Journal Article: How polarized is the global income distribution?
The interest in the level of global inequality has surged in recent years. This paper complements existing estimates of global inequality by providing the first estimates of the level of bipolarization of the global income distribution.
Policy Brief: The business environment of Mozambican manufacturing firms
The 2017 Survey of Mozambican Manufacturing Firms builds on data collected in 2012 from surviving firms to trace how changing economic conditions have affected the development of firms over five years.
Inclusive growth in Mozambique – scaling-up research and capacity
The central goal of the project is to support inclusive growth, growth that substantially improves the living standards of the Mozambican population.
Journal Special Issue: Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic Development
This journal presents a synopsis of the contextual conditions, factors and challenges under which the recent evolution of tax systems has taken place. The journal, as the studies in this collection, gives special emphasis to the role natural endowments, p
UNU Annual Report 2017
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VideoWIDER Annual Lecture by President Martti Ahtisaari
View the WIDER Annual Lecture on Egalitarian Principles.Democratization Social conflict Equality and inequality
AboutContributors - AL17
Short biographies of those who contributed to the event.Democratization Social conflict Equality and inequality
AboutPhotos - AL17
Selection of images from the WIDER Annual Lecture 17.Democratization Social conflict Equality and inequality
Working PaperGlobal economic governance and economic policy: A personal perspective
The policy advice given by economists in international institutions is influenced by their prior academic work...Aeronautics, Commercial Globalization International economic relations
Journal ArticleClimate Change Impacts and Adaptations: Lessons Learned from the Greater Zambeze River Valley and Beyond
Part of Journal Special Issue Climate Change and the Zambezi River ValleyClimatic changes Environmental policy Globalization
Journal ArticleInternational Coordination and the Effectiveness of Aid
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Policy and the Macroeconomic Management of AidEconomic assistance and foreign aid International relations Poverty
Working PaperThe Role of Issue Linkage in Managing the Mekong
The Mekong River is the major water source in Southeast Asia and shared by six countries...Environment Game theory International relations
Journal ArticleIntervention and State-Building: Comparative Lessons from Japan, Iraq, and Afghanistan
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid and Institution-Building in Fragile StatesDemocratization International relations
BlogThe Nordic Contribution to Development
26 March 2014 Tony Addison The Nordic countries have a long-standing commitment to development, and their work in peace-building has taken Nordic peacemakers into some of the toughest places in the world...Democracy Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (December 2013)
10 December 2013 Tony Addison Our November-December Angle comes amid intense activity on our ReCom—Research and Communication on Foreign Aid—programme, which is drawing to a close...Economic aspects (Agriculture) Aggregation operators Budget
BlogFrom the Editor’s Desk (October 2013)
31 October 2013 Tony Addison October finds Angle in New York, for our event on ‘Fragility and Aid–What Works?’ at the Permanent Mission of Germany to the UN...Agriculture Budget Economic aspects (Education)
BookDemocratic Trajectories in Africa: Unravelling the Impact of Foreign Aid
Despite impressive economic growth rates over the last decade, foreign aid still plays a significant role in Africa's political economies...Budget Democracy Economic assistance and foreign aid
Research BriefLessons from US Interventions to Japan, Afghanistan and Iraq
Japan’s post-war liberalizing reforms were a success. This was partly due to the fact that US occupation preserved the strength of national institutions and made effective use of their capacity...Democratization Economic assistance and foreign aid International relations
BlogGetting into a State?
30 October 2013 Roger Williamson The UNU-WIDER meeting held last week in New York on the topic of fragility and aid argued forcefully that you cannot ‘fix’ failed states as you would a broken window...Agriculture Budget Conflict management
Working PaperIntervention, Aid, and Institution-Building in Iraq and Afghanistan: a Review and Critique of Comparative Lessons
Since 2001 international attention has focused on the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and specifically on the question of whether external intervention can assist weak or fragile states in successfully making the transition to stable democracies...Democratization Economic assistance and foreign aid International relations
Working PaperForeign Aid and the Failure of State Building in Haiti Under the Duvaliers, Aristide, Préval, and Martelly
After receiving at least US$20 billion in aid for reconstruction and development over the past 60 years, Haiti has been and remains a fragile state, one of the worse globally...Economic assistance and foreign aid Elite (Social sciences) Government accountability