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November 08, 2018
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This Friday November 9th, the Navarra Center for International Development (NCID) hosts the NCID Workshop on Urban Issues in Developing Countries. This event will analyze and discuss on the most advanced techniques available to design the future of cities. “Up to 90% of the people living in South Sudan and Central African Republic do so in informal settlements without any basic infrastructure”, says NCID’s research assistant, Ángela Abascal. This is a growing phenomenon. “In Nairobi 75% of new inhabitants will end up in new informal settlements. They are growing quicker than cities...

October 29, 2018
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Navarra Center for International Development (NCID) Resident Fellow Luis Alberiko Gil-Alana flew to Guatemala to participate in the 2018 Seminar of Economic Researchers of Guatemala (SIEG) which the central Banco de Guatemala organizes each year. The session took place last 25th of October and congregated top researchers from all around the world who undergo economic research on the Central American country.

Luis Alberiko presented during the second of the four sessi...

October 29, 2018
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1994. The Zapatista revolution draws widespread attention into the southern region of Chiapas, the second poorest state in Mexico. It is the plight of the indigenous people, who are a majority in the region and start a rebellion to claim their rights over the land they occupy. The place draw many policy attention from the Mexican government, who since then has put an emphasis in infrastructure and education investments in the area.

“25 years down the road they have constructed roads, airports, ports, they have improved schooling with better coverage and quali...

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