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  • Construction area in Morocco - Shutterstock Perfecting the partnership processFor Laurence Carter and James Close, senior roles at the World Bank Group have granted them global oversight over the fluctuating fortunes of the public-private partnership (PPP) market. We hear about why such transactions continue to drive development across emerging economies
  • Wind Farm in South Africa Climate change: green light for growthClimate change is far more than just a long-term trend it's happening today, and its repercussions are all too real, threatening to overwhelm key development progress made over previous decades. EY's Arnaud Bouillé, though, says that green energy investment also represents a key economic opportunity for emerging markets
  • Farming in Africa - Shutterstock Growing from the ground upSupporting small businesses and social entrepreneurs to grow and develop in emerging markets is a mission shared by development professionals around the world. Jon Shepard explains how EY's new Enterprise Growth Services is contributing
  • IMF: suitable case for reform
    The IMF needs to transform itself to keep pace with the changes in the world economy, in particular the rising importance of emerging markets. But so far the US Congress has...
  • Too late, Mario Draghi
    The European Central Bank president is doing the right thing in embarking on a programme of quantitative easing, but his efforts have been frustrated by years of political...


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US budgeting: hope over expectation? By William Glasgall 

Both New York City and Nassau County are using opaque financing to justify spending plans. By setting budgets based on assumptions of savings and revenue that may be ephemeral, they are showing a lack of transparency and accountability.

  • DFID announces extra aid for South SudanThe UK's Department for International Development has pledged a further £30m to help the hundreds of thousands of people fleeing the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan. 03 September 2014
  • Ugandan prime minister sets out national PFM reform planUganda's Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi has launched a four-year public financial management strategy that he said was essential for the east African country to achieve its development goals. 02 September 2014
  • IMF steps up support for Burundi PFM improvementsThe International Monetary Fund has approved a $7.6m loan for Burundi to help the landlocked southeastern African country strengthen its public finances and address weaknesses in debt management. 26 August 2014

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