Information Center: 01/2010

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UN Comission on Human Rights
January 7, 2010

Summary report by the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment based on his visit to Equatorial Guinea in November 2008.

Joseph Kraus
January 9, 2010

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), as both a concept and programmatic activity, has grown rapidly. Yet despite its proliferation, there remains a lack of empirical studies that assess CSR’s ability to generate sustainable development. Proponents of CSR christen it the new development paradigm and the solution to 50 years of failed development efforts based on their view that multinational corporations are the only entities in the world with the technology, resources, capacity, and global reach necessary to effectively accomplish sustainable development. Critics, on the other hand, condemn CSR as corporate window dressing that fails to address the root causes of underdevelopment. In reality, insufficient empirical evidence of CSR efforts in developing countries exists to draw any definitive conclusions about their impacts on development. This study, drawing upon fieldwork in Equatorial Guinea, assesses the strengths and weaknesses of CSR projects implemented in a developing country context. Among other findings, this study suggests that CSR programs can represent a mechanism for pressuring recalcitrant governments to invest greater financial and human capital in social service programs, but they also can be used for public relations purposes by political regimes with poor human rights and governance records to improve their images with both international and domestic audiences.

Gustaf Salomonsson, and Oscar Sandberg
January 25, 2010

This thesis identifies and studies the effects of the natural resource curse on Equatorial Guinea by applying three typical theoretical phenomena to the Equatoguinean context: Dutch Disease, volatility of prices and institutional effects. The results show that Equatorial Guinea has very weak institutions and suffers from symptoms of Dutch Disease, but that the country so far has managed to avoid the debt burden related to the volatility of oil prices. It is concluded that Equatorial Guinea is negatively affected by the natural resource curse. Finally, possible remedies are discussed and the importance of improving the institutional framework is underlined.

Cynthia Caden
January 13, 2010

Investigation carried out by Alerta360 International that explores the history of terror, violence and dictatorships in Equatorial Guinea, focusing on the regimes of Macias and Obiang.

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means.
Barack Obama
January 13, 2010

Message from the President of the United States regarding the generalized system of preferences, which offers duty-free treatment to specified products that are imported from designated beneficiary developing countries. President Obama states that Equatorial Guinea has become a high income country and is therefore no longer eligible for the generalized system of preferences.

African Development Bank, African Union, UN Economic Commission for Africa
January 1, 2010

Presents time series data on African countries for a large number of economic, demographic, and development categories. Published in both English and French.

Michael Ugarte
January 1, 2010

Este libro procura diferenciar entre los conceptos diferentes de exilio y emigración que relacionan a Guinea Ecuatorial. Este estudio, que es basado en entrevistas personales y en la investigación del suelo, explora el concepto de poblaciones migratorias.

The Economist
January 1, 2010

A satirical piece, the author offers his opinions on the United Nations Educational Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and that of President Obiang Nguema of Equatorial Guinea, as it relates to the prize that was established in his honor for the research in the life sciences.

United Nations Human Rights Council
January 7, 2010

Summary report by the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment based on his visit to Equatorial Guinea in November 2008.

Miampika Landry-Wilfrid
January 1, 2010

The Word and the Memory collects the unedited writings (essays, stories, poems, and plays) of Donato Ndongo-Bidyogo, Justo Bolekia Boleká, Joaquín Mbomio, César Mba Abogo, Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel, Guillermina Mekuy, José Siale Djangany, Maximiliano Nkogo, Recaredo Silebo Boturu and Mitoha Ondo’o Ayekaba.

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