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  • Boletín Biocultú

    No 19: BioCultú. Programa Desarrollo Territorial Rural con Identidad Cultural

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    Los efectos de la migración interna entre el 2007 y el 2014 en el Perú, un análisis a nivel provincial

    Los movimientos migratorios tienen efectos que van más allá del individuo que migra o del hogar al que este individuo pertenece, pues estos movimientos suelen implicar también un conjunto de cambios para las zonas en las que residen y las zonas a las que llegan estos individuos. Sin embargo, para el caso peruano, los efectos sobre las áreas de destino y de origen de los migrantes, han recibido poca atención.   La atención se ha centrado más bien en los efectos sobre las personas que migran, y sus hogares.

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    Regional Inequality in China: Trends, Scales and Mechanisms

    Regional inequality has long been the subject of intensive academic debates in China, and is an important concern to the Chinese government because it poses serious challenges to national unity and political stability. This paper reviews the copious research on regional inequality in China over the past three decades. We find that previous studies are greatly concerned about the evolution of regional inequality in China and its underlying mechanisms. Recent studies have reached a consensus that the coastal-inland divide has largely been widened during the reform period, but the discussion on the effectiveness of recent development programs for reducing regional inequality (e.g., the “Go West” program) is still inconclusive.

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  • Boletín Biocultú

    No 18: BioCultú. Programa Desarrollo Territorial Rural con Identidad Cultural

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  • Boletín Biocultú

    No 17: BioCultú. Programa Desarrollo Territorial Rural con Identidad Cultural

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    La política económica de la reforma a la gobernanza del agua y las implicaciones para la desigualdad territorial El caso de Ecuador

    En la mayoría de países de América Latina, los espacios de producción agro-industrial está concentrado en grandes haciendas ubicadas en las zonas planas donde el acceso al agua de riego es relativamente fácil. Por el contrario, la producción de alimentos para el consumo nacional suele darse en propiedades pequeñas, ubicadas en zonas con pendiente pronunciada donde el acceso al agua se dificulta. Paralelamente, la expansión de la agroindustria demanda más agua, que incrementa las inequidades territoriales ya existentes.Por supuesto, esta es también una confrontación entre la gran producción orientada a la industria y la exportación y la pequeña y mediana producción que satisface el consumo doméstico. Nuevos usuarios complejizan este panorama, como hidroeléctricas, industria extractiva, grandes proyectos urbanos, etc.

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    Discriminación y exclusión: tendencias en las brechas étnicas de ingresos urbanos y rurales en Chile

    En este trabajo se busca estudiar la brecha étnica de ingresos en Chile para el periodo 1996-2013 y determinar cuánto de esta brecha puede deberse a discriminación, entendida como una subvaloración de las características de los indígenas respecto a los no indígenas, y cuánto al hecho de que los indígenas son excluidos al no tener representación en ciertas características relevantes para el mercado laboral. Para esto se utiliza la técnica de descomposición no-paramétrica de la brecha (Ñopo, 2008). Este método permite medir el componente discriminatorio al hacer un matching entre individuos de distinta etnia pero similares en cuanto a características personales y laborales. Además, permite calcular la distribución de la brecha y sus componentes a lo largo de distintos subgrupos.

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    Internal Migration and Convergence in Mexico 2000-2010

    This paper investigates whether internal migration has long-term effects on conditional convergence across functional territories in Mexico. We use an instrumental variable approach based on the predictions a gravity model of internal migration between pairs of territories. Alternatively, we use networks interacted with distance between territories as an exogenous estimate of internal migration inflows. 

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    Internal migration and the role of the place of origin

    This paper investigates empirically the emigration decision of first-time internal migrants in Mexico for the period between 2002 and 2005, and focuses on the role of the characteristics of the place of origin in the decision to emigrate, controlling for initial individual characteristics of internal migrants. We use the rich data provided by the Mexican Family Life Survey and hierarchical modeling techniques. Consistent with previous empirical evidence, we find a pattern of positive selection of emigrants in terms of human capital (measured as level of schooling and with a cognitive abilities test score).    

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    Territories of water (in)security: The political economy of water governance reform for irrigation and its implications for territorial inequality

    As climate change progresses and water supplies become increasingly unpredictable; world population grows; human diets change; and the bio-economy expands into new business spheres, competition for water intensifies both within the agricultural sector and among sectors.

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    Indigenous Participation in Resource Development: A Paradigm Shift

    Indigenous Peoples as a demographic are amongst the poorest and most marginalized on the planet. Many have been displaced and exist in territories where extreme conditions make sustainable economic development challenging, with infrastructure, water and energy costly and unstable. Often times, traditional ways of life are no longer able to get them out of the poverty which they face. Government programs to a large degree have proven ineffective and can serve to perpetuate the inequality and marginalization that persists. As a result, many communities have looked elsewhere for solutions. While the old paradigm in resource development at best did little to close the gap in territorial inequality of these marginalized communities, new tools are emerging that are developed through community participation, rooted in collaboration and empowerment. Resource development today more than ever before presents opportunities for both sides to enrich each other’s lives and that of the global collective.

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    An Entrepreneurial Approach to Job Creation in Rural Canada

    Community Futures (CF) is a unique community-driven, economic development initiative designed to assist communities in Canada’s rural areas to develop and implement strategies for dealing with a changing economic environment. This program was established in 1985 as part of the federal government’s Canadian Jobs Strategy to mitigate the labour market adjustment needs in the country’s non-metropolitan areas.  

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    Food systems at the rural-urban interface

    Promoting better market access and market performance for smallholder agricultural producers and the provision of access to better quality and lower price food for the majority of the world’s population requires the strengthening of rural-urban linkages and putting ‘place-based development’ at the centre of policy and investment in food systems. Whilst traditional markets at the level of villages, towns and small and medium cities continue to be the entry point into the food system for the large majority of the world’s smallholders, profound, and in some regions rapid, changes are taking place in the food system from production to consumption. These changes have implications on local economic development within functional rural-urban spaces, on urban and rural livelihoods, and on food security and nutrition. 

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    The Trend of Regional Income Disparity in China

    This paper is devoted to comprehensively analyze regional income disparities in China from 1978 to 2014. Since China began its reform and opening up, inter-provincial disparities have experienced a process of narrowing first and then expanding. But this expansive trend of inter-provincial income disparities has slowed down and began to decrease somewhat around 2000, and the income disparity between the regions has kept a narrowing trend since 2004. Using provincial economic growth data, we analyze the changes of China’s economic growth pattern since reform and opening up and investigate the main factors influencing regional economic growth and regional disparities

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    Fiscal Decentralization and Multidimensional Poverty Reduction in Colombia: A Spatial Approach

    Fiscal decentralization as an instrument to reduce poverty is an open debate that still takes place with little and contradictory empirical evidence on whether or not it has served the poor. This paper analyses the effect of fiscal decentralization on multidimensional poverty in Colombia. We estimate the impact of municipalities’ own resources over the multidimensional poverty headcount ratio and the multidimensional poverty gap. An instrumental variable spatial autoregressive model with spatial autoregressive disturbances is implemented as empirical strategy to disentangle the causal effect of fiscal decentralization, while taking into account that multidimensional poverty exhibits strong spatial correlation among Colombian municipalities.

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    Interventions for overcoming poverty: the case of Colombia (2010-2014)

    This document presents the main interventions and programmes of Prosperidad Social (Social Prosperity) in Colombia, aimed at overcoming poverty, using income and multidimensional measures on the part of the poorest and most vulnerable populations, and also the achievements and major challenges that this entity faces as an institution. To such effect, the present document starts with a brief description of the institution and of the governmental Social Inclusion and Reconciliation sector, in order to subsequently carry out a diagnosis of the poverty situation in the country, focusing on territorial differences that occur in Colombia, followed by the description of the institution’s main programmes and how these have helped to reduce poverty rates in the country, generating capabilities and skills to beneficiaries. Finally, this document depicts the challenges and commitments being made by the sector, to promote a minimum level of wellbeing for all citizens.

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    Revisiting Sectoral Growth Linkages and the Role of Infrastructure Development: Sources of Nonfarm Development in the Rural Philippines

    While the conventional wisdom in development economics tends to hold the view that agricultural growth facilitates diversification of rural economies (from mainly agricultural to rural nonfarm development), empirical evidence showing such a causal relationship appears to be relatively scarce. Furthermore, theoretical work in the past two decades demonstrates that agricultural growth and nonagricultural growth can be either positively or negatively related, depending on the extent of mobility of the goods and services and of the factors producing them. This paper revisits the question empirically in the context of rural Philippines.

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    Regional Policy in the Republic of Korea: Principles and Experiences

    Since the 1960s, the Republic of Korea has achieved a rapid economic growth by supplying industrial complexes and intensive development of a certain number of regions. However, in the process, some regions have come to experience relative economic stagnation and the gap between the regions have gradually widened. Therefore, the Korean government has pursued various policy measures as to promote regional equality and to enhance industrial competitiveness. Especially, from the 2000s, there have been the national projects such as development of “Innovation Cities” outside the Metropolitan areas and also the policies to promote the “Greater Economic Regions”.

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    Patterns of territorial development and inequality from South Africa’s periphery: evidence from the Free State Province

    The apartheid state had a direct impact on both territorial development and inequality in South Africa. The demise of apartheid coincided with economic globalisation and the establishment of the postapartheid state, the intention of the latter being to promote development and address inequality. This paper assesses the successes and the failures in this regard over the past two decades. Its point of departure is a contextualisation of post-apartheid regional policies within the international context and in the midst of global economic change.

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    Devolution and territorial development inequalities: The Kenyan experience

    Present day Kenya became a British colony at the conclusion of the Berlin Conference of 1884/1885. Initially a company, the Imperial British East African Company, administered the colony on behalf of the British government. The colonial state was to all intents and purposes not a developmental state.  It  adopted  policies  geared  towards  extracting  as much resources  from the people as it could without investing the  same  in the social and economic development of the indigenous people. The state spent its energies developing regions occupied by British colonial settlers.  The result was that some regions of the country developed while others stagnated or experienced underdevelopment.  While poor people are  found in both the developed and the disadvantaged regions, the severity of poverty was harsher among the people in the disadvantaged regions.

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