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Finance is the study and discipline of money, currency and capital assets. It is related to but distinct from economics, which is the study of the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. Based on the scope of financial activities in financial systems, the discipline can be divided into personal, corporate, and public finance.

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Organizations relating to Finance

Natural Capital Coalition / London, UK / Est. 2012
Caribbean Public Finance Association / Castries, St Lucia / Est. 2003
European Rental Association / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2006
Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions for the Aid of Citizens / Paris, France / Est. 1998
European Intelligent Cash Protection Association / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2005
Association of African Development Finance Institutions / Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire / Est. 1975
Association of Special Fares Agents / Sofia, Bulgaria / Est. 1986
International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers / New York NY, USA / Est. 2001
Public Budget International Association / Buenos Aires, Argentina / Est. 1973
European Financial Markets Federation / Est. 2005
African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association / London, UK
Red/Consejo Iberoamericano de Donación y Trasplante / Madrid, Spain / Est. 2005
Association for Financial Markets in Europe / London, UK / Est. 2009
MENA Private Equity Association
African Accounting and Finance Association / Jos, Nigeria / Est. 2010
Global Equity Organization / Orange CA, USA / Est. 1999
United Nations Global Programme Against Money Laundering, Proceeds of Crime and the Financing of Terrorism / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1997
Arab Committee on Banking Supervision / Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates / Est. 1991
Pacific Financial Technical Assistance Centre / Suva, Fiji / Est. 1993
Latin American Committee on Macroeconomic and Financial Issues / Washington DC, USA / Est. 2000
International Banking Summer School / Mumbai, India / Est. 1948
International Monetary and Financial Committee / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1974
Group of International Finance Centre Supervisors / Douglas, UK / Est. 1980
Joint Forum / Basel, Switzerland / Est. 1996
Council of Arab Central Banks and Monetary Agencies' Governors / Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Association of National Development Finance Institutions in Member Countries of the Islamic Development Bank / Istanbul, Türkiye / Est. 1986
Staff Council of the African Development Bank / Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire / Est. 1989
West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management / Lagos, Nigeria / Est. 1996
Bretton Woods Institutions
United Nations Trusteeship Council / New York NY, USA
ASEAN Plus Three Financial Grouping / Jakarta, Indonesia / Est. 1997
ICC Financial Investigation Bureau / London, UK / Est. 1992
Women's Working Group on Financing for Development / Quezon City, Philippines / Est. 2007
European Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee / Tilburg, Netherlands
Islamic Research and Training Institute, Jeddah / Jeddah, Saudi Arabia / Est. 1981
Nordic Children's and Youth Committee / Copenhagen, Denmark / Est. 1976
European Credit Research Institute / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1999
Commission bancaire de l'Afrique centrale / Yaoundé, Cameroon / Est. 1990
Asian Development Bank Staff Association and Staff Council / Manila, Philippines / Est. 1975
Committee of Central Bank Governors in the Southern African Development Community / Pretoria, South Africa / Est. 1995
Baltic Organisations' Network for Funding Science EEIG / Est. 2007
Joint Ministerial Committee of the Boards of Governors of the Bank and the Fund on the Transfer of Real Resources to Developing Countries / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1974
Global Clearinghouse for Development Finance / Stanfordville NY, USA / Est. 2002
NGO Committee on Financing for Development, New York / Belleville IL, USA
European Banking Authority / Paris La Défense, France / Est. 2011
Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative / Washington DC, USA / Est. 2007
Global Partnership for Results-Based Approaches / Washington DC, USA / Est. 2003
Better Than Cash Alliance / New York NY, USA
International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity / New York NY, USA / Est. 2015
Caribbean Group of Banking Supervisors / Est. 1983

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World Problems relating to Finance

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Government budget deficits
Inequitable distribution of wealth
Prostitution
Artificial insemination
Unethical practices in the public sector
Excessive governmental spending
Social hardships of economic reform
Speculative flight of capital
External national budget deficit
Counter-productive price supports and subsidies
Destabilizing movements of short-term capital
Global economic stagnation
Manipulation of transfer prices by transnational corporations
Chemical warfare
Limitations on capital development in rural areas
Defaults on international loans
Lack of capital development
Inadequate local government financing
Undercapitalized waste use schemes
Profit-oriented interest payments
Deterioration in external financial position of countries
Unethical practices of national defence industries
Environmental destruction effected through government subsidy
Economically controlled political power
Restricted state support of the family

Action Strategies relating to Finance

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Mobilizing external capital
Mobilizing external financial resources for development
Investing in people
Combating hunger
Charging for access to nature
Mobilizing domestic financial resources for poverty alleviation
Capturing environmental value
Providing public health services
Reducing agricultural trade distorting subsidies
Rechannelling expenditure on defence
Increasing efficiency of financial markets
Financing housing for the poor
Developing land believed unprofitable
Developing financial sector strategies for environmental protection
Financing energy efficiency
Funding research on social problems
Sponsoring commercial research and development
Funding research
Funding military research
Funding cleaner technology research
Promoting foreign portfolio equity investment
Ensuring viable financial basis for the United Nations
Promoting flow in economic system
Improving funding of international organizations and programmes
Mobilizing financial resources

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