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Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Channing Arndt, M. Azhar Hussain, Vincenzo Salvucci, Lars Peter Østerdal - Economics & Human Biology, 2016 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

A propitiously timed household survey carried out in Mozambique over the period 2008/2009 permits us to study the relationship between shifts in food prices and child nutrition status in a low income setting.We focus on weight-for-height and weight-for-age in different survey quarters characterized...

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Caren Grown, Tony Addison, Finn Tarp - Journal of International Development, 2016

This UNU-WIDER special issue of the Journal of International Development comprises a set of papers on the theme of aid and gender equality. While the topic of aid effectiveness has been examined in this journal and elsewhere, the focus on how well development assistance to countries and non-...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Lynda Pickbourn, Léonce Ndikumana - Journal of International Development, 2016

While many developing countries have made progress in human development, gender equality remains a challenge for most. This study uses data on bilateral official aid disbursements from the OECD Development Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC) to examine the impact of aid and its sectoral allocation on...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Sirkku K. Hellsten - Journal of International Development, 2016

The article examines the implementation of UNSCR 1325 ‘Women, Peace, and Security’ within the framework of post-colonial feminism. The author argues that in current international development co-operation, there is a need for deeper understanding of the complex, context-relevant social...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Helle Munk Ravnborg, Rachel Spichiger, Rikke Brandt Broegaard, Rasmus Hundsbæk Pedersen - Journal of International Development, 2016

Most land governance reforms seek to enhance tenure security, encourage investments and thereby promote economic growth. Increasingly, land reforms attempt to secure women's and other vulnerable groups' access to land. This article reviews the extent to which gender equality in land tenure...

Journal Special Issue
Tony Addison, Caren Grown, Finn Tarp - Journal of International Development, 2016

This special issue of the Journal of International Development comprises a set of papers on the theme of aid and gender equality. While the topic of aid effectiveness has been examined in this journal and elsewhere, the focus on how well development assistance to countries and non-governmental...

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José Antonio Ocampo - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper looks at historical and current frameworks to manage macroeconomic linkages among economies. It considers first the evolving nature of global payments imbalances. It then focuses on the mechanisms of macroeconomic dialogue and cooperation put in place at different times to guarantee the...

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Jonas Sonnenschein - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

Rapid decarbonization of whole countries requires additional research, development, and demonstration of low-carbon energy technologies. Governments support research, development, and demonstration in this area with various financing instruments. These instruments are frequently assessed by...

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Utteeyo Dasgupta, Subha Mani, Smriti Sharma, Saurabh Singhal - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

Heterogeneity in subject populations often necessitates choosing an elicitation task that is intuitive, easy to explain, and simple to implement. Given that subject behaviour often differs dramatically across tasks when eliciting risk preferences, caution needs to be exercised in choosing one risk...

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Joeri Smits, Yibekal Tessema, Takuto Sakamoto, Richard Schodde - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

Despite a sizeable literature, there is no consensus as to whether and how mineral resources are linked to conflict. In this paper, we estimate the relationship between giant mineral deposit discoveries and the intensity of armed conflict (measured by battle deaths) around the world in the post-war...

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Chuku Chuku - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

This study considers the implications of alternative monetary policy regimes to deal with a laissez-faire fiscal policy rule, where the government completely spends resource revenue windfall contemporaneously. A three sector dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model, which features key...

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Michael R. Davidson, Fredrich Kahrl, Valerie J. Karplus - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

We propose a general taxonomy of the political economy challenges to wind power development and integration, highlighting the implications in terms of actors, interests, and risks. Applying this framework to three functions in China’s electricity sector—planning and project approval,...

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Tony Addison - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

To Stockholm, for Sida’s Development Talks on the theme ‘Africa rising? Poverty and growth in sub-Saharan Africa’. Finn Tarp and Andy McKay spoke about their new UNU-WIDER book, co-edited with Channing Arndt, entitled Growth and Poverty Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa—the...

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Jesse D. Jenkins, Valerie J. Karplus - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

The economic prescription for climate change is clear: price carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas emissions to internalize climate damages. In practice, a variety of political economy constraints prevent the introduction of a carbon price equal to the full social cost of emissions. This...

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Channing Arndt, Andy McKay, Finn Tarp - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

The recovery and acceleration of economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa since about 1995 has been widely recognised. But less is known about the extent to which this growth has led to improvements in welfare and poverty reduction in particular. In our recently published, open-access book,...

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Jocelyn E. Finlay, Iván Mejía-Guevara, Yoko Akachi - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

The rate of fertility decline has been slow in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Using the Demographic and Health Surveys for 21 SSA countries between 1990 and 2014, we examine the within-country fertility patterns by wealth, applying the Bongaarts (2015) proximate determinants model.We find that overall,...

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