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8 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperLabour market projections and time allocation in Myanmar: Application of a new computable general equilibrium (CGE) model
Myanmar has, in recent years, strengthened its focus on human capital as a development pillar, and introduced legislation and adopted conventions on child labour...Myanmar Child labour School reform
Working PaperTaxation and income distribution in Myanmar: Application of a new computable general equilibrium (CGE) model
Despite major public finance reform efforts over the last decade, Myanmarese public finances continue to be characterized by relative weakness in revenue collection, budget execution, and long-term sustainability...Myanmar Tax reform Economic efficiency
Book ChapterBrazil: What are the main drivers of income distribution changes in the new millennium?
From the book: Inequality in the Developing WorldIncome inequality Fiscal redistribution Top incomes
Working PaperLong-run rural livelihood diversification in Kagera, Tanzania
What drives livelihood diversification among predominantly rural households in developing countries and how can welfare-enhancing patterns be established and sustained in the long run?...Income diversification Tanzania Livelihoods
Policy BriefInequality in Brazil: Inclusive growth trend of this millennium is over
After three decades of persistently high inequality, Brazil has been experiencing a downward trend since 2001, accompanied by a rise in household incomes. These trends lasted until 2014 when a major reversal took place on both fronts...Income inequality Fiscal redistribution Household income
Working PaperWhat are the main drivers of Brazilian income distribution changes in the new millennium?
After three decades of persistently high income inequality, from 2001 Brazil experienced a downward inequality trend followed by rising household income growth. Both movements lasted until 2015...Income inequality Fiscal redistribution Top incomes
Working PaperA new inequality estimate for urban India?: Using house prices to estimate inequality in Mumbai
This paper applies a novel inequality estimation method to household consumption expenditure in Mumbai, India...House prices Household consumption Household survey
Working PaperThe welfare impact of Vietnam’s national target programme ‘building a new countryside’: A quasi-experimental evaluation
We evaluate the impact on household income of Vietnam’s national target programme to build a new countryside for the period from 2010 to 2015. The purpose of the programme is to modernize rural Vietnam...Poverty reduction Impact evaluation Household income