Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam
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Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED)
The SA-TIED programme looks at ways to support policy-making for inclusive growth and economic transformation in the southern Africa region.
256 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperThe effect of class assignment on academic performance and the labour market: Evidence from a public federal university in Brazil
Can students’ rank in the ability distribution of their class impact their academic achievement?...Affirmative action Brazil Education
Journal ArticleEducational Opportunities in Indonesia: Are Factors Outside Individual Responsibility Persistent Over Time?
This article is on early view/in press, available on open access. Not all sources of inequality in educational achievements are fair. But how strong and persistent is the burden of unequal opportunities that each person carries on in their life?...Education Inequality education policy
Journal ArticleCash Transfers and Gender Differentials in Child Schooling and Labor: Evidence from the Lesotho Child Grants Programme
Part of Journal Special Issue Welfare and distributive effects of social assistance in the Global SouthChildren Education Labor
Working PaperChina and the United States: Different economic models but similarly low levels of socioeconomic mobility
The United States and China are the world’s largest economies. Together they are responsible for about one-third of the world’s economic output...Intergenerational Mobility equality of opportunity Education
Journal ArticleInequality in Education and Wealth in Tanzania: A 25-Year Perspective
Part of Journal Special Issue Horizontal inequality in the Global SouthEducation Equality and inequality Wealth
Journal ArticleDoes Horizontal Inequality Matter in Vietnam?
Part of Journal Special Issue Horizontal inequality in the Global SouthViet Nam Horizontal inequality Ethnic relations
Working PaperColonial origin, ethnicity, and intergeneration mobility in Africa
This paper estimates the relationship between differences in skills measured among within-country ethnic groups and individual human capital accumulation in eight African countries...Colonialism Education Ethnicity
Journal ArticleIs the Education of Local Children Influenced by Living near a Refugee Camp?: Evidence from Host Communities in Rwanda
This article studies the extent to which educational services and schooling outcomes of local children are influenced by the presence of a refugee camp in or near their community...Refugees Impact of refugees Host communities
Journal ArticleGender Inequality in Employment in Mozambique
Part of Journal Special Issue Inequalities in the least developed countriesGender Employment Education
SeminarInclusive Growth in Mozambique seminar series: Octávio Pedreira from the World Bank presents the latest data on Education sector in Mozambique
On 2 May 2019, Octávio Pedreira, a specialist from the World Bank will present at the Eduardo Mondlane University, in Maputo, on ‘Education in Mozambique: Results from the 2018 Service Delivery Indicator Survey’. The presentation...
SeminarDavid Evans presents at the Inclusive Growth in Mozambique seminar series
David Evans will give a presentation on 25 April at the Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, on ‘Addressing the global learning crisis: can improved teacher practices help?’. The presentation will be in Portuguese. The event is part of...
Journal ArticleThe Impact of School Feeding Programmes on Educational Outcomes: Evidence from Burkina Faso
Food for Education (FFE) programmes have been implemented in developing countries since the 1960s...Enrolment School attendance Gender
Working PaperThe gender gap, education, and the life cycle profile in the Brazilian formal labour market
We study the trajectory of the gender gap over time and over the life cycle, using a matched employer-employee data from the formal labour market in Brazil...Earnings inequality Linked employer-employee data Education
Working PaperEffects of an education reform on household poverty and inequality: A microsimulation analysis on the free Senior High School policy in Ghana
The level of income can be directly inferred from the level of education, making education an important variable as a key determinant of better livelihoods and poverty alleviation...Education School reform microsimulation