Working Papers


  • 16-June-2010

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    Foreign State Immunity and Foreign Government Controlled Investors, OECD Working Papers on International Investment, No. 2010/2

    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.

  • 21-April-2010

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    DEV Working Paper 289: South America for the Chinese? A trade-based analysis

    Is South America cursed by its natural resources? Does China’s penetration of the region renew the region’s comparative advantage in natural resources? Does South America’s trade specialisation stand in the way of regional integration? This paper tries to answer these questions.

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  • 1-February-2010

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    DEV Working Paper No. 287: Why do so many women end up in bad jobs? A cross-country assessment

    There is an increasing concern in the development community about the increase in the ‘feminisation of bad jobs’ of many developing countries. Indeed, recent analysis shows a growing proportion of women are in jobs with poor working conditions and low pay. But what is driving this phenomenon?

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  • 21-January-2010

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    DEV Working Paper No. 285: The emerging middle class in developing countries

    The shift in global goods production towards Asia is well documented. But global consumer demand has so far been concentrated in the rich economies of the OECD. Will that also shift towards Asia as these countries get richer?

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  • 5-January-2010

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    DEV Working Paper 284: Crushed aid: Fragmentation in sectorial aid

    Past studies focused on aggregate country data but a sector analysis provides a better picture of fragmentation. We start by counting the number of aid projects in the developing world and find that, in 2007, more

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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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  • 2-June-2009

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    Strategic Financial Planning for Water Supply and Sanitation

    This report reviews good practices in strategic financial planning in OECD and developing countries and summarises key lessons for policy makers and practitioners.

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  • 2-June-2009

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    Integrating Public Environmental Expenditure within Multi-Year Budgetary Frameworks

    How do multi-year budgetary processes work in practice in developed an developing countries? This paper identifies opportunities for and limits to financing environmental management.

  • 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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  • 27-January-2009

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    OECD Environment Working Paper: Greening Development Planning

    The report reviews different approaches to making the economic case for improved management of environment and natural resources in national planning.

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