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UNU-WIDER researchers join UNDESA 2022 virtual expert group meeting

During 27-30 June UNU-WIDER researchers, Michael Danquah and Simone Schotte join the expert group meeting hosted virtually by Division for Inclusive Social Development, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) on Creating full and...

27 June 202230 June 2022
Past event
Working Paper
How have formal firms recovered from the pandemic?: Insights from survey and tax administrative data in Zambia

This paper examines how formal firms have been impacted by and recovered from the pandemic by drawing on two distinct but complementary data sources...

Firms COVID-19 Tax administration data
Working Paper
Duterte’s pandemic populism: Strongman leadership, weak state capacity, and the politics of deployment in the Philippines

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic undermined the populist legacy of Philippine president Rodrigo R. Duterte. Despite implementing one of the longest and strictest lockdowns globally, the country has struggled with controlling the pandemic...

COVID-19 Pandemic Philippines
Working Paper
Does an effective government lower COVID-19’s health impact?: Evidence from Viet Nam

Government effectiveness has played an important role in tackling the crisis caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic...

COVID-19 Pandemic State effectiveness
Working Paper
The social foundations of (in)effective states: Uttar Pradesh’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

A rich and growing literature illustrates the paradox of COVID-19 responses by governments across the world...

COVID-19 coalitions State effectiveness
Working Paper
Management of the COVID-19 pandemic in Kerala through the lens of state capacity and clientelism

During the first wave of COVID-19 infections, Kerala, a state in southern India, successfully managed to contain the pandemic. As a result, the Kerala model of managing the COVID-19 pandemic was celebrated as a success across the globe...

COVID-19 Pandemic State capacity
Working Paper
Governance and COVID-19 in Bolivia

On 10 March 2020, the Bolivian government identified two COVID-19 cases in Bolivians returning from Italy. The national government responded swiftly and sent the country into one of the world’s strictest lockdowns on 22 March 2020...

Bolivia COVID-19 Subnational
Working Paper
The COVID-19 pandemic and the state in Bihar

This paper presents a critical analysis of official data related to COVID-19 in Bihar state, India, which points to the manipulation of data for political ends...

Data Pandemic COVID-19
Working Paper
Pandemic precarity and the complicated case of Maharashtra: Interrogating state capacity and its fault lines

The state of Maharashtra and the city of Mumbai have been referred to as the epidemic epicentre of India since the time of the plague of 1896 and influenza epidemic of 1918...

Pandemic Migrants COVID-19 vaccine
Technical Note
On-model adjustment of incomes during COVID-19 in SOUTHMOD tax-benefit microsimulation models

This note describes methods to derive employment-to-unemployment transition shares across industries during the COVID-19 pandemic and to use these shares in SOUTHMOD tax-benefit microsimulation models to adjust relevant labour market variables...

COVID-19 Shocks Unemployment
CEEG Seminar Series: The impact of COVID-19 on the nutrition of Mozambican families and children

On Wednesday 20 April 2022, 12:00-15:00 (UTC+2), Margherita Squarcina, PhD student at the University of Florence, will present her ongoing study entitled 'The impact of COVID-19 on the nutrition of Mozambican families and children'. The...

20 April 2022
Online, Av. Julius Nyerere nr. 3453, Main Campus, Maputo, Mozambique
Past event
In the media
Above or below the poverty line – research on shifts in global poverty picked up by development media COVID-19 Global poverty Precarity
Working Paper
COVID-19 and informal work: Degrees and pathways of impact in 11 cities around the world

This paper presents findings from two rounds (2020 and 2021) of a study on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on informal workers in 11 cities across five regions of the world (Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and North America)...

Informal economy Economic impact COVID-19
Working Paper
Residual capacity and the political economy of pandemic response in Ghana

On the whole, poor countries in Africa and elsewhere seem to have weathered the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2, or COVID-19) pandemic better than wealthier countries with superior healthcare systems...

COVID-19 State capacity Clientelism
Working Paper
The COVID-19 crisis and the South African informal economy: A stalled recovery

This paper seeks to identify the differentiated impacts of the crisis on specific groups of informal workers...

COVID-19 South Africa Informal
Journal Article
The impact of COVID-19 on consumption poverty in Mozambique

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW | This study assesses the impact of COVID-19 on household consumption poverty. To predict changes in income and the associated effects on poverty, we rely on existing estimated macroeconomic impacts...

COVID-19 Poverty Inequality
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