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– Evidence on Exporting and Firm-Level Performance
Måns Soderbom - 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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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 standards...

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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? (2...

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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...

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– 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 exist...

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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 the...

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Tony Addison, Finn Tarp - World Development, 2015 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

This is an introduction to the UNU-WIDER special issue of World Development on aid policy and the macroeconomic management of aid. We provide an overview of the 10 studies, grouping them under three sub-themes: the aid–growth relationship; the supply-side of aid (including its level,...

– Findings from Comparative Cases
Rachel M. Gisselquist - The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2014 - London, UK

Why and how some states transition successfully from fragile to more robust—and some do not—are both topical and age-old questions. This volume of The ANNALS addresses these questions with particular attention to the role of foreign aid, offering new traction on theory development on...

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Dilip Mookherjee, Christopher Udry - Journal of Development Economics, 2014 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

This special issue of the Journal of Development Economics originates from a UNU-WIDER research project on land inequality and decentralized governance in LDCs. The research began in late 2010 with Dilip Mookherjee and Pranab Bardhan jointly directing the project; one of the first project...

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Danielle Resnick, Rachel M. Gisselquist - Public Administration and Development, 2014 - Oxford, UK

For more than two decades, addressing constraints to better governance in developing countries has been a priority issue for the international donor community. Recent changes to aid modalities have further prioritized the need for improving governance in a manner that ensures local ownership and...

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