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Research BriefHow Can Aid Help Agriculture Become More Resilient to Climate Change?
Review shows that global agricultural production must be increased by about 70 per cent by 2050 in order to provide sufficient nourishment for the world’s growing population...Agriculture Climatic changes Expenditures, Public
Working PaperAdvancing Small Area Estimation
The poverty mapping methodology for estimating welfare rankings from small areas has proven to be useful in guiding allocation of government funds, regional planning, and general policy formulation...Econometric models (Economic development) Expenditures, Public Methodology (Poverty)
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (April 2013)
30 April 2013 Tony Addison As April closes, our thoughts turn to UNU-WIDER’s spring/summer programme. And it’s a busy one...Economic aspects (Industrialization) Econometric models (Economic development) Economic aspects (Economic development)
Working PaperFinancing Sustainable Agriculture Under Climate Change with a Specific Focus on Foreign Aid
Agricultural development is facing great challenges in meeting global food security and is expected to face even greater difficulties under climate change...Agriculture Climatic changes Expenditures, Public
Working PaperInfrastructure and Climate Change: Impacts and Adaptations for the Zambezi River Valley
The African Development Bank has called for US$40 billion per year over the coming decades to be provided to African countries to address development issues directly related to climate change...Climatic changes Econometric models (Economic development) Expenditures, Public
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (March 2013)
Tony Addison This month saw UNU-WIDER in Stockholm for the ReCom results meeting on ‘aid and the social sectors’, which took place at Sida on 13 March...Decision making (Finance, Public) Econometric models (Economic development) Agriculture
Research BriefWhat is the Effect of Aid on Primary Enrolment and Quality of Education?
An increase of education aid by one per cent increases the rate of primary education enrolment by 0.06 percentage points. The most robust effect on primary enrolment is obtained by aid to the category ‘education facilities and training’...Econometric models (Economic development) Economic assistance and foreign aid Education
Working PaperMaking Aid Work for Education in Developing Countries: an Analysis of Aid Effectiveness for Primary Education Coverage and Quality
This paper examines the effect of education aid on primary enrollment and education quality...Economic assistance and foreign aid Econometric models (Economic development) Education
Working PaperThe Political Economy of Food Price Policy: the Case of Bangladesh
Global food price hikes during 2007 and 2008 resulted in a sharp rise in staple food prices in Bangladesh. The poor and marginalized households were particularly vulnerable to such an adverse situation as their real purchasing power eroded...Agriculture Expenditures, Public Food security
Research BriefHow to Spend It?
A donor dilemma: aid effectiveness in fragile states. Donors are often faced with the dilemma that those countries most in need of aid are often those least likely to spend it effectively...Economic assistance and foreign aid Expenditures, Public Public welfare
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (January 2012)
Tony Addison January saw the snow arrive in Helsinki. As I look out across the harbour, the scene is one of various shades of white and grey. The temperature is well below zero (minus 20 o c)...Commercial policy Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Working PaperHow To Spend It: The Organization of Public Spending and Aid Effectiveness
As aid diminishes in importance, donors need a capacity that enables governments to improve the quality of their public spending...Economic assistance and foreign aid Expenditures, Public Public welfare
Book ChapterAid and Dutch Disease in the South Pacific and in Other Small Island States
From the book: Understanding Small-Island Developing StatesEconomic assistance and foreign aid Expenditures, Public Foreign exchange
Journal ArticleAid and Dutch Disease in the South Pacific and in Other Small Island States
Part of Journal Special Issue Fragility and Development in Small Island Developing StatesEconomic assistance and foreign aid Expenditures, Public Foreign exchange
Book ChapterPractical and Theoretical Implications of the Joint Evaluation of General Budget Support
From the book: Foreign Aid for DevelopmentBudget Economic assistance and foreign aid Expenditures, Public
Working PaperLessons from the Transition Economies: Putting the Success Stories of the Postcommunist World into a Broader Perspective
Why many transition economies succeeded by pursuing policies that are so different from the radical economic liberalization (shock therapy) that is normally credited for the economic success of central European countries?...Communist state Comparative economics Economic development