Crowding out effects of financial knowledge and attitude on risk preferences
Using hand-collected survey and experimental data, we examine the determinants of financial literacy as well as the link between self-reported risk and elicited risk preferences in a least developed African country, Guinea. We measure financial...
Gender and food security
UNU-WIDER’s recent project ‘Hunger and Food Security’ exerted a strong attraction for academia, international organizations (FAO, WFP, and UNCTAD), civil society organizations, and the media. The first project meeting, held in Jaipur in March 2005...
Study Shows Effectiveness of Mobile Phones in Promoting Reading and Literacy in Developing Countries
A UNESCO study published 23 April, on the occasion of World Book and Copyright Day explains how mobile technology is used to facilitate reading and improve literacy in developing countries.