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Working Paper
Windows of peace: the effect of ceasefires on economic recovery

While much of the literature studies causes and consequences of war, the reverberations of peace have rarely been studied...

Peace Conflict Conflict management
Laban Simbeye on how formal firms in Zambia recovered from the pandemic

The 2022 Jobs & Development Conference The Challenge of Creating Better Jobs in Developing Countries is organised on 14-15 December in Cape Town. Laban Simbeye, researcher from Zambia Revenue Authority, gives a presentation on a WIDER Working...

14 December 2022
Cape Town, South Africa
Past event
Working Paper
Good for now but not forever: officials’ perspectives on the relevance of the effectiveness agenda and the need for change

This paper investigates whether the current effectiveness agenda—agreed during the 2011 Busan High Level Forum on Development Effectiveness—continues to define best practice in development amidst a rapidly changing development landscape...

Aid effectiveness Development aid Development agencies
Urban poverty: cities, slums, and the need for policy action

Developing countries will be predominantly urban by 2030...

Social mobility India Urbanization
Journal Article
Clientelism, corruption and the rule of law

Part of Journal Special Issue Clientelist Politics and Development

Clientelism Development Benefit programmes
Sales recovered faster from the pandemic than employment: Evidence from tax administrative and survey data in Zambia

Like most other countries, the government of Zambia introduced restrictions to control COVID-19, which considerably curtailed normal economic activity...

Competitiveness Debt Finance
K.A.S. Murshid on The Odds Revisited: Overcoming Underdevelopment - Lessons from the Bangladesh Journey
24 May 2022
Online, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, 00160, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Working Paper
Wartime governance and state-building trajectories in post-conflict societies

To date, there is limited understanding about the consequences of wartime dynamics for post-war state-building processes...

Political violence War Conflict
Jukka Pirttilä on personal income tax reform in Uganda

Jukka Pirttilä , UNU-WIDER Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow, gives a presentation at the Tax for Development webinar series on 5 April 2022 (CET). The webinar series is hosted by Chr. Michelsen Institute . The topic of Pirttilä's...

5 April 2022
Online, Oslo, Norway
Past event
Kunal Sen on institutions and development

UNU-WIDER Director Kunal Sen gives a lecture to the staff of the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis ( KIPPRA ). The topic of the lecture is Institutions and development. In his presentation Kunal Sen will discuss the role of...

18 March 2022
KIPPRA, Bishops Road, Nairobi, Kenya
Past event
Working Paper
Aid's impact on democracy

This paper investigates the impact of foreign aid on democratic outcomes using a panel of countries for the period between 1995 and 2018...

Foreign aid Democracy Democracy aid
Working Paper
Tax effort revisited: new estimates from the Government Revenue Dataset

Attention on domestic resource mobilization—particularly in developing countries—has increased significantly in recent years...

Tax effort Domestic revenue mobilization Tax
IEA seminar — Digital Technologies: Limits and Opportunities for Economic Development

A discussion featuring Dani Rodrik, Daren Acemoglu, Mahdi Ghodsi, Kunal Sen, Albert Park, and Haroon Bhorat. These leading economists discuss the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the role of technology in shaping welfare outcomes in developing...

12 October 2021
Online, Finland
Past event
Think WIDER Webinar Series – New perspectives on development Development Political economy Aid policy
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
Working Paper
Clientelism, public goods provision, and governance

It is widely believed that clientelism—the giving of material goods in return for electoral support—is associated with poorer development outcomes...

Clientelism Development Benefit programmes
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