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Emmanuel Gyimah-Boadi and Joseph Asunka on Afrobarometer and SDG Scorecards
30 November 2021 16:0017:00
Online, Helsinki, Finland
Open for registration
Journal Article
Normalizing necessity?: Support networks and racial inequality in Namibia

Community support is a critical source to sustain livelihoods in the Global South. At the same time, these practices can exhibit unequal dynamics such as disincentives, hierarchies, or adverse inclusion of individuals...

Inequality Race Social networks
Working Paper
The role of trust and of poverty in compliance with social distancing measures in Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic

Since it began, the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed a number of challenges on Africa and the rest of the world...

COVID-19 Trust Africa
Working Paper
Exploring economic support networks amidst racial inequality in Namibia

Community or interpersonal support as a critical source of livelihood sustenance in the Global South can exhibit unequal dynamics. An understanding of these practices is primarily tied to the conceptual space of poverty or small communities...

Inequality Race Social networks
Working Paper
Ethnicity is not public service destiny: The political logic of service distribution in South Africa

Millions of South Africans in thousands of demonstrations have protested the unequal allocation of public services...

Public service delivery Ethnicity Africa
Working Paper
Crowding out effects of financial knowledge and attitude on risk preferences: Evidence from a least developed African country

Using hand-collected survey and experimental data, we examine the determinants of financial literacy as well as the link between self-reported risk and elicited risk preferences in a least developed African country, Guinea...

Literacy Risk attitudes Africa
SOUTHMOD presented at a UNU-WIDER conference

UNU-WIDER organized a two-day online conference on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic in Africa on 11-12 February 2021. The preliminary results of an ongoing SOUTHMOD study were presented on the second day of the conference. The conference Development...

12 February 2021
Online, Helsinki
Past event
Development challenges in Africa in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic
11 February 202112 February 2021
Online, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
What does COVID-19 mean for Africa?: Challenges, but also opportunities

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an exceptional social and economic crisis all over the world, with Africa among the hardest-hit regions. What are the most acute challenges facing the continent during and after the pandemic?...

COVID-19 Africa Africa's Economic Development
Working Paper
Resource rents in the diamond industry 2014–19: Rents, issues, methods, and data availability

The focus of this study is rent in the diamond industry...

resource rent diamond Tax
Journal Article
Decomposing learning inequalities in East Africa: How much does sorting matter?

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW | Inequalities in learning opportunities arise from both household- and school-related factors...

Africa Inequality of opportunities Sorting
Research Brief
Technology, tourism, malls, and metros: Promises and pitfalls of tradable services in Africa

There is growing recognition around the world that tradable services can play a valuable role in economic development. Africa is no exception, with the need for multiple routes to growth, particularly vis-à-vis the COVID-19 pandemic...

Africa International trade South Africa
Working Paper
Building malls or metros?: South Africa’s exports of tradable urban services to the rest of Africa

Service industries are increasingly important in international trade and offer additional paths to economic development. There are many opportunities to expand trade in services between South Africa and other African countries...

Africa International trade South Africa
Background Note
COVID-19 and socioeconomic impact in Africa: The case of Kenya

The COVID-19 pandemic has now spread to over 180 countries, including several countries in sub-Saharan Africa. 1 Kenya reported its first COVID-19 case on 13 March 2020...

COVID-19 Pandemic Africa
When COVID-19 comes to Africa

There is no telling how long it will take to bring the COVID-19 coronavirus under control, or how many people will be affected...

COVID-19 Global health Africa
Journal Article
Linked-in by FDI: The role of firm-level relationships for knowledge transfers in Africa and Asia

This study combines evidence from interviews in seven countries with (i) government institutions responsible for attracting foreign direct investment (FDI), (ii) 102 multinationals (MNEs), and (iii) 226 domestic firms linked to these foreign affiliat...

Foreign Direct Investment Technology transfer Africa
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