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30 Years of economics for development

This issue of World Development ten studies,grouped under three sub-themes: the aid–growth relationship; the supply-side of aid (including its level, volatility, and coordination of donors); and the macroeconomic framework around aid.  Read more

The articles in this special issue set forth a set of technical contributions that will improve the understanding of the impacts of climate change in developing countries. 
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This month's WIDERAngle features Myles Wickstead on the future of development and aid and Roger Williamson on the impact of institutions, as well as interview with Per Pinstrup-Andersen on Food Price Policy. Read more

In the run up to the announcement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September every development issue is clamouring for attention. The constituencies behind each issue run the risk of being accused of ‘bandwagoning’—linking their particular issue to the SDGs when the arguments for such a link are less than strong. Read more

Social scientists increasingly engage in experimental research of importance for public policy. While this research holds the possibility of producing major social benefits, it may also involve manipulating populations, often without consent, sometimes with potentially adverse effects, What then are the ethical implications of such research? Read full paper
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WIID - the world income inequality database

The WIID v3.0B extends the database by 2000 observations on income inequality for developed, developing, and transition countries. The database and its documentation are available here.

© Douglas Wheller 2010
UNU-WIDER has a number of research projects related to climate change and it's economic implications. Read about Aid and the Environment, Development Under Climate Change and more here.
© Graeme Law
This report outline fifteen findings from our Research and Communication on Foreign Aid project that are relevant to the post-2015 agenda. Read more

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