Show simple item record

dc.contributor.editorAtkinson, A.B.
dc.description.abstract"As their Millennium Development Goals, world leaders have pledged by 2015 to halve the number of people living in extreme poverty and hunger, to achieve universal primary education, to reduce child mortality, to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS, and to halve the number of people without safe drinking water. Achieving these goals requires a large increase in the flow of financial resources to developing countries – double the present development assistance from abroad. In examining innovative ways to secure these resources, this book, which is part of the UNU–WIDER Studies in Development Economics series, sets out a framework for the economic analysis of different sources of funding and applying the tools of modern public economics to identify the key issues. It examines the role of new sources of overseas aid, considers the fiscal architecture and the lessons that can be learned from federal fiscal systems, asks how far increased transfers impose a burden on donors, and investigates how far the raising of resources can be separated from their use. In turn, the book examines global environmental taxes (such as a carbon tax), the taxation of currency transactions (the Tobin tax), a development‐focused allocation of Special Drawing Rights by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the UK Government proposal for an International Finance Facility, increased private donations for development purposes, a global lottery (or premium bond), and increased remittances by emigrants. In each case, it considers the feasibility of the proposal and the resources that it can realistically raise, and offers new perspectives and insights into these new and controversial proposals. "
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::K Economics, Finance, Business and Management::KC Economicsen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::K Economics, Finance, Business and Management::KC Economics::KCL International economicsen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::K Economics, Finance, Business and Management::KC Economics::KCM Development economics and emerging economiesen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::K Economics, Finance, Business and Management::KC Economics::KCP Political economyen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::K Economics, Finance, Business and Management::KF Finance and accounting::KFF Finance and the finance industry::KFFD Public finance and taxationen_US
dc.subject.otherchild mortality reduction
dc.subject.otherdevelopment economics
dc.subject.otherallocation of Special Drawing Rights by IMF
dc.subject.otherdevelopment assistance
dc.subject.otherdevelopment finance
dc.subject.othereconomic analysis
dc.subject.otherenvironmental taxes
dc.subject.otherfederal fiscal systems
dc.subject.otherglobal lottery
dc.subject.otherglobal premium bond
dc.subject.otherHIV/AIDS spread prevention
dc.subject.otherhunger reduction
dc.subject.otherInternational Finance Facility
dc.subject.otherMillennium Development Goals
dc.subject.otherpoverty alleviation
dc.subject.otherprivate donations
dc.subject.otherremittances by emigrants
dc.subject.othersafe drinking water
dc.subject.othersources of funding
dc.subject.othersources of overseas aid
dc.subject.otherSpecial Drawing Rights
dc.subject.othertaxation of currency transactions
dc.subject.otherTobin tax
dc.subject.otheruniversal primary education
dc.titleNew Sources of Development Finance
oapen.relation.isFundedByUNU WIDER

Files in this item


There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

open access
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as open access