Fiscal pressure of migration and horizontal fiscal inequality
This paper examines the patterns and trends in inter-state migration across Indian states and observes that migration is affected by demographic profile as well as the fiscal profile of states. Econometric estimation suggests that level of vertical...
Supply or demand? Exploring the mechanisms behind the rise of female labour force participation in Mexico
At the global level, gender gaps in labour force participation have narrowed and over half a billion women have joined the workforce in the last 30...
Economies in transition: The long-run view
Chair: Erik Berglof, Chief Economist, EBRD Speakers: Professor Gérard Roland, University of California, Berkeley. Dr Rania Al-Mashat, Assistant Sub-Governor and Head of Monetary Policy Department, Central Bank of Egypt. Professor Roland, editor of...
19 June 2012
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, One Exchange Square, London, United Kingdom
Urban governance and service delivery in Africa
Africa is one of the fastest urbanizing regions of the world. On the one hand, this demographic transformation offers important opportunities for growth, economic development, and innovation. On the other hand, rapid urbanization generates high...
5 June 2012
African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Group visit by American Women’s Club
‘Democratization in Sub-Saharan Africa: Progress, Setbacks, and New Directions’ by Danielle Resnick. In the past twenty years, many countries in sub-Saharan Africa have experienced significant strides towards becoming more democratic as a result of...
29 February 2012
UNU-WIDER, Helsinki, Finland
Africa's emerging middle-class
Sub-Saharan Africa currently is facing a range of demographic and socioeconomic shifts that hold important implications for both the region’s economic and political development. One of these shifts has been the emergence of a sizeable and dynamic...
Economic and political dynamics of Africa's emerging middle class
Economic and political dynamics of Africa's emerging middle class Robust economic growth in much of sub-Saharan Africa over the last decade is largely believed to have coincided with an expanding middle class. According to some estimates, the region...
23 June 2014
26 June 2014