October 17, 2017
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Dr. Arinze Nwokolo presented his thesis Essays in Development Economics: On Civil Conflict in Nigeria last Monday 16th of October at the University of Navarra. His doctoral study focused on the economic costs of the three-front conflict in Nigeria: the oil in the south, the Boko Haram in the north and the Fulani in the middle belt of the country.

Almost three-quarters of Nigeria鈥檚 GDP relies on the oil industry. In such a highly dependent country on the oil industry, attacks on both onshore and offshore oil infrastructure pose a serious threat to the economy. 鈥淚 wante...

October 16, 2017
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There is an ongoing debate on how to provide sufficient opportunities for individuals to escape the woes of poverty. Small and medium enterprises are one way to do that. However, capital is required and traditional means of obtaining it are inaccessible. This is where Microfinance Institutions (MFI) come in and provide microcredit, even if no collateral is present. Despite this availability and accessibility, in Bangladesh take-up is unexpectedly low. This issue is well-known in the literature, as is the fact that microcredit might lack the long-lasting social impact economists foresaw.

October 05, 2017
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Navarra Center for International Development鈥檚 fellows Alex Armand and Joseph Gomes have been awarded a two-year grant from the Fundaci贸n Ram贸n Areces to fund the study Defection Messaging and Armed Group Behavior. 

This study will focus on how combatants can be convinced to leave guns aside and gain an effective return to the civil society. It will have two main objectives: to calculate the effectiveness of radio messages in increasing defections and to observe the impact that those messages on the general strategy of armed groups.

A focus on Joseph K...