macroeconomic policy

Barricades to Gender Equity in the International Financial Architecture

Posted in Financial Flows on April 12th, 2013 by

By Bhumika Muchhala. Two areas in the international economic and financial architecture that impede the realization of developmental objectives and gender equity are briefly focused on, and include the contractionary macroeconomic policy framework espoused by the International Monetary Fund, the trend of financial liberalization and the volatility of capital flows and problems caused by it. The […]

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Demystifying Economics: Macroeconomic Policy

Posted in The Role of the State on February 4th, 2013 by

What is macroeconomic policy? What are examples of how macroeconomic policies shape the realities of women’s lives? Understanding the overall impact of macroeconomic policies on human rights can be an effective tool in feminist activism.  This session explored the linkages between macroeconomic policies and human rights. Speakers: Radhika Balakrishnan (CWGL), James Heintz (Political Economy Research […]

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First AWID day ‘MENA & Migrants’

Posted in Culture & Religion on November 2nd, 2012 by

For me, economics are still rocket science, even though I bravely engaged in the session on demystifying economics and macroeconomic policy.. But three more days to come to work on my skills for Transforming Economic Power. Today started with the economical, social and political power of women in the MENA region. Before the official AWID Forum […]

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The Role of the State

Posted in The Role of the State on October 25th, 2012 by

Worldwide, the role and strength of states is constantly changing. In many countries, neoliberal policy prescriptions have drastically limited the state role to that of social control and policing, thereby undermining democracy. This limited role services private sector interests and facilitates deregulation and the lifting of protectionist policies to benefit trade and investment at the […]

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