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Global public finance and funding the millennium development goals

Atkinson, Anthony B. (2006) Global public finance and funding the millennium development goals. De Economist, 154 (3). pp. 325-339. ISSN 0013-063X

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The members of the United Nations have agreed to the Millennium Development Goals, but there remains a major challenge of funding these ambitions. This paper examines alternative sources of development funding: global taxes, new Special Drawing Rights, the International Finance Facility, a global lottery, and increased private transfers. The paper suggests that “global public finance” can contribute to the public debate about these alternatives. It indicates how progress can be made without unanimity, that subsidiarity can increase national acceptance, and draws attention to the implications of the changing world distribution of income.

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Additional Information: © 2006 Springer
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: F - International Economics > F3 - International Finance
Sets: Departments > Economics
Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2011 13:52

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