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Reading the Tea Leaves: Labor Rights Violations on India’s Tea Plantations

Tea is the second most consumed drink in the world, second only to water. Over three million tons of tea...

Is Training Informal Healthcare Providers The Solution to India’s Doctor Shortage?

India, like other developing countries, is struggling with a scarcity of formally trained medical professionals, especially in rural and isolated...

Uncovering the Demographics of the Poorest People in Developing Nations

Global poverty has been decreasing over the past two decades as a result of fast-paced economic growth. The number of...

How Organizational Changes Can Increase Competitiveness: Evidence from Brazil

Productivity is a fundamental concept in business because it encompasses how employees, firms, and the economy as a whole efficiently...

The Impact of Financing on Labor Markets in Developing Countries

Most firms in today’s economy are dependent on financial services such as lending or insurance.  Developed countries are at the...

Does Foreign Aid Have an Effect on Economic Growth? New Research Adds to the Debate

This piece, first published on June 15, 2016, is being republished as part of the Chicago Policy Review‘s 20th Anniversary Series. Please visit us here to...

Does Foreign Aid Have an Effect on Economic Growth? New Research Adds to the Debate

There is an ongoing debate about the impact of international aid on growth, particularly in developing countries. Jeffrey Sachs and William Easterly represent the...

Aid, Women, and Leadership in Post-Conflict Societies

After a conflict, relations among actors have to be (re)built. When are external interventions focused on increasing collective action after conflicts effective?

The Economic Role of Refugees: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

The massive inflow of refugees in Europe has received unprecedented attention from the media, international agencies, and policymakers, and has generated an intense debate over adequate policy responses. However, refugees in Europe make up a fraction of the world’s forced migrations. According to the UN Refugee Agency, 86 percent of the world’s refugees live in developing countries, and many of those countries experienced large inflows of refugees in the past and adopted different policies with respect to them. Thus, studying past refugee experiences in the developing world might offer some lessons for the current refugee crisis in Europe.

The New Development Bank: A Building Block of an Alternative World Order?

Seen as an initiative to restructure international financial structures, the BRICS bank may not necessarily be a stepping stone to further security and strategic institutionalization.

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