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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VideoWIDER Annual Lecture by President Martti Ahtisaari
View the WIDER Annual Lecture on Egalitarian Principles.Democratization Social conflict Equality and inequality
AboutContributors - AL17
Short biographies of those who contributed to the event.Democratization Social conflict Equality and inequality
AboutPhotos - AL17
Selection of images from the WIDER Annual Lecture 17.Democratization Social conflict Equality and inequality
Journal ArticleTransitional Justice, Gender Programming, and the UNSCR 1325: African Context and the Case of Kenya
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid for Gender Equality and DevelopmentDemocracy Economic assistance and foreign aid Justice, Administration of
Working PaperGender bias in education during conflict: Evidence from Assam
Using a large-scale novel panel dataset (2005–14) on schools from the Indian state of Assam, we test for the impact of violent conflict on female students’ enrollment rates...Education Equality and inequality Human capital
Working PaperThe inequality-resource curse of conflict: Heterogeneous effects of mineral deposit discoveries
Despite a sizeable literature, there is no consensus as to whether and how mineral resources are linked to conflict...Ethnic relations Nonrenewable natural resources Social conflict
Journal ArticleDevelopment assistance and the lasting legacies of rebellion in Burundi and Rwanda
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid to Support Fragile StatesEconomic assistance and foreign aid Economic development Social conflict
BlogBeyond the Crisis of the African University - Why Institutions Matter
I recently returned from a week at the University of Western Cape (UWC) in South Africa, speaking at a conference honouring Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu who had been Chancellor of the university for 25 years—and had helped to encourage and defen...Education, Higher Expenditures, Public Structural adjustment (Economic policy)
BlogThe Future of Development – Aid and Beyond
Just over a year ago, in March 2014, UNU-WIDER published a report entitled: What do we know about aid as we approach 2015?...Biodiversity conservation Children Climatic changes
Book ChapterWho’s the Alien? :: Xenophobia in post-Apartheid South Africa
In May 2008, South Africa became the theatre of widespread violent attacks against undesirable ‘outsiders’. Over 60 were killed, hundreds wounded, and tens of thousands displaced...Econometric models (Economic development) Ethnic relations Poverty
Working PaperLocal Agency, Development Assistance and the Legacies of Rebellion in Burundi and Rwanda
Rwanda and Burundi have both emerged from civil wars over the past 20 years and foreign donors have provided significant contributions to post-conflict reconstruction and development in the two countries...Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development Social conflict
Journal ArticleTrees, Tenure and Conflict: Rubber in Colonial Benin
Part of Journal Special Issue Land and Property RightsAgricultural industries Land reform Land tenure
Journal ArticleStyles of Policing and Economic Development in African States
Part of Journal Special Issue Aiding Government Effectiveness in Developing CountriesDemocracy Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Journal ArticleThe economics of counterinsurgency: Some evidence from Andhra Pradesh
Present in India since the 1960s, the Naxalite insurgency has steadily spread across the country...Conflict management Construction industries Credit
Position PaperAid, Governance and Fragility
This position paper on Aid, Governance, and Fragility was prepared by UNUWIDER under the ReCom programme of Research (Re) and Communication (Com) on foreign aid...Economic assistance and foreign aid Institutional economics Social conflict
Research BriefForeign Aid and Malian Democracy
In Mali aid has had a positive impact on some areas of democratic consolidation such as strengthening the economy and civil society, election support and conflict resolution...Economic assistance and foreign aid Equality and inequality Social conflict