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Development challenges in Africa in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic
UNU-WIDER organized a two-day online conference on the impact of COVID-19 in Africa, recordings and presentations now available
NEW: Domestic Revenue Mobilization (DRM) programme
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BlogWhat can we Learn from Popular Representations of Development?
17 October 2013 David Lewis, Dennis Rodgers, and Michael Woolcock When asked why she wrote novels about poverty rather than gather what we would now call ‘hard’ data, the Victorian novelist George Eliot famously responded that ‘a pi...Economic development Qualitative research methodology Mass media
BlogDemocracy, Transparency, and Parliamentary Broadcasting
22 August 2013 Patrick Gregory ‘Justice should not only be done, but should manifestly and undoubtedly be seen to be done’...Democracy Government accountability Justice, Administration of
ConferenceConference session in The Future of Growth – Economic Values and the Media
' The Future of Growth – Economic Values and the Media ' is the issue of the sixth Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum from 17-19 June 2013 at the World Conference Center Bonn (WCCB)...
Book ChapterAsylum Seekers as Pariahs in the Australian State
From the book: Poverty, International Migration and AsylumAdministrative law Emigration and immigration International relations
Working PaperAsylum-seekers as Pariahs in the Australian State: Security Against the Few
During the last decade measures of overt and covert surveillance, information sharing and deterrence of the illegal movement of people has increased within and between states...Administrative law Emigration and immigration International relations
Working PaperAnalyzing Corruption Possibilities in the Gaze of the Media
In this paper I analyze the economic incentives that govern the strategic relationship between the government and the independent media using a consistent analytical framework...Game theory Government accountability Corruption