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SeminarMarijke Verpoorten on aggrieved artisanal miners in Eastern Congo
Marijke Verpoorten will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 11 March Abstract - Would you fight? We asked aggrieved artisanal miners in Eastern Congo To meet the rising demand for minerals, mining companies have ventured into conflict-affected...
Journal ArticleIs the Education of Local Children Influenced by Living near a Refugee Camp?: Evidence from Host Communities in Rwanda
Part of Journal Special Issue Migration Governance and Policy in the Global SouthRefugees Impact of refugees Host communities
Working PaperIs the education of local children influenced by living nearby a refugee camp?: Evidence from host communities in Rwanda
This paper studies to what extent and in what ways access to educational services and schooling outcomes of local children are influenced by the presence of a refugee camp in or around their community...Refugees Impact of refugees Host communities
Working PaperPatterns and trends in horizontal inequality in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
We analyse horizontal inequality in wealth and in years of education in the Democratic Republic of the Congo over the period 2001–13...Democratic Republic of the Congo Education Ethnicity
Working PaperUnintended consequences of economic sanctions for human rights: Conflict minerals and infant mortality in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Are victims of human rights abuses better off with or without economic sanctions targeted at their perpetrators? We study this question in the context of a US human rights policy, Section 1502 of the 2010 Dodd–Frank Act...Trade sanctions Infant mortality Civil conflict