Which regions are affected by the crisis?

Developing countries

Dr. Cephus Lumina, current Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights: "Contribution to UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and Its Impact on Development"

The South Centre: "Policy Response to the Global Financial Crisis: Key Issues for Developing Countries"

Christian Aid: "The morning after the night before: the impact of the financial crisis on the developing world"

CARE: "Financial crisis threatens human rights and gains made fighting poverty and climate change in poor countries" (signed by CARE, AI, Oxfam, World Vision Intl, PLAN Intl and Greenpeace)

Action Aid: Report March 2009: "Where does it hurt: The Impact of the financial crisis on developing countries"

World Bank: "Swimming Against the Tide: How Developing Countries Are Coping with the Global Crisis"

World Bank: "Social Safety Nets: Lessons from Rich and Poor Countries"

Oxfam: Oxfam's Initial Assessment of impact of Global Economic Crisis in Developing Countries

Institute of Development Studies: Robinson, S. and Willenbockel, D. (2009) 'The Impact on Developing Countries of an OECD Recession', IDS In Focus Policy Briefing 7.7, Brighton: IDS

Institute of Development Studies: IDS Bulletin 40.5 "Policy Responses to the Global Financial Crisis"

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD): The Least Developed Countries Report 2009, the State and Development Governance

Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Alliance Sud: "The End of an Era

Jubilee Debt Campaign: "A New Debt Crisis? Assessing the Impact of the Financial Crisis on Developing Countries"


OECD and developed countries

The Opportunity Agenda: "The State of Opportunity in America: Measuring Equality in the Economic Downturn"

World Bank: "Social Safety Nets: Lessons from Rich and Poor Countries"

Oxfam: "Close to Home: UK poverty and the economic downturn"

OECD's work on the financial crisis

Latin America

La Comisión Económica para América Latina (CEPAL)

Inter-American Development Bank

Banco Centroamericano de Integración Económica: "Implicaciones de la crisis económica internacional para el sistema financiero de la región," Enero 2009

Banco Centroamericano de Integración Económica: "El impacto esperado de la crisis económica en Centroamérica", Diciembre 2008

Oxfam: Latin America and the Global Economic Crisis

World Bank: Latin America: Fast-track Recovery from Crisis Likely

ILO: Impactos de la crisis mundial en el mercado laboral de Centroamérica y República Dominicana

Asia

La Via Campesina: "Free Trade Agreements in South East Asia and East Asia" Compilation of papers of December 2008 meeting to analyze financial crisis and impact on Asian population.

World Bank: "South Asia: Is There a Need for Counter-cyclical Fiscal Policy?"

Asian Development Bank

Africa

World Bank: Africa: Poverty has a Female Face

Institute of Development Studies: "China and Africa - Development Cooperation in the Era of Global Financial Crisis"

African Development Bank : "Impact of the Global Financial and Economic Crisis On Africa."

IMF: "The World Must Not Forget Africa During this Crisis"

Overseas Development Institute: "The global financial crisis and sub-Saharan Africa: The effects of slowing private capital inflows on growth"

Overseas Development Institute: "The Global Financial Crisis: will successful African countries be affected?"

Overseas Development Institute: "The Global Financial Crisis: Risks for Fragile States in Africa". Opinion piece by Timothy Othieno.

Inter-Press Service (IPS): "Economy Africa: the state is back, announced UNCTAD" By Isolda Agazzi, 17 July 2009

South Centre: South Bulletin, "Need for Africa to Re-think the EPAs in Light of the Economic Crisis". Issue 35, 1 April 2009.

Governance and Social Development Resource Centre: "The Impact of the Financial Crisis on Conflict and State Fragility in sub-Saharan Africa." July 2009. By Shiv Bakrania and Brian Lucas.

Other useful resources

Oxfam: What Happened at the G20? Initial Analysis of the London Summit

Rethinking Finance "Alternative voices for a new financial architecture"

Freidrich Ebert Stiftung: Redefining the Global Economy