Journal Article: How polarized is the global income distribution?
The interest in the level of global inequality has surged in recent years. This paper complements existing estimates of global inequality by providing the first estimates of the level of bipolarization of the global income distribution.
Policy Brief: The business environment of Mozambican manufacturing firms
The 2017 Survey of Mozambican Manufacturing Firms builds on data collected in 2012 from surviving firms to trace how changing economic conditions have affected the development of firms over five years.
Inclusive growth in Mozambique – scaling-up research and capacity
The central goal of the project is to support inclusive growth, growth that substantially improves the living standards of the Mozambican population.
Journal Special Issue: Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic Development
This journal presents a synopsis of the contextual conditions, factors and challenges under which the recent evolution of tax systems has taken place. The journal, as the studies in this collection, gives special emphasis to the role natural endowments, p
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Book ChapterForeign Aid and Sustainable Agriculture in Africa
From the book: Aid Effectiveness for Environmental SustainabilityAgriculture Sustainable development Food security
Book ChapterFinancing Sustainable Agriculture under Climate Change with a Specific Focus on Foreign Aid
From the book: Aid Effectiveness for Environmental SustainabilitySustainable development Foreign aid Agriculture
Working PaperContracts 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 PaperEconomic 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 PaperSocial 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 PaperIndia’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
VideoAgriculture Adaptation Options
Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 5.3Natural disasters Financial crisis Agriculture
Journal ArticleBrazilian South–South Development Cooperation: The Case of the Ministry of Social Development in Africa
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid, Social Policy and DevelopmentEconomic assistance and foreign aid Food security International economic relations
BlogThe 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
BlogFrom 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 BriefChildren’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 Climatic changes
Research BriefBurkina Faso – growth without poverty reduction
Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa, poor in natural resources, and with low levels of human development. Its economy remains agricultural and focused on food crops and cotton production...Agriculture Equality and inequality Food security
PresentationPresentation at the AERC Policy Seminar
Policy seminarFood price policy in an era of market instability - a political economy analysis
BlogHow Can Governments Better Respond to Global Food Price Fluctuations?
Much of UNU-WIDER’s research in the last few years was initiated under the 2010-13 work programme on the triple crisis of finance, food, and climate change. The financial crisis from 2008 onwards has received massive worldwide attention...Economic policy Structural adjustment (Economic policy) Food security
Research BriefThe political economy of food price policy in Egypt
The Egyptian food system has been affected by both global food markets and domestic factors...Agriculture Fiscal policy Food industry and trade