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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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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Book ChapterForeign Aid, Urbanization and Green Cities
From the book: Aid Effectiveness for Environmental SustainabilitySustainable development Urbanization Foreign aid
From the book: Aid Effectiveness for Environmental SustainabilityForeign aid Climate change Sustainable energy
BookAid Effectiveness for Environmental Sustainability
This collection examines the role that foreign aid can play in dealing with the severe global challenge of climate change, one of the most pressing international development issues of the 21st century...Foreign aid Climate change Sustainable energy
BlogMini-documentary: Viet Nam’s data revolution is well on its way
The international community rarely calls for a revolution. In this case, it has. A data revolution, says UNU-WIDER Director Finn Tarp. Viet Nam has seen large changes to its economy since the advent of doi moi , the new beginning, in the 1980s...Structural transformation Sustainable development SDG
Working PaperHow do we legislate for improved community development?
A large mining project has the potential to be a partner in assisting local communities in their development efforts. Communities located in close proximity to a large mine have every right to expect that the project will benefit their community...Community development agreement Mining Mining law
Working PaperBiofuels technology: A look forward
This paper assesses biofuels technology readiness and provides foresight to biofuels development in Southern Africa...Biofuels bioenergy Technology maturity
SeminarTowards a new consensus on the principles of policy-making for the contemporary world
Working PaperThe role of gender in the extractives industries
In recognizing that women’s participation and gender equity is a precondition for the achievement of acceptable development outcomes, extractives industry companies are increasingly making public commitments to integrating gender equality, incl...extractives industry Gender equality Sustainable development
Working PaperThe role of participation in sustainable community development programmes in the extractives industries
A major challenge for almost all extractives activity is that benefits accrue predominantly at the national level while disruptions are invariably highly localized close to the resource...community development community participation Sustainable development
Working PaperModeling sustainable long-term electricity supply–demand in Africa
This paper develops a scenario-based model to identify and provide an array of electricity demand in Africa, and to derive them from the African power system of development...Energy planning Electricity Sustainable development
Working PaperTowards contribution analysis
Since the early 1990s, at least 45 initiatives have been mounted to improve the environmental and social performance of the mining industry across the world. Many changes in the formal legal and regulatory systems have also been introduced...Contribution analysis Mining Sustainability
NewsStockholm Statement – Towards a new consensus on the principles of policy-making for the contemporary world
Thirteen economists, which included four former Chief Economists of the World Bank, met over two days at Saltsjöbaden, Sweden, on 16-17 September 2016, to discuss the challenges faced by today’s economic policy makers. The meeting was...New Directions in Development Economics Equality and inequality Sustainable development
Working PaperVertical and horizontal inequality in Ecuador: The lack of sustainability
We analyse vertical and horizontal inequality in Ecuador from a long-run perspective, as well as during and after the commodities boom...Equality and inequality Poverty Sustainable development
BlogResponding to crises - a personal approach to the conference theme
Crisis can mean different things to different people. In response to this week's WIDER conference , we must ask ‘Which crises, and crises for whom?’. The crises with the biggest impact may be long-term rather than short-lived...Economic development Sustainable development
SeminarDecent Work in the Era of Sustainable Development
What is the role of decent work in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) era? This was the main topic of discussion in the seminar organized by the Global Sustainability Foundation and the Trade Union Solidarity Centre of Finland (SASK) , which...
BlogWill Norway’s model of Sovereign Wealth Fund work in Tanzania?: A reality check
Several countries in Africa – including Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Uganda - have recently discovered large oil and gas or other mineral resources...Economic assistance and foreign aid Fiscal policy Mineral industries