2020 Annual Conference of the Inclusive growth in Mozambique programme
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UN at 75: slow death or a new direction? | Annual Lecture 24
RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE The 2020 WIDER Annual Lecture by Lord Mark Malloch-Brown discusses whether the UN can reinvent itself, or whether it will sink into irrelevance? More
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35 years of knowledge for change (1985-95)
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COVID-19 and employment: Insights from the sub-Saharan African experience
While the full socio-economic consequences remain uncertain, the pandemic’s impact on the labour market has become an issue of global concern. Read more
Journal Special Issue: Understanding agricultural development and change
Using the case of Vietnam, this special issue brings together a set of high-quality academic studies to answer key research questions of importance to understanding agricultural development and change in developing country settings. Read more
How is COVID-19 changing development? A WIDER Webinar Series
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Why all countries should contribute to ending global poverty
Trillions of dollars have already been spent on the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and no one knows what the final bill will be. Is it possible to respond to a much longer crisis – global poverty – with even a fraction of these resources? More
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Research BriefStrengthening SADC trade in alternative fuels: Reducing the impact of global oil prices
Analysis of World Bank data ranging from 1990–2017 indicates that increases in global oil prices would have negative effects on the economic growth of SADC, especially Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, and Mauritius...Economic growth oil prices Panel data analysis
Working PaperThe corruption–growth relationship: Do political institutions matter?
Corruption is widely believed to negatively affect economic growth...Corruption Democracy Economic growth
Research BriefA game of snakes and ladders with loaded dice: Socioeconomic class and poverty in South Africa
South Africa is often cited as the most unequal economy in the world...Economic inequality Poverty Dynamics social stratification
Working PaperMarkups and market structure in South Africa: What can be learnt from new administrative data?
The South African economy is generally understood to be characterised by high levels of product market concentration and high firm markups...markups Market design Panel data analysis
Working PaperHow do human rights violations affect poverty and income distribution?
The goal of this paper is to examine the impact of human rights on income distribution and poverty by exploring how both aid and trade can influence poverty and income distribution through human rights...Global Human rights Income inequality
Working PaperEvaluating the impact of global oil prices on the SADC and the potential for increased trade in biofuels and natural gas within the region
This paper investigates whether Southern African Development Community countries that are vulnerable to changes in oil prices could instead substitute oil and petroleum products with biofuels and gas from within the region...Economic growth oil prices Panel data analysis
Working PaperSnakes and ladders and loaded dice: Poverty dynamics and inequality in South Africa, 2008–2017
Longitudinal surveys can give insight into economic mobility, which allows us to understand how markers of (dis)advantage are consequential in determining material conditions in the present, and how these markers structure economic opportunity over t...Economic inequality Poverty Dynamics social stratification
Working PaperWelfare dynamics in rural Vietnam: Learning from regular, high-quality panel data
While many studies of welfare dynamics have been conducted using panel data sets with two or three waves, much richer insights can be obtained where more waves are available...Welfare dynamics Panel survey Panel data analysis
Book ChapterCareer dynamics and gender gaps among employees in the microfinance sector
From the book: Towards Gender Equity in Developmentgender gaps Job mobility Promotion
Journal ArticleWelfare dynamics measurement: Two definitions of a vulnerability line and their empirical application
Part of Journal Special Issue InequalityWelfare dynamics Poverty Vulnerability
Working PaperCareer dynamics and gender gaps among employees in the microfinance sector
While microfinance institutions (MFIs) are increasingly important as employers in the developing world, there is little micro-level evidence on gender differences among MFI employees and MFIs’ relation to economic development...gender gaps Job mobility Promotion