International Cooperation & Development

Spain and the G-20: A Strategic Proposal for Enhancing its Role in Global Governance

Elcano Royal Institute. 8/4/2009. Go to Spanish version

This paper explores the role Spain can and should play in the institutions engaged in global governance in the current context of financial crisis and reconfiguration of international power centres. After briefly analysing Spain’s relative position in the world –on the basis of economic and other criteria– the study suggests the path it should follow to boost its influence in the world. The paper points out Spain’s comparative advantages, the areas where it could contribute most, and the shortcomings that make it difficult to translate Spain’s economic weight into greater political influence at the global level.

What Makes this Financial Crisis Different from Others? (ARI)

Iliana Olivié. ARI 38/2009 (Translated from Spanish) - 1/4/2009. Go to Spanish version

This ARI aims to review the underlying causes of the financial crisis that erupted in the US in 2007, using a comparative approach and noting similarities with earlier crises (Mexico in 1994 and South Korea in 1997).

Remittances for Development?: A Case Study of the Impact of Remittances on Human Development in Ecuador

FLACSO-Elcano Royal Institute . 12/9/2008.

This paper analyses the impact of remittances on a set of human development variables in Ecuador. It is focused on education and health indicators, as well on some other consumption variables. Prepared by Juan Ponce (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales – FLACSO, Ecuador) and Iliana Olivié (Elcano Royal Institute’s Senior Analyst on International Cooperation and Development), the study was presented in two workshops held at the Elcano Royal  Institute (Madrid) and at CIDOB (Barcelona) on 3 and 5 June 2008, respectively. It was also presented on 10 June in a specific session on Remittances held at the World Bank’s 2008 ABCDE in Cape Town (South Africa).

In Spain's interest: A Committed Foreign Policy

José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero. (Translated from Spanish) - 2/7/2008. Go to Spanish version

An address by the Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero at the Prado Museum (Madrid) on 16 June 2008 organised by the Elcano Royal Institute, with the collaboration of the following Spanish institutions: CIDOB Foundation, FRIDE, ICEI and INCIPE. (This text is also available in French: Dans l’intérêt de l’Espagne: une politique extérieure engagée).

African Remittances and Progress: Opportunities and Challenges (ARI)

Anna Lindley. ARI 52/2008 - 27/05/2008. Go to Spanish version

Sixteen million international migrants originate from sub-Saharan Africa and remittance flows have grown in the last few years, but their impact on development remains unclear.

Is Spain Coherent Regarding Senegal’s Development? (WP)

Iliana Olivié. WP 5/2007 (Translated from Spanish) - 5/9/2007. Go to Spanish version

This paper’s aim is to propose a series of recommendations to improve the overall coherence of Spain’s economic policies for the economic and social development of Senegal.

Pulling Back from the Brink? Evaluations, Options, and Alternatives to the EPAs (WP)

Andrew Mold. WP 33/2007 - 17/7/2007.

With respect to the negotiations for the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) –the proposed replacement of the existing Cotonou agreement for 77 African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP)– the European Commission could perhaps rightly be accused of digging itself into a hole.