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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.
– 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Much criticism of aid rests on no evidence at all, on out-of-date studies (many of which are methodologically weak) or on a misunderstanding of causation and country context.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...

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.
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—...

This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
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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Miguel Niño-Zarazúa - International Journal of Educational Development, 2016 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

The studies of this Special Issue aim to address the general question of how aid can better support the collective actions that seek to improve education systems in developing countries. Overall, they provide an analysis of key policy strategies that can improve the functioning of education...

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Douglas Arent - Applied Energy, 2016 - Australia

This special section contains a series of five articles focused on energy and climate change in sub-Saharan Africa. It is well known that energy demand in sub-Saharan Africa is increasing rapidly and that many countries struggle to meet demand. Failure to meet energy demand reduces living...

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Tony Addison, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa, Finn Tarp - Journal of International Development, 2015

The UNU-WIDER Special Issue aims to address collectively the following questions: (1) What are the principles and facts that have underpinned the evolution of bilateral and multilateral social sector aid over the past 25 years? In particular, how pro-poor has aid to the social sectors been?...

This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Sam Jones, John Page, Abebe Shimeles, Finn Tarp - African Development Review, 2015

This Special Issue brings together five articles that tackle the questions of how and where foreign aid donors might usefully support a more inclusive or job-friendly pattern of economic growth in the African region. Arguably, support to growth-enhancing structural change and employment...

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.
– Selected studies on Sub-Sahara Africa and South-East Asia
Wisdom Akpalu, Channing Arndt - Sustainability, 2015 - Basel, Switzerland

Under the very large majority of combinations of global mitigation efforts (emissions scenarios) and climate sensitivity to greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations, a considerable amount of warming appears to be built into the global climate system. For developing countries, significant questions...

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Rachel M. Gisselquist - International Peacekeeping, 2015 - London, United Kingdom

Development assistance to fragile states and conflict-affected areas can be a core component of peacebuilding, providing support for the restoration of government functions, delivery of basic services, the rule of law and economic revitalization. Despite a wealth of research, however, significant...

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– The Challenge of Chronic Weakness
Rachel M. Gisselquist - Third World Quarterly, 2015

This special issue has its origins in work conducted under the Governance and Fragility theme of UNU-WIDER’s ReCom - Research and Communication on Foreign Aid programme (2011–13), and particularly the work on ‘Aid and Institution-building in Fragile States: Findings from...

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Danielle Resnick - Journal of International Development, 2015

This special issue introduction provides a historical perspective in order to contextualize the political economy of Africa’s emergent middle class. In doing so, three overarching research questions are discussed to better understand the middle class’ transformative potential. First,...

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Rachel M. Gisselquist, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa - Journal of Globalization and Development, 2015 - Berkeley, USA

In recent years, experimental methods have been both highly celebrated, and roundly criticized, as a means of addressing core questions in the social sciences. They have received particular attention in the analysis of development interventions. The studies in this special issue push beyond...

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Finn Tarp, James S. Juana, Philip Ward - Climatic Change, 2015 - Dordrecht, Netherlands

The articles in this special issue set forth a set of technical contributions that will improve the understanding of the impacts of climate change in developing countries. They are drawn from the Development Under Climate Change (DUCC) project carried out by UNU-WIDER of which the countries of...

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