Tag Archive for Financial Crisis

News and Comment: the G20 and Africa Part 2






The G20 has a lot of issues on its plate and at the top of the list, obviously, is the on-going financial crisis.  I have already commented on the problems African countries face in getting their voices heard. On that point, Africa may have an ally in Pope Benedict who, recently returned from his Africa…

News and Comment: The G20 and Africa






In my Africa in World Politics class this week, I’ve been talking about the role of African states in global economic governance. This has been a focus of my own research, stressing the important roles coalitions can play, but how those roles are strongly influenced by the institutional and strategic environments that states operate in. …

Duncan Green on the IMF’s gloomy forecast






“IMF finally calls it – the world economy will shrink in 2009, and developing countries are hit harder than we thought Every revision of global growth predictions has been heading towards zero, and now the IMF, in its report to the G20 finance ministers’ meeting last weekend, has taken the next step. It predicts the…

News stories I have been following






The impact of the finanicial crisis on Africa: The Financial Times notes that Sub-Saharan African growth will continue, albeit at a much slower rate than in recent years. Recent news from southern Africa has been cautiously optimistic.  And China plans to increase its investments in Africa. However, ActionAid reports that the crisis will cost African…