International Conference on ” A Decade After: Recovery and Adjustment since the East Asian Crisis” Organised by International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs), Global Sustainability and Environment Institute (GSEI), Action Aid and Focus on the Global South at Bangkok Thailand , July 12-14, 2007.

July 2007 marks the completion of a decade since the onset of the financial crises in several East Asian Countries. The crisis of 1997, whose effects are still visible, focused attention on the dangers associated with a world dominated by fluid finance. It brought home the fact that financial liberalisation can result in crises even in so-called ‘miracle economies’. In fact the crisis marked the waning of the "East Asian miracle", which could be described as the third major process in the post-war period (after the initial success of import-substituting growth and the oil price hikes of the 1970s) that…

International Conference and Workshop on ‘Policy Perspectives on Growth, Economic Structures and Poverty Reduction’ Organised by IDEAs in partnership with the Institute of Economics, at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tsinghua University, Beijing and the School of Economics, Renmin University, Beijing held in Beijing, China, 3-9 June, 2007

Supported by Christian Aid, UK, UNDP, India and Action Aid, China International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs) organized a three day workshop followed by a three day international conference at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. The workshop was held between 3-5th June and the conference followed between the 7-9th of June, 2007. The events were organized to focus discussions on the recent economic growth witnessed in some parts of the developing world, and its impact on economic structures and thereby on income distribution and poverty reduction. The issue is particularly relevant as the recent decades have thrown up interesting dilemmas for…