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Working Paper
The impact of affirmative action in India and the United States: A systematic literature review

This paper provides a systematic review of quantitative literature investigating the success of affirmative action policies in addressing socio-economic inequalities between ethnic groups in education and employment...

Affirmative action Systematic review Inequalities
Working Paper
PROCEDE: 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
Sunshine, elephants, and boomerangs: Is a dramatic rise in global income inequality looming?

Global Inequality 101: Global inequality is the distribution of income across all people on the planet from the poorest to the richest...

Inequalities Inequality Global inequality
Panel discussion
Rachel 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...

10 June 2021
Past event
Ethnic 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
'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
Unaccompanied 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
Assessment of potential distributional impacts of four development programmes in Benin, Djibouti-Ethiopia, Uganda, and Viet Nam


How much do development programmes contribute to the internationally agreed Sustainable Development Goal to reduce inequalities by 2030? This project makes a vital contribution to monitoring progress towards SDG10 specifically, by assessing the...

Inequalities Economic development development cooperation
Policy seminar
Political 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,...

6 February 2020
SIDA headquarters, Valhallavägen 199, Stockholm, Sweden
Past event
Panel discussion
Launch of the UNDP Human Development Report 2019
13 December 2019
Think Corner / Tiedekulma, Yliopistonkatu 4, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
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