Understanding Global   
Development Challenges


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3 OCTOBER 2018

10.15 – 11.45

International migration intentions, distance and illegal costs: Global evidence from Africa to Europe smuggling routes
Maria Pia Mendola (Univ. of Milan Bicocca), G. Friebel (Goethe Univ. Frankfurt), M. Manchin (Univ. College of London), G. Prarolo (Univ. of Bologna)

The impact of changes in social-economic conditions in the countries of origin of migrants and refugees on migration fluxes and the role of social remittances
Nicolamaria Coppola (Univ. of Rome La Sapienza)

Using twitter data to study the mood of migration
Alessandra Righi (ISTAT), D. Bianco, M. Gentile

Mapping migration and its social and economic impact in Italy
Stefano Orlando (Biomedicine and Prevention, Univ. of Rome Tor Vergata) and Furio Rosati (ICID, Univ. of Rome Tor Vergata), M. G. Breglia (UCW and ICID), A. Malizia (Biomedicine and Prevention, Univ. of Rome Tor Vergata), L. Palombi (Biomedicine and Prevention, Univ. of Rome Tor Vergata)

10.15 – 11.45

Taking cover: human capital accumulation in the presence of shocks and health insurance
Paulino Font (Univ. of Essex)

Asymmetric information over choice sets in intra-household transfers: the case of remittances
Giuseppe De Arcangelis (Univ. of Rome La Sapienza)

An analysis of school participation and school drop-out in Mozambique 2014-2015
Vincenzo Salvucci (Univ. of Copenhagen), F. Mambo (UNU-WIDER), R. Santos (UNU-WIDER)

Intra Household Decision Making and Children Schooling in Malawi: the Effect of Matrilineal and Patrilineal Descent
Fernanda Mazzotta (Univ. of Salerno), M. Boccia (Univ. of Salerno), L. Parisi (Univ. of Salerno), A. Papaccio (Univ. of Salerno)

10.15 – 11.45

Climate change, agriculture and migration: micro-evidence from Senegal and Nepal
E. Egger (IFAD), A. Arslan (IFAD)

Resilience thresholds to temperature shocks in ruralTanzania:a long-runassessment
Pierluigi Montalbano (Univ. of La Sapienza), M. d'Errico (FAO), M. Letta (Univ. of La Sapienza), R. Pietrelli (FAO)

Life in the Lanes: Experiencing Control Beyond the Factory Line
Soumya Mishra (Univ. of Oxford)

Asylum seekers in the European Union: Building evidence to inform policy making
Qui-Toan Do (The World Bank)

14.15 – 15.45

Food security of refugees and host communities in northern Uganda: the enumerator effect
Rebecca Pietrelli (FAO), M. d’Errico (FAO), M. Di Maio (Univ. of Napoli Parthenope), K. Dassesse (Univ. of Lausanne and FAO)

International migration drivers: a quantitative assessment of the structural factor shaping migration
Silvia Migali (European Commission)

The financial decisions of immigrants households: Evidence from Italy
Marianna Brunetti (Univ. of Rome Tor Vergata), G. Bertocchi (Univ. of Modena and Reggio Emilia), A. Zaiceva (Univ. of Modena and Reggio Emilia and IZA)

The impact of non-cognitive skills and risk preferences on rural-to-urban migration in Ukraine
Hartmut Lehmann (Univ. of Bologna and IZA), S. H. Ayhan (Univ. of Münster and IZA), K. Gatskova (IOS)

14.15 – 15.45

The effects of transfers on intra-household time allocation: evidence from Northern Uganda
Luisa Natali (UNICEF Office of Research)

Child malnutrition, consumption growth, maternal care and price shocks: new evidence from northern Ghana
Richard de Groot (UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti), S. Handa (Univ. of North Carolina), L. Ragno (UNICEF), T. Spadafora (UNICEF)

The long term impact of the Mali Speed School Program
E. Porreca (Bank of Italy),Furio Rosati (ICID, Univ. of Rome Tor Vergata)

Multidimensional poverty and wellbeing in China through the multidimensional synthesis of indicators (MSI)
Mario Biggeri (Florence), L. Borlotti (Univ. of Trento)

14.15 – 15.45

Understanding resilience profiles in the context of a high-frequency data collection in Ethiopia
Alessandra Garbero (IFAD), B. Beyene Chichaibelu (IFAD)

Impact of an integrated rural development project on income and poverty: Evidence from Guangxi, China
Tisorn Songersermasawas (IFAD), A. Garbero (IFAD)

Does sustainable use of forest resources and new agroforestry-business opportunities allow for better livelihood? The case of the DECOFOS project in Mexico
Romina Cavatassi (IFAD), F. Alfani (IFAD), A. Paolantonio (IFAD), P. Mallia (IFAD)

Impact of the irrigated rice production enhancement project on farmers and irrigation associations in the Philippines
Aslihan Arslan (IFAD),P. Winters (IFAD), D. Higgins (IFAD)

16.00 – 17.30

Modern industrial policy and public-private councils at the subnational level: Mexico's experience in an international perspective
Carlo Pietrobelli (Univ. of Roma 3 and UNU-MERIT), R. Devlin (John Hopkins Univ.)

Impact of mechanization use on smallholder agricultural production: evidence from Ghana
Frances Cossar (Univ. of Oxford)

Intensive and extensive margins of mining and development: evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa
Sambit Bhattacharyya (Univ. of Sussex), N. Mamo (Univ. of Sussex), A. Moradi (Univ. of Sussex)

How corporate tax incentives affect firm-level performance? Evidence and implication in Dominican Republic
Marinella Boccia (Univ. of Salerno), A. Amendola (Univ. of Salerno), G. Mele (The World Bank), L. Sensini (Univ. of Salerno)

16.00 – 17.30

On the networks effects of trade distortions in agricultural markets
Davide Del Prete (IMT Lucca and FAO), L.Forastiere (Yale Univ.), V. L.Sciabolazza (Univ. of Naples Parthenope)

Spatial decentralization and program evaluation: theory and example
Nidhiya Menon (Brandeis Univ.), M. M. Pitt (Brown Univ.)

Understanding potentials and constraints of rice production: a technical efficiency analysis in the Senegal River Valley
Adriana Paolantonio (IFAD), R. Cavatassi (IFAD), B. Bravo Ureta (Univ. of Connecticut)

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4 OCTOBER 2018

9.30 – 11.00

Migration and remittances as risk copying strategy after natural disasters: rural Bangladesh households’ response to flooding shocks
Eugenia Canessa (Univ. of Florence)

Domestic or foreign currency? Remittances and the composition of deposits and loans
Salvatore Capasso (Institute of Studies of Mediterranean societies), K. Neanidis (Univ. of Manchester)

Does migration that responds to climate variation improve the living standards of households in rural areas? Evidence from Niakhar (Senegal) using two types of migration
Ulrich Nguemdjo-Kamguem (Aix-Marseille School of Economics), Valerie Delaunay (LPED and IRD), Richard Lalou (LPED and IRD)

9.30 – 11.00
Session X - SALA DREAM

When I grow up I want to be? The impact on occupational choices in the context of a large development sector
Jamelia Harris (Univ. of Oxford)

Child and forced labour in global supply chain networks
G. Santoni (CEPII and ICID), Furio Rosati (ICID, Univ. of Rome Tor Vergata)

Price information, inter-villages networks and bargaining
Emilia Soldani (Goethe Univ.)

Regional integration and the development trinity: Impact on Growth, inequality and poverty
Maria V. Sokolova (UNCTAD), A. Dicaprio (R3), A.  Santos-Paulino (UNCTAD)


11.15 – 12.30
Round table: Coping with large migration flows in low and middle-income countries

Emilio Ciarlo (Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development, AICS), Carlo Segni (Cassa Depositi e Prestiti), Maria Egizia Pietroccione (Save the Children), Claudio Cottatellucci(Comunità di Sant’Egidio, TBC), Cristina Franchini (UNHCR), IFAD

Moderator:  Furio Rosati (ICID, Univ. of Rome Tor Vergata)

15.15 – 16.45

Factors influencing adoption and intensity of bioenergy crops by farmers in northern Ghana: the case of jatrophacurcas
Lauretta Sandra Kemeze (Univ. of Ghana)

The Impact of the loosing of regulations in the cotton sector in Eqypt
Lorenza A. Lorenzetti (Univ. of Trento)

Analysis of the impact of the 2016 drought on smallholder crop production in Malawi and the role of sustainable land management practices in mitigating production losses due to extreme rainfall
Nancy McCarthy (LEAD Analytics), J. Brubaker (The World Bank), T. Kilic (The World Bank), and A. de la Fuente (LEAD Analytics)

15.15 – 16.45

Multidimensional inequality of opportunity in India
Sayli Javadekar (Univ. of Geneva), J.Krishnakumar (Univ. of Geneva)

Poverty and Inequality in Francophone Africa1960s-2010s
Sedi-Anne Boukaka (Univ. of Rome Tor Vergata), G. Mancini (Univ. of Rome Tor Vergata), G. Vecchi (Univ. of Rome Tor Vergata)

Spillovers: experimental evidence from Ghana
Alessandra Pelloni (Univ. of Rome Tor Vergata), Thanasis Stengos (Univ. of Guelph), F. Valenti (Univ. of Rome Tor Vergata)

15.15 – 16.45

Root for the tubers: Extended-harvest crop production and productivity measurement in surveys Heather Evidence from maize farmers in Uganda
Sydney Gourlay (The World Bank)

Linking soil suitability and crop productivity in Africa: Evidence from maize farmers in Uganda
Sydney Gourlay (The World Bank)

Blowing in the wind: The quest for accurate crop variety identification in field research
TalipKilic (The World Bank)

Learning from the pros: Measurement (of agricultural labor inputs) using wearable physical activity trackers
Alberto Zezza (The World Bank), Moylan (The World Bank)

"Moving upstream the “relevant” migration frontier. Strategic priorities to turn the migration challenge into a development opportunity"

Laura Frigenti* and Furio C. Rosati**

Migration is one of the most pressing issues on the international political agenda. Despite its current immediate emergency, however, migration is the result of long-term factors and very likely to last for many decades ahead. This calls for a new and more integrated approach to international migration, deeply rooted in sound empirical evidence of the complex dynamics driving people global mobility and emphasizing the key role of countries of origin as the centre of gravity of current and future migration policies and interventions to turn the migration challenge into a development opportunity for both origin and destination economies.

What's new

ICID–SITES –IFAD Conference on International Development

The Italian Centre for International Development (ICID), The Italian Development Economists Association (SITES/IDEAS) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) are jointly organizing a conference on international development.

Media e flussi migratori. Giornalisti e operatori insieme per applicare la Carta di Roma

Un corso di formazione continua per giornalisti a cura dell’Italian Centre for International Development con il supporto dell’Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo e con l'Associazione Carta di Roma con l'obiettivo di ampliare le competenze necessarie a parlare del fenomeno migratorio in maniera corretta.