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Working PaperThe determinants of domestic saving in Kenya
The savings–growth nexus is widely acknowledged, both in policy and in the literature. But Kenya’s numerous policy initiatives to encourage savings mobilization are yet to yield the expected outcomes...Domestic savings Growth Policy
Working PaperGrowth and inequality convergence: the role of environmentally related impacts on human capital
We examine inequality convergence over the past three decades and ask if environmentally related impacts on health, and their effect on human capital, are responsible for the slow rate of inequality reduction in countries...Inequality Convergence environmental impact
Working PaperPoverty, inequality, and growth: trends, policies, and controversies
Reducing poverty and inequality and promoting inclusive growth are fundamental to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Much has changed in the global economy in recent decades and perspectives on progress made vary widely...Poverty Inequality Growth
Journal ArticleOn 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 PaperDoes aid to the productive sectors cause manufacturing sector growth in Africa?
In recent decades, Africa has received a large share of official development assistance compared to other regions of the world...Aid Production Growth
Working PaperIndustrialization in developing countries: is it related to poverty reduction?
This paper proposes an empirical framework that relates poverty reduction to production growth...Poverty Production Growth
Working PaperLearning from experience: Special Economic Zones in Southern Africa
Special Economic Zones (SEZs) have become common across Southern Africa in the past 20 years. In line with experiences in the rest of the world, they have had at best marginal success...Special Economic Zones Southern Africa Industrialization
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Working PaperThe economic gains of closing the employment gender gap: Evidence from Morocco
The present paper sheds new light on the growth implications of gender inequalities in the Moroccan labour market. We confront two different approaches...Morocco Female labour force participation Gender gap
Working PaperFirms’ resilience to financial constraints: The role of trade credit
We study the role of trade credit in enhancing the resilience of financially constrained firms from 2010 to 2017...Financial constraints trade credit Employment
Book ChapterWhat might explain today’s conflicting narratives on global inequality?
From the book: Inequality in the Developing WorldGlobal inequality Measurement Household survey
Working PaperOn 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
Working PaperSources of output growth in the countries of the Common Monetary Area and provinces of South Africa
This paper aims to decompose the sources of growth in economies in the Southern African region’s Common Monetary Area and in the provinces of South Africa...Growth Efficiency Technology
Journal ArticleThe individual poverty incidence of growth
The canonical approach to analyse the poverty impact of growth is based on the comparison of poverty before and after growth...Income mobility Poverty Dynamics Pro-poor
Working PaperSize matters: measuring the effects of inequality and growth shocks
Understanding the relationship between income inequality and economic growth is of utmost importance to economists and social scientists...Inequality Growth Bayesian estimation