Post-2015 Fiscal Revolution – Human Rights Policy Brief

This joint policy brief by the Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) and Christian Aid explores the role of fiscal policy in generating and allocating resources for sustainable development from a human rights perspective. It suggests using already existing human rights standards to provide a framework of binding principles which are of particular relevance […]

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Policy Dialogue on South Africa’s membership in BRICS

The BRICS represent both the economic and geo-political interests of its members. Collectively, the BRICS countries want to shift the economic influence away from the Brentwood Agreement economic order and the Washington Consensus institutions, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) which are dominated by the United States and the European Union.  The […]

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New equilibrium on food markets – how it happened and what are the consequences

According to the ODI Food Prices 2013/14 Annual Review, the world cereal harvest for 2013/14 will be at a record high, beating last year’s production by 8%. Let’s have a closer look on what preceded this quite unexpected rise in food productions, what consequences it has and whether there is something to be learnt from […]

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