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Working Paper
Governance and COVID-19 in Bolivia

On 10 March 2020, the Bolivian government identified two COVID-19 cases in Bolivians returning from Italy. The national government responded swiftly and sent the country into one of the world’s strictest lockdowns on 22 March 2020...

Bolivia COVID-19 Subnational
Journal Article
Clientelism and governance

THIS ARTICLE IS PART OF A FORTHCOMING JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUE OF WORLD DEVELOPMENT | Unlike much of the growing literature on political clientelism, this short article contains mainly the author’s general reflections on the broad issues of govern...

vote-buying Clientelism Politics
Panel discussion
UNU-WIDER at ISA 2022 Annual Convention

UNU-WIDER Senior Research Fellow Patricia Justino and Research Associate Rute Martins Caeiro join in a virtual panel discussion Trust and Governance in Unstable Democracies on 29 March 2022 14:00 - 15:30 (UTC-5) as part of the International Studies...

29 March 2022
Online, Nashville, United States
Past event
Journal Article
On the impact of inequality on growth, human development, and governance

Inequality is a major international development challenge. This is so from an ethical perspective and because greater inequality is perceived to be detrimental to key socioeconomic and political outcomes...

Inequality Growth Health
Working Paper
Local governance quality and law compliance: The case of Mozambican firms

Using panel data of manufacturing enterprises in Mozambique between 2012 and 2017, we investigate how changes in perceived quality of governance are related to firms’ law compliance...

Governance Transparency Law
Working Paper
Clientelistic politics and pro-poor targeting: Rules versus discretionary budgets

Past research has provided evidence of clientelistic politics in delivery of programme benefits by local governments, or gram panchayats (GPs), and manipulation of GP programme budgets by legislators and elected officials at upper tiers in West Benga...

Clientelism Governance Targeting
Working Paper
Clientelism and governance

Unlike much of the growing literature on political clientelism, this short paper contains mainly the author’s general reflections on the broad issues of governance (or mis-governance including corruption), democracy, and state capacity that cli...

vote-buying Clientelism Politics
Project workshop
Photo by Lianhao Qu on Unsplash 3rd Annual workshop: Inequality and governance in unstable democracies – the mediating role of trust
22 April 202123 April 2021
Online, Maputo, Mozambique
Past event
Background Note
Review of sub-national institutional performance in Ghana

Introduction The literature on the concept, measurement, causes, and correlates of sub-national institutional governance is not new. From the seminal work of Putnam et al. (1993) to recent attempts by Iddawela et al...

Decentralized governance Decentralization Governance
Working Paper
On the impact of inequality on growth, human development, and governance

Countering recent rises in many countries of inequality in income and wealth is widely recognized as a major development challenge...

Inequality Growth Health
Blog
Why should I care about economic growth?

Director of UNU-WIDER, Professor Kunal Sen is a world leading expert in development economics and led on ESID ’s research into economic growth...

Governance State capacity Structural transformation
Blog
Beyond lockdown: rebuilding the social contract

Continued lockdown measures are straining the social contract between citizens and governments...

Social unrest Lockdown Sub-Saharan Africa
Project workshop
Inequality and governance in unstable democracies – the mediating role of trust: 2nd Annual Workshop

More than 30 participants attended the 2nd annual workshop for ‘Trust and Governance’ project, held virtually on the 16th and 17th April 2020. The workshop was initially set to be held in Colombia but had to be moved to a virtual...

16 April 202017 April 2020
Virtual (Zoom)
Past event
Journal Article
Inequality, good governance, and endemic corruption

Part of Journal Special Issue Public economics and development action

Corruption Tax administration data Governance
Journal Article
What determines administrative capacity in developing countries?

Part of Journal Special Issue Public economics and development action

State capacity Administrative capacity Public finance management
Book Chapter
Indonesia

From the book: Asian Transformations

Governance Poverty Pro-poor
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