Archive for June, 2014

PLANNING BEYOND INFRASTRUCTURES: THE THIRD SECTOR IN DOURO AND ALTO TRÁS-OS-MONTES

Teresa SEQUEIRA

Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD) Centro de Estudos Transdisciplinares para o Desenvolvimento (CETRAD)
tsequeir@utad.pt

Francisco DINIZ

Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD) Centro de Estudos Transdisciplinares para o Desenvolvimento (CETRAD)
fdiniz@utad.pt

Abstract
This paper begins with a conceptual approach to the third sector, followed by a review of the relationship between investment and growth.
The empirical component focuses on Portuguese NUT III Douro and Alto Trás-os-Montes regions, which are said to be less developed, and have been the recipients of a significant amount of investment incentives in the context of the European regional development policy. Its aim is to study the impact of these investments on development.
Results reveal there is a higher impact of public investment particularly on infrastructures, compared to productive private investment, and highlight the importance of non-profit private investment on the third sector.
Therefore the support to the third sector stands out as an important driver in development policies, since the impact of public investment did not bring about a dynamics of internationally tradable goods which might help the region become independent of public financial support.
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DOES IMMIGRATION FOSTERS THE ALGERIAN EXPORTS ? A STATIC AND DYNAMIC ANALYSIS

Dr. Lamara HADJOU

University of Montpellier 1 – UMR 1110 MOISA

Abstract

Algeria has a large immigrant population. It is the third largest African community in the world after that of Egypt and Morocco. Its role in the international trade of Algeria has never been object of evaluation study. In line with the recent literature developed since the 1990s, through the work of Gould (1994), on the relationship between immigration and international trade, we propose in this paper to assess the impact of Algerian immigration networks on Algerian exports. It is clear that immigrants represent an opportunity for diversification and intensification of Algerian exports. However, the involvement of immigrants in trade flows is not evident. It is then necessary to assess first the impact and degree of involvement, to propose later, elements of trade policy that can improve the impact.

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COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION APPROACH OF CURRENT SITUATION IN KUPANG MUNICIPALITY, NTT PROVINCE, INDONESIA IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE CO2E TARGET IN REGIONAL LEVEL BASED ON KUPANG IO TABLE

Adrianus AMHEKA

Graduate school of Life and Environmental Science, University of Tsukuba,
1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba 305-8572 Ibaraki, Japan
State Polytechnic of Kupang, Jl. Adisucipto Po.Box.139 Penfui,
Kupang 85011 NTT, Indonesia

Yoshiro HIGANO

Graduate school of Life and Environmental Science, University of Tsukuba,
1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba 305-8572 Ibaraki, Japan

Takeshi MIZUNOYA

Graduate school of Life and Environmental Science, University of Tsukuba,
1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba 305-8572 Ibaraki, Japan

Helmut YABAR

Graduate school of Life and Environmental Science, University of Tsukuba,
1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba 305-8572 Ibaraki, Japan

Abstract

Indonesia’s target is to reduce GHG emissions to between 26-41% (0.767-1.244) Gton CO2e from base year 2010 to target year 2020. Kupang is one of the cities targeted to achieve this. This research begins by introducing current solid waste management, the development of a Kupang input output (IO) table, introducing pollutant sectors and count amount of CO2e caused by economic activity indicated in the IO table. The results are compared with global warming potential (GWP) for a ten and a hundred year period respectively which show 0.073 Giga Ton (GTon) CO2e or 9.479% and 0.069 GTon CO2e or about 9% emitted by economic activity without being treated properly. As a tool for the Kupang government, we outline a framework for future implementation as the best solution to integrate a number of natural resources and to treat wastes (in the form of CO2, CH4, N2O, NOx, SOx, COD, BOD) before emitted into the environment. This research is the first study that constructs an IO table at a municipal level and counts the amount of CO2e emitted freely to environment in Kupang City for the year 2010.

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