The end of poverty postponed?
Over a billion people living in poverty and a $500 million per day loss of income for the poorest people in the world could soon be reality. Blog by Andy Sumner, Chris Hoy, Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez discusses their new research.
Africa’s lockdown dilemma: High poverty and low trust
There is growing unease that blindly replicating the COVID-19 policy responses of high-income countries might inflict irreparable damage to poor households and foment social unrest in developing countries. Read more
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COVID-19: macroeconomic dimensions in the developing world
The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented global crisis. The task for economic policy is to help keep people alive, enterprises afloat, and households out of poverty.
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Journal Article: Tax-motivated transfer mispricing in South Africa - direct evidence using transaction data
This new Open Access article provides the first direct systematic evidence of profit shifting through transfer mispricing in a developing country.
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BlogThe labour market implications of COVID-19 for Bangladeshi women
With the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Bangladesh on 8 March 2020 and the initiation of a lockdown on 26 March 2020, 1 the livelihoods of a significant number of people were under serious threat — with women most likely to suffer the wors...COVID-19 Gender inequality Labour force participation
BlogThe debate around intellectual property rights and the COVID-19 vaccine
The most effective way to fight COVID-19 is by vaccinating against infection. But once the vaccine is developed, how can it be distributed across the world’s population?...COVID-19 COVID-19 vaccine intellectual property rights
BlogIs COVID-19 really an exogenous shock?
"We cannot solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." – Albert Einstein Economists invariably divide shocks into two types: endogenous and exogenous...COVID-19 Economics shocks
SeminarAhmed Mushfiq Mobarak on responding to COVID-19 in developing countries
Working PaperHealthcare equity and COVID-19: Assessing the relative effectiveness of egalitarian governance and healthcare system capacity on the COVID-19 pandemic
Scholars of public health typically focus on societal equity for explaining public health outcomes...COVID-19 Healthcare healthcare access
NewsPress release: COVID-19 could drive global poverty back over one billion people as the world’s poorest face up to US$500 million per day in lost income
In dramatic new numbers researchers estimate that extreme poverty could spike as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, on the day the postponed meeting of the world’s richest nations, the G7, should have finished. The researchers are now calling...COVID-19 global poverty SDG1
BlogPoverty and the pandemic in the Pacific
COVID-19 has had a far greater economic impact than health impact on Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the Pacific...COVID-19 pandemic global poverty
BlogThe end of poverty postponed?: Over a billion people living in poverty and a $500 million per day loss of income for the poorest people in the world could soon be reality
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to dominate headlines as the death toll rises and economies falter...COVID-19 global poverty global poverty increase
Working PaperTrust in the time of corona
The global spread of COVID-19 is one of the largest threats to people and governments since the Second World War...COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic
Working PaperPrecarity and the pandemic: COVID-19 and poverty incidence, intensity, and severity in developing countries
This paper makes a set of estimates for the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on poverty incidence, intensity, and severity in developing countries and on the distribution of global poverty...COVID-19 crisis global poverty
Working PaperAfrica’s lockdown dilemma: High poverty and low trust
The primary policy response to suppress the spread of COVID-19 in high-income countries has been to lock down large sections of the population...COVID-19 lockdown measures lockdown policies
Working PaperCOVID-19: macroeconomic dimensions in the developing world
The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented global crisis. The task for economic policy is to help keep people alive, enterprises afloat, and households out of poverty. The pandemic has macroeconomic dimensions...commodities COVID-19 Debts
Working PaperCOVID-19 and global poverty: Are LDCs being left behind?
This paper provides a preliminary assessment of COVID-19’s impact on global poverty in the light of the IMF’s April 2020 growth forecasts...COVID-19 crisis impact global poverty
Background NoteMaking a COVID-19 vaccine globally available once developed: Decoupling production of the vaccine from its development
Development and production of a COVID-19 vaccine There is a high risk that the intellectual property (IP) rights of a COVID-19 vaccine will effectively block people in many poorer countries from accessing it...COVID-19 COVID-19 vaccine Intellectual property
Background NoteCOVID-19 and the socioeconomic impact in Africa: The case of Ghana
The first two cases of COVID-19 were reported in Ghana on 12 March 2020 by the health ministry...COVID-19 economic impact Ghana
BlogTemporary shock or lasting poverty trap?: COVID-19 in South Africa
South Africa’s COVID-19 lockdown regulations are likely to have a devastating impact on the incomes of workers and their dependents . Already disadvantaged groups will suffer disproportionately from the adverse effects...COVID-19 Poverty traps