The initiative aims to inform the international debates on the global governance of sustainable development and development assistance.
The main issues addressed will particularly concern:
- prospects for changes in the global economic and financial governance framework, based particularly on the analysis of needs and financing capacities in developing countries in general and emerging countries in particular;
- the conditions under which development assistance policies are coordinated within a context marked by the arrival of new actors (new donor countries, private funds, global funds) and by a certain kind of re-politicisation of bilateral aid policies;
- the interactions between the different facets of global governance, especially the growing linkages between objectives concerning climate commitments, trade liberalisation negotiations and issues relating to intellectual property rights for developed and emerging countries.
A series of recent posts on this blog have addressed a persistent difficulty with corruption experience surveys: the reticence problem–in other words, the reluctance of respondents to give honest answers to questions about sensitive behaviors–which may be caused by fear of retaliation or by “social desirability” bias (fear of “looking bad” to an interviewer) Various […]
The effect of immigration on host and origin countries is mediated by the way migrants take their labour supply decisions. We propose a simple way of integrating the traditional random utility maximisation model used to analyse location decisions with a classical labour demand function at destination. Our setup allows us to estimate a general upper […]
This paper studies how the presence of multinational enterprises affects the export performance of Bulgarian manufacturing firms—export spillovers from FDI. Using export data at the firm/product/destination level for the period 2004–2006, it finds positive forward spillover on export value and quantity, related to quality upgrading. Conversely, it finds negative (or insignificant) backward and horizontal spillover […]
The ‘results-based financing’ (RBF) approach, an umbrella term, occupies a particularly important place in the debates regarding meeting the challenge of ‘better health for all at all ages’ as stated in the Sustainable Development Goals 3. Our analysis of the RBF schemes results published in the literature underlines five major points. 1. The RBF approach […]
This paper presents a conceptual framework for the study of the vulnerability of Bhutan, Maldives, and Nepal with a particular focus on the structural vulnerability. Three kinds of vulnerability have been considered for each country: economic, climatic, and political. Comparative assessment of countries is likewise undertaken using available and comparable indicators, e.g., economic vulnerability index […]
The Impact of a Right of First Refusal Clause in a First-Price Auction with Unknown Heterogeneous Risk-Aversion Abstract: We consider that a seller wishes to sell an asset by means of a first-price auction to two potential buyers. One of them ma be granted a Right of First Refusal (ROFR) clause which gives him the opportunity […]
Jaime de Melo participated to this workshop organised by the School of Transnational Governance (European University Institute)
Clermont-Ferrand The CERDI-IDREC organizes an international conference on Chinese economy every two years. The conference attracts participants worldwide to address major economic issues and challenges that China and the world are currently facing. The overall theme is The "new normal growth" and the future of China’s economy. The conference will be held on 19-20 October […]
Call for PapersThe CERDI-IDREC organizes an international conference on Chinese economy every two years. The conference attracts participants worldwide to address major economic issues and challenges that China and the world are currently facing. The overall theme is: The "new normal growth" and the future of China’s economy. The conference will be held on 19-20 […]
Workshop moderated by Alain de Janvry, Professor at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow FERDI
The Sustainable Competitiveness Observatory (OCD), an instrument for continental emergence.