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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BlogIncome generation and malaria in Uganda
Several large-scale efforts have been made to combat malaria in the last decade under the Millennium Development Goals, and while these have led to a rapid decline in cases, malaria continues to exact a heavy toll on sub-Saharan Africa, both in terms...Administrative law Agriculture Economic development
Working PaperMicrosimulation of impacts of tax and transfer in Viet Nam: Feasibility study
This paper assesses the feasibility of simulating the distributional impacts produced by various tax and transfer instruments in Viet Nam...Distribution (Economic theory) Microeconomics Taxation
Book ChapterSlow Progress in Growth and Poverty Reduction in Cameroon
From the book: Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan AfricaEconomic growth Equality and inequality Microeconomics
Book ChapterSpatial and Temporal Multidimensional Poverty in Nigeria
From the book: Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan AfricaGame theory Microeconomics Poverty
Book ChapterPoverty and its Dynamics in Uganda: Explorations using a New Set of Poverty Lines
From the book: Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan AfricaEconometric models Game theory Health
Journal ArticleDisadvantage and discrimination in self-employment: Caste gaps in earnings in Indian small businesses
Using the 2004–2005 India Human Development Survey data, we estimate and decompose the earnings of household businesses owned by historically marginalized social groups known as Scheduled Castes and Tribes (SCSTs) and non-SCSTs across the earni...Caste Equality and inequality Microeconomics
Journal ArticlePoverty Mapping Based on First-Order Dominance with an Example from Mozambique
We explore a novel first-order dominance (FOD) approach to poverty mapping and compare its properties to small-area estimation...Expenditures, Public Microeconomics Poverty
VideoFood Production Systems
Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 3.3Agriculture Productivity Climate change
VideoLocal Perceptions and Policies
Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 4.3Climate change Microeconomics Economic policy
Working PaperTax-benefit microsimulation in Ethiopia: A feasibility study
The purpose of this study is to assess the feasibility of building a microsimulation model of the Ethiopian tax and benefits system. We first provide a detailed description of the tax and benefits system of the country...Household survey Microeconomics Taxation
Working PaperPoverty mapping based on first order dominance with an example from Mozambique
We explore a novel first order dominance (FOD) approach to poverty mapping and compare its properties to small area estimation...Expenditures, Public Microeconomics Poverty
Working PaperCommercialization in agriculture in rural Viet Nam, 2006-14
The vast majority of households in rural Viet Nam undertake agricultural activities and for many this is their main livelihood. Moreover, this agriculture has become increasingly commercialized over time...Agricultural credit Agriculture Aquaculture
Working PaperLabour and migration in rural Vietnam
This paper provides an overview of the characteristics of migrant households and analyses the effects of migration in Vietnam, on the basis of the Vietnam Access to Resources Household Survey conducted in 2012 and 2014...Emigrant remittances Households Labor mobility
Working PaperIncome and Malaria: Evidence from an agricultural intervention in Uganda
We exploit a spatial discontinuity in the coverage of an agricultural extension program in Uganda to causally identify its effects on malaria...Administrative law Agriculture Economic development
Working PaperComparing the development of agricultural technology and information technology in rural Vietnam
This paper presents a descriptive analysis on the ownership of different types of technology—both agricultural machinery and information technology—within households in rural areas of Vietnam...Agriculture Households Information technology
Working PaperLand issues in Vietnam 2006–14: Markets, property rights, and investment
This paper uses five waves of the Vietnam Access to Resources Household Survey (VARHS) to analyse land issues in Viet Nam from a number of different angles...Household survey Households Land tenure