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Working PaperMultidimensional assessment of child welfare for Tanzania
We contribute to the literature on trends in living standards in Tanzania by analysing child welfare using two multi-dimensional approaches, first-order dominance (FOD) and Alkire-Foster (AF)...Poverty Public welfare
BlogDiversity debit vs. diversity dividend: Challenging the conventional wisdom
It is widely accepted in recent work in economics and political science that ethnic diversity has a negative impact on the provision of public goods such as health and education...Education Health Public goods
Book ChapterMozambique: Off-track or Temporarily Sidelined?
From the book: Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan AfricaEconomic development Economic growth Equality and inequality
Journal ArticleEthnic Heterogeneity and Public Goods Provision in Zambia: Evidence of a Subnational “Diversity Dividend”
The “diversity debit” hypothesis – that ethnic diversity has a negative impact on social, economic, and political outcomes – has been widely accepted in the literature...Education Health Public goods
Working PaperEstimating multidimensional poverty in Zambia
In this paper, we apply the first-order dominance (FOD) approach to assessing multidimensional welfare to analyse multidimensional poverty in Zambia in 1996, 2006, and 2010...Economic growth Poverty Public welfare
Working PaperSpatial and temporal multidimensional poverty in Nigeria
Nigeria has recorded impressive growth in the last decade, yet the impact of this growth on poverty reduction remains unclear...Economic growth Poverty Public welfare
Working PaperEstimating multidimensional childhood poverty in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 2007 through 2013
After years of economic decline, conflict, and instability, the Democratic Republic of Congo achieved rapid economic growth in the 2000s along with a reduction in rural consumption poverty...Children Poverty Public welfare
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (September-October 2015)
UNU-WIDER had a busy September. We celebrated our 30 th birthday with some 600 people at our three-day conference on ‘Mapping the Future of Development Economics’ here in Helsinki. It was a great occasion...Agriculture Business enterprises Capital investments
BlogEconomic Lessons from Recent Research for Achieving SDG8
This article is part of UNU’s “ 17 Days, 17 Goals ” series, featuring research and commentary in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, 25-27 September 2015 in New York City...Business enterprises Capital investments Economic assistance and foreign aid
Working PaperThe growth-employment-poverty nexus in Latin America in the 2000s: Venezuela country study
Venezuela experienced slow economic growth during the 2000s...Economic growth Income distribution Labor market
Working PaperThe growth-employment-poverty nexus in Latin America in the 2000s: Uruguay country study
The Uruguayan story was one of declines in the early years of the 2000s in most indicators, followed by improvements in all of them...Economic growth Income distribution Labor market
Working PaperThe growth-employment-poverty nexus in Latin America in the 2000s: Peru country study
The Peruvian economy performed exceptionally well between 2000 and 2012, with a growth performance that placed the country well above the regional average and an improvement in all labour market indicators...Economic growth Income distribution Labor market
Working PaperThe growth-employment-poverty nexus in Latin America in the 2000s: Paraguay country study
During the 2000s Paraguay experienced slow economic growth but improved all labour market indicators. The growth process was erratic...Economic growth Income distribution Labor market
Working PaperThe growth-employment-poverty nexus in Latin America in the 2000s: Panama country study
Between 2000 and 2012, Panama boasted the strongest economic growth in Latin America. The growth experience was not uniform: the 2000–02 period was marked by slow or negative growth rates, after which growth was exceptionally rapid...Economic growth Income distribution Labor market
Working PaperThe growth-employment-poverty nexus in Latin America in the 2000s: Mexico country study
During the 2000s Mexico grew less than the average for Latin America. Labour market indicators exhibited mixed changes, with improvements over the period for some of them and deterioration for others...Income distribution Labor market Poverty
Working PaperThe growth-employment-poverty nexus in Latin America in the 2000s: Honduras country study
During the 2000s Honduras grew less than the average Latin American country and labour market indicators moved, in general, in a worsening direction...Economic growth Income distribution Labor market