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November 12, 2019
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“One of the lessons is that sometimes what we think is not necessarily translated into the field”. These words by Catia Batista, co-founder of Novafrica, summarize many of the impressions after the first NCID Workshop on Migration celebrated last 11th November at the Institute for Culture of Society of the University of Navarra. 

The event started with a short presentation by Blanca Moreno-Dodson, director of the Center for Mediterranean Integration, affiliated to the World Bank. She exposed the center’s work and dif...

June 14, 2019
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NCID Resident Fellow Alex Armand presented last 14th June at the Barcelona GSE Summer Forum. Armand presented the paper Does Information Break the Political Resource Curse? Experimental Evidence from Mozambique, written jointly with Alexander Coutts, Pedro C. Vicente and Ines Vilela.

The investigation adresses the political resource curse, which is the idea that natural resources can lead to the deterioration of public policies through corruption and rent-seeking by those...

May 31, 2019
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Ignoring Africa would be a mistake. With those words by Navarra Center for International Development (NCID) Director Luis Ravina kicked off the event Africa, a present reality. An event where all panelists agreed on a conclusion: Africa offers much more opportunities than problems has and Spanish companies should deepen their presence in the continent.

The event, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation together with the NCID joined more than a dozen businessmen and representatives of public institutions to evaluate the different trends of Afric...

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