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Working Paper
Looking ahead to COP27—from climate pledges to action: The Global Methane Pledge—opportunities and risks

The global energy transition is happening, but too slowly to limit climate change to acceptable levels, for diverse reasons...

Natural gas Emissions Health
Working Paper
Growth 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
Health, development, and institutional factors: the Mozambique case

On 17 August 2022, the Faculty of Economics of the University of Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) organizes the third session of the cycle of debates on institutional development and economic development in Mozambique. In this session, entitled ‘Health...

17 August 2022
Online, Maputo, Mozambique
Past event
Working Paper
The COVID-19 pandemic and the state in Bihar

This paper presents a critical analysis of official data related to COVID-19 in Bihar state, India, which points to the manipulation of data for political ends...

Data Pandemic COVID-19
Working Paper
Health and ethnic inequalities in Mozambique with special reference to leprosy

The subject of this paper is health and ethnic inequalities in Mozambique, with special reference to leprosy...

Health Ethnic inequality Mozambique
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 and venting: 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
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