Podcast: Infrastructure as Asset or Public Good

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Capital markets and financialization now drive contemporary dam development, with serious environmental and social risks and economic consequences for developing countries.  This was the argument made by Dr. Pon Souvannaseng (Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester) at the NY Southeast Asia Research Network and Weatherhead Institute-sponsored event at Columbia University.  This presentation gave an overview of changes in the international development finance landscape overtime and what the speaker called the ‘perils and pitfalls’ of new financing regimes for developing country borrowers. 

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