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The Center for Global Development (CGD) and the Global Development Network (GDN) convened an experts' research workshop on quantifying the impact of developed countries' policies on developing countries, at CGD in Washington, DC, on October 23rd and 24th, 2003.
The meeting increased knowledge about the "filters" between developed-country policies and socioeconomic outcomes in developing countries. It asked how and to what measurable extent the effects of developed-country policy ripple through different institutional environments in developing countries to create socioeconomic change. Policies of interest include decisions taken by rich-country governments in the areas of foreign aid, trade policy, migration policy, environment, security, and private investment regulation. By enhancing the collection and analysis of data with respect to developed-country policies and developing-country sensitivities, this research offers an innovative and quantifiable perspective on the imperative for development in an age of globalization.
This research workshop followed and continued the enterprise of two earlier meetings:
Building on this work, the October research workshop brought together top researchers from developing and developed countries to assess the state of the art in research quantifying the impact of rich countries' policies on poor countries, point out gaps in our knowledge of the magnitude of these impacts both singly and comparatively, and suggest key areas of further study. Where the previous meetings had addressed the "what" of quantifying impact, this workshop addressed the "how".
Thursday, October 23, 2005
Research session: MIGRATION Chair: Nancy Birdsall, Center for Global Development Discussant: Louka Katseli, OECD Development Centre
* * *Attendees who did not make a presentation include:
Punam Chuhan, World Bank Kim Hamilton, Migration Policy Institute Victoria Levin, World Bank Milena Novy-Marx, MacArthur Foundation Patrick Osakwe, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Mary Page, MacArthur Foundation Demetri Papademetriou, Migration Policy Institute George Vickers, Open Society Institute Janet Maughan, The Rockefeller Foundation Ulrich Hiemenz, OECD Development Center Robert Picciotto, Global Policy Project Dilip Ratha, World Bank Zia Qureshi, World Bank Yuki Tokoyama, Japan Bank for International Cooperation