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NEW OPEN ACCESS BOOK: Inequality in the Developing World
Inequality has emerged as a key development challenge. This book contributes to this important discussion by presenting assessments of the measurement and analysis of global inequality by leading inequality scholars. Read more
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The new database provides crucial information on changes in the economic structure of economies across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Preliminary findings suggest a trend reversal in many developing countries towards industrialization. Read more
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NewsNo one is safe until everyone is safe: Finland must advance global COVID-19 solidarity COVID-19 vaccine United Nations Finland
BlogThe 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
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
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