Working Papers


  • 30-March-2015

    English

    Financial education for migrants and their families

    Money remitted by international migrants is a major source of income for many countries. Yet individual migrants and their families are often amongst the most vulnerable people in society, and many face significant barriers to the access and use of appropriate financial products. This paper looks at key challenges and how governments can take measures to support migrant workers and their families and improve their financial literacy.

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  • 12-February-2015

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    Green Development Co-operation in Zambia - Green Growth Paper

    Embracing green growth can secure strong, stable and sustainable development. An increasing number of developing countries have formulated and/or implemented innovative policies to pursue green growth, notably in Africa. Zambia, in particular, is committed to drawing up an Inclusive Green Growth Strategy (IGGS) that builds upon a nationally-defined and comprehensive definition of green growth.

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  • 27-November-2014

    English

    Measuring well-being and progress in countries at different stages of development: Towards a more universal conceptual framework

    OECD Development Center, Working Paper No. 325 - This paper proposes ways in which the OECD well-being framework used for the Better Life Initiative can be adapted to specific development contexts and thereby made more universal. The dimensions of the Better Life Initiative are relevant to emerging and developing countries, but they can be redefined in ways that better match the availability of data and the priorities and critical...

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  • 9-May-2014

    English, PDF, 744kb

    Report: Targeting ODA towards countries in greatest need, May 2014 pdf

    Paper on Targeting ODA towards countries in greatest need, for the 13 May 2014 DAC meeting

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  • 2-September-2013

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    DEV Working Paper No. 320: Capital flows in Asia-Pacific: Controls, bonanzas and sudden stops

    This paper seeks to analyse the patterns of capital flow bonanzas and identify such episodes by defining them relative to global capital flows, instead of relative to past experience as is done in most of the literature. This approach therefore emphasises the relevance of the attractiveness of a country vis-à-vis other destinations instead of the relevance of past flows in experiencing bonanzas.

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  • 30-August-2013

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    DEV Working Paper No. 319: The rationale for higher education investment in Ibero-America

    This working paper contributes to the debate around the financing of higher education and calls for a fair distribution of the costs of higher education between the private sector (including students and their families) and the public sector, allocated according to the ratio of private and public benefits and externalities that it generates.

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  • 17-July-2013

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    DEV Working Paper No. 318: How redistributive is fiscal policy in Latin America? The case of Chile and Mexico

    Fiscal policy plays an essential role in reducing income inequality in OECD countries while this effect tends to be lower in Latin American economies. This paper adds to the discussion by looking at the issue from a tax-benefit analysis perspective; namely by estimating the impact of the welfare system on the different income groups in Chile and Mexico.

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  • 24-May-2013

    English

    Evaluation Network Member - Iceland

    Evaluation Network Member - Iceland

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  • 14-May-2013

    English

    Global Value Chains and Developing Country Employment: A Literature Review

    How do global value chains (GVCs) impact employment markets in developing countries? This paper reviews the literature on the subject, focusing on the labour market impacts of three processes that lie at the core of GVC development: importing, exporting, and foreign direct investment (FDI). Two case studies are presented

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  • 6-May-2013

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    DEV Working Paper No. 317: Opening the black box of contract renegotiations: An analysis of road concessions in Chile, Colombia and Peru

    This paper reviews road concession programmes in Chile, Colombia and Peru over the period 1993-2010 and analyses how their shortcomings have resulted in large extra fiscal costs. Weak State institutions, unclear legislation and deficient contract design have allowed for frequent and costly renegotiation of road concessions.

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