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UNU-WIDER findings on the influence of female elected officials on economic performance continues to make headlines

Reporting on UNU-WIDER research published in the working paper ‘ Women legislators and economic performance ’, news outlets The Times of India , The Quint , The Diplomat , and more, have published articles discussing the impact of women...

Gender Politics Economic growth
Journal Article
What Does the Evidence Tell Us about ‘Thinking and Working Politically’ in Development Assistance?

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Impact and Effectiveness

Aid effectiveness Donors evidence
Journal Article
Aid Impact and Effectiveness: Introduction and Overview

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Impact and Effectiveness

Donors Fragile states Climate change
Journal Special Issue
Aid Impact and Effectiveness Aid effectiveness aid and growth Development aid
Working Paper
What does the evidence tell us about ‘thinking and working politically’ in development assistance?

This paper critically reviews evidence on ‘thinking and working politically’ in development...

Aid effectiveness Donors evidence
Book Chapter
Donor-supported approaches to improving extractives governance: Lessons from Nigeria

From the book: Extractive Industries

Oil Gas Natural resources
Working Paper
The negotiated politics of social protection in sub-Saharan Africa

Social assistance programmes proliferated and expanded across much of the global South from the mid-1990s. Within Africa there has been enormous variation in this trend: some governments expanded coverage dramatically while others resisted this...

Social assistance Politics Sub-Saharan Africa
Working Paper
Who trusts?: Ethnicity, integration, and attitudes toward elected officials in urban Nigeria

In the developing world, clientelism is common. In Africa, public office is often used to redistribute resources to ethnically defined constituencies, and this form of clientelistic exchange is a key determinant of vote choice...

Trust Identity Politics
Working Paper
The global politics of social protection

Since the early 2000s international development agencies have actively promoted social protection as a new global public policy...

Africa Policy transfer Politics
Working Paper
Poverty, changing political regimes, and social cash transfers in Zimbabwe, 1980–2016

Since 2000, Zimbabwe has been under some pressure to provide more fully for its children. It is not clear whether child poverty has worsened, although AIDS, drought, and economic mismanagement have all compromised poverty reduction...

Poverty Child poverty Politics
Working Paper
Donor-supported approaches to improving extractives governance: Lessons from Nigeria and Ghana

Donor interest in the extractives sector is based upon the premise that it represents an opportunity to improve a country’s development prospects...

Oil Gas Natural resources
Project
Experimental and non-experimental methods to study government performance: contributions and limits

Theme: 2012-13

In recent years, field experiments using randomized trials have gained increasing popularity in the field of development economics. In particular, scholars have argued strongly for their use as the best means of identifying ‘what works’...

Field experiments Non-experimental methods Governance
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