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Fostering Global Cooperation

| 10 June 2022
Blog, Trade | Tags: Climate Change, Digital Governance, Trade Governance, WTO
As the world enters 2022, the global trading system seems to be stuck in a deep crisis: the trade war between the US and China continues into another year with... continue reading

From Dependencies to Environmental Risks for Finance. Taking Next Steps

and | 9 May 2022
Blog, Monetary | Tags: Central Banks, Environmental Risks, Financial Supervision
Climate-related risks are now widely recognized as a source of financial risks by financial supervisors and central banks worldwide. Estimates of transition risks, which include risks stemming from the transition... continue reading

How Much Revenue Does Kosovo Forgo Through Tax Expenditures? We don’t know!

| 21 April 2022
Blog, Fiscal | Tags: Tax Expenditures, Transparency
The traditional way of thinking about how states finance projects is as follows: first, governments collect revenue (through taxes, borrowing, payments, and fines) and then this revenue is spent through... continue reading

Is It Time to Rationalize Tax Expenditures?

, , and | 19 April 2022
Blog, Fiscal | Tags: Tax Expenditures, Tax Reform
As developing countries recover from the pandemic, they will need to bring their public finances to a more sustainable position, by streamlining public spending and strengthening the revenue base. The... continue reading

G7 Countries Must Urgently Phase Out Fossil Fuel Subsidies

, and | 8 April 2022
Fiscal, Policy Briefs | Tags: Climate Change, Fossil Fuel Subsidies
The world’s governments have pledged to fight climate change, yet many still subsidize fossil fuels, the combustion of which increases GHG emissions. Phasing out these subsidies is thus vital to... continue reading

A Dashboard for Biodiversity Risk Metrics

, and | 24 March 2022
Monetary, Policy Briefs | Tags: Biodiversity Risk, Central Banks
This policy brief calls on central banks and financial supervisors to build and use a dashboard of biodiversity metrics to assess biodiversity risks in terms of both dependencies and impacts.... continue reading