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UNU-WIDER Interview Series: Michael Woolcock

Michael Woolcock, Lead Social Development Specialist, the World Bank, discusses the concept and routes to aid effectiveness, capability traps, governance and gives advice for future research on development issues for students of these subjects. The...

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UNU-WIDER Interview Series: Scott Hubli

The intricate dynamic between foreign aid to Africa, democratic transitions and consolidation is the topic of a series of research papers being published under the ReCom Governance & Fragility theme . In this interview we speak to K. Scott Hubli...

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UNU-WIDER Interview Series: David Richards

The intricate dynamic between foreign aid to Africa, democratic transitions and consolidation is the topic of a series of research papers being published under the ReCom Governance & Fragility theme...

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WIDER: a history - an interview with Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen recounts the genesis of the term WIDER. He explains how it was more than just the name of the institution but also stood for its outlook. It was going to take a different approach from other institutions at the time and not limit itself...

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UNU-WIDER Interview Series: Professor Lant Pritchett

An interview with Professor Lant Pritchett from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, conducted during his visit to Helsinki to deliver a presentation titled 'It’s a Deals World: The Dynamics of Capitalism with Weak...

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UNU-WIDER Interview Series: Nicolas van de Walle

The intricate dynamic between foreign aid to Africa, democratic transitions and consolidation is the topic of a series of research papers being published under the ReCom Governance & Fragility theme this spring. In this interview we speak to...

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The African Energy Futures project - an interview with Channing Arndt

Channing Arndt , in this interview, provides an introduction and overview into the project on 'African Energy Futures'. Africa is well endowed with sun, wind and hydropower – but these potential resources are unevenly distributed. This...

Energy infrastructure Renewable energy Power systems
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Modelling Potential African Energy Futures - an interview with Yohannes Gebretsadik

Yohannes Gebretsadik (MIT) is working on an approach to modelling which will combine water resource modelling with an energy model and an economic model. Climate change is now widely recognized as a major threat and it is essential to evaluate how...

Climate change Renewable energy sources Energy infrastructure
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Growth and social welfare - an interview with Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen discusses the issue of growth and social welfare. He asserts that growth is valued not for itself but as an instrument for human beings to enable them to do those things that they care about. It is also closely related to social welfare...

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Equality and growth – an interview with Amartya Sen

Using Indian historical context as an example, Amartya Sen explains the importance of equality to growth. Investment in public policies such as education and healthcare leads to economic growth because growth is dependent on the quality of human...

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Development aid and democracy in Africa - an interview with Danielle Resnick

UNU-WIDER Fellow and ReCom programme Governance and Fragility theme leader Danielle Resnick explains the logic and findings of the research project 'Foreign Aid and Democracy in Africa'.

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The political economy of food price policy - an interview with Per Pinstrup-Andersen

The interview provides information on how the project was set up and the key issues discussed. It also looks at the continuing relevance of the findings of the project, and discusses WIDER’s way of working. Per Pinstrup-Andersen coordinated...

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Regional Integration and the Role of Supermarkets - an interview with Reena das Nair

In this interview, Reena das Nair of the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED) provides information about research on supermarket value chains in Southern Africa. The focus is on supermarket chains from South Africa and...

Regional economics Strategic planning Supply and demand
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Regional Integration and Mining Value Chains - an interview with Judith Fessehaie

Judith Fessehaie of the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED) outlines the research on regional mining value chains, focussed on her work in Botswana, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Fessehaie also argues that a...

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The Role of Power Pools in Regional Energy Integration - an interview with Amy Rose

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The SADC Market Integration Agenda: Opportunities and Challenges - an interview with William Mwanza

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