The end of poverty postponed?
Over a billion people living in poverty and a $500 million per day loss of income for the poorest people in the world could soon be reality. Blog by Andy Sumner, Chris Hoy, Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez discusses their new research.
Africa’s lockdown dilemma: High poverty and low trust
There is growing unease that blindly replicating the COVID-19 policy responses of high-income countries might inflict irreparable damage to poor households and foment social unrest in developing countries. Read more
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Catch up on recordings from the WIDER Webinar Series to hear from renowned researchers on the impact of COVID-19 on development, and the implications for the Global South. More webinars to be announced soon!
COVID-19: macroeconomic dimensions in the developing world
The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented global crisis. The task for economic policy is to help keep people alive, enterprises afloat, and households out of poverty.
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Journal Article: Tax-motivated transfer mispricing in South Africa - direct evidence using transaction data
This new Open Access article provides the first direct systematic evidence of profit shifting through transfer mispricing in a developing country.
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VideoClimate Change and Migration
Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 3.1Climate change Vulnerability Ecology
Journal ArticleThe Fishery Performance Indicators: A Management Tool for Triple Bottom Line Outcomes
Pursuit of the triple bottom line of economic, community and ecological sustainability has increased the complexity of fishery management; fisheries assessments require new types of data and analysis to guide science-based policy in addition to tradi...Aquaculture Biology, Economic Ecology
Working PaperChanges in Climatic Factors and Malaria in Uganda
The study examines the relationship between climatic factors and reported malaria cases using data from 12 districts in Uganda over the period 2000-2011...Climatic changes Ecology Environmental economics
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (May 2014)
28 May 2014 Tony Addison One indispensible part of modern life is the mobile phone. The communications revolution continues to surprise almost everyone—including those most directly involved in rolling out the new technology...Ecology Food security Methodology (Economics)
BlogIllegal Fishing by Small-Scale Fishers in Ghana: Findings and Policy Suggestions
27 May 2014 Wisdom Akpalu The number of fishers and fishing vessels in the capture fishery sector, especially the artisanal marine fishery sub-sector, in Ghana has grown significantly over the past two decades leading to declining catches per trip...Agriculture Ecology Environmental law
BlogUNU-WIDER in Ghana – An Interview with Wisdom Akpalu
23 April 2014 Wisdom Akpalu joined UNU-WIDER as a Research Fellow based in Ghana in the beginning of 2014...Economic policy (Business enterprises) Economic aspects (Natural resources) Ecology
BlogReflecting Change: The Second Edition of ‘From Poverty to Power’
Duncan Green Updating a book on contemporary events can be unnerving. In the intervening years, events and new thinking combine to expose the weaknesses of any text...Democracy Ecology Economic development
BlogGlobal Recycling Supply Chains and Waste Picking in Developing Countries
Martin Medina As world leaders gather in Copenhagen this month for the fifteenth United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) the challenges facing developing country industrialization have again been brought to the fore...Economic aspects (Environment) Ecology Environment
Book ChapterThe Management of Coastal Wetlands: Economic Analysis of Combined Ecologic-Economic Systems
From the book: The Environment and Emerging Development IssuesEcology Economic development Environmental economics
Journal ArticleRussian Economic Growth: Lessons from Liberalization, Medium-Term Constraints, and Ecological Challenges
Part of Journal Special Issue Sustainable DevelopmentEcology Economic policy Environment
Book ChapterDevelopment after Ecology
From the book: The North, the South, and the EnvironmentEcology Economic development Environmental economics
Book ChapterThe Malign Encounter: The Chipko Movement and Competing Visions of Nature
From the book: Who Will Save the Forests?Ecology Environment