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  • 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.

  • 5-March-2010

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    Genderindex

    The Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) is a new composite measure of gender equality, based on the OECD Development Centre’s Gender, Institutions and Development Database. Launched in March 2009, it complements and improves existing measures in several ways.

  • 5-March-2010

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    WikiGender

    Wikigender is an interactive and community-run project initiated by the OECD Development Centre to facilitate the exchange and improve the knowledge on gender equality-related issues around the world.

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • 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

  • 11-December-2009

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    The Asian Drivers and Africa: now available online in The World Economy

    World Economy mini-symposium, co-edited by Development Centre economists, presents findings about the economic impact of China and India in Saharan African countries by Africa-based economists.

  • 12-November-2009

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    Programme for Finland workshop 1-2 December 2009

    Workshop on 'Equality, Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development' in Helsinki, Finland, 1-2 December 2009. Organised by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and the OECD Development Centre.

  • 12-November-2009

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    Does South Asia Run the Risk of Rising Inflation?

    The median inflation rate in South Asia is more than twice that of Latin America & the Caribbean. Should South Asia’s policymakers wonder whether they are doing something wrong? Eliana Cardoso, OECD Non-Residential Fellow and Chief Economist, South Asia Region, World Bank

  • 10-November-2009

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    The 0.85 Percent Solution for Low-Income Countries by Homi Kharas

    As long as interest rates are so low and crisis needs are so great, it’s time to make IBRD

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