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Women's Underrepresentation in IFI Leadership
November 27, 2023
EU-Africa Strategy: State of Play
November 24, 2023
The Role of Industrial Policy as a Development Tool: New Evidence from the Globalization of Trade-and-Investment
December 11, 2015
Emerging market countries that manage to diversify and upgrade their production and export base grow more rapidly and enjoy greater welfare gains than those that do not. Foreign direct investment in manufacturing is concentrated in middle- and upper-skilled activities -- not lowest-skilled ope...
Payment System Regulation for Improving Financial Inclusion
December 02, 2015
Drawing from existing domestic experiences and the first results of the international debate, this paper tries to identify some high-level recommendations on how the payments system should be regulated to best achieve the particular goal of inclusion.
Changes in Funding Patterns by Latin American Banking Systems: How Large? How Risky? - Working Paper 420
November 19, 2015
This paper investigates the shifts in Latin American banks’ funding patterns in the post-global financial crisis period. To this end, we introduce a new measure of exposure of local banking systems to international debt markets that we term: International Debt Issuances by Locally Supervised I...
Comparing Emissions Mitigation Efforts across Countries - Working Paper 419
November 17, 2015
Asking What the People Want: Using Mobile Phone Surveys to Identify Citizen Priorities - Working Paper 418
October 16, 2015
Using an experimental design, we assess the feasibility of interactive voice recognition (IVR) surveys for gauging citizens’ development priorities. Our project focuses on four low-income countries (Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe). We find that mobile phone-based approach...
Can Stopping 'Tax Dodging' by Multinational Enterprises Close the Gap in Development Finance?
October 15, 2015
Missed Opportunities in Global Health: Identifying New Strategies to Improve Mental Health in LMICs
October 07, 2015
Mental illnesses are among the top causes of disability and disease in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Yet despite the enormous burden that mental ill-health imposes, mental health care remains a truly neglected area of global health policy.