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Working Papers

Technology Diffusion, International Spillovers and Human Capital in the Mediterranean Agricultural Sector

Nadia Belhaj Hassine

Abstract This paper investigates the roles of human capital and openness in the process of technology diffusion and productivity growth in the Mediterranean agricultural sector. We estimate a nonlinear productivity growth specification that ... read more


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Workshops/Seminars

Second Expert Group Meeting on “Sharing Micro Data in the ERF Region: Investing Into the Research Infrastructure of the Future ”

Capitalizing on its know-how in data collection and harmonization, ERF held an Expert Group Meeting on Sharing  Micro Data in the ERF Region: Investing into the Research Infrastructure of the ... read more


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Policy Briefs

Transforming Egypt: Innovation and Diversification as Drivers of Growth

Markus Loewe

In a nutshell To achieve sustainable development, Egypt needs to achieve structural transformation by actively pursuing a strategy that fosters innovation and diversification. This new development model should encompass improving the quality ... read more


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Working Papers

Comprendre l’utilisation de la Recherche en Sciences Sociales Par les Organisations de la Société Civile: La Leçon Marocaine

Hind Hourmat Allah and Brahim ElMorchid

The objective of this paper is to contribute to the understanding of the factors explaining the use of social science research by the development NGOs. To achieve this, we adopted ... read more


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Working Papers

Savings and Investment Decisions in Resource-Rich Developing Countries

Paul Collier

Many developing countries on Earth are in the throes of a double-bonanza of high prices for their natural resource exports coupled with new discoveries. Over the next decade the potential ... read more


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Working Papers

Are Jordan and Tunisia’s Exports Becoming More Technologically Sophisticated? Analysis Using Highly Disaggregated Export Databases

Ndiamé Diop and Sofiane Ghali

There is a growing consensus that “what countries export matters for growth” (Haussman and al. (2007) and Krishna and Maloney (2011). Thus, the evolution of countries’ export baskets can provide ... read more


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Working Papers

The Elusive Quest for Arab Economic Development

Ahmed Galal and Hoda Selim

This paper reviews the development experience of the Arab countries since World War II, arguing that the lack of inclusive economic and political institutions is the primary cause for the ... read more


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Working Papers

Trade and R&D Externalities: Impact on the Cost of Production of the Tunisian Manufacturing Sector

Sofiane Ghali and Zouhour Karray

The purpose of this paper is to introduce a suitable methodology for estimating the extent to which less developed countries—namely Tunisia—that hardly invest in research and development benefit from R&D ... read more


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Working Papers

Young People and the Digital Divide in Egypt: An Empirical Study

Mona Farid Badran

This paper uses an ordered probit model to empirically assess the determinants of the digital divide in Egypt, using a sample of 15,029 individuals between the ages of 10 and ... read more