Report Launch: UN Economic Commission for Africa Macroeconomic Policy Director speaks

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Sponsored by the Government of India Department of Science and Technology. NIAS and IISc host a 3-day workshop on core issues of developmental concern.

 

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This proposal would enable nationals working abroad to transfer knowledge and to invest in home countries. The Least Developed Countries Report 2012, subtitled Harnessing Remittances and Diaspora Knowledge to Build Productive Capacities, addresses the issue.