The financial crisis has heavily affected emerging economies around the globe, putting Millennium Development Goals under threat through worsening poverty and unemployment rates. It is vital that sustainable economic development is supported worldwide, with proper financial regulation put in place by developed nations to prevent harmful food speculation and tax evasion activities.

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Blog post // July 1, 2014

7 reasons we need a Sustainable Development Goal on reducing economic inequality

Ignoring inequality will undermine global efforts to fight poverty and climate change More

Video // December 20, 2012

Uncovering the secrets of international finance: Private investment in the developing world

To what extent does the private sector really facilitate lasting global development? More

Publication // August 14, 2012

Counting on uncertainty

Climate change impacts are expected to significantly erode part of societies’ economic, social and environmental capitals. Possessing the resources to adapt and develop resilient, sustainable livelihoods exist in developed economies but much less so in developing economies. In an environment of competing financial demands and a drive to ensure that every pound invested is maximised, the critical question is whether investing in adaptation to climate change projects is economically efficient i.e. More

Publication // March 16, 2011

Towards a Global Finance System at the Service of Sustainable Development

The global debate over financial reform is still ongoing. In the European Union (EU), some reforms have now been implemented, but these frequently are only half-measures and, thus, do not offer adequate protection against future turbulence. However, EU financial reforms must facilitate progress towards global sustainable economic development. Furthermore, reforms will not only affect the EU; they will also strongly impact on developing countries. Consequently, the EU should prioritise the following goals: