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COVID-19
Seminar
WIDER-Webinar-image from UNDP-Bangladesh-COVID19 François Bourguignon on COVID-19 and inequality
23 February 2021
Online, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
News
Life with Corona survey is now available in 27 languages

Life with Corona survey has been tracking the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 around the world for almost a year now. Tens of thousands of people have already contributed their views. The online questionnaire takes just 10 minutes to...

COVID-19
Presentation
SOUTHMOD presented at a UNU-WIDER conference

UNU-WIDER organized a two-day online conference on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic in Africa on 11-12 February 2021. The preliminary results of an ongoing SOUTHMOD study were presented on the second day of the conference. The conference Development...

12 February 2021
Online, Helsinki
Past event
Conference
Development challenges in Africa in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic
11 February 202112 February 2021
Online, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Working Paper
The labour market impact of COVID-19 lockdowns: Evidence from Ghana

In this paper, we provide causal evidence of the impact of stringent lockdown policies on labour market outcomes at both the extensive and intensive margins, using Ghana as a case study...

COVID-19 Lockdown Employment
Research Brief
The role of tax and benefit policies during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ecuador COVID-19 Microsimulation Poverty
Journal Article
Health-system equity, egalitarian democracy and COVID-19 outcomes: An empirical analysis

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a spate of studies showing a close connection between inequitable access to health care, welfare services and adverse outcomes from the pandemic...

COVID-19 Healthcare Healthcare access
Working Paper
The role of automatic stabilizers and emergency tax–benefit policies during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ecuador

This paper makes use of tax–benefit microsimulation techniques to quantify the distributional effects of COVID-19 in Ecuador and the role of tax–benefit policies in mitigating the immediate impact of the economic shocks...

COVID-19 Microsimulation Poverty
Working Paper
Estimates of multidimensional poverty for India using NSSO-71 and -75

We measure multidimensional poverty in India using National Sample Survey Organization data from 2014–15 to 2017–18. We use income, health, education, and standard of living to measure the multidimensional poverty index (MPI)...

Multidimensional poverty index Income Poverty
In the media
© UNICEFUNI357779Buta UNU-WIDER expert interviewed on COVID-19 impacts on trust in governments in Finnish development magazine COVID-19
Seminar
WIDER-Webinar-image from UNDP-Bangladesh-COVID19 Myles Wickstead on the changing face of aid and development
8 December 2020
Online, Finland
Past event
Working Paper
Do bigger health budgets cushion pandemics?: An empirical test of COVID-19 deaths across the world

How has government healthcare spending prepared countries for tackling the COVID-19 pandemic? Arguably, spending is the primary policy tool of governments in providing effective health...

COVID-19 Healthcare Healthcare expenditure
Seminar
WIDER-Webinar-image from UNDP-Bangladesh-COVID19 Daria Taglioni on international trade and supply chains post COVID-19
24 November 2020
Online
Past event
Blog
Headline data suggests low-income states are coping better with the pandemic than high-income states. But is this true?

States with fragile state health systems have been commended for effective responses to the COVID-19 pandemic...

COVID-19 Capable states State capacity
Blog
The world needs a people’s vaccine

The world needs a people’s vaccine for COVID-19 — one provided universally, and accessible to the entire world population. A patent-protected vaccine could ultimately exclude many people from being vaccinated and protected...

COVID-19 COVID-19 vaccine
Working Paper
Horizontal inequality, COVID-19, and lockdown readiness: Evidence from India

A growing body of research shows that COVID-19 both reflects and exacerbates existing inequalities...

Horizontal inequality Ethnic inequality Caste
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