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Africa’s lockdown dilemma: High poverty and low trust
There is growing unease that blindly replicating the COVID-19 policy responses of high-income countries might inflict irreparable damage to poor households and foment social unrest in developing countries. Read more
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COVID-19: macroeconomic dimensions in the developing world
The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented global crisis. The task for economic policy is to help keep people alive, enterprises afloat, and households out of poverty.
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Journal Article: Tax-motivated transfer mispricing in South Africa - direct evidence using transaction data
This new Open Access article provides the first direct systematic evidence of profit shifting through transfer mispricing in a developing country.
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14 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
ProjectUNU-WIDER Summer School
Theme: Current programmeCapacity building data Quantitative research
Book ChapterLessons Learnt about Foreign Aid for Climate Change Related Capacity-Building
From the book: Aid Effectiveness for Environmental SustainabilityForeign aid Climate change Capacity building
Book ChapterForeign Aid for Capacity Building to Address Climate Change
From the book: Aid Effectiveness for Environmental SustainabilityForeign aid Capacity building Climate change
AboutPhotos - AL16
The folk and the formula– pathways to capable states...Capacity building Institutional economics Socio-Economic Transformation
AboutPresentation - AL16
The 2012 WIDER Annual Lecture was given by Professor Lant Pritchett. He discussed the importance of building state capability in developing countries for tackling long-term development challenges. View or download slides as pdfCapacity building Institutional economics Socio-Economic Transformation
VideoWIDER Annual Lecture by Lant Pritchett
View the WIDER Annual Lecture on The folk and the formula– pathways to capable states...Capacity building Institutional economics Socio-Economic Transformation
AboutInvitation - AL16
The 16th WIDER Annual Lecture was given by Professor Lant Pritchett, currently Professor of the Practice of International Development Harvard Kennedy School of Government, in Helsinki, in September 2012, under the enticing title ‘Folk and the...Capacity building Institutional economics Socio-Economic Transformation
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 16 - The folk and the formula
ProjectAn energy social accounting matrix (SAM) for Vietnam
Theme: 2010-11Vietnam Social Accounting Matrix Green growth
WorkshopSystematic analysis of climate resilient development (SACReD)
The principal objective of the workshop was to evaluate the implications of climate change for developing countries including impacts, adaptation policies, mitigation policies, and their interactions with appropriate development strategies.
ProjectDUCC - development under climate change
Theme: 2010-11Climate change Development Climate uncertainty
ProjectBuilding African capacity for policy simulation
With the introduction of Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), governments in Africa and other developing countries have been under great pressure to devise effective policies that will reduce poverty and...Globalization Social and Human Development Africa