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Kunal Sen discusses COVID-19 and subnational state capacity in India

Kunal Sen delivers a seminar on key findings from the UNU-WIDER research project COVID-19 and subnational state capacity in India at the School of Development Studies , Ambedkar University in Delhi, India. The project's detailed studies of the...

23 February 2023
School of Development Studies, Ambedkar University, Room 301, Admin Block, Kashmere Gate Campus, Delhi, India
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Working Paper
Development aid in fragile states: Investigating the effectiveness of COVID-19 aid in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Drawing from a growing body of literature on development aid in fragile contexts, this paper investigates the effectiveness of COVID-19 aid in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)...

COVID-19 OECD Development aid
Journal Article
Africa’s lockdown dilemma: High poverty and low trust

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW | As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, sub-Saharan African countries faced the dilemma of how to minimize viral transmission without adversely affecting the poor...

COVID-19 Lockdown Poverty
Journal Article
The livelihood impacts of COVID-19 in urban South Africa: A view from below

This paper investigates the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and related policy measures on livelihoods in urban South Africa...

COVID-19 Welfare dynamics Lockdown
Working Paper
Aid effectiveness in fragile and conflict-affected contexts: Lessons from more than two decades of research

The objective of this paper is to focus on fragility research findings and examine what works or does not work in development aid and development cooperation in fragile and conflict-affected contexts...

Fragile states Fragility COVID-19
Working Paper
Top earners and earnings inequality during the COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence from Ecuadorian administrative data

This paper aims to assess the extent to which top earners in Ecuador were affected by the COVID-19 crisis compared to other segments of the population...

Top incomes Employment Earnings inequality
Not too long and not too short: Introducing the new UNU-WIDER and Cambridge University Press series in Development Economics

Simon Kuznets’ pipe dream was to have economic inequality data that rarely existed when he was writing. What are the pipe dreams of today’s development economists?...

Social mobility COVID-19 Academic excellence
Journal Article
The role of automatic stabilizers and emergency tax–beneft policies during the COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence from Ecuador

By combining household survey data before and during the COVID-19 pandemic with detailed tax-benefit simulations, this paper quantifies the distributional effects of COVID-19 in Ecuador and the role of tax-benefit policies in mitigating the immediate...

COVID-19 Microsimulation Poverty
Working Paper
The impact of COVID-19 on urban informal workers in Maputo

Informal self-employed traders in developing countries are vulnerable to shocks as they often lack access to social insurance or formal finance...

COVID-19 Informal Urban
Working Paper
Effects of the COVID-19 crisis on household food consumption and child nutrition in Mozambique

This study investigates the short-term impacts of an aggregate socioeconomic shock on household food consumption and children’s nutrition using the case of the COVID-19 pandemic in Mozambique...

COVID-19 Food Child nutrition
Working Paper
Tax–benefit responses in Uruguay during the COVID-19 pandemic

We analyse the social protection policy response to COVID-19 and its impact on household incomes in Uruguay during 2020 and 2021, based on static microsimulation methods...

COVID-19 Taxes Benefits
Working Paper
Humanity over economy: biopolitical responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana

This study posits that pandemics should be regarded as complex, open-ended phenomena that cannot be reduced to biology and epidemiology...

COVID-19 Biopolitics State effectiveness
The 1918-20 influenza pandemic: A retrospective in the time of COVID-19

The influenza pandemic of 1918 (the Spanish Flu) is by far the greatest humanitarian disaster caused by an infectious disease in modern history. It infected over a quarter of the world’s population and killed over 50 million people...

COVID-19 Pandemic Spanish flu
The 1918–20 influenza pandemic: A retrospective in the time of COVID-19 Pandemic COVID-19 socioeconomic consequences
Working Paper
Rebel governance during COVID-19: Describing and explaining armed groups’ response to the pandemic in the Middle East

As COVID-19 spread worldwide, armed groups in control of territory were called to address the health emergency. However, our knowledge in this regard is limited...

Armed conflict COVID-19 Middle East and North Africa
Working Paper
The role of tax–benefit systems in protecting household incomes in Latin America during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic drastically affected household incomes around the world. In developed economies, pre-pandemic tax–benefit policies and emergency transfers mitigated to a large extent the negative income shock...

Taxes Benefits COVID-19
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