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Anna Shvets - Pexels COVID-19 and development - effects and new realities for the Global South
6 September 2021 09:008 September 2021 19:00
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Working Paper
The COVID-19 pandemic and the economy in Southern Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic has had severe economic consequences in Southern Africa, resulting in an unprecedented decline in production and employment...

Southern Africa COVID-19 Economic policy
WIDER-Webinar-image from UNDP-Bangladesh-COVID19 Jayati Ghosh on ending the COVID-19 vaccine apartheid 
22 June 2021
Online, Finland
Past event
Why countries best placed to handle the pandemic appear to have fared the worst

During the first year of the pandemic, it was wealthier countries, with their comparatively stronger health systems, civil services, legal systems and other public services, that suffered the highest rates of COVID-19...

COVID-19 Pandemic State
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
Informal freelancers in the time of COVID-19: Insights from a digital matching platform in Mozambique

Despite the severe negative economic shock associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, evidence from many contexts points to a surge in sales on online platforms, as well as shifts in the composition of demand...

COVID-19 Shocks Mozambique
Working Paper
The impact of COVID-19 on consumption poverty in Mozambique

This study assesses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the state of emergency implemented by the Government of Mozambique on household consumption poverty...

COVID-19 Poverty Inequality
Working Paper
The macroeconomic impact of COVID-19 in Mozambique: A social accounting matrix approach

This study aims to assess the economic costs of COVID-19 and the state of emergency implemented by the Government of Mozambique, relying on a social accounting matrix...

COVID-19 Multiplier analysis Social Accounting Matrix
Project workshop
2021 SOUTHMOD workshop

On 24-25 May 2021, 35 participants from six different time zones and eleven different countries gathered for a two-day virtual SOUTHMOD workshop to exchange experiences and knowledge on tax-benefit microsimulation modeling in developing countries...

24 May 202125 May 2021
Online, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
UNU-WIDER releases first Annual Report for 35-year anniversary COVID-19
SOUTHMOD presented at the IAB seminar series

The Institute for Employment Research ( IAB ) is hosting an online seminar series " Corona - leveler or amplifier of social and economic inequality? ". The weekly seminar series aims to bring together empirically rigorous contributions...

19 May 2021
Online, Nuremberg, Germany
Past event
WIDER-Webinar-image from UNDP-Bangladesh-COVID19 Arkebe Oqubay on the economic implications of COVID-19 crisis for developing countries
18 May 2021
Online, Helsinki
Past event
In the media
Report on the impact of COVID-19 to Ghana’s labour market hits headlines

A new report from the Transforming informal work and livelihoods project has caught the attention of policy makers and media in Ghana. Researchers from UNU-WIDER and the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of...

COVID-19 Informal sector Ghana
Annual Lecture
UN at 75: slow death or a new direction UN Multilateralism COVID-19
Working Paper
Forecasting recovery from COVID-19 using financial data: An application to Viet Nam

We develop a new methodology to nowcast the effects of the COVID-19 crisis and forecast its evolution in small, export-oriented countries...

COVID-19 Pandemic Forecasting
Working Paper
COVID-19 and the state

We expect effective state institutions to matter in a country’s ability to respond to crises...

COVID-19 Pandemic State
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