The end of poverty postponed?
Over a billion people living in poverty and a $500 million per day loss of income for the poorest people in the world could soon be reality. Blog by Andy Sumner, Chris Hoy, Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez discusses their new research.
Africa’s lockdown dilemma: High poverty and low trust
There is growing unease that blindly replicating the COVID-19 policy responses of high-income countries might inflict irreparable damage to poor households and foment social unrest in developing countries. Read more
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COVID-19: macroeconomic dimensions in the developing world
The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented global crisis. The task for economic policy is to help keep people alive, enterprises afloat, and households out of poverty.
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Journal Article: Tax-motivated transfer mispricing in South Africa - direct evidence using transaction data
This new Open Access article provides the first direct systematic evidence of profit shifting through transfer mispricing in a developing country.
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BlogHow Africa can fight the pandemic
The response to Africa’s COVID-19 plight must be swift and at scale rather than too little, too late...COVID-19 pandemic Economic Policy and Good Governance
Working PaperStructural transformation and inclusive growth: Kuznets’ ‘developer’s dilemma’ in Indonesia
We focus on special characteristics of the manufacturing sector, in terms of employment generation and productivity growth, that enable the rapid, resilient economic catch-up of developing countries...Structural transformation Inclusive growth Indonesia
Policy BriefThe politics of social protection in Eastern and Southern Africa: Actors, institutions and dynamics
Since the mid-1990s, there has been in Africa something of a ‘quiet revolution’ in poverty reduction strategies with the proliferation of social assistance programmes that entail cash transfers to the poor...Social protection Social assistance International development organizations
Journal ArticleWelfare and Redistributive Effects of Social Assistance in the Global South
Part of Journal Special Issue Welfare and distributive effects of social assistance in the Global SouthSocial assistance Social protection Poverty
BlogThe case for universal social insurance in Latin America
Access to effective social insurance in Latin America is typically determined by workers’ status in the labor market – whether they have formal or informal jobs...Social assistance Social protection social health insurance
Book ChapterThe negotiated politics of social protection in East and Southern Africa Social assistance Politics Sub-Saharan Africa
BookThe Politics of Social Protection in Eastern and Southern Africa
The notion that social protection should be a key strategy for reducing poverty in developing countries has now been mainstreamed within international development policy and practice...Social protection Social assistance International development organizations
Working PaperWelfare and redistributive effects of social assistance in the Global South
This paper presents an analysis of the recent evolution of social assistance in the developing world, looking at its complex typological configuration, which has interlinked with, and partly reflects the complex demographic and epidemiological transi...Social assistance Social protection Poverty
Journal ArticlePolicy Transparency in the Public Sector: The Case of Social Benefits in Tanzania
Part of Journal Special Issue SOUTHMOD: Modelling Tax-benefit Systems in Developing CountriesTransparency Social assistance community targeting
Working PaperPolicy transparency in the public sector: The case of social benefits in Tanzania
A well functioning system of public service delivery requires the definition and measurement of eligibility for services to be determined in a transparent and non-discretionary manner...Transparency Social assistance community targeting
Working PaperThe negotiated politics of social protection in sub-Saharan Africa
Social assistance programmes proliferated and expanded across much of the global South from the mid-1990s. Within Africa there has been enormous variation in this trend: some governments expanded coverage dramatically while others resisted this...Social assistance Politics Sub-Saharan Africa