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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

FR Introducing the International Debt Observatory (IDO) by Eric Toussaint (CADTM-Belgium) and Jorge Marchini (EDI-Argentina)
FR What is the Washington Consensus? By Camille Chalmers (PAPDA-Haiti)
FR 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)
SP Latin America - the long debate on the causes and consequences of indebtness and crisis by Jorge Marchini (Economist, University of Buenos Aires)

— Thursday 13 October

FR Towards alternative indebteness indicators, by François Combarnous (Economist, University of Bordeaux IV)
FR Introducing the IDO website, by Sébastien Biet (CADTM)
FR The US strategy in a historical perspective, by Eric Toussaint (politologist, CADTM Belgium)
FR - 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

SP The Argentinian strategy, by Jorge Marchini (Economist, University of Buenos Aires)
FR The Brazilian strategy , by Alexis Saludjian (Economist, Paris XIII)
SP Domestic and external public debt of Colombia, by William Gaviria Ocampo (UNEB, Colombia)
FR The Tunisian strategy, by Fathi Chamki (RAID Tunisia)


FR Download the program
FR Download the summary of the training session

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