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for 2016-12

On the Heterogeneous Effect of Trade on Unemployment

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29 Dec 2016

Foundation pour les Etudes et Recherches sur le Développement International (FERDI); Working Paper 180; Authors: Céline Carrere, Marco Fugazza, Marcelo, Marcelo Olarreaga, Frédéric Robert-Nicoud – Details for “On the Heterogeneous Effect of Trade on Unemployment”

This article shows that trade reduces unemployment in countries with comparative advantage in sectors with more efficient labor markets and leads to higher unemployment in countries with comparative advantage in sectors with less efficient labor markets.

A Good Gig? The Rise of On-Demand Domestic Work

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23 Dec 2016

Overseas Development Institute (ODI); Development Progress Working Paper 07 + Executive Summary; Authors: Abigail Hunt and Fortunate Machingura – Details for “A Good Gig? The Rise of On-Demand Domestic Work”

On-demand work is not automatically empowering, and can shift risk from employers onto domestic workers themselves. This report proposes that urgent action be taken to ensure that the 'Uberisation' of domestic work evolves to the benefit of all.

ESRC Grant for ‘Global Poverty and Inequality Dynamics’ in Emerging Economies

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21 Dec 2016

The grant was awarded to Andy Sumner, co-director of King’s International Development Institute and former vice president of EADI.

EJDR Early Career Editor – Call for Expressions of Interest

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21 Dec 2016

The European Journal of Development Research (EJDR) has long recognised the need to provide a forum for the publication of original and high quality research by individuals that are early in their research career.The EJDR is seeking to appoint an Early Career Editor who will focus on submissions by individuals that are early in their career (nominally defined as having completed their PhD within the last five years), to join our thriving editorial team.

10e conférence sur les migrations et le développement

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20 Dec 2016

Organisée en partenariat avec l'Agence française de développement (AFD) et la Banque mondiale, la conférence se tiendra au Cerdi le 29 et le 30 Juin 2017. Vous êtes invités à soumettre des propositions de communications avant le 15 janvier 2017.

The Assessment of the Energy Potential of Biomass of Animal and Plant Origin in the Context of Local Development: The Case of Turkey

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19 Dec 2016

Institute for World Economy, Romanian Academy (IEM); Global Economic Observer No. 2, Vol. 4 / 2016; Authors: Turgut Bayramoğlu, Sevda Yaprakli – Details for “The Assessment of the Energy Potential of Biomass of Animal and Plant Origin in the Context of Local Development: The Case of Turkey”

This study calculates the economic potential for biomass energy production in Turkey. It examines the effects on Turkey’s development.

Social and Health Policies for Inclusive Growth: Preliminary policy messages

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19 Dec 2016

To understand the overall dynamics of policy change and social protection, as well as the mutual influence of different policies on each other, a mixed method approach was used combining econometric cost-effectiveness analysis with qualitative impact and political economy analysis. In the first policy brief of the SHPIG project, first policy messages were published.

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Results-Based Approaches in Agriculture: What Is the Potential?

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16 Dec 2016

German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Discussion Paper 25/2016; Author(s): Heiner Janus and Sarah Holzapfel – Details for “Results-Based Approaches in Agriculture: What Is the Potential?”

The analysis shows how results-based approaches can foster innovation in agriculture and can play an important role to increase food security in developing countries. It also highlights challenges for implementing results-based approaches in the agricultural sector.

The Proxy Challenge Award 2016

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13 Dec 2016

CMI’s Anti-Corruption Resource Centre U4 has announced the winners of its price for finding innovative proxy indicators on corruption.

Conference Report: “Arctic Global Sustainable Development, Challenges and Resilience”

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