Journal Article: How polarized is the global income distribution?
The interest in the level of global inequality has surged in recent years. This paper complements existing estimates of global inequality by providing the first estimates of the level of bipolarization of the global income distribution.
Policy Brief: The business environment of Mozambican manufacturing firms
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Inclusive growth in Mozambique – scaling-up research and capacity
The central goal of the project is to support inclusive growth, growth that substantially improves the living standards of the Mozambican population.
Journal Special Issue: Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic Development
This journal presents a synopsis of the contextual conditions, factors and challenges under which the recent evolution of tax systems has taken place. The journal, as the studies in this collection, gives special emphasis to the role natural endowments, p
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Journal ArticleOpposition Politics and Urban Service Delivery in Kampala, Uganda
Part of Journal Special Issue Urban Governance and Service Delivery in sub-Saharan AfricaCentral planning Economic policy Local government
Research BriefDivided Authority in Kampala, Uganda
Favouritism of government controlled councils is most distinct through interference in local politics rather than through funding mechanisms...Central planning Economic policy Local government
Book ChapterDonor Assistance and Political Reform in Tanzania
From the book: Democratic Trajectories in AfricaCentral planning Democratization Economic assistance and foreign aid
Research BriefUrban Service Delivery in Africa and the World Bank
Various studies have shown that there is a positive correlation between urban population levels and gross national income...Central planning Local government Urban planning
BlogFrom the Editor’s Desk (September 2012)
Tony Addison Mid-September finds UNU-WIDER very busy preparing for our big conference on climate change and development policy that takes place later this month, as well as our WIDER Annual Lecture by Lant Pritchett of Harvard University (you can als...Pollution (Air) Agricultural innovations Agriculture
Research BriefThe Unintended Consequences of Foreign Aid in Tanzania
Tanzania has been a relative success story in terms of African political reform...Central planning Democratization Economic assistance and foreign aid
Working PaperOpposition Politics and Urban Service Delivery in Kampala, Uganda
Uganda, like other African countries, has implemented reforms to decentralize political authority to local governments and reintroduce multiparty elections...Central planning Economic policy Local government
Working PaperDonor Assistance and Urban Service Delivery in Africa
Sub-Saharan African cities have been growing at historically unprecedented rates. Since the early 1970s, they have welcomed international assistance involving a succession of major thematic objectives...Central planning Local government Urban planning
Working PaperDonor Assistance and Political Reform in Tanzania
Tanzania has been a relative success story in Africa in terms of political reform...Central planning Democratization Economic assistance and foreign aid
Journal ArticleFiscal Decentralization and Political Centralization in China: Implications for Growth and Inequality
Part of Journal Special Issue WIDER Symposium on Analyzing the Socioeconomic Consequences of Rising Inequality in ChinaCentral planning Economic development Equality and inequality
Working PaperFiscal Decentralization and Political Centralization in China: Implications for Growth and Inequality
China’s current fiscal system is largely decentralized while its governance structure is rather centralized with strong top-down mandates and a homogenous governance structure...Central planning Economic development Equality and inequality
Journal ArticleFifty Years of Regional Inequality in China: A Journey Through Central Planning, Reform, and Openness
Part of Journal Special Issue Spatial Inequality and Development in AsiaCentral planning Communist state Equality and inequality
Book ChapterFifty Years of Regional Inequality in China: A Journey Through Central Planning, Reform, and Openness
From the book: Spatial Disparities in Human DevelopmentCentral planning Communist state Equality and inequality
Working PaperFifty Years of Regional Inequality in China: A Journey through Central Planning, Reform, and Openness
This paper constructs and analyses a long-run time-series for regional inequality in China from the Communist Revolution to the present...Central planning Communist state Equality and inequality
From the book: Inequality and Social Structure During the TransitionCentral planning Equality and inequality Income distribution