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August 16, 2017

Egypt
Woman in front of bank in Cairo, Egypt Financing Egypt’s "Missing Middle"

The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) recently launched an initiative that will dedicate approximately $1.6 billion to fund the country's microfinance industry. The new program is part of CBE's broader fin…

September 10, 2009

Financial Markets
The Global Finance Regime

This page is part of the Global Governance Monitor. Scope of the Challenge For twenty-five years, globalization produced unprecedented levels of both economic growth and economic risk. Financia…

October 10, 2017

Gender
Girl child International Day of the Girl Child

October 11 is the International Day of the Girl Child. The focus of this year’s internationally recognized day is "EmPOWER girls: Before, during and after crises," aimed at highlighting how conflict …

September 13, 2017

Corruption
Mossack Fonseca law firm sign is pictured in Panama City, April 4, 2016 Corruption Brief Series: How Anonymous Shell Companies Finance Insurgents, Criminals, and Dictators

The latest paper in the Corruption Brief series from the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy program at the Council on Foreign Relations was published this month. In the brief, Dr. Jodi Vittori, se…

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International Finance - A journal edited by Benn Steil

Published three times a year by Wiley, International Finance (IF) is a top scholarly journal edited by Director of International Economics Benn Steil that takes on the challenging, topical questi…

September 7, 2017

Corruption
How Anonymous Shell Companies Finance Insurgents, Criminals, and Dictators

The United States is one of the primary facilitators of anonymous shell companies, which are often used to fund terrorism and crime that threaten U.S. interests.

October 17, 2002

Middle East and North Africa
Terrorist Financing

After an initially robust attempt to curtail financing for international terrorism, the Bush administration’s current efforts are strategically inadequate to assure the sustained results needed to pr…

June 17, 2014

Energy and Environment
RTX168CX Leading Green Finance in Bolivia

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Heidi Sumser, senior associate…

March 8, 2017

Development
Paraguay-girl-march_RTS11YOR International Women’s Day

Wednesday, March 8 marks International Women’s Day, an internationally-celebrated day dedicated to recognizing the social, political, economic, and cultural contributions women around the world have …

January 2, 2018

India
Our Time Has Come

Our Time Has Come considers India’s rise, taking stock of the challenges and opportunities as the world's largest democracy defines its place on the global stage.