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Miguel Ángel Moratinos, at the 45th Munich Security Conference held from 6 to 8 February 2009.
DI - 16/2/2009
Statement of the G7 Finance Ministers' and central bankers' meeting held on 14 February 2009, in Rome (Italy). The G7 Ministers highlighted the stabilisation of the global economy and financial markets as their highest priority. They also said that they group will continue to work together and to cooperate to avoid undesirable spillovers and distortions.
DI - 16/2/2009
This report of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) is an overview of policy measures by governments of 32 countries in the region up to January 30 2009. The measures include raisingsubsidies, lowering taxes and increasing public spending, particularly in infrastructure, among others.
DI - 12/2/2009
The Chinese government has presented the new White Paper for the national defence in January 2009. The document stresses the Scientific Outlook on Development as an important guiding principle for national defence and armed forces building.
DI - 5/2/2009
According to the report of the International Monetary Fund updated in January 2009, the “financial markets worldwide reflect ongoing deleveraging pressures amidst a deepening economic downturn. In spite of extensive policies, the global financial system remains under intense stress”.
DI - 27/1/2009
Text of the executive order signed by Barack Obama on 22 January, in order to effect the appropriate disposition of individuals currently detained at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base (Guantánamo) and to close detention facilities.