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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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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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