UN at 75: slow death or a new direction? | Annual Lecture 24
The 2020 WIDER Annual Lecture by Lord Mark Malloch-Brown will take place online on 26 October. As the UN celebrates its 75th anniversary this WIDER Annual Lecture discusses whether the UN can reinvent itself, or whether it will sink into irrelevance? More
Why all countries should contribute to ending global poverty
Trillions of dollars have already been spent on the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and no one knows what the final bill will be. Is it possible to respond to a much longer crisis – global poverty – with even a fraction of these resources? More
COVID-19 intensifies global need to support informal workers in their struggle
The world is facing an existential crisis that poses challenging questions: whether to put people and nature before owners of capital and technology; whether to protect the rights of the disadvantaged or the interests of the elite. Read more
COVID-19 and employment: Insights from the sub-Saharan African experience
While the full socio-economic consequences remain uncertain, the pandemic’s impact on the labour market has become an issue of global concern. Read more
Journal Special Issue: Understanding agricultural development and change
Using the case of Vietnam, this special issue brings together a set of high-quality academic studies to answer key research questions of importance to understanding agricultural development and change in developing country settings. Read more
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Working PaperImpact of Liberalization, Economic Growth and Trade Policies on Current Accounts of Developing Countries: An Econometric Study
The objectives of this paper are to examine the impact of liberalization on trade deficits and current accounts for developing economies...Balance of payments Economic development Free trade
Working PaperSustainable and Excessive Current Account Deficits
The abundance of private capital flows confronts many emerging-market authorities with a transfer problem. They must decide whether to accept or resist the net capital inflow, or how much to accept and how much to resist...Balance of payments Capital investments Debts, Public
Working PaperHealth Effects of Market-Based Reforms in Developing Countries
Radical and simultaneous economic reforms were implemented in many developing countries, especially in Africa, Asia and Latin America in the 1980s and early 1990s...Balance of payments Economic development Structural adjustment (Economic policy)
Working PaperExternal Imbalances, Famines And Entitlements: A Case Study
The study proceeded by broadly categorizing the various defects of the economy as manifestations of two disequilibria in the system...Balance of payments Famines Structural adjustment (Economic policy)
Working PaperSoviet Economy: Opening Up and Stabilization
Balance of payments Economic development Economic policy
Working PaperGap Disequilibria: Inflation, Investment, Saving and Foreign Exchange
Four "gaps" or restrictions on capacity growth -- from available saving and foreign exchange, investment demand (with crowding-in of private by public capital formation), and ex ante discrepancies between inflation rates needed on the one h...Balance of payments Capital budget Foreign exchange