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Journal Article
Africa’s lockdown dilemma: High poverty and low trust

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW | As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, sub-Saharan African countries faced the dilemma of how to minimize viral transmission without adversely affecting the poor...

COVID-19 Lockdown Poverty
Working Paper
‘Ten pound touts’: post-conflict trust and the legacy of counterinsurgency in Northern Ireland

This paper explores the legacies of wartime rebel governance and counterinsurgency tactics. Insurgents rely on civilian support for resources, information, and cover...

Trust Counterinsurgency Post-conflict
Working Paper
Trust in institutions and the profile of inequality: A worldwide perspective

This paper investigates the importance of accounting for the profile of inequality in the analysis of institutional trust...

Trust Institutions Inequality
Working Paper
Trust the hand that protects you—Does UN peacekeeping harm post-conflict governments’ legitimacy?

Rebuilding state legitimacy is a thorny challenge in the aftermath of civil wars. The international community has stepped in to support post-conflict states in rebuilding state capacity, sometimes replacing governments in providing public goods...

State legitimacy Post-conflict Trust
Working Paper
Trust as state capacity: The political economy of compliance

This paper explores the link between trust in government, policy-making, and compliance. It focuses on a specific channel whereby citizens who are convinced that a policy is worthwhile are more motivated to comply with it...

State capacity Trust Compliance
The puzzle of peace - conference image Senior Research Fellow Patricia Justino appointed as Deputy Director of UNU-WIDER Conflict Trust Governance
Journal Article
Ethnic diversity and informal work in Ghana

Part of Journal Special Issue What sustains informality

Ethnic diversity Informal work Informality
Panel discussion
UNU-WIDER at ISA 2022 Annual Convention

UNU-WIDER Senior Research Fellow Patricia Justino and Research Associate Rute Martins Caeiro join in a virtual panel discussion Trust and Governance in Unstable Democracies on 29 March 2022 14:00 - 15:30 (UTC-5) as part of the International Studies...

29 March 2022
Online, Nashville, United States
Past event
Working Paper
The legacies of armed conflict: insights from stayees and returning forced migrants

How does conflict, displacement, and return shape trust, reconciliation, and community engagement? And what is the relative impact of exposure to violence on these indicators?...

Trust Conflict Forced migration
Working Paper
The social and political consequences of wartime sexual violence: New evidence from list experiments in three conflict-affected populations

Wartime sexual violence is widespread across conflict zones and thought to leave a disastrous legacy for survivors, communities, and nations...

Wartime sexual violence List experiment Post-conflict
WIDER Seminar Series Inequality, institutions, and their impacts on social cooperation with Smriti Sharma and Saurabh Singhal
21 September 2021
Online, Finland
Past event
Working Paper
The role of trust and of poverty in compliance with social distancing measures in Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic

Since it began, the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed a number of challenges on Africa and the rest of the world...

COVID-19 Trust Africa
Project workshop
Photo by Lianhao Qu on Unsplash 3rd Annual workshop: Inequality and governance in unstable democracies – the mediating role of trust
22 April 202123 April 2021
Online, Maputo, Mozambique
Past event
Working Paper
Intergroup contact and its effects on discriminatory attitudes: Evidence from India

The contact hypothesis posits that having diverse neighbours may reduce one’s intergroup prejudice. This hypothesis is difficult to test as individuals self-select into neighbourhoods...

Caste Slums India
Working Paper
Ethnic diversity and informal work in Ghana

We present the first study that examines the effects of ethnic diversity on informal work...

Ethnic diversity Informal work Informality
Call for participation: Life with Corona survey round 2 COVID-19 Trust Pandemic
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