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The Broker magazine features expert contributions at the forefront of international development debates. Our stories go beyond mainstream discussions, putting new or different developments into perspective.

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Indicators of peace

Violent conflict 1 Number of external and internal violent conflicts in 2000–05 2 Number of deaths from organized external conflict 3 Number of deaths from…

Intermediate variables explained

Inequality may have a direct influence on access to power, but more often it has an impact through intermediate variables.

Focus on economic growth or investments? The neoclassical versus the post-Keynesian economics debate

Neoclassical economists focus on inequalities in productivity among individuals. They start from the moment when inequalities in talents/endowments have already been distributed. As some individuals…

Washington Consensus and trickle-down

Originally, the term Washington Consensus referred to ten main policy instruments on which Washington-based institutions like the IMF, the World Bank and the US Treasury agreed. These instruments included privatization, deregulation, trade liberalization and fiscal prudence.

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