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Working Paper
Public-Private Co-operation for Gas Provision in Poor Neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires: Impact on Housing Improvements and Health

This study examines the programme Redes Solidarias, a public-private initiative that connected to natural pipelined gas 4,000 households in the Great Buenos Aires Area during 2005...

Gas utilities Infrastructure (Economics) Policy sciences
Working Paper
Misuse of Institutions: Lessons from Transition

The paper explores a phenomenon often observed in transition economies, when newly established institutions are misused, i.e., applied or resorted to for reasons which have little in common with their intended or anticipated purpose...

Institutional economics Policy sciences
Working Paper
Growth Oriented Macroeconomic Policies for Small Islands Economies: Lessons from Singapore

Most small island economies or ‘microstates’ have distinctly different characteristics from larger developing economies. They are more open and vulnerable to external and environmental shocks, resulting in high output volatility...

Economic development Economic surveys Fiscal policy
Book Chapter
Subjective Measures of Well-being

From the book: Human Well-being

Equality and inequality Policy sciences Quality of life
Book Chapter
Emergent Regime Formation for the Information Society and the Impact on Africa

From the book: New Economy in Development

Economic integration Economic policy Finance, Public
Book Chapter
Do Public Transfers Crowd Out Private Transfers?: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Mexico

From the book: Insurance Against Poverty

Policy sciences Government policy (Poor) Poverty
Working Paper
Subjective Measures of Well-being

This paper deals with three questions: (1) What are ‘subjective’ measures? (2) What is ‘well-being’? and (3) Are subjective measures of well-being of use for policymaking, in particular in developing nations?...

Equality and inequality Policy sciences Quality of life
Working Paper
Emergent Global Information Infrastructure/Global Information Society: Regime Formation and the Impact on Africa

This paper combines a theoretical perspective on globalization and the information society with a critical usage of international regime theory in order to contribute to a better understanding of the current historical period of transition from an in...

Economic integration Economic policy Finance, Public
Working Paper
Do Public Transfers Crowd Out Private Transfers?: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Mexico

The paper will use the data from the PROGRESA evaluation to show the extent to which such a programme crowds out private transfers...

Policy sciences Government policy (Poor) Poverty
Book Chapter
The Role of National Central Banks and of Different Policy Cultures

From the book: The Impact of EMU on Europe and the Developing Countries

Banks and banking, Central Inflation (Finance) Monetary policy
Book Chapter
Uruguayan Foreign Policies in the Nineties: Continuities and Changes with a View to Recent Regionalisms

From the book: National Perspectives on the New Regionalism in the South

International relations Policy sciences Regional economics
Book Chapter
An Analysis of Appropriate Government Housing Policies in Market Economies

From the book: Urbanization

Housing Policy sciences
Working Paper
Gender Aspects of Urban Economic Growth and Development

The urbanization process is frequently shaped by prevailing constructions of gender. The recognition of this phenomenon is vital both in diagnosis and policy terms...

Economic development Households Policy sciences
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