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Although South-South migrants face much of the same discrimination and integration challenges as their South-North counterparts, South-South flows need to be analysed from a different standpoint.
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This paper studies technological upgrades in China and India, which export products associated with productivity levels higher than their income level. China is the world's largest exporter of high-tech products. India has been more successful in business and IT services exports.
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This paper studies the interaction between different actors in the policy-making process of fiscal transfer reform in Colombia, analysing this reform and showing that economic context and institutional factors were fundamental in achieving the reform.
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This paper documents the increase in labour disputes in China and seeks to understand their determinants. It was written as a background document for the Perspectives on Global Development 2012: Social cohesion in a shifting world along with case studies on Chile and India.
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Updated estimates of the additional financial resources needed in developing countries to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are presented in this paper. The international community needs to broaden its notion of development co-operation to reach the MDGs by the 2015 deadline.
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This working paper uses an agricultural household model to explore the impact of potential immigration policy reforms on the welfare of rural households in Burkina Faso.
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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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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.
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This working paper, the 2010 update of the FDI Restrictiveness Index (FDI Index), expands the sectors covered and revises the way in which FDI measures are scored and weighted.
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This working paper examines two issues concerning foreign state-controlled investors: whether the doctrine of foreign state immunity may make it difficult for private parties to pursue legitimate claims against them and whether that doctrine creates regulatory enforcement gaps for host countries.