Working Papers


  • 9-October-2009

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    DEV Working Paper 282: Are workers' remittances relevant for credit rating agencies?

    This research deals with two key issues for many emerging countries: sovereign ratings provided by OECD-based firms and remittance flows. Previous upsurge episodes in remittance flows have underlined the interactions

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  • 14-August-2009

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    DEV Working Paper 281: Revisiting Political Budget Cycles in Latin America

    This analysis highlights, from a governmental and political perspective, the need to avoid fiscal deteriorations around elections in Latin America.

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  • 30-July-2009

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    DEV Working Papers 280: Coherence of Development Policies: Ecuador's Economic Ties with Spain and their Development Impact

    This study provides a general analysis of economic relations between Spain, as a donor of official development assistance (ODA), and Ecuador, as a partner and recipient of development aid.

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  • 15-July-2009

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    DEV Working Papers 279: Herding in Aid Allocation

    Aid ineffectiveness, fragmentation, and volatility have already been highlighted by scholars and OECD studies. Far fewer studies have been devoted to another problem of capital flows: herding behaviour.

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  • 30-June-2009

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    DEV Working Paper No 278: Are all Migrants Really Worse off in Urban Labour Markets? New empirical evidence from China

    The rapid and massive increase in rural-to-urban worker flows to the coast of China has drawn recent attention to the welfare of migrants working in urban regions, particularly to their working conditions and pay; serious concern is raised regarding pay discrimination against rural migrants.

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  • 1-April-2009

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    DEV Working Papers 277: Taking Stock of the Credit Crunch: Implications for development finance and global governance

    This paper examines how the different forms of development finance for low-income countries are likely to be affected by the global financial crisis, principally through reductions in remittances, aid flows and FDI.

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  • 12-March-2009

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    DEV Working Papers 276: Extracting the Maximum from the EITI

    For many countries rich in oil, gas and minerals, development remains an elusive goal. The rich get richer, the poor stay poor, inequality rises, economies stagnate, corruption flourishes and conflict deepens.

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  • 31-January-2005

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    DEV Centre WP 242: Institutional Change and its Impact on the Poor and Excluded: The Indian Decentralisation Experience

    This study analyses the impact of democratic decentralisation on the chances of socially excluded groups to participate in newly created local governance institutions in three Indian states.

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  • 26-November-2003

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    Float in Order to Fix? Lessons from Emerging Markets for EU Accession Countries (DEV Centre Working Paper 218)

    This working paper sets out lessons from emerging markets for EU assession countries.

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  • 20-August-1991

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    DEV Centre WP 42: Time-Varying Estimates on the Openness of the Capital Account in Korea and Chinese Taipei

    How open are the capital accounts in Korea and Chinese Taipei? Has there been a trend towards more financial openness during the 1980s?

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