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Working Paper
COVID-19 and the state: Nicaragua case study

Unlike Latin American peers, and contrary to World Health Organization recommendations, Nicaragua eschewed lockdowns and other common strategies to mitigate the spread of COVID-19...

Nicaragua Authoritarianism Leadership
Working Paper
Corruption and crisis: do institutions matter?

While the short-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on lives and livelihoods are well understood, we know little about the effect of the pandemic for longer-term outcomes such as corruption...

Corruption Institutions Crisis
Journal Article
Measuring global poverty before and during the pandemic: A political economy of overoptimism

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW | The contribution of this study is to question the ‘official’ estimates of global monetary poverty up to and during the COVID-19 pandemic...

COVID-19 Crisis Global poverty
Blog
Above or below the poverty line: Three key questions for understanding shifts in global poverty

In 2010 and the following years, there was attention to the fact that much of global poverty had shifted to middle-income countries (for example here , here , and here )...

COVID-19 Global poverty Crisis
Blog
Dr Pia Rattenhuber on inequality in crises — an interview

How do crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic influence inequality and the other way around? This year’s UN Day Dresden put a spotlight on “ Inequalities in Crises ”...

Inequality COVID-19 Crisis
Presentation
Pia Rattenhuber's keynote speech at UNU-FLORES United Nations Day 2021 commemorative event

United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and Resources ( UNU-FLORES ) organizes a commemorative event in Dresden on the occasion of the UN day 2021. The topic of the event is Inequalities in crises. UNU-WIDER...

5 October 2021
Plenary Hall, City Hall, Dresden, Germany
Past event
Journal Article
Data deprivations, data gaps and digital divides: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic

This study draws lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic for the relationship between data-driven decision making and global development...

Data science Data Artificial intelligence
Journal Article
COVID-19 and global poverty: Are LDCs being left behind?

The study paper provides a preliminary assessment of COVID-19’s impact on global poverty in the light of IMF’s growth forecasts...

COVID-19 Global poverty Least Developed Countries
Working Paper
Data, global development, and COVID-19: Lessons and consequences

The COVID-19 pandemic holds at least seven lessons for the relationship between data-driven decision making, the use of artificial intelligence, and development...

Data science Data Artificial intelligence
Working Paper
Precarity and the pandemic: COVID-19 and poverty incidence, intensity, and severity in developing countries

This paper makes a set of estimates for the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on poverty incidence, intensity, and severity in developing countries and on the distribution of global poverty...

COVID-19 Crisis Global poverty
Working Paper
COVID-19 and global poverty: Are LDCs being left behind?

This paper provides a preliminary assessment of COVID-19’s impact on global poverty in the light of the IMF’s April 2020 growth forecasts...

COVID-19 Global poverty Least Developed Countries
Working Paper
Estimates of the impact of COVID-19 on global poverty

In this paper we make estimates of the potential short-term economic impact of COVID-19 on global monetary poverty through contractions in per capita household income or consumption...

Global poverty COVID-19 SDGs
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