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Journal Special Issue This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Rachel M. Gisselquist, Finn Tarp - International Migration, 2019

Building knowledge about migration governance and policy in the Global South is a priority for research and policy. The studies in this special section offer both new empirical insights and new frameworks for analysis, with key policy implications, that can enrich our discussion of these...

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– Some lessons from Africa
Carlos Gradín, Finn Tarp - South African Journal of Economics , 2019

This special issue comprises six papers analysing different dimensions of inequalities in African countries. Three papers deal with the trend in inequality in consumption in Mozambique, with multidimensional poverty in four sub‐Saharan countries, and with the relationship between living...

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Rachel M. Gisselquist, Finn Tarp - Politics and Governance, 2019

The questions of whether aid has impact and is effective have been the subject of a considerable literature, including attention to the aggregate impact of aid on growth across countries (Arndt, Jones, & Tarp, 2010, 2015, 2016; Burnside & Dollar, 2000; Easterly, 2003; Hansen & Tarp,...

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, Giles Henley, Faaiqa Hartley - Development Southern Africa, 2019

This journal special issue revisits questions surrounding biofuel futures in Southern Africa and explores the case for the establishment of a regional market. The analysis in this issue suggests that while benefits exist, the key challenges that have stifled production and consumption to...

Journal Special Issue This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Andre Decoster, Jukka Pirttilä, Holly Sutherland, Gemma Wright - International Journal of Microsimulation , 2019

Social protection has attracted increasing interest in developing countries in recent decades and policies have been initiated in all developing regions. Cash transfer policies are already in place in many African countries, but their coverage is still limited, although it is expanding.1 Many of...

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Rachel M. Gisselquist - Journal of Development Studies, 2019

The articles in the forthcoming special issue are already available online on full open access. The special issue will be officially published in March 2019, vol. 55, issue 3. Legal empowerment has become widely accepted in development policy circles as an approach to addressing poverty and...

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Andy McKay, Sambit Bhattacharyya, Hai‐Anh H. Dang, Henrik Hansen, Anke Hoeffler, Katsushi Imai, David C. Stifel - Review of Development Economics, 2018

The collection of articles in this symposium speaks to the issue of female autonomy and women's welfare within households, making use of rich data from a variety of developing countries including Brazil, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, India, Indonesia, Senegal, Tanzania, and Zambia.

Journal Special Issue This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Carla Canelas, Rachel M. Gisselquist - Oxford Development Studies, 2018

A considerable body of research suggests that horizontal inequality between ethnic groups has major socioeconomic implications, in particular for peace and economic development. Much of this work focuses on horizontal inequality as an independent causal variable, rather than an outcome of various...

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Channing Arndt, Simon Roberts - Development Southern Africa, 2018

This issue contains seven articles addressing the major changes underway in the integration of economies in southern Africa.  This special issue is based on the UNU-WIDER project 'Regional growth and development in Southern Africa'. This project aims to develop, in conjunction...

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Tony Addison, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa, Jukka Pirttilä - Journal of International Development, 2018

This journal presents a synopsis of the contextual conditions, factors and challenges under which the recent evolution of tax systems has taken place, as an introduction to this United Nations University-World Institute for Development Economics Research Special Issue. The journal, as the studies...

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Channing Arndt, Rob Davies - South African Journal of Economics, 2018

This special issue focuses on a collaborative effort between the National Treasury and the South African Revenue Service (SARS) to employ administrative record data from SARS for economic policy analysis. It contains six research articles plus a synthesis article designed to draw out potential...

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– Measurement, trends, impacts and policies
Tony Addison, Jukka Pirttilä, Finn Tarp - The review of income and wealth, 2017

Many low- and middle-income countries are achieving good rates of economic growth, while high inequality remains a priority concern. Some countries meanwhile have low growth, high inequality, and pervasive poverty—often linked to their fragility. There is now active debate on how countries...

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Tony Addison, Oliver Morrissey, Finn Tarp - Journal of Development Studies, 2017

Much criticism of aid rests on no evidence at all, on out-of-date studies (many of which are methodologically weak) or on a misunderstanding of causation and country context. Many critics correlate weak or negative growth with aid flows, without much (if any) attention to the direction of...

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- Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2017 - Geneva, Switzerland

The United Nations sustainable development goal (SDG) 3 seeks “to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all and at all ages”. To build healthcare systems that were able to progress towards the millennium development goals, many countries had to extend delivery systems to...

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Channing Arndt, Finn Tarp - Review of Development Economics, 2017

This special section on aid and institutions discusses how they constitute an important element of the global response to interlinked global developmental and environmental challenges. As such, these institutions are now being drawn into new arenas beyond the traditional focus on improving the...

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– Evidence on Exporting and Firm-Level Performance
Måns Söderbom - Journal of African Economies, 2017

This Journal Special Issue is based on the UNU-WIDER project Learning to compete (L2C) – accelerating industrial development in Africa. Learning to Compete seeks to answer a seemingly simple but puzzling question: why is there so little industry in Africa? Industry—...

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