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Background Papers: FFD Multi-Stakeholder Consultations on Systemic Issues (New York, NY)

May 18-19, 2005

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Organized by Civil Society - New Rules for Global Finance Coalition

In Cooperation with the UN Financing for Development Office

Co-Sponsored by Foreign Ministry of Sweden, Commonwealth Foundation, UN Foundation, Friedrich Ebert Foundation

Primary reading materials are indicated with a (►) please be sure to read these materials first.

WELCOME AND OPENING SESSION

► Rapporteurs' Reports from the International Conference on Financing for Development Multi-Stakeholder Consultations on Systemic Issues.

I. Washington, DC. November 2004. (14 pages)

II. Lima, Peru. February 2005. (6 pages)

III. Nairobi, Kenya. March 2005. (8 pages)

SESSION I: CRISIS PREVENTION: BORROWING IN LOCAL CURRENCY AND A NEW INTERNATIONAL DEBT FRAMEWORK

A Proposal for a New International Debt Framework (IDF) for the Prevention and Resolution of Debt Crisis in Middle-Income Countries . Kathrin Berensmann and Frank Schroeder. February 2005. (22 pages)

Up From Sin: A Portfolio Approach to Financial Salvation. Randall Dodd and Shari Spiegel. August 2004 (29 pages)

SESSION II: GOVERNANCE AND CREDIT DURING CRISIS

Governance and Crisis . Oscar Ugarteche. May 2005. (3 pages)

The Governance of the International Monetary Fund . Ariel Buira. 2003. (20 pages)

LUNCH: LABOR ISSUES AND DEVELOPMENT

SESSION III: COUNTER-CYCLICAL POLICIES

Capital-account and counter-cyclical prudential regulations in developing countries. José Antonio Ocampo. February 2003. (37 pages)

SESSION IV: GOVERNANCE: FINANCIAL STABILITY FORUM, BANK FOR INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENTS, BASEL COMMITTEES

The Pro-Cyclical Impact of Basle II on Emerging Markets and Its Political Economy . Stephany Griffith-Jones and Avinash Persaud. (26 pages)

The Reform of Global Financial Governance Arrangements . Stephany Griffith-Jones and Jenny Kimmis (39 pages)

SESSION V: PRIVATE SECTOR ISSUES IN LOW INCOME COUNTRIES

Private Capital Flows to Low-income Countries: Perception and Reality. Matthew Martin with Cleo Rose-Innes. 2004. (23 pages)

SESSION VI: COMMODITIES: SYSTEMIC ISSUES AND RISK MANAGEMENT POLICIES

A Profile of the International Cotton Advisory Committee . Carlos A. Valderrama, Head Economist, ICAC. (4 pages)

Report of the Meeting of Eminent Persons on Commodity Issues. September 2003. (17 pages)

Protecting Developing Economies From Price Shocks. Randall Dodd. September 2004. (12 pages)

Discussion Paper: Commodities as a Development Issue . Presented at the informal hearings of civil society on financing for development. Irfan ul Haque. March 2004. (8 pages)

SESSION VII: SLOWING CAPITAL FLIGHT: BANK TRANSPARENCY

The Cost of Capital Flight . David Spencer. May 2005. (7 pages)

 

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