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
Journal Special Issue: Understanding agricultural development and change
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BlogUNU-WIDER @ 30
2015 marks the 30th anniversary of UNU-WIDER. The Institute opened its doors in 1985. It has been quite a ride ever since. We have had thousands of economists and other social scientists through those Helsinki doors since 1985...Climatic changes History (Economics) Equality and inequality
Book ChapterCan Food-for-Work Programmes Reduce Vulnerability?
From the book: Insurance Against PovertyEconomic assistance and foreign aid Famines Poverty
Journal ArticleGrowth and shocks: evidence from rural Ethiopia
Using panel data from rural Ethiopia, the article discusses the determinants of consumption growth (1989–1997), based on a microgrowth model, controlling for heterogeneity...Famines Risk
Working PaperCan Food-for-Work Programmes Reduce Vulnerability?
Food-for-work (FFW) programmes have been widely heralded as a means of providing self-targeting transfers coupled with investment in public goods...Economic assistance and foreign aid Famines Poverty
BookThe Political Economy of Hunger: Selected Essays
Hailed in its initial publication as a work with urgent implications for countless lives, Dréze and Sen's The Political Economy of Hunger is the classic analysis of an extraordinary paradox: in a world of food surpluses and satiety, hunger kills ...Famines Food security Hunger
Book ChapterFeeding China: The Experience Since 1949
From the book: The Political Economy of HungerCentral planning Commune Communist state
Book ChapterThe Food Problems of Bangladesh
From the book: The Political Economy of HungerAgriculture and state Famines Food security
Book ChapterFamine Prevention in India
From the book: The Political Economy of HungerAgriculture and state Central planning Famines
Book ChapterIntroduction to The Political Economy of Hunger
From the book: The Political Economy of HungerFamines Food security Hunger
Book ChapterThe Food Crisis in Africa: A Comparative Structural Analysis
From the book: The Political Economy of HungerAgriculture Famines Food security
Working PaperThe Entitlement Approach to Famine: An Assessment
Famines Marketing (Farm produce) Food supply
Working PaperExternal Imbalances, Famines And Entitlements: A Case Study
The study proceeded by broadly categorizing the various defects of the economy as manifestations of two disequilibria in the system...Balance of payments Famines Structural adjustment (Economic policy)
Working PaperThe Ethiopian Famines, Entitlements and Governance
Famines Marketing (Farm produce) Food supply
BookThe Political Economy of Hunger: Endemic Hunger : Volume 3
This book is the third of three volumes...Famines Food security Hunger
BookThe Political Economy of Hunger: Famine Prevention : Volume 2
This book is the second of three volumes...Famines Marketing (Farm produce) Food security
BookThe Political Economy of Hunger: Entitlement and Well-being : Volume 1
This book is the first of three volumes...Famines Marketing (Farm produce) Food security