Ford Foundation Working with Visionaries on the Frontlines of Social Change Worldwide

2010 Annual Report

Grantees

Ford Foundation grantees are working around the world to bring needed reforms to the global financial system at every tier. Their efforts encompass research, advocacy, capacity building and communications, all toward making the system more accountable and democratic; more effective and fair in its functioning; and more clearly oriented toward promoting stability, growth, employment and the long-term well-being of the world’s people.

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Mechanisms
Fiscal Shelters
Public/Private
Finance
Global Financial System
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Public
Regulators
Unofficial
Regulators
Treaties and
Agreements
Stock
Exchange
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Exchange
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Financial
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Financial
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Global
Corporations
People and
Communities

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Institute for Policy Dialogue

For the Initiative for Policy Dialogue's Financial Markets Reform Task Force to conduct research and dialogues on policy options for reforming global financial governance.

wwww.policydialogue.org
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(Columbia University) New York, N.Y.

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New Rules for Global Finance Coalition

For research in developing an advocacy campaign to better understand the new and expanded role of the Financial Stabillity Board in reforming the global financial architecture and for grantee training.

www.new-rules.org
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Washington, D.C.

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Brazilian Institute for Social and Economic Analysis (IBASE)

To develop and disseminate materials translating research on international financial reform into plain language for use by civil society organizations and help them utilize these materials effectively.

www.ibase.br
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Rio de Janerio, Brazil

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University of Oxford (GEG)

For the Global Economic Governance Programme to pursue research and promote policy dialogue on global economic governance in the realms of finance and knowledge, focusing on the regulatory system.

www.globaleconomicgovernance.org
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Oxford, England

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Levy Economics Institute

For the Levy Economics Institute at Bard College to conduct research on the nature and dynamics of the current global financial crisis and generate a new global regulatory framework to address it.

www.levyinstitute.org
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(Bard College) Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.

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University of Missouri, Kansas City

To study the benefits and drawbacks of alternative methods—stimulus and bailout—of providing a government safety net in times of crisis, focusing on accountability, governance and mission consistency.

www.umkc.edu
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Kansas City, Mo

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Associazione Paolo Sylos Labini

To complete research on recent financial crises in the European Union and assess the potential of proposed new regulatory structures for protecting against similar global crises in the future.

www.syloslabini.info
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Rome, Italy

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Getulio Vargas Foundation

For the Center of Development Economics to conduct research on financial instability and exchange rate overvaluation in Latin America, with an emphasis on Brazil.

www.portal.fgv.br
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São Paulo, Brazil

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Economic Research Foundation/IDEAS

To map the evolution of the financial sector in Asia and identify policies that would foster financial stability and development.

www.networkideas.org
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New Delhi, India

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European Network on Debt and Development (EURODAD)

For research, capacity building and advocacy to shape European approaches to reforming global financial governance systems in response to the current financial crisis.

www.eurodad.org
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Berlin, Germany

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South Centre

For capacity building and policy dialogues to help policy makers in developing countries promote strategic responses to global financial governance in face of the current crisis.

www.southcentre.org
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Geneva, Switzerland

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Center for Studies of the State and Society (CEDES)

For research and advocacy on rebuilding financial governance in Latin America.

www.cedes.org
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Public Citizen

To complete an investigation into how investment and financial services policies implemented under the World Trade Organization and other trade agreements relate to the global financial crisis.

www.twnside.org.sg
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Washington, D.C.

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Third World Network

For workshops and meetings among developing country experts to increase awareness of globalization issues and strengthen the responses of civil society and policy makers in the global South.

www.twnside.org.sg
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Penang, Malaysia

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Democracy Center

For the Democracy Center to collaborate with the Institute for Policy Studies in an investigation of the links between trade and finance and the global financial crisis and promote new policy approaches.

www.democracyctr.org
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Cochabamba, Bolivia

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Global Witness

For a campaign to curb corrupt financial flows that deny poor countries the necessary funds for development.

www.globalwitness.org
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London, England

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Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

For research, a workshop and conferences on financial institutions that are potentially "too big to fail" and for policy analysis on how this problem should be tackled.

www.iie.com
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Washington, D.C.

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Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)

General support for research, outreach, public education and media work on regional cooperation strategies.

www.cepr.net
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Gobal Financial Integrity

For research and publications on the volume and pattern of cross-border illicit financial flows out of developing and transitional economies and related lost tax revenue.

www.gfip.org
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Washington, D.C.

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Multidisciplinary Inter-Institutional Network on Development Strategies (MINDS)

To conduct policy research on financial institutions as resources for innovation and sustainable development, with a focus on Brazil and India.

www.minds.org.br
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Renmin University

For the Center of Research in Comparative Political Economy to conduct research on financial governance in China and on China's emergence as a global financial player.

www.ruc.edu.cn
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Beijing, China

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Friends of the Earth

For research, symposiums and information dissemination on the structuring and regulation of carbon markets and derivatives and on China's emergence as a global financial player and trends in its green finance.

www.foe.org
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San Francisco, CA

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University of Massachusetts, Lowell

For the Center for Industrial Competitiveness to conduct comparative research on financial institutions that are central to funding industrial innovation in key high-tech sectors of the economy.

www.uml.edu/centers/cic
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Lowell, Mass

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Forum Solidaridad Peru

For the International Working Group on Trade-Finance Linkages to promote linked trade and finance policies that serve development based on human rights, gender equality and social and environmental justice.

www.psf.org.pe
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Lima, Peru

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Economic Research Forum

To map the evolution of the financial sector in Asia and identify policies that would foster financial stability and development.

www.erf.org.eg
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New Delhi, India

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Good Governance for Social Development and the Environment (GSEI)

For comparative research and development of policy proposals on financial governance responses to the crisis in developing countries, with a focus on Pakistan, India, Thailand and Vietnam.

www.gsei.or.th
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Bangkok, Thailand

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University of California, Davis

Final support for research and dissemination on U.S. knowledge governance policies and their implications for the current stimulus package and the recovery of the U.S. economy.

www.ucdavis.edu
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Davis, Calif.
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