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Development challenges in Africa in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic
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10 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Policy BriefMigration 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
BlogHow Africa can fight the pandemic
The response to Africa’s COVID-19 plight must be swift and at scale rather than too little, too late...COVID-19 Pandemic Economic Policy and Good Governance
Working PaperLinkages and spillover effects of South African foreign direct investment in Botswana and Kenya
In recent decades, the impact of South African foreign direct investment in Africa has been captured by research and policy. This paper investigates linkages and spillover effects of South African foreign direct investment in Botswana and Kenya...Foreign Direct Investment Economic linkages Spillover effects
Journal ArticleCan Business Rights Alleviate Group-Based Inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa?: Understanding the Limits to Reform
Part of Journal Special Issue Legal Empowerment and Group-Based InequalityGroup-based inequality Minorities Business
PresentationSymposium on the Interface of Academic Research and Government Policy
ProjectThe Middle East, North Africa, and climate change
Sustaining development in developing countries has never been as complicated a task as it is today in the face of a world characterized by tremendous competition over resources that are becoming scarcer. Climate change and its impact on water...Economic Policy and Good Governance Economic equilibrium Climate change
ProjectFalling inequality in Latin America – evidence from the last decade and prospects for the future
Theme: 2010-11Economic Policy and Good Governance Economic crisis Poverty
ProjectLand inequality and decentralized governance in LDCs
Theme: 2010-11Economic Policy and Good Governance Land inequality Land rights
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 4 - Globalization and Appropriate Governance
Globalization has come in for indiscriminate attack from critics who do not distinguish between different types of globalization (e.g. freer trade, freer capital flows, freer direct investment, and freer immigration) or between very different but...