The end of poverty postponed?
Over a billion people living in poverty and a $500 million per day loss of income for the poorest people in the world could soon be reality. Blog by Andy Sumner, Chris Hoy, Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez discusses their new research.
Africa’s lockdown dilemma: High poverty and low trust
There is growing unease that blindly replicating the COVID-19 policy responses of high-income countries might inflict irreparable damage to poor households and foment social unrest in developing countries. Read more
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Catch up on recordings from the WIDER Webinar Series to hear from renowned researchers on the impact of COVID-19 on development, and the implications for the Global South. More webinars to be announced soon!
COVID-19: macroeconomic dimensions in the developing world
The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented global crisis. The task for economic policy is to help keep people alive, enterprises afloat, and households out of poverty.
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Journal Article: Tax-motivated transfer mispricing in South Africa - direct evidence using transaction data
This new Open Access article provides the first direct systematic evidence of profit shifting through transfer mispricing in a developing country.
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BlogUNU-WIDER Interview with Dr Kaushik Basu
29 November 2012 Carl-Gustav Lindén In November 2012 UNU-WIDER had the pleasure of hosting a public event with Dr Kaushik Basu, the newly appointed Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Development Economics of the World Bank...Financial crisis International finance Macroeconomics
BlogThe West Is Finding it Harder to get Its Own Way in the World
Ian Morris The people of Europe and North America still produce two-thirds of the world’s GDP, spend more than two-thirds of its R&D dollars, and own almost all of its nuclear weapons and aircraft carriers...International finance International relations World politics
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 14 - Reforming the International Monetary and Financial Architecture
Book ChapterCIBS, Capital Flows, and Exchange Rates: What Lessons Have Been Learnt since the East Asian Crisis in 1997/98?
From the book: Southern Engines of Global GrowthHistory (Capital market) Foreign exchange International finance
Working PaperGlobal Capitalism Theory and the Emergence of Transnational Elites
The class and social structure of developing nations has undergone profound transformation in recent decades as each nation has incorporated into an increasingly integrated global production and financial system...International finance International relations Political science
NewsDeveloping Countries in the World Economy: The Future in the past? Online and in Printed Copies
The WIDER Annual Lecture is a major event in the UNU-WIDER calendar, providing an opportunity for a distinguished speaker to present new insights and analysis on a core topic related to UNU-WIDER’s research programme on global development. Lecture...Annual lecture International finance Geopolitics
Journal ArticleIntroduction: Development Aid—Theory, Policies, and Performance
Part of Journal Special Issue Development AidEconomic assistance and foreign aid Economic development International finance
Journal Special IssueDevelopment Aid: Theory, Policies, and Performance
Following on WIDER's work on Development Finance which has involved three projects since 2002, a development conference on 'Aid: Principles, Policies and Performance' was organized in June 2006...Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development International finance
BlogHow Will the Financial Crisis Impact on the Developing World and What Can Be Done About It?
Wim Naudé Following the US subprime mortgage crisis of 2007-2008, the world is now staggering from financial to economic crisis as many high-income economies are officially in recession...Economic development Economic policy Financial crisis
Working PaperThe Financial Crisis of 2008 and the Developing Countries
Following the financial crisis that broke in the US and other Western economies in late 2008, there is now serious concern about its impact on the developing countries...Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development Financial crisis
Working PaperWhat Lessons have been learnt since the East Asian Crisis in 1997/98?: CIBS, Capital Flows, and Exchange Rates
This paper discusses the movement of capital flows to and from the exchange rate regimes and monetary policies of China, India, Brazil, and South Africa (CIBS)...History (Capital market) Foreign exchange International finance
BookFinancial Development, Institutions, Growth and Poverty Reduction
This volume explores the various linkages between financial development, institutions, growth and poverty reduction in low-income and transition countries...Econometric models (Economic development) Financial institutions Finance (Infrastructure (Economics))
Book ChapterThe Impact of Financial Openness on Economic Integration: Evidence from Europe and the CIS Econometric models (Economic development) Economic integration International finance
Book ChapterMultilateral Development Assistance: Good, Bad or Just Plain Ugly?
From the book: Development Finance in the Global EconomyEconomic assistance and foreign aid Economic development International agencies
Journal ArticleLoans or Grants?
Part of Journal Special Issue Foreign Aid HeterogeneityEconomic assistance and foreign aid International finance Loans, Foreign