March 18, 2014
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Close to 200 million poverty-stricken persons throughout the world (70% of which are women) have had access to financial services through microfinance institutions. This was expressed by María Jesús Pérez, general assistant director of the NGO CODESPA, who visited the Navarra Center for International Development of the Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) at the Universidad de Navarra together with the general director of the organization, José Ignacio González-Aller.

One of the latest cooperation projects being developed by C...

March 07, 2014
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Pedro Mendi a resident fellow researcher at the Navarra Center of International Development (NCID) presented his paper on Informality and Innovation. The paper studies the relationship between competition against informal firms and innovation activities by formal firms. It makes use of the World Bank’s Enterprise Survey data. “One of the assumptions is that informal sector firms produce goods inferior to firms in the formal sector,” mentioned Pedro. “I found a positive correlation between the introduction of an innovation and intensity of competition against informal sector firms”...

February 03, 2014
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The director of the Navarra Center for International Development (NCID), Luis Ravina, traveled to South Africa in order to expand the network of researchers and foundations that the center already has in the country. One of the research assistants, Pierce King, accompanied him on the trip.

Luis Ravina had a meeting with the Spanish Ambassador to South Africa, Juan Sell, as well as the trade commissioner of the Economics and Commercial Office of Spain in Johannesburg, Enrique Manzanares Carbonell

In addition, Luis met with François Bonnici, who is the Director of the Ber...

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