Blog: Research insights, new friends and meeting Stiglitz
In this blog Shreya Bhattacharya, PhD candidate at University of Houston, talks about her research, future aspirations, and her experience as a PhD Fellow at UNU-WIDER.
Journal Article: What does it mean to be poor? Investigating the qualitative-quantitative divide in Mozambique
Open access | This article reflects on the merits of seeking to reconcile economic (quantitative) and anthropological (qualitative) analytical approaches.
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Book: Extractive Industries
Open access | New initiatives recognize that resource wealth can provide a means, when properly used, for poorer nations to decisively break with poverty by diversifying economies and funding development spending.
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.
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Working PaperThe distributional impact of structural transformation in rural India: Model-based simulation and case-study evidence
The North Indian village of Palanpur has been the subject of close study over a period of six decades from 1957/8 to 2015. Himanshu et al...Income inequality non-farm employment Poverty
SeminarVincenzo Salvucci presents at the Inclusive Growth in Mozambique 2019 seminar series
Vincenzo Salvucci, a researcher from the University of Copenhagen, will present a seminar on 13 March 2019 at the Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo. The seminar is titled Vulnerabilidade às Calamidades Naturais: Avaliação do...
Journal ArticleA Role for Universal Pension?: Simulating Universal Pensions in Ecuador, Ghana, Tanzania and South Africa
This article is from a forthcoming UNU-WIDER special issue of the International Journal of Microsimulation We use four novel, cross-country comparable tax-benefit microsimulation models for Ecuador, Ghana, Tanzania and South Africa to analyse ex ante...Old-age benefit Poverty SOUTHMOD
Working PaperFinancing the Zambia social cash transfer scale-up: A tax benefit microsimulation analysis based on MicroZAMOD
This paper assesses the effects on poverty and inequality of the alternative targeting approaches that Zambia’s Social Cash Transfer programme could take as its expansion continues during the period of the country’s Seventh National Devel...Economic inequality Poverty Social cash transfers
Working PaperModelling value-added tax (VAT) in South Africa: Assessing the distributional impact of the recent increase in the VAT rate and options for redress through the benefits system
Using SAMOD, a tax-benefit microsimulation model for South Africa, this paper examines the joint distributional impact of the increase in the value-added tax (VAT) rate and increases in benefit amounts in 2018...value-added tax microsimulation Redistribution
In the mediaResearchers from the Inclusive Growth in Mozambique programme interviewed in Dimensions magazine
UNU-WIDER research fellow Vincenzo Salvucci, and Finório Castigo, a specialist from the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Mozambique, were interviewed by Dimensions magazine on multidimensional poverty measurement. The article was published...Mozambique Multidimensional poverty measurement Poverty
NewsResearchers from the Inclusive Growth in Mozambique programme contribute to the book Challenges of Mozambique 2018
The Institute for Social and Economic Studies ( IESE ) launched the ninth edition of the book Desafios para Moçambique 2018 (Challenges of Mozambique 2018) on 8 November 2018 in Maputo, Mozambique. The book has 18 chapters divided into four...Mozambique Measurement (Poverty) Poverty
ProjectTransforming informal work and livelihoods
Theme: Current programmeInformality Self-employment Poverty
Working PaperLearning from the ʻbestʼ: The impact of tax-benefit systems in Africa
Redistributive systems in Africa are still in their infancy but are constantly expanding in order to finance increasing public spending...Tax-benefit microsimulation tax-benefit policy microsimulation
BlogThe ins and outs of African industrialization: UNU-WIDER provides open access to a wealth of information
The question ‘why is there so little industrialization in Africa?’ has been a key focus of UNU-WIDER researchers and research partners for the last decade...Industrialization Poverty Jobs
Working PaperInequality in Mexico: Labour markets and fiscal redistribution 1989–2014
Income inequality in Mexico increased between 1989 and 1994; between 1994 and 2006, inequality declined; and, between 2006 and 2014, inequality was again on the rise...Labour income Inequality Top incomes
Working PaperThe distributional impact of tax and benefit systems in six African countries
This paper assesses the effects of public policies on income taxes and benefits in six African countries...Tax-benefit microsimulation Poverty Income inequality
Working PaperThe long-term evolution of income inequality and poverty in China
By using the five waves of the China Household Income Project surveys conducted during 1988–2013, this paper investigates long-term changes in income inequality and poverty in China...Income inequality Poverty Gini decomposition
Working PaperEffects of an education reform on household poverty and inequality: A microsimulation analysis on the free Senior High School policy in Ghana
The level of income can be directly inferred from the level of education, making education an important variable as a key determinant of better livelihoods and poverty alleviation...Education School reform microsimulation
Policy BriefGrowth, employment and poverty in Latin America
Some questions have been present since the very first days of development economics but have gained increased attention in recent years: Has economic growth resulted in gains in standards of living and reductions in poverty via improved labor market ...Economic growth Employment Poverty
Working PaperMy journey through the history of development economics
This paper is essentially autobiographical and describes Erik Thorbecke’s journey through the history of development economics between the 1950s and the present. The paper consists of four parts...Development doctrine Inequality Poverty