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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Working PaperImplementing EU renewable energy policy at the subnational level: Navigating between conflicting interests
The European Union (EU) has set targets for gradually reducing greenhouse gas emissions through 2050. One of the instruments involved is the 2009 Renewable Energy Directive, which specifies a 20 per cent renewable energy target for the EU by 2020...Forests and forestry Renewable energy sources State governments
Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 6.3Forests and forestry Climate change
VideoRole of Foreign Aid
Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 4.1Climate change Economic growth Foreign aid
BlogFrom the Editor’s Desk (October 2013)
31 October 2013 Tony Addison October finds Angle in New York, for our event on ‘Fragility and Aid–What Works?’ at the Permanent Mission of Germany to the UN...Agriculture Budget Economic aspects (Education)
Research BriefMaximizing the Effectiveness of Foreign Aid in the Forestry Sector
Forest degradation remains a leading environmental problem, given the scale of forest loss and the crucial role of forests to both climate change mitigation and adaptation...Climatic changes Economic assistance and foreign aid Forests and forestry
Working PaperForeign Aid and Sustainable Forestry
Foreign aid can contribute to sustainable forestry in many ways. The goal is to secure forest benefits of the future, without compromising the needs of the present generations. This paper elaborates on forestry aid as it has evolved in the past...Agriculture Conservation of natural resources Economic assistance and foreign aid
Working PaperLeveraging Global Climate Finance for Sustainable Forests: Opportunities and Conditions for Successful Foreign Aid to the Forestry Sector
Forest loss and degradation remains a leading environmental problem. The long history of sustainable forest management has often failed to meet expectations—constrained by funding, governance, capacity and competing interests...Climatic changes Economic assistance and foreign aid Forests and forestry
Working PaperReputation, Policy Risk, and Land Use: A Study of China’s ‘Grain for Green’ Programme
Since 1999, China has spent RMB 50 billion (about US$7 billion) to implement the ‘Grain for Green’ programme, the largest land retirement programme in the developing world...Conservation of natural resources Farm produce Forests and forestry
Working PaperForest Management, Gender, and Food Security of the Rural Poor in Africa
This paper addresses the economic impact of forest management on gender and food security of rural poor in Africa...Food security Forests and forestry Poor
Book ChapterTurning to Forestry for a Way Out of Poverty: Is Formalizing Property Rights Enough?
From the book: Linking the Formal and Informal EconomyForests and forestry Laws and legislation (Land use) Poverty
Book ChapterThe Hidden Side of Group Behaviour: A Gender Analysis of Community Forestry in South Asia
From the book: Group Behaviour and DevelopmentCost effectiveness Equality and inequality Forests and forestry
Book ChapterA Nordic Perspective on Natural Resource Abundance
From the book: Resource Abundance and Economic DevelopmentEconomic growth Forests and forestry Natural resources
Book ChapterDevolution of Control of Common Pool Resources to Local Communities: Experiences in Forestry
From the book: Access to Land, Rural Poverty, and Public ActionForests and forestry Rural development
Working PaperGroup Functioning and Community Forestry in South Asia: A Gender Analysis and Conceptual Framework
This paper examines group functioning in the management of common pool resources, such as forests. In recent years community forestry groups have mushroomed in South Asia. But how participative, equitable and efficient are they?...Cost effectiveness Equality and inequality Forests and forestry
Working PaperForest Transitions and Carbon Fluxes: Global Scenarios and Policies
Forests as stocks, sinks and sources of carbon have become a vital issue in global politics, along with the Kyoto Protocol of the Framework Convention on Climate Change...Environmental policy Forests and forestry Global warming
Working PaperNatural Resources and Economic Growth: A Nordic Perspective on the Dutch Disease
The paper begins by offering a quick glance of the Nordic economies and of some aspects of their economic growth performance and natural resource dependence since 1970...Economic growth Forests and forestry Natural resources