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Working Paper
Conflict and development: Recent research advances and future agendas

We survey selected parts of the growing literature on the microeconomics of violent conflict, identifying where academic research has started to establish stylized facts and where methodological and knowledge gaps remain...

Conflict Violence War
Working Paper
Needs vs expediency: Poverty reduction and social development in post-conflict countries

Conflict depletes all forms of human and social capital, as well as supporting institutions. The scale of the human damage can overwhelm public action, as there are many competing priorities and resources are often insufficient...

Economic development Education National security
Working Paper
‘Embedded’ Assistance: Finn Church Aid’s Secondment in Somalia

Donors face distinct challenges in operating in fragile states and supporting the building of state capacity...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Human rights Local government
Research Brief
Aid to Mozambique: A Trade-Off Between Governance and Democracy?

In Mozambique donors have shifted focus from project aid to budget support in an effort to reform the public sector and ‘justice, legality and public order’...

Budget Democracy Economic assistance and foreign aid
Blog
Taking Inequality into Account in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Rachel M. Gisselquist There is much to commend in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as we approach their target deadline of 2015...

Conflict management Economic development Equality and inequality
Book Chapter
The Changing Dynamics of Foreign Aid and Democracy in Mozambique

From the book: Democratic Trajectories in Africa

Budget Democracy Economic assistance and foreign aid
Research Brief
Aid and Economic Growth: The Case of Sierra Leone

Phillip Michael Kargbo's UNU-WIDER working paper, 'Impact of Foreign Aid on Economic Growth in Sierra Leone: Empirical Analysis' examines the impact of foreign aid on growth in Sierra Leone using a variety of econometric approaches...

Econometric models (Macroeconomics) Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Blog
Sexual Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo
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Malokele Nanivazo Sexual violence crime (SV) in wartime is not a new phenomenon. Mass rapes have occurred in armed conflicts in Rwanda, Kosovo, Yugoslavia, Sierra Leone, and Liberia, to give just a few examples...

Crime Education Humanitarian assistance
Blog
From the Editor's Desk (March 2012)

Tony Addison With the ice floes now gone from the harbour outside the UNU-WIDER building, and with the snow replaced by an icy hail, there is a glimmer of better days to come...

Agriculture Budget Economic aspects (Nationalism)
Policy Brief
What is the (New) Deal with Fragile States?

Poor governance and lack of state capabilities in around 45 countries pose a threat to global security and development...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development Measurement (Poverty)
Blog
From the Editor's Desk (February 2012)

Tony Addison It’s now February, and Helsinki remains deep in snow. We had an extended blizzard last weekend, with temperatures hovering around minus five...

Economic aspects (Human capital) Economic aspects (Nationalism) Democracy
Working Paper
The Changing Dynamics of Foreign Aid and Democracy in Mozambique

This study explores the effects of foreign aid on democracy in Mozambique during the last decade. Aid for democracy built on historic relationships forged between donors and the government during the wartime humanitarian emergency...

Budget Democracy Economic assistance and foreign aid
Working Paper
Impact of Foreign Aid on Economic Growth in Sierra Leone: Empirical Analysis

This paper examines the impact of foreign aid on economic growth in Sierra Leone, a country where an empirical econometric study on aid effectiveness is yet to exist...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development Econometric models (Macroeconomics)
Book
Fragile States: Causes, Costs, and Responses

Overcoming state fragility is one of the most important international development objectives of the 21st century...

Economic aspects (Nationalism) Economic assistance and foreign aid Measurement (Poverty)
Working Paper
Population Size, Per Capita Income, and the Risk of Civil War: Regional Heterogeneity in the Structural Relationship Matters

A common finding in the empirical civil war literature is that population size and per capita income are highly significant predictors of civil war incidence and onset...

Gross national product Income distribution Population
Book Chapter
Paradise Lost: The Costs of State Failure in the Pacific

From the book: Understanding Small-Island Developing States

Economic development International economic relations War
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