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Welfare economics
Working Paper
Needs versus Expediency: Poverty Reduction and Social Development in Post-conflict Countries

Conflict depletes all forms of human and social capital, as well as supporting institutions. The scale of the human damage can overwhelm public action, as there are many competing priorities and resources are often insufficient...

Economic development Education National security
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Does Food Insecurity Impact Subjective Evaluation of Well-being?: Evidence From a Developing Country

Understanding the relationship between food insecurity and subjective evaluation of well-being is critical in designing social welfare policies, especially in developing countries. Surprisingly, literature on the topic is scarce...

Food security Quality of life Welfare economics
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The Impact of Food Price Volatility on Consumer Welfare in Cameroon

The objective of this paper is to analyse the welfare effects of food price volatility on Cameroonian consumers...

Food supply Households Prices
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Policy Co-ordination and Growth Traps in a Middle-income Country Setting: The Case of South Africa

South Africa has exhibited tepid economic growth over the past twenty years as well as high levels of income inequality characteristic of a middle income country growth trap...

Economic growth Structural adjustment (Economic policy) Industrial policy
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Growth, Poverty, and Inequality: The Case Study of Cameroon

The purpose of this paper is to analyse the growth performance of the Cameroonian economy from independence in 1960 to date, and then to use this as a background for the analysis of poverty, inequality, and non-monetary outcomes...

Economic growth Equality and inequality Microeconomics
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Monetary Inequality Among Households in Togo: An Illustration Based on the Decomposition of the Gini Coefficient Using the Shapley Value Approach

This paper aims at measuring and analysing for the first time inequality in the distribution of expenditures among households in Togo according to the characteristics of household heads...

Equality and inequality Income distribution Index numbers (Economics)
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Consumption Bundle Aggregation in Poverty Measurement: Implications for Poverty and its Dynamics in Uganda

Official poverty figures in Uganda are flawed by the fact that the underlying poverty lines are based on a single national food basket that was constructed in the early 1990s...

Econometric models (Economic development) Game theory Health
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Multi-dimensional Poverty Analysis for Tanzania: First Order Dominance Approach with Discrete Indicators

As in much of sub-Saharan Africa, Tanzania has attained rapid economic growth accompanied by only marginal reductions in poverty...

Economic growth Game theory Poverty measurement
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The Fall of the Elephant: Two Decades of Poverty Increase in Côte d’Ivoire (1988-2008)

At the end of the 1980s, Côte d’Ivoire entered a deep macroeconomic crisis that put an end to the often-praised ‘Ivorian miracle’...

Household survey Poverty measurement Welfare economics
Working Paper
Multidimensional Poverty in Nigeria: First Order Dominance Approach

This study appraises non-monetary multidimensional poverty in Nigeria using the novel first order dominance approach developed by Arndt et al. (2012)...

Game theory Microeconomics Poverty
Research Brief
The Evolution of Social Protection in Latin America

Social insurance has not succeeded in reducing fiscal deficits and expanding coverage to more beneficiaries in Latin America Social assistance has had a greater impact on poverty and inequality than social insurance In lower-middle-income countries, ...

Economic policy Equality and inequality Social security
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Growth, Poverty and Inequality in Rwanda: A Broad Perspective

This study focuses on growth, poverty and inequality in Rwanda. We take a broad perspective, in two respects...

Econometric models (Economic development) Equality and inequality Poverty
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Multidimensional Welfare in Districts of Zambia: A First Order Dominance Approach

In this paper we make welfare comparisons among districts of Zambia using multidimensional well-being indicators observed at the household level using the first order dominance approach developed by Arndt et al. in 2012...

Game theory Poverty Welfare economics
Working Paper
Indices of Social Development and their Application to Africa

This paper, using a new set of social development indices, explores the measurement of social development across Africa, and how this relates to broader development patterns and measurement...

Economic development Economic growth Equality and inequality
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Utility-Consistent Poverty in Ethiopia, 2000–11: Welfare Improvements in a Changing Economic Landscape

We use Arndt and Simler’s utility-consistent approach to calculating poverty lines to analyse poverty in Ethiopia in 2000, 2005, and 2011...

Econometric models (Economic development) Equality and inequality Poverty
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Utility-Consistent Poverty in Madagascar, 2001-10: Snapshots in the Presence of Multiple Economy-Wide Shocks

We use Arndt and Simler’s (2010) utility-consistent approach to calculating poverty lines to analyse poverty in Madagascar in 2001, 2005 and 2010...

Econometric models (Economic development) Equality and inequality Poverty
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