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New research by Maxim Pinkovskiy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Xavier Sala‐i‐Martin, Columbia University and NBER finds that The conventional wisdom that Africa is not reducing poverty is wrong. Using the methodology of Pinkovskiy and Sala‐i‐Martin (2009), we estimate income distributions, poverty rates, and inequality and welfare indices for African countries for the period 1970‐2006. We show […]

Posted 02 Mar 2010 in Africa, Blog, Development
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It is well known that the money that immigrants send home is the biggest – and best-targeted – source of development aid to poor countries. But immigration can also spur an increase in official government aid – in a bid to improve conditions in poor countries and thus deter their citizens from migrating. El Pais […]

Posted 21 Oct 2008 in Africa, Aid, Blog, Development, Immigration, Spain