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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.
Stephan Brenner, Danielle Wilhelm, Julia Lohmann, Christabel Kambala, Jobiba Chinkhumba, Adamson S Muula, Manuela De Allegri - Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2017 - Geneva, Switzerland

Objective To evaluate the impact of a performance-based financing scheme on maternal and neonatal health service quality in Malawi. Methods We conducted a non-randomized controlled before and after study to evaluate the effects of district- and facility-level performance incentives for...

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Margaret E Kruk, Adanna Chukwuma, Godfrey Mbaruku, Hannah H. Leslie - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Objective: To analyse factors affecting variations in the observed quality of antenatal and sick-child care in primary-care facilities in seven African countries. Methods: We pooled nationally representative data from service provision assessment surveys of health facilities in Kenya, Malawi,...

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.
Margaret E Kruk, Adanna Chukwuma, Godfrey Mbaruku, Hannah H Leslie - , 2017 - Geneva, Switzerland

Part of Journal Special Issue Measuring quality of care

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Sam Hamer, Jeremy Seekings - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Competitive elections in many parts of Africa generate powerful incentives to presidential candidates (and to a lesser extent political parties) to brand themselves in ways that transcend regional or ethnic loyalties. In Malawi, Joyce Banda—President from 2012 to 2014—sought to...

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– Competition in road transportation of perishable goods between Malawi, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
Thando Vilakazi, Anthea Paelo - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Rapid urbanization and rising income levels in Southern Africa have increased the consumption of perishable and processed food products. This paper relies primarily on firm-level interview data to assess competition and bottlenecks in transporting time-sensitive perishable products across borders...

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– Competition in road transportation between Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
Thando Vilakazi, Anthea Paelo - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Efficient transport links are critical to enhancing the integration of markets in Southern Africa. This paper assesses the structure of markets, competition, and prices and costs of road transportation between urban hubs in Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Key findings...

Book Chapter
– Making Sense of Malawi's Poverty Puzzle
Karl Pauw, Ulrik Beck, Richard Mussa - Oxford University Press, 2016 - Oxford, United Kingdom
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– Measuring real inequality using survey data from developing countries
Ulrik Beck - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper investigates how two effects drive wedges between nominal and real inequality estimates. The effects are caused by (i) differences in the composition of consumption over the income distribution coupled with differential inflation of consumption items; and (ii) quantity discounting...

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– The sensitivity of Malawian poverty estimates to definitions, data, and assumptions
Ulrik Beck, Karl Pauw, Richard Mussa - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper decomposes differences between the official poverty estimates of Malawi and a set of revised estimates by Pauw et al. (2016, forthcoming) with respect to five methodological differences:(i) the use of a revised set of unit conversion factors;(ii) the specification and use of regional...

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– Cases from the Zambezi River Basin
Channing Arndt, Paul S. Chinowsky, Charles Fant, Yohannes Gebretsadik, James E. Neumann, Sergey Paltsev, C. Adam Schlosser, Kenneth Strzepek, Finn Tarp, James Thurlow - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

We consider the interplay of climate change impacts, global mitigation policies, and the interests of developing countries to 2050. Focusing on Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia, we employ a structural approach to biophysical and economic modeling that incorporates climate uncertainty and allows for...

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– A synthetic control approach
Kaisa Alavuotunki - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

I examine impacts of general budget support in 12 countries using the synthetic control approach. First, I analyse changes in government expenditures on health before and after the introduction of budget support. Second, I look at neonatal mortality (a presumed proxy for improvements in health...

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Alberto Lemma, Dirk Willem te Velde - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

Effective state-business relations (SBRs) have been lacking in industrial policy thinking despite the strong theoretical case for SBRs. The empirical study of state-business relations in developing countries has emerged only recently, with notable contributions starting in the mid-1990s, developing...

Blog
Tony Addison - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

UNU-WIDER had a busy September. We celebrated our 30th birthday with some 600 people at our three-day conference on ‘Mapping the Future of Development Economics’ here in Helsinki. It was a great occasion. Highlights include a keynote by Nobel Laureate Joe Stiglitz (...

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Channing Arndt, Karl Pauw, James Thurlow - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

Malawi’s farm input subsidy benefits the poor and can be part of a viable national development strategy. Agriculture is Malawi’s main economic sector. It generates one-third of GDP, half of total export earnings and two-thirds of employment. The farm input...

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, Karl Pauw, James Thurlow - American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2015 - London, United Kingdom

We estimate the impact of Malawi's Farm Input Subsidy Program using an economy-wide approach. This approach yields benefit-cost ratios about 60% higher than existing partial equilibrium studies, a result of our accounting for indirect benefits. Fertilizer response rates remain the determining...

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.
– A Study of Impacts and Adaptations in Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia
Paul S. Chinowsky, Amy E. Schweikert, Niko Strzepek, Kenneth Strzepek - Climatic Change, 2015 - Dordrecht, Netherlands

Part of Journal Special Issue Climate Change and the Zambezi River Valley

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