Press Release: New UN study on tax and social protection policies in Africa during COVID-19
In the first study of its kind on Africa, researchers found that tax and benefit policies provided limited income protection to poorest households but failed to offset the increase in poverty. Read more
COP26: Are We Ready?
On 28 October 2021 at 16:00 (UTC+3), UNU-WIDER organizes an online panel discussion titled COP26: Are We Ready? An international panel of experts specialising in mining, oil and gas will discuss key issues. Read more
Think WIDER Webinar Series – New perspectives on development
Think WIDER – New perspectives on development webinar series features a line-up of eminent researchers and development specialists who present their work and discuss new perspectives to the topic of global development. Learn more
NEW POLICY GUIDEBOOK: Deals and development in fragile and conflict-affected states
The guidebook is designed to help economic advisers to analyse country context and design interventions with the goal of enabling positive growth that reduces fragility.
Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
Our MOOC on industrial policy is open! Join this free self-paced course, with an instructor and regular opportunities to interact. Learn more
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Journal ArticleA Graphical Approximation to Generalization: Definitions and Diagrams
Part of Journal Special Issue Experiments in Development EconomicsMathematical economics Quantitative research methodology
Working PaperA Graphical Approximation to Generalization: Definitions and Diagrams
The fundamental problem of external validity is not to generalize from one experiment, so much as to experimentally test generalizable theories. That is, theories that explain the systematic variation of causal effects across contexts...Mathematical economics Quantitative research methodology
Working PaperDecomposition of Normalization Axiom in the Measurement of Poverty: A Comment
In the measurement of poverty, Sen (1976) proposed the "normalization axiom" which has been used as the basis for deriving several alternative measures of poverty including that of Sen (Anand 1977, Kakwani 1980 and Clark, Hemming and Ulph 1...Mathematical economics Income distribution Poverty