Working Papers 2009



Property Rights for Poverty Reduction?

Growth, Development Policy,Job Creation and Poverty Reduction

Microfinance as a Poverty Reduction Tool-A Critical Assessment

The Terrible Simplifers: Common Origins of Financial Crises and Persistent Poverty in Economic Theory and the new ‘1848 Moment’


Globalization, Offshoring and Economic Insecurity in Industrialized Countries


Mananging Financial Instability: Why Prudence is not Enough?

Insurance against Losses from Natural Disasters in Developing Countries

Assessing the success of microinsurance programmes in meeting the insurance needs of the poor

Assessing the insurance role of microsavings

Can Microfinance Reduce Economic Insecurity and Poverty? By How Much and How?

Insurance, Credit and Safety Nets for the Poor in a World of Risk


The Bottom of the Pyramid Strategy for Reducing Poverty: A Failed Promise

The Emperor’s New Suit: Global Poverty Estimates Reappraised

The Impact of Remittances on Economic Insecurity


Should Financial Flows Be Regulated? Yes

Infrastructure finance in developing countries—the potential of sub-sovereign bonds


Governance, Growth and Poverty Reduction

Impact of the global crisis on the achievement of the MDGs in Latin America


Climate Policy Integration: Towards Operationalization


Role of media in curbing corruption: the case of Uganda under President Yoweri K. Museveni during the ‘no-party’ system