Shifts in the Global Economy Jayati Ghosh

Two thoughts dominate in the global financial press in these uncertain times. The first is the growing concern, even fear, about immediate economic prospects, with the almost certain likelihood of another major financial crisis looming if, not already upon us. The Euro area is apparently unable to resolve the problems of imbalance and debt in the peripheral countries, which now threaten the profitability and even viability of major banks in the core countries. The United States is so hamstrung by its complex political process that the government is unable to take any meaningful measures to prevent the economy from falling…

The Cost of Compliance with Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures in Low-Income Countries: A Strategy for Reorganization of the Supply Chain Author: Mehdi Shafaeddin

  • February 21, 2009
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Publisher: Third World Network (TWN) ISBN: 978-983-2729-46-4 About the book In addition to international prices negatively affected by agricultural support measures in developed countries, exports of food products from developing countries run up against a formidable hurdle in the form of sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures imposed for health and safety reasons in importing developed countries. The cost of complying with these often stringent SPS standards is highly burdensome, particularly for low-income countries, while non-compliance would entail a damaging loss of export earnings. In considering the case of Ethiopia, a large low-income country heavily dependent on agricultural exports, the author…

The Cost Of Compliance With Sanitary And Phytosanitary Measures In Low-Income Countries: A Strategy For Reorganization Of The Supply Chain Author: Mehdi Shafaeddin

New Man at the World Bank Arthur Macewan

Widely known as the architect of one of the most controversial U.S. wars, he became a symbol of an aggressive military approach to foreign affairs. Against widespread international opposition, he pushed ahead with an essentially unilateral U.S. military action in the name of "promoting democracy." Perhaps his most lasting legacy will be the perverted concept of destroying a country in order to save it. After his stint at the Department of Defense, he was selected by the U.S. president to head the World Bank. On the surface at least, it seemed a strange appointment. Here was a man thoroughly identified…