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Working PaperPROCEDE: a failed programme to reduce poverty and inequalities in Mexico
This paper analyses the land tenure reform that took place in Mexico in 1992 and its PROCEDE programme (Ejido Rights Certification Programme)...Land tenure Poverty Inequalities
Panel discussionRachel Gisselquist speaks at panel on ‘Human insecurity as a threat to human development’ at the UNDP Virtual Human Development Symposium
The United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Office of the Human Development Report will host a virtual symposium over four days from 8-11 June on ‘A New Generation of Human Security’. Through a series of keynote addresses and panel discussions...
BlogEthnic diversity and informal employment in Ghana
Informal activities are widespread in many developing countries. In many sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries informal economic activities account for more than one-third of economic output and more than two-thirds of employment...Ethnic diversity Inequalities Informality
Blog'Love thy neighbour'?: Evidence from a randomized neighbourhood relocation policy in India
Caste in India plays an instrumental role in determining access to education, jobs, public spaces, and social networks...Group-based inequality Inequalities Anti-discrimination measures
BlogUnaccompanied asylum-seeking youth in the UK – an interview with an expert: Inequalities in access to education
I recently spoke to Catherine Gladwell, who is the Director and Founder of Refugee Education UK (formerly Refugee Support Network ) and one of the researchers who contributed to our special issue of the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies on invo...Inequalities Intersecting inequalities Refugees
Policy seminarPolitical economy of ethnic inequalities and exclusion: Implications for development policy
The Chief Economist Team at the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) will host a policy seminar with UNU-WIDER Senior Research Fellow Rachel Gisselquist as a part of the SIDA Evidence for Action Seminar Series. The seminar,...