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Development challenges in Africa in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic
11 February 2021 09:3012 February 2021 12:45
Online, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Journal Article
Health-system equity, egalitarian democracy and COVID-19 outcomes: An empirical analysis

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a spate of studies showing a close connection between inequitable access to health care, welfare services and adverse outcomes from the pandemic...

COVID-19 Healthcare healthcare access
Working Paper
The role of automatic stabilizers and emergency tax–benefit policies during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ecuador

This paper makes use of tax–benefit microsimulation techniques to quantify the distributional effects of COVID-19 in Ecuador and the role of tax–benefit policies in mitigating the immediate impact of the economic shocks...

COVID-19 microsimulation Poverty
Working Paper
Estimates of multidimensional poverty for India using NSSO-71 and -75

We measure multidimensional poverty in India using National Sample Survey Organization data from 2014–15 to 2017–18. We use income, health, education, and standard of living to measure the multidimensional poverty index (MPI)...

multidimensional poverty index Income Poverty
In the media
© UNICEFUNI357779Buta UNU-WIDER expert interviewed on COVID-19 impacts on trust in governments in Finnish development magazine COVID-19
WIDER-Webinar-image from UNDP-Bangladesh-COVID19 Myles Wickstead on the changing face of aid and development
8 December 2020
Online, Finland
Past event
Working Paper
Do bigger health budgets cushion pandemics?: An empirical test of COVID-19 deaths across the world

How has government healthcare spending prepared countries for tackling the COVID-19 pandemic? Arguably, spending is the primary policy tool of governments in providing effective health...

COVID-19 Healthcare Healthcare expenditure
WIDER-Webinar-image from UNDP-Bangladesh-COVID19 Daria Taglioni on international trade and supply chains post COVID-19
24 November 2020
Past event
Headline data suggests low-income states are coping better with the pandemic than high-income states. But is this true?

States with fragile state health systems have been commended for effective responses to the COVID-19 pandemic...

COVID-19 Capable states state capacity
The world needs a people’s vaccine

The world needs a people’s vaccine for COVID-19 — one provided universally, and accessible to the entire world population. A patent-protected vaccine could ultimately exclude many people from being vaccinated and protected...

COVID-19 COVID-19 vaccine
Working Paper
Horizontal inequality, COVID-19, and lockdown readiness: Evidence from India

A growing body of research shows that COVID-19 both reflects and exacerbates existing inequalities...

Horizontal inequality Ethnic inequality Caste
Annual Lecture
AL24 event image UN at 75: slow death or new direction?
26 October 2020
Past event
Towards UN LDC5: Recovery from COVID-19
21 October 202023 October 2020
Past event
WIDER-Webinar-image from UNDP-Bangladesh-COVID19 Funda Ustek-Spilda on fair work in the gig economy after COVID-19
29 September 2020
Past event
Working Paper
Migration and the labour market impacts of COVID-19

Using detailed microdata, we document how migration-dependent households are especially vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic...

Migration COVID-19 panel
Working Paper
The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918–20: An interpretative survey in the time of COVID-19

The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918-20—commonly known as the Spanish flu—infected over a quarter of the world’s population and killed over 50 million people...

Spanish flu COVID-19 pandemic
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