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A model to explain the impact of government revenue on the quality of governance and the SDGs

This paper empirically investigates the link between the level of government revenue per capita and six indicators of quality of governance in an unbalanced panel data set consisting of all countries in the world (217) using data from 1980 to 2020...

Corruption SDGs
Blog
Data for development

The first of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is to end poverty in all its forms, everywhere. The monumental task — a long-time dream of humanity — is followed by 16 more goals under the 2030 Agenda...

Data SDGs UNU-WIDER Annual Report
Journal Article
Measuring global poverty before and during the pandemic: A political economy of overoptimism

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW. The contribution of this study is to question the ‘official’ estimates of global monetary poverty up to and during the COVID-19 pandemic...

COVID-19 Crisis Global poverty
Blog
Above or below the poverty line: Three key questions for understanding shifts in global poverty

In 2010 and the following years, there was attention to the fact that much of global poverty had shifted to middle-income countries (for example here , here , and here )...

COVID-19 Global poverty Crisis
Seminar
Emmanuel Gyimah-Boadi and Joseph Asunka on Afrobarometer and SDG Scorecards
30 November 2021
Online, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Conference
Achieving Sustainable Development in the Least Developed Countries - LDC Future Forum
5 October 20217 October 2021
Wanha Satama, online, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Journal Article
The political economy of the resource curse: A development perspective

This article reviews the recent literature on the developmental effects of resource abundance, assessing likely effects and channels with respect to key development outcomes...

Resource abundance Inequality Institutions
News
Kunal Sen at the high-level LDC regional review meeting

UNU-WIDER director Kunal Sen has been invited to contribute as a panelist to the High-level Asia-Pacific Regional Review Meeting on the Istanbul Programme of Action in Preparation for the Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed...

Least Developed Countries Sustainable development COVID-19
News
Rachel Gisselquist at Expert Group Meetings of the 2021 United Nations High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

Rachel Gisselquist will attend Expert Group Meetings (EGMs) on 19–20 May 2021 in preparation for the 2021 United Nations High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development. Rachel is a Senior Research Fellow and expert on inequality who...

SDGs Equality and inequality
Seminar
WIDER-Webinar-image from UNDP-Bangladesh-COVID19 Myles Wickstead on the changing face of aid and development
8 December 2020
Online, Finland
Past event
News
Shaping our future together – UNU-WIDER celebrates United Nations' 75th anniversary United Nations Anniversary SDGs
Journal Article
COVID-19 and global poverty: Are LDCs being left behind?

The study paper provides a preliminary assessment of COVID-19’s impact on global poverty in the light of IMF’s growth forecasts...

COVID-19 Global poverty Least Developed Countries
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
Working Paper
Precarity and the pandemic: COVID-19 and poverty incidence, intensity, and severity in developing countries

This paper makes a set of estimates for the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on poverty incidence, intensity, and severity in developing countries and on the distribution of global poverty...

COVID-19 Crisis Global poverty
Working Paper
COVID-19 and global poverty: Are LDCs being left behind?

This paper provides a preliminary assessment of COVID-19’s impact on global poverty in the light of the IMF’s April 2020 growth forecasts...

COVID-19 Global poverty Least Developed Countries
Working Paper
Estimates of the impact of COVID-19 on global poverty

In this paper we make estimates of the potential short-term economic impact of COVID-19 on global monetary poverty through contractions in per capita household income or consumption...

Global poverty COVID-19 SDGs
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