October 31, 2017
Our world /
Posted by NCID

Cities concentrate 54% of the world population (approximately 4000 million people), more than 70% of the world's GDP and more than 80% of world's CO2. 

A city is a physical and tangible reality, but also a social construction. The right to a city is understood as a place and possibility to develop human rights where its complexity and miscenegation must be considered.

On October 31st we celebrate World Cities Day and we must emphasize the importance of understanding its functioning in order to combat the most rising challenges the world faces: poverty, equ...

October 17, 2017
News /
Posted by NCID

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’s 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. “I wante...

October 16, 2017
Activities /
Posted by NCID

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.