The Crisis and Developing Countries
Early on in the financial crisis ISS started a research project on the impact of the crisis on developing countries.
The approach is multidisciplinary investigating how economic backlash influences the (attainability of) Millennium Development goals in particular in the Least developed Countries.
While the project is located within the Development Economics research group, it also includes major contributions from the other ISS research groups and involves the international research network of ISS.
The starting point of this project was the international conference 'A Crisis of Capitalism? – A Crisis of Development!' at ISS (October 2009) which led to an international workshop “Two years into the crisis: Implications for developing Societies and Emerging market” on June 22, 2010 at ISS.
The contributions from this workshop are bundled in P.A.G. van Bergeijk, R. van der Hoeven and A. de Haan, The financial crisis and developing countries: a global multidisciplinary perspective (Edward Elgar 2011) and include many contributions by ISS faculty.
The 2010 CERES Summer school was organized around the theme 'Global governance, the financial crisis and development' and included key notes and several sessions on this topic, but even more importantly, all working programmes reflected on the impact of the crisis on their particular subfield.
The project group has also been successful in attracting external funding from CERES (seeding money), EADI, and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and co-financing from DPRN and HIVOS.
Video messages by Development Economics affiliated researchers