UN at 75: slow death or a new direction? | Annual Lecture 24
The 2020 WIDER Annual Lecture by Lord Mark Malloch-Brown will take place online on 26 October. As the UN celebrates its 75th anniversary this WIDER Annual Lecture discusses whether the UN can reinvent itself, or whether it will sink into irrelevance? More
Why all countries should contribute to ending global poverty
Trillions of dollars have already been spent on the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and no one knows what the final bill will be. Is it possible to respond to a much longer crisis – global poverty – with even a fraction of these resources? More
COVID-19 intensifies global need to support informal workers in their struggle
The world is facing an existential crisis that poses challenging questions: whether to put people and nature before owners of capital and technology; whether to protect the rights of the disadvantaged or the interests of the elite. Read more
COVID-19 and employment: Insights from the sub-Saharan African experience
While the full socio-economic consequences remain uncertain, the pandemic’s impact on the labour market has become an issue of global concern. Read more
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Using the case of Vietnam, this special issue brings together a set of high-quality academic studies to answer key research questions of importance to understanding agricultural development and change in developing country settings. Read more
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Journal ArticleOrdinal Bivariate Inequality: Concepts and Application to Child Deprivation in Mozambique
This paper introduces a concept of inequality comparisons with ordinal bivariate categorical data...Children Econometric models Equality and inequality
Book ChapterPoverty and its Dynamics in Uganda: Explorations using a New Set of Poverty Lines
From the book: Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan AfricaEconometric models Game theory Health
Book ChapterGrowth, Poverty Reduction, and Inequality in Rwanda
From the book: Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan AfricaEconometric models Equality and inequality Poverty
Journal ArticleEvaluating multiple spatial dimensions of economic growth in Brazil using spatial panel data models
The goal of this paper is to evaluate the results of regional economic growth model estimations at multiple spatial scales using spatial panel data models...Econometric models Economic growth Panel analysis
Journal ArticleAid, Political Business Cycles and Growth in Africa
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid, Social Policy and DevelopmentBusiness cycles Econometric models Economic assistance and foreign aid
Journal ArticleThe Economic Costs of Climate Change: A Multi-Sector Impact Assessment for Vietnam
Part of Journal Special Issue Economics of climate change impacts on developing countriesClimatic changes Econometric models Economic aspects (Environment)
Working PaperForeign Aid and Sustainable Fisheries Management in Sub-Saharan Africa
The fisheries sector in sub-Saharan Africa has benefited from high and increasing amounts of foreign aid for over four decades...Biodiversity conservation Econometric models Economic assistance and foreign aid
Research BriefHow Can Aid Help Mitigate the Problem of Overfishing in Africa
Development aid aimed at increasing productivity in the fisheries sector has at times had a negative effect by encouraging or facilitating overfishing...Econometric models Economic assistance and foreign aid Fisheries
Journal ArticlePillars of Prosperity: The Political Economics of Development Clusters
Book review on: T. Besley and T. Persson (2011). Pillars of Prosperity: The Political Economics of Development Clusters...Econometric models
Research BriefIs There a Micro-Macro Paradox in Aid?
The question of whether aid is effective in promoting economic growth is a complex and controversial one...Econometric models Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Working PaperThe Economic Costs of Climate Change: a Multi-Sector Impact Assessment for Vietnam
Unlike existing studies, we adopt a multi-sectoral approach and consider the full range of climate projections. Biophysical damages are translated into economic costs using a dynamic economywide model...Climatic changes Econometric models Economic aspects (Environment)
Research BriefVulnerability, Aid and Accelerated Growth
In the recent UNU-WIDER working paper 'Aid and Growth Accelerations: Vulnerability Matters' Patrick Guillaumont and Laurent Wagner aim to address the shortcomings they see in the current literature on growth accelerations, periods where growt...Econometric models Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Working PaperIs the Clean Development Mechanism Promoting Sustainable Development?
One of the dual objectives of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol is to promote sustainable development in the host countries...Climatic changes Econometric models Economic policy
Research BriefTaxation, Public Expenditure and Aid Effectiveness
In a recent UNU-WIDER working paper 'Fiscal composition and aid effectiveness: A political-economy model' Paul Mosley examines the claim that aid would have, in the long term, a negative impact on productivity and stability of expenditure in ...Econometric models Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic policy
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (March 2012)
Tony Addison With the ice floes now gone from the harbour outside the UNU-WIDER building, and with the snow replaced by an icy hail, there is a glimmer of better days to come...Agriculture Budget Economic aspects (Nationalism)
Working PaperAid and Growth Accelerations: Vulnerability Matters
This paper confronts three conundrums. First, does the relationship between aid and growth fade over time when aid is successful? Second, why are aid inflows neglected in the literature on growth acceleration (or episodes)...Econometric models Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development