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Seminar
CEEG Seminar: Buying security with charity

What is the role of security concerns of Western countries in conditioning Official Development Assistance (ODA) in Africa? How have the dynamics of relations between donors and sub-Saharan countries evolved since 1961 when ODA was first defined?...

16 March 2022
Online, 141 Av. Marginal, Maputo 1100, Maputo, Mozambique
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Journal Article
Rural financial intermediation and poverty reduction in Ghana: A micro-level analysis

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW | The financial sector in rural areas, where most of the poor people in sub-Saharan Africa are found, has transformed massively in recent times, notably through the increased penetration of several types of rural financi...

Rural financial intermediation Poverty reduction Welfare
Policy Brief
Towards greater poverty reduction in Zambia: Simulating potential Cash Plus reforms Poverty reduction Social protection Zambia
Book Chapter
The state of knowledge about social mobility in the developing world

From the book: Social mobility in developing countries

Social mobility Inequality Income
Research Brief
Multidimensional poverty in times of multiple crises: A snapshot of Mozambique in 2015–2018 Mozambique Multidimensional poverty Household survey
Working Paper
Benign growth: Structural transformation and inclusive growth in Thailand

Between 1981 and 2017, real gross domestic product in Thailand grew at an average annual rate of 5.7 per cent. Agricultural output grew more slowly than industry or services, and its gross domestic product share consequently declined...

Inclusive growth Inequality Poverty reduction
Working Paper
Structural transformation, inequality, and inclusive growth in China

In this paper, we analyse the relationship between China’s structural transformation and the inclusiveness of its economic growth...

Inequality Education Migration
Working Paper
Rural financial intermediation and poverty reduction in Ghana: A micro-level analysis

The financial sector in rural areas, where most of the poor people in sub-Saharan Africa are found, has transformed massively in recent times, notably through the increased penetration of several types of rural financial intermediaries in addition to...

Rural financial intermediation Poverty reduction Welfare
Book Chapter
Building a conservative welfare state in Botswana

From the book: The Politics of Social Protection in Eastern and Southern Africa

Social protection Drought relief Conservatism
Book Chapter
Southeast Asia

From the book: Asian Transformations

Agricultural productivity Investments Industrial policy
Research Brief
Financing the social cash transfer scale-up in Zambia: A tax-benefit microsimulation Economic inequality Poverty Social cash transfers
Working Paper
Financing 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
Blog
Development programmes, security, and violence reduction: Evidence from an insurgency in India

Implementing development programmes in conflict-affected areas is crucial for conflict as well as poverty reduction. The big question is how do you carry out these programmes successfully?...

Conflict management Development Poverty reduction
Working Paper
The welfare impact of Vietnam’s national target programme ‘building a new countryside’: A quasi-experimental evaluation

We evaluate the impact on household income of Vietnam’s national target programme to build a new countryside for the period from 2010 to 2015. The purpose of the programme is to modernize rural Vietnam...

Poverty reduction Impact evaluation Household income
Working Paper
Six development paths in Southeast Asia: Three plus three

Six Southeast Asian countries (Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Thailand) defied Gunnar Myrdal’s pessimistic prognosis in his 1968 volume, Asian Drama, regarding their prospects for devel...

Agricultural productivity Foreign investments Industrial policy
Working Paper
Building a conservative welfare state in Botswana

Botswana’s welfare state is both a parsimonious laggard in comparison with some other middle-income countries in Africa (such as Mauritius and South Africa) and extensive (in comparison with its low-income neighbours to the north and east)...

Social protection Drought relief Conservatism
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