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IDO First Economic and Historic Training Session

The International Debt Observatory (IDO) organized from 12 till 14 October 2005 its first economic and historic training session in the office of the World Confederation of Labour (WCL), in Brussels.
We publish summaries, texts and other documents that the speakers gave of for the participants.

— Wednesday 12 October

FRIntroducing the International Debt Observatory (IDO) by Eric Toussaint (CADTM-Belgium) and Jorge Marchini (EDI-Argentina)
FRWhat is the Washington Consensus? By Camille Chalmers (PAPDA-Haiti)
PowerPoint - 520 kb
Balance of payments: a mere accounting instrument or a tool in the hands of international financial institutions? by Eric Berr (Economist, University of Bordeaux IV)
SPLatin America - the long debate on the causes and consequences of indebtness and crisis by Jorge Marchini (Economist, University of Buenos Aires)

— Thursday 13 October

PowerPoint - 240 kb
Towards alternative indebteness indicators, by François Combarnous (Economist, University of Bordeaux IV)
PowerPoint - 446 kb
Introducing the IDO website, by Sébastien Biet (CADTM)
FRThe US strategy in a historical perspective, by Eric Toussaint (politologist, CADTM Belgium)
PowerPoint - 768 kb
- What is the actual content of the current G8 proposals on multilateral debt cancellation? How do civil society groups respond ?, by Gail Hurley (Eurodad)

— Friday 14 October

PowerPoint - 318.5 kb
The Argentinian strategy, by Jorge Marchini (Economist, University of Buenos Aires)
FRThe Brazilian strategy , by Alexis Saludjian (Economist, Paris XIII)
PowerPoint - 515.5 kb
Domestic and external public debt of Colombia, by William Gaviria Ocampo (UNEB, Colombia)
PDF - 42.2 kb
The Tunisian strategy, by Fathi Chamki (RAID Tunisia)


PDF - 39.3 kb
Download the program
PDF - 42.2 kb
Download the summary of the training session

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