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Working Paper
Clientelism and development: is there a poverty trap?

There are sound theoretical reasons to expect clientelism to suppress economic growth: politicians who garner support by offering employment to voters and grassroots party members can do so more effectively when the voters’ participation constr...

Clientelism political competition Public policy
In the media
Report on the impact of COVID-19 to Ghana’s labour market hits headlines

A new report from the Transforming informal work and livelihoods project has caught the attention of policy makers and media in Ghana. Researchers from UNU-WIDER and the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of...

COVID-19 Informal sector Ghana
How COVID-19 is affecting workers and their livelihoods in urban Ghana: Results from the GSPS-COVID panel survey

This survey is a collaborative project conducted by researchers of the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) and the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghan...

COVID-19 Survey data Employment
Working Paper
Uganda’s nascent oil sector: Revenue generation, investor-stakeholder alignment, and public policy

This paper discusses the political economy of oil in Uganda since the announcement of its discovery in 2006. It focuses on the dynamics of oil revenue generation (pre-commercial production) and expenditure, investor-stakeholder contestation (i.e...

Environment Livelihoods Oil
From PhD Fellow to President: (of Colpensiones, Colombia’s public pension and social security administrator) – Juan Villa

Four years ago, in 2014, Juan Villa spent three months at UNU-WIDER in our PhD Fellowship Programme...

Social protection Public policy UNU-WIDER PhD Fellowship
Book Chapter
Widening the options: Implications for public policy

From the book: Industries without Smokestacks

African development Public policy Industry
Working Paper
Anti-discrimination measures in education: A comparative policy analysis

Efforts to tackle discrimination in access to basic services have shown mixed results in different country settings...

Inequality Anti-discrimination measures Poverty
New Directions for Social Policy – towards socially sustainable development

Plenary Panel Presentation: Is Social Protection Effective in Tackling Inequality in Developing Countries? by Miguel Niño-Zarazúa , Research Fellow The Global Social Policy Forum provides a platform for discussion and dissemination of...

4 November 2013
Domus, Mechelinia-hall, Hietaniemenkatu 14, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Cooperatives in Finland

The importance of Cooperatives in Finland Why Cooperatives? Challenges for the promotion of this enterprise type in a global world

2 May 2012
UNU-WIDER, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
African development - myths and realities

Theme: 2008-09

Existing research on Africa has produced a seemingly endless list of reasons why African growth and poverty reduction record has lagged behind that of other regions of the developing world. This project looks at the reasons put forward for Africa...

Africa's Economic Development African development Public policy
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