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Does Automation in Rich Countries Hurt Developing Ones? Evidence from the U.S. and Mexico

The World Bank  
Policy Initiative: Future of Work
15. February 2019

Following a couple of decades of offshoring, the fear today is of reshoring. Using administrative data on Mexican exports by municipality, sector and destination from 2004 to 2014, this paper investigates how local labor markets in Mexico that are more exposed to automation in the U.S. through trade fared in exports and employment outcomes. The results show that an increase of one robot per thousand workers in the U.S. -- about twice the increase observed between 2004-2014 -- lowers growth…

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Shifting Currents: Opportunities For Low-Carbon Electric Cities In The Global South

World Resources Institute  
Policy Initiative: Innovation and Economic Diversification
15. February 2019

The paper uses two criteria to identify cities in the Global South that today are candidates for electrification – replacing fossil fuel–powered vehicles, stoves, furnaces and other devices with electric alternatives. First, urban access to electricity (i.e., the percentage of people with a household electricity connection) must already be greater than 90 percent. Below this threshold, electrification of fossil fuel–consuming devices may worsen inequities in access. Second, the carbon intensity of electricity supply must be below a threshold of 600…

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UNDP Gender Equality Strategy 2018-2021

United Nations Development Programme  
Policy Initiative: Other
15. February 2019

UNDP is committed to making gender equality, a basic human right and a necessity for a sustainable world, a reality. Women's empowerment and gender equality are vital to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which envisions a world “of universal respect for human rights and human dignity” in which “every woman and girl enjoys full gender equality and all legal, social and economic barriers to their empowerment have been removed.” UNDP| UNDP Gender Equality Strategy 2018-2021

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High-Growth Firms : Facts, Fiction, and Policy Options for Emerging Economies

The World Bank Group  
Policy Initiative: Innovation and Economic Diversification
15. February 2019

Remarkably, a small fraction of firms account for most of the job and output creation in high-income and developing countries alike. Does this imply that the path to enabling more economic dynamism lies in selectively targeting high-potential firms? Or would pursuing broad-based reforms that minimize distortions be more effective? Inspired by these questions, this book presents new evidence on the incidence, characteristics, and drivers of high-growth firms based on in-depth studies of firm dynamics in Brazil, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Hungary,…

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The Good Jobs Challenge

Project Syndicate  
Policy Initiative: Future of Work
8. February 2019

Every economy in the world today is divided between an advanced segment, typically globally integrated, employing a minority of the labor force, and a low-productivity segment that absorbs the bulk of the workforce, often at low wages and under poor conditions. How should policymakers address this dualism? Project Syndicate| The Good Jobs Challenge

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Linking Aid to the Sustainable Development Goals – a machine learning approach

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development  
Policy Initiative: Innovation and Economic Diversification
8. February 2019

Official Development Assistance amounted USD 146.6 billions in 2017 but do we know how much of this aid contributed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? And to what SDG in particular? This paper present a new methodology using machine learning designed to link project-based flows to the Sustainable Development Goals. It provide first estimates of DAC and non-DAC donors’ aid contribution for the goal and show that similar analysis can be done at the recipient level and for other type…

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Hitting the Trillion Mark — A Look at How Much Countries Are Spending on Infrastructure

The World Bank  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Infrastructure
8. February 2019

The paper provides the first consistently estimated data set on infrastructure investments in low- and middle-income countries. To do so, the authors identify three possible proxies for infrastructure investments: two are variants on gross fixed capital formation from national accounts system data following ADB (2017) and one is based on fiscal data from the World Bank's BOOST database. Two of these proxies rely on the World Bank's Private Participation in Infrastructure database to capture the private share of infrastructure investments.…

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Realizing the Internet of Things: A Framework for Collective Action

World Economic Forum  
Policy Initiative: Digital Economy
8. February 2019

At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017, global leaders highlighted the development of the internet of things (IoT) as one of the most significant emerging technologies, harbouring the potential for massive societal impact. Recognizing this opportunity, the World Economic Forum, the Auto-ID Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and GS1, the global standards organization, collaborated to help define a path forward while ensuring a shared understanding of the pressing challenges facing the development of IoT. This White…

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