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This working paper presents findings from an evaluation of the impacts of immigration policies on the welfare of migrants and their families in migrant-sending countries, focussing on Mexico and Nicaragua (US policies in the first case and US and Costa Rican policies in the second).
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Paper prepared for the international conference on Social Cohesion and Development Paris 20-21 January 2011
Social cohesion will be the topic of the next edition of the Perspectives on Global Development report which every year, identifies analyses and provides workable policy solutions for a pressing global development challenge.
The shift in the centre of economic gravity, from the advanced to the large emerging economies, has to be reflected in the global governance architecture. The new players have to be given a stronger voice in decision-making and multilateralism has to evolve further in a more inclusive manner.
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In a sample of 128 countries, we identify 25 episodes of large nominal and real appreciations shocks and study their macroeconomic effects in a dummy-augmented panel autoregressive model. Results show that an exchange rate appreciation can have strong effects on current account balances.
On 13-15 September 2010, the Perspectives on Global Development 2010 Shifting Wealth report was launched in North America at the United Nations, the United States State Department, and the Organizatio
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Call for Papers: Social Cohesion Conference
The 2011 Perspectives on Global Development looks unprecedented social upheaval and mass citizen mobilisation throughout the world in 2011 and asks the question: How can governments best respond to these new expectations? What policy reforms can contribute to strengthening social cohesion? How can we learn from past experiences and existing practices? These are the questions that will be raised on the occasion of the launch of the
Speaking at the launch of the Perspectives on Global Development 2010, Angel Gurría says that the centre of economic gravity is moving from West to East, from the industrialised economies to the large developing economies, particularly China and India. The latest forecasts anticipate that emerging and developing economies will account for nearly 60% of world GDP by 2030.
The 2010 Perspectives on Global Development: Shifting Wealth looks at the major realignment of the global economy that has taken place in the last two decades. Economic and political power has been shifting towards the developing world and emerging economies thanks to high and sustained growth rates in large developing countries, particularly the Asian giants of China and India. Increasing links between developing countries has been a