Advances in Development Economics
During this and upcoming Fridays we will be looking at the relationship between urbanization and growth. These postings are based on a text by Raj Nallari and Indira Iyer.
Urbanization and Growth
A new Policy Research Working Paper published by the World Bank's Development Research Group, by Frédéric Docquier and Maurice Schiff: Measuring Skilled Migration Rates: The Case of Small States
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has recently publish the 2008 edition of its Statistical Yearbook, which contains social, economic and environmental data from the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, including a section on Poverty.
We already blogged about the Development Marketplace Grant Competition that could fund your innovative idea for climate adaptation.
Two other Regional Development Marketplace competitions are now accepting proposals:
The second global dialogue of this series focused on the impact of the global crisis on the national macro economies and on the financial systems.
Experts from from Argentina, Uruguay, Turkey, Poland, Hungary, Russia, South Africa, Indonesia, Philippines, and South Korea participated in this event. Speakers included Professor Guillermo Calvo of Columbia University, and Dr. Gerard Caprio of Williams College.
The World Bank Institute launched at the end of last year a global dialogue series geared towards policymakers, with the goal of facilitating real time cross-country discussion on the current global economic crisis.
The first videoconference focused on the impact of the financial crisis on state and local finance. Participants from Brazil, China, India and Russia contributed via satellite.
The World Bank’s 2009 essay competition (for people between the ages of 18 and 25) is open for submissions until February 22nd. The topic is climate change. Prizes of US$ 3,000, 2,000 and 1,000 up for grabs.
A good opportunity to put into practice the advice at the excellent From Poverty to Power blog: Why is development writing so turgid?
The latest issue of the quarterly World Bank Research Digest includes a summary of past World Bank research papers that provide lessons relevant to the present situation; new papers written since September 2008; and projections for future economic growth across the world’s developing regions.