April 28, 2017
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Posted by NCID

The Navarra Center for International Development (NCID), of the Institute of Culture and Society (ICS) of the University of Navarra, has recently signed a cooperation agreement with the Non-Government Organization “Fundación para el Desarrollo Productivo y Financiero PROFIN” which is based in La Paz, Bolivia. The agreement seeks to establish a cooperation between the two organizations with the aim of undertaking research, implementing projects to promote financial inclusion, and offer innovative products to Bolivia’s low income population.

The agreement formalizes the worki...

April 27, 2017
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As information and communication technologies (ICTs) become increasingly ubiquitous, interest in their role on the integration of the less fortunate and disenfranchised has surfaced. On April 24, Andrea Tesei, an assistant professor at Queen Mary, University of London’s school of economics and finance, presented a paper titled: “Liberation Technology: Mobile Phones and Political Mobilization in Africa,” which sets out to uncover whether mobile phones have an impact on the incidence of political mobilizations.

The authors first cite the liberation technology hypothesis. From ...

March 31, 2017
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25 students from Strathmore University (Kenya) are undertaking a 2-week course on development economics at the University of Navarra, which started on March 27 and will end April 7. The course, organized by the NCID, is structured in the form of lectures and seminars given by experts from the NCID-Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) and the School of Economics of the University.

During these days, they will learn and apply modern techniques used in development economics research. These key tools include understanding the role of history, institutions and geogr...

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