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Women's Underrepresentation in IFI Leadership
November 27, 2023
EU-Africa Strategy: State of Play
November 24, 2023
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...
Toward Better Global Poverty Measures - Working Paper 417
September 16, 2015
The paper discusses three problems in measuring global poverty: (i) how to allow for social effects on welfare, recognizing the identification issues involved; (ii) the need to monitor progress in raising the consumption floor above its biological level; and (iii) addressing the longstanding concern...
Losing Our Minds? New Research Directions on Skilled Migration and Development - Working Paper 415
September 09, 2015
This paper critiques the last decade of research on the effects of high-skill emigration from developing countries, and proposes six new directions for fruitful research.
Philanthropy, Welfare Capitalism or Radically Different Global Economic Model: What Would It Take to End Global Poverty within a Generation Based on Historical Growth Patterns? - Working Paper 413
September 09, 2015
This paper considers the effectiveness and efficiency of global growth, as a route to poverty reduction, since 1990 and then demonstrates the redistributive challenges implicit in various poverty lines and scenarios.
The Politics of Priority Setting in Health: A Political Economy Perspective - Working Paper 414
September 03, 2015