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Ecuador’s social protection system failed during the pandemic: It needs a rethink

Household incomes in Ecuador were badly hit by the pandemic, despite the government’s emergency grant to families...

COVID-19 Microsimulation Poverty
Technical Note
How to implement sub-national poverty lines in a SOUTHMOD country model using conditional constants: The case of UGAMOD

This note describes how to incorporate sub-national poverty lines into a SOUTHMOD country model using conditional constants within the constants function in such a way that the Statistics Presenter can generate national-level poverty statistics...

Tax-benefit microsimulation Poverty
WIDER-Webinar-image from UNDP-Bangladesh-COVID19 François Bourguignon on COVID-19 and inequality
23 February 2021
Online, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Working Paper
Estimating poverty transitions in Mozambique using synthetic panels: A validation exercise and an application to cross-sectional survey data

In this paper we first validate the use of the synthetic panels technique in the context of the 2014/15 intra-year panel survey data for Mozambique, and then apply the same technique to the 1996/97, 2002/03, 2008/09, and 2014/15 cross-sectional house...

Poverty Dynamics poverty transitions Mozambique
Working Paper
Welfare and the depth of informality: Evidence from five African countries

This study explores the relationship between household poverty and depth of informality by proposing a new measure of informality at the household level...

Informality Measurement Poverty
Research Brief
The role of tax and benefit policies during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ecuador COVID-19 Microsimulation Poverty
Working Paper
The role of automatic stabilizers and emergency tax–benefit policies during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ecuador

This paper makes use of tax–benefit microsimulation techniques to quantify the distributional effects of COVID-19 in Ecuador and the role of tax–benefit policies in mitigating the immediate impact of the economic shocks...

COVID-19 Microsimulation Poverty
Working Paper
Estimates of multidimensional poverty for India using NSSO-71 and -75

We measure multidimensional poverty in India using National Sample Survey Organization data from 2014–15 to 2017–18. We use income, health, education, and standard of living to measure the multidimensional poverty index (MPI)...

Multidimensional poverty index Income Poverty
Working Paper
Informality and work status

The most important determinant of households’ livelihoods is how much they earn for their labour...

Informal work Work status Livelihoods
Project workshop
Photo: Jeison Higuita / Unsplash Transforming informal work and livelihoods — authors' workshop
23 October 2020
Zoom, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Working Paper
Health, development, and institutional factors: The Mozambique case

The central aim of this text is to show the impact institutions have on the performance of the health sector in Mozambique...

State Traditional medicine Mozambique
Working Paper
The political economy of the resource curse: A development perspective

This paper reviews the recent literature on the developmental effects of resource abundance, assessing likely effects and channels with respect to income inequality, poverty, education, and health...

Resource abundance Inequality Institutions
Journal Article
The resettlement of Vietnamese refugees across Canada over three decades

Part of Journal Special Issue Involuntary Migration, Inequality, and Integration

Canada Earnings Economic integration
Journal Article
The long-term evolution of national income inequality and rural poverty in China

Part of Journal Special Issue Income inequalities and redistribution in China

Income inequality Poverty Gini decomposition
Beyond lockdown: rebuilding the social contract

Continued lockdown measures are straining the social contract between citizens and governments...

Social unrest Lockdown Sub-Saharan Africa
Working Paper
Africa’s lockdown dilemma: High poverty and low trust

The primary policy response to suppress the spread of COVID-19 in high-income countries has been to lock down large sections of the population...

COVID-19 Lockdown Poverty
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