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 PaperThe role and effectiveness of Special Economic Zones in Tanzania
Special Economic Zones (SEZs) have been successfully used as an industrial policy tool in many countries...Economic development Industrial policy Nonprofit organizations
Book ChapterWhat Do Development NGOs Achieve?
Economic development projects Nonprofit organizations Panel analysis
Working PaperUnpacking Women’s Health in Public-Private Partnerships: A Return to Instrumentalism in Development Policy and Practice?
There has been a significant increase in funding for health programmes in development over the last two decades, partly due to the formation of public-private partnerships...Health Nonprofit organizations Qualitative research
Working PaperEvaluation of Non-Governmental Development Organizations
Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are now widely used in development economics. However, their use is often resisted by non-governmental development organizations...Economic development projects Nonprofit organizations Panel analysis
Working PaperDeterminants of Foreign Aid in Family Planning: How Relevant is the Mexico City Policy?
The Mexico City Policy (MCP) prohibits the United States Agency for International Development from providing aid to international non-governmental organizations that provide abortion-related services...Economic assistance and foreign aid Econometric models (Economic development) Families
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (September 2013)
24 September 2013 Tony Addison As Helsinki moves into a crisp sunny autumn, Angle brings you news of two big UNU-WIDER events...Econometric models (Economic development) Children Climatic changes
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (August 2013)
22 August 2013 Tony Addison Angle returns from its Nordic summer break, to bring you more news and results from UNU-WIDER’s programme...Econometric models (Economic development) Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Working PaperNon-Traditional Aid and Gender Equity: Evidence from Million Dollar Donations
This paper investigates the role of non-traditional aid in meeting global challenges in improving gender equality and gender-related socioeconomic needs in the twenty-first century...Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development Econometric models (Economic development)
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
PresentationSocial protection in sub-Saharan Africa: Will the green shoots blossom?
Social Protection in the form of conditional cash transfers, non-contributory social pension schemes or targeted workfare programs, have evolved in recent years in an increasing number of developing countries. Impact evaluations show that social...
Book ChapterThe Vecino as Citizen: Neighbourhood Organizations in El Alto and the Transformation of Bolivian Citizenship
From the book: Latin American Urban Development into the 21st CenturyDemocratization Nonprofit organizations Urbanization
Book ChapterBlind Spots on the Map of Aid Allocations: Concentration and Complementarity of International NGO Aid
From the book: Development AidEconomic assistance and foreign aid Economic development International agencies
Working PaperBlind Spots on the Map of Aid Allocations: Concentration and Complementarity of International NGO Aid
The budgets of development NGOs have risen dramatically over the last decades. In stark contrast to bilateral donors, the geographic choices of NGOs remain virtually unexplored...Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development International agencies
Book ChapterThe Global Path: Soft Law and Non-sovereigns Formalizing the Potency of the Informal Sector
From the book: Linking the Formal and Informal EconomyInstitutional economics International law Nonprofit organizations
Book ChapterMicroinsurance for the Informal Economy Workers in India
From the book: Linking the Formal and Informal EconomyInformal sector (Economics) Insurance Nonprofit organizations