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UNU-WIDER experts and the WIDER Development Conference featured in the media

Kalle Hirvonen , Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER, was interviewed by YLE for a news article published on 10 March 2022 on the effects of the Ukraine war on global food security. ‘The war in Ukraine is causing a major supply shock to the world...

WIDER Development Conference Conflict Food security
Working Paper
COVID-19 and informal work: Degrees and pathways of impact in 11 cities around the world

This paper presents findings from two rounds (2020 and 2021) of a study on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on informal workers in 11 cities across five regions of the world (Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and North America)...

Informal economy Economic impact COVID-19
Nobel Peace Prize acknowledges link between preventing hunger and promoting peace

Professor Patricia Justino is a leading expert on the links between political violence and economic development. Her work has greatly expanded knowledge about the intersection between poverty, food insecurity, and conflict...

Conflict Peace Hunger
Book Chapter
Distributional concerns, the ‘developmental state’ and the agrarian origins of social assistance in Ethiopia

From the book: The Politics of Social Protection in Eastern and Southern Africa

Food security Political settlements Process tracing
Journal Article
Economic impacts of developing a biofuel industry in Mozambique

Part of Journal Special Issue Bioenergy in Southern Africa

Biofuel Computable general equilibrium Food security
Book Chapter
Foreign Aid and Sustainable Agriculture in Africa

From the book: Aid Effectiveness for Environmental Sustainability

Agriculture Sustainable development Food security
Book Chapter
Financing Sustainable Agriculture under Climate Change with a Specific Focus on Foreign Aid

From the book: Aid Effectiveness for Environmental Sustainability

Sustainable development Foreign aid Agriculture
Working Paper
Contracts between smallholders and private firms in Mozambique and their implications on food security

The focus of this paper is the role played in rural contexts by contract farming agreements between smallholders and private investors...

Contract farming Food security Mozambique
Working Paper
Economic impacts of developing a biofuel industry in Mozambique

Mozambique is one of the most promising African countries for producing biofuels and the national biofuel policy of 2009 identifies measures to incentivize biofuel production...

Biofuel Computable general equilibrium Food security
Working Paper
Social protection in an aspiring ‘developmental state’: The political drivers of Ethiopia’s PSNP

Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme is among the largest social protection programmes in Africa and has been promoted as a model for the continent...

Food security Political settlements Process tracing
Working Paper
India’s political economy responses to the global food price shock of 2007–08: Learning some lessons

India’s policy responses to the food price crisis were strong. Exports of basic staples were banned. Domestic support prices of wheat and rice were raised substantially...

Agriculture Food industry and trade Food security
Agriculture Adaptation Options

Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 5.3

Natural disasters Financial crisis Agriculture
Journal Article
Brazilian South–South Development Cooperation: The Case of the Ministry of Social Development in Africa

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid, Social Policy and Development

Economic assistance and foreign aid Food security International economic relations
The Political Economy of Food Price Policy - An Interview with Per Pinstrup-Andersen

In this interview, Per Pinstrup-Andersen talks about the international project which has culminated in the book Food Price Policy in an Era of Market Instability . (Oxford University Press, 2015) More about the project ...

Agricultural industries Food security Food supply
From the Editor's Desk (May 2015)

May is always a hopeful month. With 18 hours of daylight we are all perky—especially the seagulls who swarm around Helsinki harbour. Here at UNU-WIDER the communications team is busy with the new website which will roll out later in the year...

Agricultural industries Economic assistance and foreign aid Food security
Research Brief
Children’s nutrition status in Mozambique: Determining the impact of rising food prices

Evidence obtained from detailed household surveys in Mozambique during the 2008-09 food price shock reveals just how pronounced the impact of food price inflation can be on children’s overall nutrition status...

Agriculture Children Food security
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