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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
Two decades of Tanzanian health policy: Examining policy developments and opportunities through a gender lens

Tanzania has undertaken important health sector reforms in the new millennium, and the most recent Health Sector Strategic Plan (2021–26) lays out ambitious targets to achieve universal health coverage...

Tanzania Women Health
Book Chapter
Social mobility and human capital in low- and middle-income countries

From the book: Social mobility in developing countries

Social mobility Human capital Cognitive ability
Project workshop
Workshop for the @Equal project
21 September 2021
Online, United States
Past event
In the media
Child labour during pandemic - UNU-WIDER expert interviewed for a Finnish development news portal

UNU-WIDER Research Associate Milla Nyyssölä was interviewed for an article discussing the increase of child labour during corona pandemia. The article is published on a Finnish development news portal Maailma.net.

COVID-19 Child labour Children
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
Working Paper
Capturing economic and social value from hydrocarbon gas flaring and venting: solutions and actions

This second paper on hydrocarbon gas flaring and venting builds on our first, which evaluated the economic and social cost (SCAR) of wasted natural gas...

Energy transition Gas Health
Working Paper
Capturing economic and social value from hydrocarbon gas flaring: evaluation of the issues

Atmospheric emissions urgently need to reduce for natural gas to fulfill its potential role in the energy transition to achieve the Paris Agreement on climate change...

Energy transition Gas Health
Changing the lives of very young children: Evidence from Rwanda

Globally, around 250 million children under the age of five do not meet key development milestones, which reduces their ability to reach their full potential...

Social mobility Human capital Cognitive ability
Working Paper
Health, development, and institutional factors: The Mozambique case

The central aim of this text is to show the impact institutions have on the performance of the health sector in Mozambique...

State Traditional medicine Mozambique
Journal Article
Searching for religious discrimination among childcare workers

We implement a lab-in-the-field experiment among childcare workers in Chandigarh, India, to evaluate discriminatory attitudes of the Hindu workers toward Muslim children...

Discrimination in employment Field experiments Health
Life with corona -survey UNU-WIDER joins research consortium to launch survey on COVID-19 Survey Health COVID-19
Working Paper
Inequality of opportunity in child health in Sudan: Across-region study

This study aims to examine the drivers of inequality of opportunity in health outcome among children below 5 years of age, using the Sudanese 2014 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey...

Health Children Inequality of opportunities
Working Paper
Human capital and social mobility in low- and middle-income countries

Parental human capital and endowments may affect children’s human capital, which in turn may affect children’s earning and occupations and thus affect social mobility...

Social mobility Human capital Cognitive ability
Journal Article
Agricultural extension, intra-household allocation and malaria

Can agricultural development programs improve health-related outcomes? We exploit a spatial discontinuity in the coverage of a large-scale agricultural extensionprogram in Uganda to causally identify its effects on malaria...

Administrative law Agriculture Economic development
Book Chapter
Excess female mortality in Africa

From the book: Towards Gender Equity in Development

Missing women Mortality Gender
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