March 03, 2017
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Foto: Manuel Castells. “Does it make any sense for a country to invest in the institutions of another country who does not share a similar political agenda? Geopolitical interests shape decisions when investing on development projects.” These were the words of Olivier Lafourcade, former World Bank official, during his seminar at the Navarra Center for International Developmet (NCID).

He illustrated this claim by showing the changes that the European Union agenda experienced when the Development Commissioner was a Spaniard. Moreover, the former official highlighted the...

February 24, 2017
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The Navarra Center for International Development, along with the Fundación Ramón Areces, will organize the 6th Research Workshop in Madrid, the 8th of this coming May.

We are pleased to announce the distinguished speakers for this sixth edition:

SpeakersXavier Giné (World Bank), Roland Hodler (University of St. Gallen), Pramila Krishnan (University of Oxford) and Alessandro Tarozzi (Universitat Pompeu Fabra).

Keynote SpeakerS...

February 23, 2017
Research /
Posted by NCID

Non-Resident Fellow of the NCID, Rabah Arezki, Chief of the Commodities Unit in the International Monetary Fund's Research department, has written an article on the iMFdirect blog, the IMF's global economy forum. This blog post explores the state of global food markets and issues of food security. It argues that important inefficiencies impede the well functioning of global food markets and threaten the food security of low income countries that are increasingly dependent of food imports.

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