Journal Article: How polarized is the global income distribution?
The interest in the level of global inequality has surged in recent years. This paper complements existing estimates of global inequality by providing the first estimates of the level of bipolarization of the global income distribution.
Policy Brief: The business environment of Mozambican manufacturing firms
The 2017 Survey of Mozambican Manufacturing Firms builds on data collected in 2012 from surviving firms to trace how changing economic conditions have affected the development of firms over five years.
Inclusive growth in Mozambique – scaling-up research and capacity
The central goal of the project is to support inclusive growth, growth that substantially improves the living standards of the Mozambican population.
Journal Special Issue: Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic Development
This journal presents a synopsis of the contextual conditions, factors and challenges under which the recent evolution of tax systems has taken place. The journal, as the studies in this collection, gives special emphasis to the role natural endowments, p
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Working PaperGovernance and the reversal of women’s rights: The case of abortion in El Salvador
States’ governance of gender is not unidirectional. In addition to ‘stagnation’ and ‘progress’, there can be an active reversal of rights already granted to women...Abortion Women Crime
Working PaperMarital trajectories and women’s wellbeing in Senegal
Divorce and widowhood followed by remarriage are common for women in Africa. A key question is how such discontinuous marital trajectories affect women’s wellbeing...Divorce Senegal Welfare
Working PaperMigration impact on left-behind women’s labour participation and time-use: Evidence from Kyrgyzstan
This paper aims to study the impact of migration on labour supply and time-use of women left behind in Kyrgyzstan. Using the household survey data for 2011, labour supply is measured by occupational choices and working hours...International migration Labour supply Women
BlogAchieving gender equality in India: what works, and what doesn’t
Discrimination against women and girls is a pervasive and long-running phenomenon that characterises Indian society at every level...Women
BlogDoes women’s education reduce rates of death in childbirth?
Every single day, approximately 830 women die from causes related to childbirth. Despite considerable advances in maternal health over the last three decades ( Hogan et al...Education Health Women
BlogEnding child marriage and closing the education gap
Women in most parts of the developing world are under-represented in the workplace and poorly paid. One reason for this is the gender gap in education – women tend to be less schooled than men...Education Human capital Women
Journal ArticleAid for Gender Equality and Development: Lessons and Challenges
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid for Gender Equality and DevelopmentEconomic assistance and foreign aid Economic development Women
Journal ArticleLand Governance, Gender Equality and Development: Past Achievements and Remaining Challenges
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid for Gender Equality and DevelopmentEquality and inequality Land tenure Women
Working PaperThe behavioural implications of women’s empowerment programmes
Participatory community programmes are a potentially important tool for social empowerment and economic development. How do participatory programmes that specifically target women affect community trust and cohesion?...Economic development Field experiments Pension trusts
BlogAid and gender – making foreign aid count
International Women’s Day on 8th March 2016 is a time to celebrate. It is also a time for reflection...Economic assistance and foreign aid Equality and inequality Women
Journal ArticleGender Inequality, Female Leadership and Aid Allocation: A Panel Analysis of Aid for Education
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid for Gender Equality and DevelopmentEconomic assistance and foreign aid Education Women
BlogExtreme poverty - the poorest are being left behind
At our 30 th Anniversary Conference we took the chance to interview Martin Ravallion of Georgetown University—we asked him to discuss his recent work on extreme poverty, and to highlight what he believes the major challenges in this area will b...Consumption (Economics) Equality and inequality Land tenure
BlogHigher education and role models key for supporting further gender equality
Gender equality is one of the cross-cutting concerns of the UNU-WIDER work programme 2014-18 ...Education, Higher Equality and inequality Women
Working PaperGender-based violence and gender bias in schooling decision: Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa
This paper examines the impact of gender based violence against women and girls (GBV), in the environment the children live in, on school attendance, school achievement, as well as boys’ and girls’ dropouts...Education Families Households
Journal ArticleGender and distributional preferences: Experimental evidence from India
We conduct a lab experiment to assess whether gender of dictators and recipients, and distributional preferences affect allocations in a modified dictator game where both parties perform a cognitive task and the resulting pie to be split is the sum o...Discrimination in employment Equality and inequality Women