The World Bank's Policy Research Report series brings to a broad audience the results of World Bank research on development policy. The reports are designed to contribute to the debate on appropriate public policies for developing economies.
Violence without Borders: The Internationalization of Crime and Conflict
Forthcoming March 2020
Crime, conflict, and violence have exacted a heavy toll on societies throughout history, but the growing internationalization of these phenomena in recent decades threatens to raise the costs even higher. This forthcoming Policy Research Report will document these trends, provide a framework for understanding what is driving them, and offer new policy approaches to tackling these urgent challenges.
The search for better employment opportunities and wages is the key mechanism by which the majority of the world’s population, and especially the poor, can hope to improve their lives. Migration is therefore an essential path toward worldwide poverty eradication and economic growth. This Policy Research Report examines the determinants and labor market impacts of global migration patterns, and considers the impact on destination and source countries, as well as the migrants themselves.
This report argues that CCTs have been an effective way to redistribute income to the poor, while recognizing that even the best-designed and best-managed program cannot fulfill all of the needs of a comprehensive social protection system.
This report noted that globalization has helped reduce poverty in a large number of developing countries but it must be harnessed better to help the world’s poorest, most marginalized countries improve the lives of their citizens.
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