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Working Paper
Inequality and human development: The role of different parts of the income distribution

In this paper we reassess the relationship between inequality and human development, focusing on the differential effect associated with the concentration of national income at different parts of the income distribution...

Human development Inequality Institutions
Policy Brief
Six sets of policy actions to promote social mobility

Promoting social mobility is an essential task of development, and a multi-faceted one. Precarious livelihoods are widespread. Containing downward mobility is an important precondition for sustaining upward mobility...

Social mobility Poverty Inequality
Project workshop
Workshop for the @Equal project
21 September 2021
Online, United States
Past event
Book Chapter
South Asia

From the book: Asian Transformations

Growth Poverty Inequality
Book Chapter

From the book: Asian Transformations

Growth Poverty Inequality
Measuring Inequality in the 21st Century

The Human Development Report Office , LIS , the Stone Center at the City University of New York (CUNY), UNU-WIDER and the World Inequality Lab will host a symposium on Measuring Inequality in the 21st Century. The 2-day event will be held 28-29...

28 March 201929 March 2019
United Nations Headquarters , New York, United States
Past event
Working Paper
Vietnam: The dragon that rose from the ashes

This study takes as its starting point what Gunnar Myrdal had to say about Vietnam in the context of his seminal work, Asian Drama: An Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations , published in 1968...

Growth Poverty Inequality
Working Paper
Socio-economic development in South Asia: The past 50 years

The story of South Asia is a topsy-turvy one...

Growth Poverty Inequality
Journal Article
Does social spending improve welfare in low- and middle-income countries?

Over the past two decades, there has been unprecedented attention to the promotion of human development via government spending in the social sectors as a conditio sine qua non for economic growth and improved aggregate welfare...

Social spending Aggregate welfare Human development
Aid, growth, poverty and the global context

Presentation on i) aid, growth and development: what do we know?; (ii) poverty and human development; (iii) the changing global context; and (iv) Conclusions: a post 2015 perspective. Based on UNU-WIDER's research on foreign aid (ReCom) and to...

25 March 2014
JICA Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan
Past event
Panel discussion
Development success: Strategies and lessons from more advanced countries and the developing world

Video: panel discussion which took place on Monday 18 March 2013 in Oxford: http://fsmevents.com/csae/session6/ What lessons can be learnt from developed countries that might be useful for developing and emerging economies? With an emphasis on long-...

18 March 2013
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St. Catherine’s College, Manor Road, Oxford, United Kingdom
Past event
Contribution to a Special issue Celebrating Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen's 75th Birthday

A new paper by Wim Naudé entitled 'Entrepreneurship and Human Development: A Capability Approach', has been included in a recent special issue of the Journal of Public Economics (Vol. 95 (3-4), celebrating Amartya Sen's 75th birthday.

Entrepreneurship Human development Choice
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