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
The 2017 Survey of Mozambican Manufacturing Firms builds on data collected in 2012 from surviving firms to trace how changing economic conditions have affected the development of firms over five years.
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 ArticleEducation from the Bottom Up: UNICEF‘s Education Programme in Somalia
Part of Journal Special Issue Development Assistance for PeacebuildingAggregation operators Conflict management Education
Journal ArticleImpact Assessment of the Facilitadores Judiciales Programme in Nicaragua
Part of Journal Special Issue Development Assistance for PeacebuildingConflict management Justice, Administration of
Journal ArticleLiberia's Gender-Sensitive Police Reform: Improving Representation and Responsiveness in a Post-Conflict Setting
Part of Journal Special Issue Development Assistance for PeacebuildingAeronautics, Commercial Conflict management Economic assistance and foreign aid
Journal Article‘Embedded’ Assistance: Finn Church Aid‘s Secondment in Somalia
Part of Journal Special Issue Development Assistance for PeacebuildingConflict management Economic assistance and foreign aid Human rights
Journal ArticleSubstantial but Uneven Achievement: Selected Success When Stars Align. Public Financial Management Reforms in Sierra Leone
Part of Journal Special Issue Development Assistance for PeacebuildingConflict management Economic development Macroeconomics
Journal ArticleThe Yemen Social Fund for Development: An Effective Community-Based Approach amid Political Instability
Part of Journal Special Issue Development Assistance for PeacebuildingConflict management Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development projects
Journal ArticleGood Aid in Hard Places: Learning from ‘Successful’ Interventions in Fragile Situations
Part of Journal Special Issue Development Assistance for PeacebuildingConflict management Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Journal Special IssueDevelopment Assistance for Peacebuilding
Development assistance to fragile states and conflict-affected areas can be a core component of peacebuilding, providing support for the restoration of government functions, delivery of basic services, the rule of law and economic revitalization...Conflict management Economic development Economic assistance
Journal ArticleVarieties of fragility: Implications for aid
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid to Support Fragile StatesConflict management Economic assistance and foreign aid
Journal Special IssueAid to Support Fragile States: The Challenge of Chronic Weakness
This special issue has its origins in work conducted under the Governance and Fragility theme of UNU-WIDER’s ReCom - Research and Communication on Foreign Aid programme (2011–13), and particularly the work on ‘Aid and Institution-bu...Conflict management Economic assistance and foreign aid
Journal ArticleTransition Regimes and Security Sector Reforms in Sierra Leone and Liberia
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid and Institution-Building in Fragile StatesConflict management Economic assistance and foreign aid Local government
Research BriefSuccesses and Challenges of Public Financial Management in Sierra Leone
Fragile and conflict-affected states, like Sierra Leone, can maintain a strong public financial management structure if they are able to find foreign support for administrative capacity and sufficient domestic political and executive support...Conflict management Economic policy Fiscal policy
Working PaperEngaging with Fragile and Conflict-Affected States: An Alternative Approach to Theory, Measurement and Practice
The coherence and effectiveness of engagement with the world’s ‘fragile and conflict-affected states’—beyond ethical imperatives and geo-strategic considerations—turns on answers to two vexing questions...Conflict management
Journal ArticleThe economics of counterinsurgency: Some evidence from Andhra Pradesh
Present in India since the 1960s, the Naxalite insurgency has steadily spread across the country...Conflict management Construction industries Credit
Working PaperSuccess When Stars Align: Public Financial Management Reforms in Sierra Leone
Since the end of the civil war, the Government of Sierra Leone has made substantial progress in strengthening public financial management...Conflict management Public (Decision making) Economic policy