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Africa’s lockdown dilemma: High poverty and low trust
There is growing unease that blindly replicating the COVID-19 policy responses of high-income countries might inflict irreparable damage to poor households and foment social unrest in developing countries. Read more
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COVID-19: macroeconomic dimensions in the developing world
The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented global crisis. The task for economic policy is to help keep people alive, enterprises afloat, and households out of poverty.
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ReportFirm-level Competitiveness and Technology in Vietnam (in Vietnamese): Evidence From a Survey in 2011
This report summarises information from the 2011 implementation of the Vietnam Technology and Competitiveness Survey, developed collaboratively between the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM), the General Statistics Office (GSO) and the ...Competition Economic surveys Investments, Foreign
Journal ArticleGlobalization Crises, Trade and Development in Vietnam
Vietnam has been among the most successful East Asian economies, especially in weathering the external shocks of recent globalization crises...Depressions Economic development Globalization
ReportFirm-level Competitiveness and Technology in Vietnam: Evidence From a Survey in 2011
This report summarises information from the 2011 implementation of the Vietnam Technology and Competitiveness Survey, developed collaboratively between the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM), the General Statistics Office (GSO) and the ...Technology Competition Economic surveys
ReportFirm-Level Competitiveness and Technology in Vietnam :: Evidence From a Survey in 2010
This report is based on a survey module incorporated into the 2009 Vietnam Enterprise Survey conducted by the General Statistics Office (GSO) of Vietnam in 2010.1...Competition Economic surveys Investments, Foreign
Working PaperInstitutional Reforms Debate and FDI Flows to MENA Region: Does One ‘Best’ Fit All?
The paper revisits the policy debate on institutional reform approaches to property rights protection and empirically examines it in the context of FDI flows to the Middle East and Northern Africa region (MENA)...Institutional economics International trade Investments, Foreign
Working PaperInstitutional Reforms, Private Sector, and Economic Growth in Africa
The aim of this paper is to analyse the effect of institutional reforms on the revival of African economies...Economic policy (Business enterprises) Economic development Institutional economics
Working PaperGlobalization Crises, Trade, and Development in Vietnam
Vietnam has been among the most successful East Asian economies, especially in weathering the external shocks of recent globalization crises—the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis and the 2008-09 great recession, financial crisis and collapse of gl...Depressions Economic development Globalization
Working PaperThe Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Developing Countries’ Terms of Trade
This paper first shows that important economic arguments in favor of the Prebisch-Singer hypothesis of falling terms of trade of developing countries have implicitly relied on the role of multinational corporations and foreign direct investment...International business enterprises International trade Investments, Foreign
BlogChina and India’s Development Strategies: Lessons for Developing Countries
Amelia U. Santos-Paulino and Guanghua Wan China and India have become global economic powers. Even at the market exchange rate, China overtook Japan in 2010 as the second largest economy...Economic development Measurement (Poverty) Industrial policy
Book ChapterChina, India, Brazil, and South Africa in the World Economy: Engines of Growth?
From the book: Southern Engines of Global GrowthEconomic development History (Economics) Economic aspects (Emigration and immigration)
Book ChapterIntroduction: Southern Engines of Global Growth
From the book: Southern Engines of Global GrowthCapital Economic growth International trade
Book ChapterThe Liberalization of Capital Outflows in CIBS: What Opportunities for Other Developing Countries?
From the book: Southern Engines of Global GrowthHistory (Capital market) Investments, Foreign Trade regulation
Book ChapterForeign Direct Investment from China, India, and South Africa in sub-Saharan Africa: A New or Old Phenomenon?
From the book: Southern Engines of Global GrowthBusiness networks International business enterprises Investments, Foreign
Book ChapterNational Policies to Attract FDI in R&D: An Assessment of Brazil and Selected Countries
From the book: Southern Engines of Global GrowthIndustrial policy Investments, Foreign Research (Technological innovations)
Book ChapterForeign Direct Investment and Trade in the Southern African Development Community
From the book: Southern Engines of Global GrowthInternational trade Investments, Foreign Social stability