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Where next for social protection?
S. Devereux; K. Roelen; M. Ulrichs / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2015
The rapid ascendancy of social protection up the development policy agenda in the past ten to 15 years raises questions about whether its current prominence will be sustained, or whether it will turn out to be just another development...
Oil prices and stock markets: what drives what in the Gulf Corporation Council countries?
M.E.H. Arouri; C. Rault / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2011
In theory, the value of stock is equal to the discounted sum of expected future cash-flows, yet corporate cash-flows are affected by macroeconomic events that can be influenced by oil price variations. The present article examines the...
Commodity price volatility and the sources of growth
T.V.D.V. Cavalcanti; K. Mohaddes; M. Raissi / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2011
Countries specialised in the export of just a few primary products are usually exposed to substantial commodity price volatility and suffer from a high degree of macroeconomic instability. The central message of this paper is that the...
Does the American stock market react differently to rating announcements during a crisis period?: the case of the 2008 worldwide financial crisis
D.A. Ghachem; A. Boudriga; C. Mamoghli / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2011
This paper examines market reaction to rating announcements during a crisis, using a comparative event study that compares abnormal returns following rating announcements during a crisis period to those during stable periods. T...
Helpdesk Report: National - and district - level funding in the health sector
Health and Education Advice and Resource Team, 2014
Contact with health financing experts and a rapid literature search found no research that compares district level and national level donor funding. The literature suggests that effectiveness of funding at the national-level is likely...
Helpdesk report: Education expenditure reviews
L. Bolton / Health and Education Advice and Resource Team, 2014
Expenditure reviews appear to be useful for identifying the flow of public funds and their use. A key finding of most surveys is public resource leakage. They also highlight the problem of delays and bottlenecks, payroll ghosts, equit...
The role of simultaneous regulations of credit services and payment services on competition
G.G. Akin; A.F. Aysan; D. Boriçi / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2011
The surge in credit card transactions and credit card debt make competition in and the regulation of credit card markets very important issues for policy makers in Turkey. The objective of this paper is to explore the nature and degre...
The imprecision of volatility indexes
R. Grover; A. Shah / Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India, 2014
The volatility index (vix) is a measure of market's expectation of volatility. The usefulness of the forward-looking vix, over volatility forecasts based on historical data, has been explored extensively in literature. This has led to...
The cult of statistical significance - a review
S. Motiram / Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India, 2014
This paper presents a review and extended discussion of "The Cult of Statistical Significance: How the Standard Error Costs Us Jobs, Justice and Lives" by Deirdre McCloskey and Stephen Ziliak, a work that raises important issues relat...
Analysis of the President`s budget for 2013: making health spending inclusive
Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2013
The government in its effort to make growth inclusive has again arrived at a more balanced budget distribution between social and economic services in the 2013 national budget. Social services, especially the education sector, account...
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Where next for social protection?
S. Devereux; K. Roelen; M. Ulrichs / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2015
The rapid ascendancy of social protection up the development policy agenda in the past ten to 15 years raises questions about whether its current prominence will be sustained, or whether it will turn out to be just another development...
Oil prices and stock markets: what drives what in the Gulf Corporation Council countries?
M.E.H. Arouri; C. Rault / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2011
In theory, the value of stock is equal to the discounted sum of expected future cash-flows, yet corporate cash-flows are affected by macroeconomic events that can be influenced by oil price variations. The present article examines the...
Commodity price volatility and the sources of growth
T.V.D.V. Cavalcanti; K. Mohaddes; M. Raissi / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2011
Countries specialised in the export of just a few primary products are usually exposed to substantial commodity price volatility and suffer from a high degree of macroeconomic instability. The central message of this paper is that the...
Does the American stock market react differently to rating announcements during a crisis period?: the case of the 2008 worldwide financial crisis
D.A. Ghachem; A. Boudriga; C. Mamoghli / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2011
This paper examines market reaction to rating announcements during a crisis, using a comparative event study that compares abnormal returns following rating announcements during a crisis period to those during stable periods. T...
Helpdesk Report: National - and district - level funding in the health sector
Health and Education Advice and Resource Team, 2014
Contact with health financing experts and a rapid literature search found no research that compares district level and national level donor funding. The literature suggests that effectiveness of funding at the national-level is likely...
Helpdesk report: Education expenditure reviews
L. Bolton / Health and Education Advice and Resource Team, 2014
Expenditure reviews appear to be useful for identifying the flow of public funds and their use. A key finding of most surveys is public resource leakage. They also highlight the problem of delays and bottlenecks, payroll ghosts, equit...
The role of simultaneous regulations of credit services and payment services on competition
G.G. Akin; A.F. Aysan; D. Boriçi / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2011
The surge in credit card transactions and credit card debt make competition in and the regulation of credit card markets very important issues for policy makers in Turkey. The objective of this paper is to explore the nature and degre...
The imprecision of volatility indexes
R. Grover; A. Shah / Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India, 2014
The volatility index (vix) is a measure of market's expectation of volatility. The usefulness of the forward-looking vix, over volatility forecasts based on historical data, has been explored extensively in literature. This has led to...
The cult of statistical significance - a review
S. Motiram / Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India, 2014
This paper presents a review and extended discussion of "The Cult of Statistical Significance: How the Standard Error Costs Us Jobs, Justice and Lives" by Deirdre McCloskey and Stephen Ziliak, a work that raises important issues relat...
Analysis of the President`s budget for 2013: making health spending inclusive
Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2013
The government in its effort to make growth inclusive has again arrived at a more balanced budget distribution between social and economic services in the 2013 national budget. Social services, especially the education sector, account...
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China Institute of International Studies (CIIS)
China Institute of International Studies (CIIS) is the think tank of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It conducts research and analysis on a wide range of foreign policy issues.
Institute of Economic Growth, India (IEG)
The Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) is an autonomous, multidisciplinary Centre for advanced research and training. IEG's research falls into the following broad themes: agriculture and rural development environment and resource economics globalization and trade industry, labour and welfare macro-economic policy and mo...
Arc Finance
Arc Finance is a global non-profit that brings together practitioners, funders, pro-poor enterprises, and end-users to develop solutions for access to finance for clean energy and water.
ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR)
Based at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) with nodes at the Australian National University (ANU) and The University of Sydney, CEPAR produces research on population ageing. The ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) is a collaboration bringing together academia, government and industry to address one of the major social challenges of the twenty first century.
Development Ideas
Development Ideas is a space for thinkers and practitioners to learn, share and debate about international development—its origins, how it has changed and spread over time, and how it may evolve. The group have published an essential reference book for scholars, graduate students, practitioners and policy-makers: International Development: Ideas, Experience and Prospects  in...
CUTS Centre for International Trade, Economics & Environment (CUTS CITEE)
CUTS Centre for International Trade, Economics & Environment (CUTS CITEE) is a programme centre of CUTS International, a civil society organisation working on public interest issues of Trade, Economic Regulations, Governance and Human Development, with its headquarters in Jaipur, India and presence in Nairobi (Kenya), Lusaka (Zambia), Accra (Ghana), Hanoi (Vietnam) and Geneva (Switzerland).
Centre for Micro Finance, India (CMF)
The Centre for Micro Finance aims to improve the accessibility and quality of financial services for the poor through rigorous research, knowledge dissemination and evidence-based policy outreach. Most CMF research projects entail the collection of primary data via survey instruments. Once CMF data sets are cleaned and analyzed they are made publicly available online and can be accessible via...
International Research Initiative on Brazil and Africa (IRIBA)
Brazil has emerged as a globally significant economic power in the last decade, combining accelerated growth with falling poverty and inequality. This achievement is globally recognised – nowhere more so than among the emerging economies in Africa. This DFID-funded research programme, based at the University of Manchester brings together an international team of researchers, exami...
California Environmental Associates (CEA)
CEA provides consulting services and dives projects into five practice areas: philanthropic services, regulatory & Compliance Strategy, recruiting & organizational design services, sustainable business and sustainable finance.
African Center for Economic Transformation (ACEF)
The African Center for Economic Transformation is an economic policy institute supporting Africa’s long-term growth through transformation. Their vision is that by 2025 all African countries will drive their own growth and transformation agendas, led by the private sector and supported by capable states with strong institutions and good policies. They work toward this vision through analysis, advi...
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