The Global Development Network Working Paper Series disseminates GDN-funded research by combining the best research produced by GDN researchers and contributions from leading scholars.

Las dinámicas de producción, circulación y uso de la investigación social en Bolivia, Paraguay y Perú: un estudio comparado
Author : María Balarin, Fernando Masi, Miguel Vera, Ignacio González, Belén Servín and Natalia Peres
Date : February 2016
Description : Este trabajo presenta los resultados de un estudio comparativo de los entornos de producción, circulación y uso de la investigación social en Bolivia, Paraguay y Perú. El análisis comparado de los tres estudios de caso muestra rasgos comunes importantes, como es la débil o nula presencia del Estado a través de políticas y/o financiamiento para la investigación social.
The dynamics of social research production, circulation and use in Bolivia, Paraguay and Peru: a comparative study.
Author : Maria Balarin, Fernando Masi and Miguel Vera
Date : February 2016
Description : A comparative multi-country study of three low and middle-income South American countries, the main aim of the study is to work towards the identification of key aspects of the specific model of research production typical in each country, and also to identify common trends in the region. The study takes as its starting point the idea that social research is a socially shaped practice, where prevalent cultures, patterns of social interaction, and institutional as well as organizational dynamics have significant effect on research practices and therefore research production, circulation and use.
Wanting Knowledge: Social Science Research and the Demand Factor in a Low-Income Country – The Case of Niger
Author : Abdourahmane Idrissa
Date : February 2016
Description : The study undertook research on the historical path dependencies in the evolution and performance of social science research in Niger and addressed questions of policy reforms required to mitigate the negative effects of such historical legacies.
Reforming Research in Indonesia: Policies and Practices
Author : Inaya Rakhmani
Date : February 2016
Description : The team studied the intellectual, organizational and structural constraints confronting those conducting research in state universities in Indonesia. The study once again adopted a three-pronged approach of studying the macro-policy environment in research and higher education, institutional policies and practices at meso level and departmental or individual research related practices at the micro level.
Knowledge Economy Gaps, Policy Syndromes and Catch-up Strategies: Fresh South Korean Lessons to Africa
Author : Simplice A. Asongu
Date : November 2015
Description : The research talks about catch-up strategies which should be used by African countries for taking steps such as increasing college enrolments, increasing the ratio of R&D/GDP and providing technical and vocational training.
Trade and Growth Nexus in South Korea: Analysis Using Vector Error Correction Model and Granger Causality Test
Author : Denu Lemma Tsegaye
Date : November 2015
Description : The research focuses on the importance of multi-faceted trade policy in enhancing economic growth, especially in a resource constrained economy such as South Korea.
Resources mobilization by Self-Help approach to Rural Development Program in Vietnam: Lessons from Saemaul Undong in Korea
Author : Do Thu Trang, Nguyen Thi My Hanh and Vu Thu Trang
Date : November 2015
Description : Description: The paper discusses the inclusiveness the Vietnamese farmers seek that aligns very closely with the Saemaul Undong efforts pioneered by the Korean government in the 1970s.
Lessons for ASEAN Countries Stuck in a “Middle-Income Trap” from Korea’s Economic Development & Institutions
Author : Daniel Kasenda
Date : November 2015
Description : Description: The paper discusses how middle-income Asian countries can learn from South Korea to avoid being stuck in a ‘middle-income trap by determining pathways that make a successful transition to a high income country category.
Public Service Delivery in Basic Education: Institutional Arrangements, Governance and School Results in Chile and Uruguay
Author : Maria Ester Mancebo, Denise Vaillant, Cecilia Llambí, Leticia Piñeyro and Gabriela Gonzalez
Date : September 2013
Description : This research is based on an international comparative study that sought to analyze the effects of educational governance on the quality of basic education in two Latin-American countries: Uruguay and Chile.
Effect of Governance on Public Service Delivery in the Water Sector in Senegal
Author : Ameth S. Ndiaye, Sènakpon F.A. Dedehouanou and Ibrahima T. Diop
Date : September 2013
Description : In 1995, the Government of Senegal launched wide-reaching reforms in the water sector. This paper argues that accountability mechanisms matter in the delivery process and examines qualitatively the effectiveness of three aspects of governance: participation, accountability and transparency.
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