Working Papers


  • 28-October-2015

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    Aid for Trade 10 years on - Keeping it Effective

    This paper assesses the achievements and challenges of the WTO-led Aid for Trade initiative. After outlining the achievements, the paper discusses where to put the emphasis, how to expand partnerships, how to enhance effectiveness; and, most importantly, how to retain interest in using aid to make trade work for the poor.

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  • 30-March-2015

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    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

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    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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  • 17-June-2014

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    Shifting Wealth

    Understanding the impact of the global rebalancing in Latin America, from the rise of new emerging economies, to the global recomposition of production and the overcoming of the Middle Income Trap.

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  • 9-May-2014

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    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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  • 8-April-2014

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    Latin America - Publications and Papers

    Latin America: publications, working papers and studies

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  • 4-February-2014

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    DEV Working Paper No. 322: “Doctoring the ball”: The political economy of tax incentives for investment in the Dominican Republic

    This working paper contributes to the understanding of the use of investment tax incentives, which are widely used in developing countries to foster investment and competitiveness, not always with the desired outcomes. In particular in Central America and the Caribbean, competition to attract foreign direct investment has lead towards a significant erosion of the tax base in many countries.

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  • 17-December-2013

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    The Evolution of Official Development Assistance: Achievements, Criticisms and a Way Forward - OECD Development Co-operation Working Papers No. 12

    The definition of Official Development Assistance (ODA) has for 40 years been the global standard for measuring donor efforts in supporting development co-operation objectives. It has provided the yardstick for documenting the volume and the terms of the concessional resources provided, assessing donor performance against their aid pledges and enabling partner countries, civil society and others to hold donors to account

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  • 16-December-2013

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    DEV Working Paper No. 321: Productive Capabilities: An Empirical Investigation of their Determinants

    Recent research associated structural transformation to a change in the type of goods a country produces and exports. This change entails a gradual move towards goods that embody greater physical and/or human capital, which is conceptualized as the “economic complexity” of a country. This paper unveils the determinants of this variable, taking into account the set of factors affecting the degree of economic complexity in countries.

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