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Poverty, social networks, and clientelism

Why are the poor susceptible to clientelism, and what factors shield them from the influence of vote buying? We explore the role of both formal and informal social networks in shaping the likelihood of being targeted with private inducements...

Social networks Poor vote-buying
Background Note
COVID-19 and socioeconomic impact in Africa: The case of South Africa

What has the government of South Africa done with respect to COVID-19 measures of mitigation and suppression? The first COVID-19 positive case was confirmed on 5 March 2020...

COVID-19 South Africa Government action
Blog
Taxation: Inequality, Equity, and Efficiency – An Interview with Michael Keen

8 October 2014 by Roger Williamson Michael Keen from the International Monetary Fund addressed the UNU-WIDER Development Conference in September 2014 “Equity Objectives and Puzzles in Linking Tax and Spending”...

Government policy (Poor) Equality and inequality Equity
Blog
Multidimensional Poverty: Measurement and Implications: An Interview with James Foster

17 October 2013 James Foster describes the importance of moving beyond income poverty as a way of assessing 'who is poor?' and 'how poor?'...

Economic growth Education Poverty measurement
Blog
The Future of Aid – Poverty and the Middle Income Countries

24 September 2013 Andy Sumner A series of papers since late 2010 has discussed a shift in the location or 'geography' of global poverty...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic growth Poor
Blog
Aid and our Changing Environment: What did we Learn?

24 June 2013 Tony Addison The Stockholm ReCom results meeting at Sida on 4 June was a lively exchange on all aspects of foreign aid and climate change finance (including the role of private finance)...

Climate change Economic assistance and foreign aid Environmental policy
Working Paper
Risk Experiments in Gains and Losses: A Case Study for Benin

The aim of this paper is to expand our knowledge on risk aversion among the poor by conducting experiments that do not only test risk aversion in small and large stakes but also in risky gains and risky losses...

Households Management Poor
Working Paper
Sensitivity of Loan Size to Lending Rates: Evidence from Ghana’s Microfinance Sector

This paper examines the combined effect of interest rates and poverty levels of microfinance clients on loan size. Cross section data on 2,691 clients and non-clients households from Ghana is used to test the hypothesis of loan price inelasticity...

Econometric models (Finance) Interest rate Microfinance
Book Chapter
Evaluating Aid Impact

From the book: Development Aid

Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic policy Experimental design
Working Paper
Forest Management, Gender, and Food Security of the Rural Poor in Africa

This paper addresses the economic impact of forest management on gender and food security of rural poor in Africa...

Food security Forests and forestry Poor
Working Paper
Evaluating Aid Impact

The ultimate measure of aid effectiveness is how aid affects the lives of poor people in developing countries...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic policy Experimental design
Book Chapter
Applying Behavioural Economics to International Development Policy

From the book: Advancing Development

Decision making Economic development Economic policy
Working Paper
Applying Behavioural Economics to International Development Policy

Many development policies and programmes are premised on a traditional economic model of rationality to predict how individuals will respond to changes in incentives...

Decision making Economic development Economic policy
Book Chapter
Lower Classes, Poverty and the Poor

From the book: Inequality and Social Structure During the Transition

Poor Post-communism Poverty
Book Chapter
Poverty Alleviation During the Transition in China

From the book: Poverty, Income Distribution and Well-Being in Asia during the Transition

Economic development Poor Poverty
Annual Lecture
WIDER Annual Lecture 4 - Globalization and Appropriate Governance

Globalization has come in for indiscriminate attack from critics who do not distinguish between different types of globalization (e.g. freer trade, freer capital flows, freer direct investment, and freer immigration) or between very different but...

27 November 2000
Assembly House of the Estates (Säätytalo), Snellmaninkatu 9-11, Helsinki, Finland
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