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Working Paper
Constitutional social and environmental human rights and child health outcomes in Latin American countries

This paper analyses the health-improving effects of introducing four different constitutional social and environmental human rights (health, free education, adequate living (or welfare), and environment) and the American Convention on Human Rights (A...

Human rights Constitutional economics Comparative economics
Journal Article
Aid and policy preferences in oil-rich countries: comparing Indonesia and Nigeria

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid to Support Fragile States

Comparative economics Economic assistance and foreign aid Natural resources
Research Brief
Policy processes and the global food price crisis 2007-08

The recent food price crisis and the responses of the policy makers in developing countries provide an unprecedented opportunity to analyse the policy processes in these countries...

Accounting Aeronautics, Commercial Agriculture
Blog
UNU-WIDER Inequality Conference 2014: Country Comparisons and Conceptual Approaches

18 December 2014 Roger Williamson In an earlier article I reviewed a number of the high-profile contributions to the September 2014 conference on inequality . It is now time to dig deeper into the material presented at the event...

Comparative economics Economic growth Government policy (Poor)
Journal Article
Aid and Institution-Building in Fragile States: What Do We Know? What Can Comparative Analysis Add?

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid and Institution-Building in Fragile States

Comparative economics Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Journal Special Issue
Aid and Institution-Building in Fragile States: Findings from Comparative Cases

Why and how some states transition successfully from fragile to more robust—and some do not—are both topical and age-old questions...

Comparative economics Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Blog
New Structural Economics – An Interview with Justin Lin

27 August 2014 In this interview Justin Lin , Non-resident Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER, talks about how the state can enable the process of structural transformation of the economy, how to fund the necessary investments of this transformation...

Comparative economics Economic development Economic growth
Working Paper
Asian Donor Support for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Comparative Experience, Challenges, and Opportunities

Since the 1990s, gender mainstreaming has been a widely accepted strategy for promoting gender equality within governments, multilateral agencies, and development NGOs, although critics continue to question its premises and results...

Comparative economics Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Working Paper
Achieving Development Success: Strategies and Lessons from the Developing World

This paper provides a synthesis of successful strategies and implied lessons for development success, employing at least six themes on in-depth case studies of a large number of developing countries around the world...

Comparative economics Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Journal Article
A Model of Destructive Entrepreneurship: Insight for Conflict and Postconflict Recovery

Part of Journal Special Issue Entrepreneurship and Conflict

Comparative economics Economic development Entrepreneurship
Book Chapter
Country Role Models of Development Success: Lessons from China and India

From the book: Achieving Development Success

Comparative economics Economic development Economic policy
Book Chapter
Achieving Development Success: Synthesis of Strategies and Lessons from the Developing World

From the book: Achieving Development Success

Comparative economics Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Book Chapter
Lessons from Transition Economies: Putting the Success Stories of the Post-communist World into a Broader Perspective

From the book: Development Success

Comparative economics Economic development Economic policy
Journal Article
Poverty Reduction and Economic Structure: Comparative Path Analysis for Mozambique and Vietnam

While economic growth generally reduces income poverty, there are pronounced differences in the strength of this relationship across countries...

Comparative economics Mathematical models Poverty
Journal Article
Can Africa Industrialise?

Africa needs structural change to sustain growth. Industry with and without smoke stacks is key, but Africa has deindustrialised since the 1970s. Can Africa industrialise? Rising costs and domestic demand in Asia offer an opportunity...

Comparative economics Industrial policy
Book Chapter
Elites and Property Rights

From the book: The Role of Elites in Economic Development

Comparative economics International economic relations Economic aspects (Right of property)
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