September 17, 2013
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Blanca Moreno-Dodson, a member of the Steering Committee of the Navarra Center for International Development, has recently led the production of a new World Bank book entitled Is Fiscal Policy the Answer? A Developing Country Perspective. The book is a collection of chapters from several World Bank economists, including herself, whose research incorporates looking at the connection between fiscal policy and economic development, with a special focus on emerging and lower income countries. The argument put forth in the introduction states that the sluggishness of the advanced world following...

September 12, 2013
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Senior Lecturer and Academic Director of the Master in Public Policy Management, Dr. Robert Mudida presented a paper entitled ‘The African Continent and Development Aid: Does it work?’ during a conference of the International Catholic Legislators Network (ICLN) in Frascati, Italy between August 29th and September 1st 2013.

The ICLN is a platform for Catholic Law makers to share ideas, experience and information as well as the gathering of like-minded people.

In this paper, Dr. Mudida challenges many of the arguments put forward in Dambisa Moyo’s book, Dead Aid...

September 09, 2013
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Álvaro Morcillo, a Postdoctoral research Fellow at the Navarra Center for International Development (NCID), presented his research that looked at the relationship between crime and poverty in South Africa and how these factors are connected. “Crime drives away investment, both foreign and domestic, and consequently slows growth”, Morcillo said.

For his study, Álvaro Morcillo analysed data aggregated from the South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS, round 2011) and in doing so he explained that there are many indirect ways to cut down the crime rate. These included reduc...

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