Webcast: Leadership Summit Brazil

The Fundação Getulio Vargas and CEMS are Webcasting a day-long conservation with top Brazilian business leaders on Thursday, September 29th.

There is also an opportunity for student groups to ask questions via Skype.

Leadership Summit Brazil

http://www.lsbrazil.com/

List of speakers (all times listed are Pacific)

Introduction

Maria Jose Tonelli Vice-dean, Business School of the Fundação Getulio Vargas in São Paulo – EAESP

05.15-05.30

Setting the Scene

Elco Jol Founder and Chairman, Leadership Summit Brazil

05.30-06.30

How can the public sector improve the environment for corporations?

Ilan Goldfajn Chief Economist, Itaú Unibanco

Antonio Carlos Manfredini Professor, Fundação Getulio Vargas – EAESP

Fernando Ribeiro Student Moderator, Fundação Getulio Vargas – GV Direito

06.30-06.40

Taxation in Brazil

Marienne Coutinho Partner, KPMG Global Group

06.40-06.55

Brazil’s capital market

Bruno Meyerhof Salama Professor, Fundação Getulio Vargas – GV Direito

07.00-08.00

The Future of the Brazilian Financial Sector

Andre Esteves CEO, BTG Pactual

Jose Olympio Pereira President, Credit Suisse Brasil

Alexandre Saigh Partner and Founder, Patria Investimentos

Luiz Sorge Head of Asset Management, BNP Paribas Brasil

Claudia Baumgart Student Moderator, University of St. Gallen

08.00-09.00

Break

09.00-10.00

How does Brazil position itself on the Global Energy Market?

Gustavo Tardin Executive, Petrobras

André Araújo CEO, Shell Brazil

Marcelo Martins CFO, Cosan

Olivier Scialom Student Moderator, London School of Economics and Political Science

10.00-10.20

Keynote address
The Necessity for infrastructure in Brazil

Felipe Jens Investments Director, Odebrecht

10.20-10.30

Small Break

10.30-11.30

What are the opportunities for Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital in Brazil?

Bruno Caetano CEO, Sebrae-SP

Ricardo Tortorella Director, Sebrae-SP

Eric Acher CEO, Monashees Capital

Adalberto Brandao COO, FGV Private Equity and Venture Capital Research Center

Lucas Martins Student Moderator, Fundação Getulio Vargas – EAESP

11.30-11.50

Closing keynote address: A vision for the future

Eliana CardosoProfessor, Fundação Getulio Vargas/p>

11.50-12.00

Closing words

Julia Pacheco Associate Dean International Relations Fundação Getulio Vargas -EAESP & LSB Organizing Committee

Governance and Social Development Resource Centre Document Library

The Governance and Social Development Resource Centre has put together a nice document library of citations and summaries of book chapters, reports, and journal articles arranged by keyword and by country. Links are provided to documents that are freely available on the Web. This site will help make up for the recent demise of the Intute portal.

From the Web site’s description:

“The document library is an up to date collection of the most credible publications available on governance, conflict and social development issues. It includes brief, policy-oriented summaries of each document highlighting the major findings and implications in an easy to read format, plus links to the full text online or by document delivery.

We monitor a wide range of publication sources weekly, including donors, NGOs and research institutes. Materials are carefully selected by our researchers to ensure that they are relevant to our topic area, demonstrate good practice or significant insight and represent a range of perspectives. Only the most credible and policy-relevant research, toolkits, analyses and case studies are included.”

Governance and Social Development Resource Centre Document Library

http://www.gsdrc.org/go/document-library

Report: Quality of Official Development Assistance

New report from the Center for Global Development and the Brookings Institution

Quality of Official Development Assistance (QuODA)

Nancy Birdsall and Homi Kharas

http://www.cgdev.org/section/topics/aid_effectiveness/quoda

Abstract:

QuODA is an assessment of the Quality of Official Development Assistance (ODA) provided by 23 donor countries and more than 150 aid agencies. Aid quality is assessed using 30 indicators grouped in four dimensions that reflect the international consensus of what constitutes high-quality aid:

  • Maximizing Efficiency
  • Fostering Institutions
  • Reducing Burden
  • Transparency and Learning

Rankings can be viewed in separate indices and in the Quality of Aid Diamond, which makes it possible to quickly compare countries and agencies across all four dimensions. The authors hope that QuODA will be a catalyst for lively debates and, more importantly, for substantial improvements in how aid is provided.

GNLU Journal of Law, Development and Politics

The Gujarat National Law University of India is publishing the GNLU Journal of Law, Development and Politics.

http://www.gnlu.ac.in/GJLDPAboutUs.htm

From the description:

The GNLU Journal of law, Development and Politics (GJLDP) is a biannual, interdisciplinary journal which focuses on law, development and politics; is published by the Editorial Board of Gujarat National Law University and is administered by faculty and students of the University. The purpose of GJLDP is to provide our readers with information on recent developments affecting laws, development and various political issues.

The Student Editors alongwith Faculty Editors and an Editor-in-Chief of GJLDP, research, edit, and cite check the submitted manuscripts. The Student Editors are chosen annually by the faculty editors of the Journal.


Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances

Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances 2009

Hudson Institute Center for Global Prosperity

http://www.hudson.org/files/documents/Index%20of%20Global%20Philanthropy%20and%20Remittances%202009.pdf

Table of Contents:

Philanthropy and Remittances: Helping to Weather the Economic Storm

Trends in Total Government Aid to Developing Countries

U.S. Government Aid to Developing Countries

U.S. Total Economic Engagement with Developing Countries

All Donors’ Assistance to Developing Countries

U.S. International Philanthropy: Private Aid at Work

Foundations: Funding Innovation

Corporations: Building Partnerships

PVOs and Volunteerism: Grassroots Action

Universities and Colleges: Making a Better Future

Religious Organizations: Doing Good in the World

International Philanthropy Outside the United States: A World of Generosity

Global Remittances: A Lifeline for the Poor and Beyond

Methodology and Acknowledgements

International Trade and Health A Reference Guide

International Trade and Health A Reference Guide

World Health Organization, 2009

http://www.searo.who.int/LinkFiles/IPT_ITH.pdf

Includes a nice glossary of international trade terms.

From the introduction:

SPS, TRIPS, trade-distorting subsidies, Doha Paragraph Six …  The language of trade and health is specialized and may seem obscure. But though the language may be daunting, international trade agreements now being negotiated affect all of us, and health professionals in particular need to master the terminology if they are to participate in the national debate on trade and health. This reference guide consists of a basic dictionary of selected terms and several briefing notes that elaborate some of the issues.

As well as the dictionary and briefing notes developed by WHO headquarters or regional offices, this reference guide also includes selected resolutions bearing on public health, intellectual property and/or international trade. These materials, many already published in other forms, are brought together for the first time in one place.

The guide is intended as a starting point for those interested in but not familiar with the trade and health area. Further reading sections are included at the end of most briefing notes.

Business Anti-Corruption Portal

The Global Advice Network and various European ministries of foreign affairs and development have created the Business Anti-Corruption Portal.

http://www.business-anti-corruption.com/

From the portal’s description:

Welcome to the Business Anti-Corruption Portal, a comprehensive and practical tool tailored to meet the corruption risk management needs of small and medium sized companies (SMEs) operating in or considering doing business in emerging markets and developing countries.

The Portal is hosted, maintained and regularly updated by Global Advice Network on behalf of the government ministries and agencies. The Portal’s content is based on publicly available information. Global Advice Network strives to ensure that all content available on this website is accurate.

The purpose of the Business Anti-Corruption Portal (Portal) is to provide a comprehensive and practical business tool, and to offer targeted support to SMEs in order to help them avoid and fight corruption, thereby creating a better business environment. Working actively against corruption will furthermore enable companies to adhere to the UN Global Compact Principle 10 on corruption.

Comprehensive, Practical Business Tools

The Portal contains a variety of instruments and information, which can be used alone or in combination. Some tools are new, while others are well-known procedures and methods adapted to SMEs.

  • About Corruption: Definitions, interpretations and references to international and national legislation and initiatives relevant to companies. Includes business and corruption vocabulary and definitions.
  • 60 Country Profiles: Key business and corruption related information. Overview of level of enforcement of anti-corruption law, public and private anti-corruption initiatives is provided. Detailed information and corruption risk assessment in eight business sectors: 1) Judicial System, 2) Police, 3) Licences, Infrastructure and Public Utilities, 4) Land Administration, 5) Customs Administration, 6) Tax Administration, 7) Public Procurement and Contracting, and 8) Environment, Natural Resources and Extractive Industry.
  • Integrity System: A model Code of Conduct, examples of key procedures, a guidance question list and a model risk assessment tool.
  • Due Diligence Tools: Related to public procurement, seeking and vetting an agent or a consultant, setting up a joint venture, dealing with contractors or subcontractors and implementing a project.
  • Anti-Corruption Initiatives: A presentation of partner countries and other anti-corruption initiatives.
  • Information Networks: Contact information to turn to for local help.
  • Anti-Corruption Tools Inventory: A full list of anti-corruption conventions and treaties, a list of public and private initiatives and initiatives in partner countries, resources on grey area questions, corruption cases, reporting, sector-specific anti-corruption resources, useful links and more.
  • Training: Various business anti-corruption training modules, including e-learning programmes.

World Cup and Economics 2010

World Cup and Economics 2010 published by Goldman Sachs.

In addition to the graphs and economic analysis, the report includes football quotes, World Cup trivia, predictions for the semi-finals, and a dream team selection.

http://www2.goldmansachs.com/ideas/global-economic-outlook/the-world-cup-2010-doc.pdf

Wishing everyone a wonderful World Cup! Good luck to your favorite teams, unless they are playing Chile.

South Caucasus Law Journal

The German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) has published the inaugural issue of the South Caucasus Law Journal. It appears that the journal will be free and available online. Articles are published in Russian and English.

Information about the South Caucasus Law Journal:

http://www.gtz.de/en/weltweit/europa-kaukasus-zentralasien/30344.htm

Editorial Board of the South Caucasus Law Journal
Email: lawjournal_caucasus@gtz.de
Full-text of Volume 1, Issue 1:  http://www.gtz.de/en/dokumente/gtz2010-ru-en-south-caucasus-law-journal.pdf

Table of Contents for Volume 1, Issue 1(2010)

Paata Turava

Right to Property According to the Georgian Constitution 96

• Tamar Zarandia / Tea Jugheli

Abuse of Property Rights and Terms of Non-alienation According to Georgian and French Laws 104

• Vafaddin Ibaev

Protection of rights to property in practice of the European Court of Humen Rights 112

• Norbert Bernsdorff

Protection of Possessions according to ECHR between effet utile on the one hand and Margin of Appreciation or Judicial Self-restraint on the other hand 120

• Mekhman Sultanov

Property and ownership – Azerbaijan practice 129

• Araik Tunyan

Problems of the Legal Status of Apartments as Real Estate Property 135

• Anar Bagirov

Concept and legal civil meaning of the possession as an element of the right to ownership 141

• Karen Sardaryan

Problems of Regulating Institutionof Development of Land Plotsunder the Legislationof the Republic of Armenia 152

Case law review

• Norbert Bernsdorff

Report on Judicial Practice of the European Court for Human Rights with regard to individual applications v. Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia in 2009 155

• Felix Tokhyan

Constitutionally permitted restrictionsof the right to ownership in practiceof the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia 159

Comments on court decisions

• Elena Fileeva

Case Kvitsiani v. Georgia 163

• Mary Japaridze

Case Nikolaishvili v. Georgia 165

• Ara Ghazaryan

Problems of Execution by Armenia of Meltex judgment of ECHR 168

• David Khachatryan

The Legal Resolution of the ECHR on Case of Nikoghosyan and Melkonyan v. Armenia: The Questions of Proof in the ECHR and the Legal Consequences for the Judicial Practice of the Republic of Armenia 171

Book review

Contemporary State, contemporary administration – Levan Izoria 175

War Games: the Story of Aid and War in Modern Times

April 17, 2010 edition of the Financial Times published a review of Linda Polman’s book: War Games: The Story of Aid and War in Modern Times, which discusses contemporary and historical developments of humanitarian aid.

Aid and Abet: Do Humanitarian Agencies Inadvertantly Prolong Conflict?

Hugh Carnegy

Financial Times, April 17, Life & Arts p. 16

War Games: the Story of Aid and War in Modern Times

Linda Polman

Viking, 2010

http://www.amazon.co.uk/War-Games-Story-Modern-Times/dp/0670918962

Excerpts from the Financial Times book review

Polman traces the genesis of today’s aid culture to the mid-19th Century, two contemporary humanitarians, the Swiss Henri Dunant and the Briton Florence Nightingale, were prompted by the horrors of war to take action. But they had very different outlooks.

Nightingale was determined that governments and executive authorities responsible for conflicts should be forced into taking responsibility for the consequences – they should not be allowed to duck those responsibilities because voluntary organizations were prepared to step in to offer care and succour to victims of war.

Dunant, by contrast, lobbied for international volunteer organizations to help – without conditions wounded soldiers (in those days, the victims of war were overwhelmingly combatants, not civilians. In 1863 he founded the ICRC to offer aid based on principles of neutrality, impartiality and independence. Nightingale dismissed it as “absurd.” But it is those founding principles of the ICRC that have come to dominate the world’s aid industry.