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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, 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...

This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
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...

This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
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...

This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Danielle Resnick - Development Policy Review, 2014 - Oxford, UK

This special issue comprises UNU-WIDER research focusing on key governance challenges related to addressing gaps in urban service delivery in sub-Saharan Africa. First, due to decentralisation policies in much of Africa, the provision of services is often transferred to sub-national authorities....

Tilman Brück, Wim Naudé, Philip Verwimp - Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2013 - New York, USA

Entrepreneurs are often adversely affected by violent conflict such as civil war. At the same time though entrepreneurs may contribute to or even benefit from violent conflict and other ‘destructive’ and ‘unproductive’ activities that limit economic development. Whatever...

Channing Arndt, Paul S. Chinowsky, Kenneth Strzepek, Finn Tarp, James Thurlow - Review of Development Economics, 2012 - Oxford, UK

The roots of development economics lie in the study of large-scale phenomena such as economic transformation. Climate change, as a global phenomenon, is drawing the attention of the profession back towards studies of transformational processes, including new considerations of adaptation and low-...

Luc Christiaensen, Anthony F. Shorrocks - Journal of Economic Inequality, 2012 - Dordrecht, Netherlands

People often move in and out of poverty, and the length of time spent in poverty can vary widely, likely affecting prospects of escaping and staying out of poverty. Current poverty measures do not account for these aspects. Should they? Are there sound theoretical foundations for shifting towards...

– Compatibility Issues
Amelia U. Santos-Paulino, Alisa DiCaprio, Philippe de Lombaerde - South African Journal of Economics , 2011 - Oxford, UK

In this special issue, five articles address some of the challenges associated with integrating an existing S-S regional agreement with a new template that results from block negotiations with a northern partner. The compatibility issues this raises range from whether the N-S component will promote...

Amelia U. Santos-Paulino, Guanghua Wan - Economic Change and Restructuring , 2011 - Dordrecht, Netherlands

Fast-growing developing countries have emerged as an important destination and source of trade, investments and technology. Furthermore, trade between developing countries has grown rapidly over the last decades, and is becoming more diversified, where exchange includes from primary commodities to...

Tilman Brück, Wim Naudé, Philip Verwimp - Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 2011 - Abindon, Oxon, UK

This study surveys the small but growing field of entrepreneurship and conflict in developing countries, which is also the topic of this special issue of the Journal of Small business and Entrepreneurship. We review recent contributions on how mass violent conflict such as civil war affects...

– Beyond the Tipping Point
Jo Beall, Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis, Ravi Kanbur - Urban Forum, 2010 - Dordrecht, Netherlands

In 2007 the number of urban inhabitants will surpass rural dwellers as a percentage of the total world population. By 2030 the proportion of people living in cities globally is expected to reach 61%, with almost 80% of urban dwellers living in less developed countries. For the first time in history...

Maria Minniti, Wim Naudé - The European Journal of Development Research, 2010 - Basingstoke, UK

In this article we provide an introduction to the papers in the special section of this edition of the European Journal of Development Research. We start by framing the challenges posed by female entrepreneurship to the research community, note some of the findings in the literature pertaining to...

Machiko Nissanke, Erik Thorbecke - World Development, 2010 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Globalization offers new opportunities for accelerating development and poverty reduction, but also poses new challenges for policymakers. And there is much concern about the distribution of benefits; in particular whether the poor gain from globalization, and under what circumstances it may...

Amelia U. Santos-Paulino, Mark McGillivray, Wim Naudé - The Journal of Development Studies, 2010 - Abindon, Oxon, UK

In recent years there is a growing concern within the international donor community regarding the plight of a special group of countries labeled as 'Fragile States'. These states, which according to current donor lists currently numbers more than 40 countries, are diverse in many respects....

Wim Naudé - Small Business Economics, 2010 - Dordrecht, Netherlands

We are pleased to announce a Special Issue of the Small Business Economics Journal on Entrepreneurship, Developing Countries and Development Economics, guest edited by Wim Naudé. With more than a billion people living in absolute poverty it is of great practical importance to understand if and when...

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