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Seminar
WIDER-Webinar-image from UNDP-Bangladesh-COVID19 Arkebe Oqubay on the economic implications of COVID-19 crisis for developing countries
18 May 2021 16:0017:00
Online, Helsinki
Open for registration
Book
Inequality in the Developing World

Inequality has emerged as a key development challenge...

Inequality; Developing countries Middle-income countries
Working Paper
Heterogeneous informality in Costa Rica and Nicaragua

Informal work is often considered a place of employment for marginalized and vulnerable workers who have been rationed out of preferred formal work...

Informality Developing countries Costa Rica
Working Paper
Motherhood and flexible jobs: Evidence from Latin American countries

We study the causal effect of motherhood on labour market outcomes in Latin America by adopting an event study approach around the birth of the first child based on panel data from national household surveys for Chile, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay...

child penalty event study female labour supply
Policy Brief
Migration governance in the Global South

Building knowledge about migration governance and policy in the Global South is a priority for research and policy. Migration is a defining feature of our time and one closely linked with processes of economic and political development...

International migration Emigration and immigration Economic Policy and Good Governance
Blog
The debate around intellectual property rights and the COVID-19 vaccine
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The most effective way to fight COVID-19 is by vaccinating against infection. But once the vaccine is developed, how can it be distributed across the world’s population?...

COVID-19 COVID-19 vaccine Intellectual property rights
Background Note
Making a COVID-19 vaccine globally available once developed: Decoupling production of the vaccine from its development

Development and production of a COVID-19 vaccine There is a high risk that the intellectual property (IP) rights of a COVID-19 vaccine will effectively block people in many poorer countries from accessing it...

COVID-19 COVID-19 vaccine Intellectual property
Background Note
Artificial intelligence versus COVID-19 in developing countries: Priorities and trade-offs

In this note, I will refer to current efforts to harness artificial intelligence (AI) in the push back against COVID-19, note its promises, limitations, potential pitfalls, and identify priorities for developing countries...

Artificial intelligence COVID-19 Developing countries
Journal Article
Tax-motivated transfer mispricing in South Africa: Direct evidence using transaction data

This paper provides the first direct systematic evidence of profit shifting through transfer mispricing in a developing country...

Tax International taxation Profit shifting
Working Paper
Leapfrogging into the unknown: The future of structural change in the developing world

This paper traces a set of major trends and future scenarios in global structural change...

Technological change Structural change Employment
Book Chapter
Gas in Tanzania: Adapting to new realities

From the book: Mining for Change

Developing countries Institutions Macroeconomics
Working Paper
Can ‘good’ social mobility news be ‘bad’ and vice versa?: Measurement (and downward mobility) pitfalls

Limited attention has been paid to how well social mobility measures debated and used to study industrial countries perform in analysis of low-income settings...

Intergenerational Mobility Measurement Developing countries
Project
Photo: Dikaseva / Unsplash The developer’s dilemma – structural transformation, inequality dynamics, and inclusive growth

Theme: Transforming economies

Structural transformation Inclusive growth Inequality
Book Chapter
Understanding the boom

From the book: Mining for Change

Developing countries Institutions Macroeconomics
Working Paper
Income mobility in the developing world: Recent approaches and evidence

This paper examines income mobility in developing countries. We start by synthesizing findings from the available evidence on relative mobility and poverty dynamics...

Intragenerational mobility Intergenerational Mobility Welfare dynamics
Journal Article
Welfare and Redistributive Effects of Social Assistance in the Global South

Part of Journal Special Issue Welfare and distributive effects of social assistance in the Global South

Social assistance Social protection Poverty
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