Women’s struggle for land in South Asia: Can legal reforms trump social norms?
WIDER Annual Lecture 25 | Bina Agarwal
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Have changes in the law giving legal equity in property improved women’s situation in practice? Have they closed the gender gap in actual land ownership and trumped restrictive social norms and customs? If not, is there a way forward?
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UNU-WIDER researchers in The state and statebuilding in the Global South — international and local interactions project attend an authors’ workshop at the London School of Economics . ( Download programme ). Rachel Gisselquist, Daniel...
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Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 25 - Women’s struggle for land in South Asia: Can legal reforms trump social norms?
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SeminarThe Effects of Political Reservations on Credit Access and Borrowing Composition - Evidence from India
Project workshopWork-in-progress meeting on tax research collaboration in Uganda
As part of the Building up efficient and fair tax systems – lessons based on administrative tax data project, a work-in progress meeting was held online between UNU-WIDER and Uganda Revenue Authority ( URA ). The topics discussed in this...
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The United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) holds a 3-day virtual conference to convene experts on social and economic policy for an inclusive recovery and inclusive development. The Expert Group Meetings invite...
LectureSocial Mobility in Developing Countries: Pathways for Research and Policy
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The researchers under this component of The state and statebuilding in the Global South – international and local interactions project meet to discuss ongoing research on 'COVID-19 and the state —comparative experiences in the Global...