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Research Brief
Foreign Aid and Malian Democracy

In Mali aid has had a positive impact on some areas of democratic consolidation such as strengthening the economy and civil society, election support and conflict resolution...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Equality and inequality Social conflict
Project meeting
Good aid in hard places: Learning from what has worked in fragile contexts

Governance & Fragility Governance has become a major concern for both donors and aid recipient countries since the late 1980s. Very poor quality governance is also one of the defining characteristics of state fragility, and social unrest and...

12 December 201313 December 2013
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Working Paper
Education from the Bottom Up: UNICEF’s Education Programme in Somalia

The failure of the Somali state from 1993 to 2012 represents one of the world’s most profound and prolonged cases of state collapse. Initially, education and other government services came to a standstill...

Children Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development projects
From the Editor’s Desk (October 2013)

31 October 2013 Tony Addison October finds Angle in New York, for our event on ‘Fragility and Aid–What Works?’ at the Permanent Mission of Germany to the UN...

Agriculture Budget Children
Research Brief
Policing Reforms in African States – Exploring the Link to Economic Development

A secure environment is an important component of successful economic development initiatives. Policing reforms in African states have been disappointing; the image of state policy and police–community relations remain poor...

Democracy Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Getting into a State?

30 October 2013 Roger Williamson The UNU-WIDER meeting held last week in New York on the topic of fragility and aid argued forcefully that you cannot ‘fix’ failed states as you would a broken window...

Agriculture Budget Conflict management
The Many Shades of Fragility

30 October 2013 Carl-Gustav Lindén Despite many successful transitions towards peace and multiparty electoral systems there are still 47 fragile states and economies in the world according to the OECD...

Democratization Economic assistance and foreign aid International agencies
Annual Lecture
WIDER Annual Lecture 17 - Egalitarian Principles
19 September 2013
Europaea Hall, Marina Congress Centre, Katajanokanlaituri 6 A, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Inclusive Growth in Africa

24 September 2013 Roger Williamson WIDER Annual Lecture 17 - President Martti Ahtisaari © UNU-WIDER/Alexander Zach Another big weekend for UNU-WIDER...

Economic policy Equality and inequality Structural adjustment (Economic policy)
Journal Article
Growth of African Economies: Productivity, Policy Syndromes, and the Importance of Institutions

Recent evidence from an exhaustive political-economy study of growth of African economies—the Growth Project of the African Economic Research Consortium—suggests that ‘policy syndromes’ have substantially contributed to the ge...

Econometric models (Economic development) Macroeconomics Social conflict
Research Brief
Gender and Transitional Justice

Transitional justice processes often fail to adequately deal with gender issues. Attempting to deal with gender-based violence during periods of transitional justice is often seen as destabilizing and a threat to future stability...

Democracy Economic assistance and foreign aid Justice, Administration of
Policy Brief
Business and the Barrel of a Gun: Understanding Entrepreneurship and Violent Conflict in Developing Countries

Although the impacts of violent conflict on investment, production, incomes and inequality have been widely studied on an aggregate level, comparatively less is known about the more diverse impacts of such conflict at the micro (particularly firm) le...

Entrepreneurship Microeconomics Social conflict
Journal Article
Business under Fire: Entrepreneurship and Violent Conflict in Developing Countries

Part of Journal Special Issue Entrepreneurship and Conflict

Economic development Entrepreneurship Informal sector
Taking Inequality into Account in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Rachel M. Gisselquist There is much to commend in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as we approach their target deadline of 2015...

Conflict management Economic development Equality and inequality
Voices from Fragile States: The Resilient Problem of Human Development

Jamie Bleck and Kristin Michelitch [1] Mali has continued to be in the news since its military coup in March 2012...

Household survey Infrastructure (Economics) Social conflict
From 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
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