The 2009 Trócaire Development Review looks at one specific aspect in the development model, the role of business, and asks “where next?”
Topics under discussion include which international frameworks can be applied and enforced in the Irish and international context to hold businesses accountable to development outcomes, potential initiatives to guide corporate actors, including an examination on how the National Pension Reserve fund (NPRF) in Ireland could be utilised to this end, and ways to deal with dynamic role of financial flows on development.
Finally, several recently-published key texts on development are reviewed including Success from the Bottom Up: Moving out of Poverty series by Deepa Narayan, Lant Pritchett and Soumya Kapoor, and The Broker Magazine published by the Foundation for International Development Publications.
About the Trócaire Development Review
The Review draws together policy analysis and research finding with a particular relevance to Ireland's evolving role in international development. Articles are on economic, social and political themes relating to poverty and injustice in the developing world.
Tax justice: the impact of global tax on developing countries and Ireland's potential role by David McNair, Sheila Killian, Maria Collison, Fintan Bradshaw and Mark Cumming (pdf)
The coherence of Ireland's foreign direct investment policy with development aid objectives by Michael King and Frank Barry (pdf)
Spheres of responsibility in a partially joined-up world: Business and human rights by Kate Macdonald (pdf)
Creative destruction: energy poverty and the double-edged sword of the private sector by Ed Brown and Jonathan Cloke (pdf)
Organisation learning and accountability: an opportunity for an Irish contribution to aid effectiveness by Sarah Barry, Lucy Hederman, Malcolm Maclachlan, Eilish McAuliffe, Charles Normand (pdf)