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
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Working PaperGlobal inequality in length of life: 1950–2015
This paper provides a broad picture of national, regional and global trends of inequality in length of life over the period 1950–2015...Inequality Lifespan Mortality rates
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (September-October 2015)
UNU-WIDER had a busy September. We celebrated our 30 th birthday with some 600 people at our three-day conference on ‘Mapping the Future of Development Economics’ here in Helsinki. It was a great occasion...Agriculture Business enterprises Capital investments
BlogEconomic Lessons from Recent Research for Achieving SDG8
This article is part of UNU’s “ 17 Days, 17 Goals ” series, featuring research and commentary in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, 25-27 September 2015 in New York City...Business enterprises Capital investments Economic assistance and foreign aid
Working PaperA Review of External Assistance and Aid Effectiveness for Maternal and Child Health: Challenges and Opportunities
This paper primarily focuses on how global funding has supported interventions that have proven to be successful in reducing maternal, newborn, and child mortality around the world...Children Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development projects
BlogAid and the Social Sectors: Reflections from the Stockholm Results Meeting
17 April 2013 Tony Addison and Miguel Niño-Zarazúa We learnt much from the ReCom Results meeting on 13th March in Stockholm on aid and the social sectors...Children Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic growth
BlogAid to the Social Sectors – Achievements and Mistakes
22 March 2013 The share of aid to social sectors has grown over the past 20 years. Evidence shows clear links between support to these sectors and poverty reduction, economic growth, and human development. But what works, and why?...Children Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic growth
BlogWhat’s in a Name?: Human Rights, Human Development, and Human Dignity
David L. Richards Over the past decades, the terms ‘human rights’ and ‘human development’ have been characterized as being: complementary to one another, purposefully distinct from one another, or synonymous for one another...Capitalism Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Book ChapterGlobal Inequality in Health: Disparities in Human Longevity among Countries
From the book: Health Inequality and DevelopmentEquality and inequality Health Life expectancy
Journal ArticleHealth Inequality and Deprivation
Part of Journal Special Issue Health and DevelopmentEquality and inequality Health Income
Journal ArticleLife Expectancy and Welfare in Latin America and the Caribbean
Part of Journal Special Issue Health and DevelopmentEquality and inequality Health Infrastructure (Economics)
Journal ArticleMeasuring Health Inequality with Realization of Potential Life Year (RePLY)
Part of Journal Special Issue Health and DevelopmentEquality and inequality Health Life expectancy
Journal ArticlePublic Sector Efficiency, Foreign Aid and Small Island Developing States
Part of Journal Special Issue Policy Arena: Small Island Developing StatesEducation Expenditures, Public Life expectancy
Working PaperPublic Sector Efficiency and Small Island Developing States
This paper examines the efficiency of public sector expenditures at achieving social sector outcomes in small island developing states (SIDS)...Education Expenditures, Public Life expectancy
Book ChapterIncome-Based Measures of Average Well-being
From the book: Human Well-beingComparative economics Income Index numbers (Economics)
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 10 - Global Patterns of Income and Health
People in poor countries live shorter lives than people in rich countries so that, if we take income and health together, there is more inequality in the world than if we consider income alone.