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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VideoWIDER Annual Lecture by President Martti Ahtisaari
View the WIDER Annual Lecture on Egalitarian Principles.Democratization Social conflict Equality and inequality
AboutContributors - AL17
Short biographies of those who contributed to the event.Democratization Social conflict Equality and inequality
AboutPhotos - AL17
Selection of images from the WIDER Annual Lecture 17.Democratization Social conflict Equality and inequality
Book ChapterThe Impact of Democracy on Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa, 1982-2012
From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 1...Democracy Democratization Economic development
Book ChapterThe Economics of Happiness and Anger in North Africa
From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 1...Democratization Economic development Social values
Journal ArticleAid, accountability and institution building in Ethiopia: The self-limiting nature of technocratic aid
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid to Support Fragile StatesDemocratization Economic assistance and foreign aid Public policy (Law)
Journal Article“No Bourgeoisie, No Democracy”? The Political Attitudes of the Kenyan Middle Class
Part of Journal Special Issue The Political Economy of Africa's Emergent Middle ClassDemocracy Democratization Voting
Journal ArticleConsociational Settlements and Reconstruction: Bosnia in Comparative Perspective (1995–Present)
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid and Institution-Building in Fragile StatesDemocratization Economic assistance and foreign aid Decision making (Public administration)
Journal ArticleIntervention and State-Building: Comparative Lessons from Japan, Iraq, and Afghanistan
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid and Institution-Building in Fragile StatesDemocratization International relations
Journal ArticleThe Impact of Adult Civic Education Programmes in Developing Democracies
Part of Journal Special Issue Aiding Government Effectiveness in Developing CountriesDemocratization Economic assistance and foreign aid Education
Research BriefThe Impact of Civic Education Programmes on Political Participation
Civic education programmes can have meaningful and relatively long-lasting effects in terms of increasing political information, feelings of empowerment, and mobilizing individuals to engage in political participation...Democratization Economic assistance and foreign aid Education
Working PaperThe Economics of Happiness and Anger in North Africa
Economics has rediscovered happiness even though the discipline has always been about human wellbeing. A growing evidence suggests that happier people can be more productive and innovative, which leads to profitability and economic growth...Democratization Economic development Social values
Working PaperThe Impact of Democracy on Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa, 1982-2012
Does democracy promote economic growth?...Democracy Democratization Economic development
Book ChapterBenin - a pulverized party system in transition
Benin has seen a rapid proliferation of political parties since the country’s democratic transition in 1990. Recent counts suggest that over a hundred political parties are registered in this nation of just over 9 million people...Democracy Democratization
Book ChapterThe Politics of Inequality and Redistribution in Latin America's Post-Adjustment Era
From the book: Falling Inequality in Latin AmericaDemocratization Equality and inequality Income distribution
BlogAfrica’s Emerging Middle Class: What are the Implications for Development and Democracy?
11 December 2013 Danielle Resnick Economic transformation and social mobility are currently popular themes in the development community. Both themes are especially relevant to analyses of the small but growing middle class in sub-Saharan Africa...Democracy Democratization Economic policy