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Journal Article
Ethnic diversity and informal work in Ghana

Part of Journal Special Issue What sustains informality

Ethnic diversity Informal work Informality
Working Paper
Residual capacity and the political economy of pandemic response in Ghana

On the whole, poor countries in Africa and elsewhere seem to have weathered the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2, or COVID-19) pandemic better than wealthier countries with superior healthcare systems...

COVID-19 State capacity Clientelism
Journal Article
Rural financial intermediation and poverty reduction in Ghana: A micro-level analysis

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW | The financial sector in rural areas, where most of the poor people in sub-Saharan Africa are found, has transformed massively in recent times, notably through the increased penetration of several types of rural financi...

Rural financial intermediation Poverty reduction Welfare
Blog
An African in Africa: New perspectives on travelling for research

Working for an international organisation presents a host of challenges, given the vast nature of tasks that one must surmount in a fast paced and changing environment...

Zambia Ghana Africa
Lecture
Stata training for Domestic savings country authors

Capacity development on using Stata software is provided to the country authors of The domestic savings shortfall in developing countries – what can be done about it? project. The training is provided virtually by UNU-WIDER Research Associate...

27 October 202129 October 2021
Online, Finland
Past event
News
Press Release | New UN study reveals limited impact of tax and social protection policies in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa Africa SOUTHMOD Tax-benefit microsimulation
Policy Brief
Distributional effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana COVID-19 Income distribution Poverty
Policy Brief
The role of tax-benefit policies during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 in Mozambique COVID-19 Income distribution Poverty
Journal Article
Fiscal decentralization and efficiency of public services delivery by local governments in Ghana

We estimate the efficiency of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana, and investigate the impact of fiscal decentralization on the efficiency of local public goods and services delivery by MMDAs...

Fiscal decentralization Efficiency Local government
Working Paper
The welfare effects of financial inclusion in Ghana: An exploration based on a multidimensional measure of financial inclusion

Using a nationally representative household survey data set from Ghana, this paper provides empirical evidence regarding the role of financial inclusion or financial exclusion in household welfare...

Financial inclusion Household welfare Ghana
Journal Article
Do gender wage differences within households influence women's empowerment and welfare?: Evidence from Ghana

Using household data from the latest wave of the Ghana Living Standards Survey, this paper utilizes machine learning techniques – IV LASSO – that allows for the treatment of unconfoundedness in the selection of observables and unobservabl...

Wage gap Households Women's empowerment
Working Paper
Fiscal decentralization and efficiency of public services delivery by local governments in Ghana

In this paper, we estimate the efficiency of Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana, and investigate the impact of fiscal decentralization on the efficiency of local public goods and services delivery by MMDAs...

Fiscal decentralization Efficiency Local government
In the media
Report on the impact of COVID-19 to Ghana’s labour market hits headlines

A new report from the Transforming informal work and livelihoods project has caught the attention of policy makers and media in Ghana. Researchers from UNU-WIDER and the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of...

COVID-19 Informal sector Ghana
Seminar
Seminar with the Helsinki Graduate School of Economics on the labour market impact of COVID-19 lockdowns

Simone Schotte presented the recently published WIDER Working Paper on The labour market impact of COVID-19 lockdowns: Eevidence from Ghana for the Helsinki Graduate School of Economics seminar series. The research, part of the project on...

20 April 2021
Online, Finland
Past event
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Photo: © Jonathan Ernst/World Bank Sub-national institutional performance across Ghana’s districts and regions – variation and causes Ghana Institutional performance State capacity
Working Paper
The financial inclusion agenda: Examining the role of conventional banks in deepening access to formal credit

Using a unique district-level panel dataset, we investigate the effect of banking system penetration on financial inclusion in Ghana...

Banking Financial inclusion Access to credit
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