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Innovative Sources of Finance after the Paris Conference

By Frank Schroeder | Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, New York | May 1, 2006

FES Briefing Papers, FES New York, May 2006


The initiative "Action against Hunger and Poverty" that was initially launched by the governments of Brazil, France and Chile in 2004 to promote "New Innovative Sources of Development Finance" is gaining currency in the international community. After Chile and France have enacted legislation for the implementation of an air-ticket tax for development a recent conference in Paris resulted in 11 additional countries joining in this commitment. The paper provides an analysis of new additional sources of finance and examines the political support for them.

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