2022/05/24 |Sarah Hughes-McLure & Emma Mawdsley| From Foreign Aid to Development Finance’: following the Money through the Case of IFFIm’s Vaccine Bonds

Foreign aid is being de-centred as the emblematic funding of the ‘Development’ sector. Debates about the amount, governance and effectiveness of aid are now eclipsed by the surging interest in and energy around broader – and more nebulous – forms of financing for development. This includes impact investing, blended finance, and various ‘innovative’ financial mechanisms. […]

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2022/08/06 Financial Centres of the Future – What Role for Latin America and Africa?

We’re organizing a workshop on ‘Financial Centres of the Future – What Role for Latin America and Africa?’ at the Development Studies Association, which will take place virtually this year between 6-8 July (https://www.devstud.org.uk/conference/conference-2022/programme/#11279). The workshop will explore the current and future role of African and Latin American financial centres in just and sustainable development. […]

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FinGeo Doctoral Dissertation Prize 2021

This year’s winners are… Ludovico Rella (Durham University) Money’s Infrastructures: Blockchain Technologies and the Ecologies of the Memory Bank & Manuel Wirth (University of Zürich) Doing Good with Finance? Impact Investing and the Marketization of Youth Homelessness in the United Kingdom

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