The end of poverty postponed?
Over a billion people living in poverty and a $500 million per day loss of income for the poorest people in the world could soon be reality. Blog by Andy Sumner, Chris Hoy, Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez discusses their new research.
Africa’s lockdown dilemma: High poverty and low trust
There is growing unease that blindly replicating the COVID-19 policy responses of high-income countries might inflict irreparable damage to poor households and foment social unrest in developing countries. Read more
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COVID-19: macroeconomic dimensions in the developing world
The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented global crisis. The task for economic policy is to help keep people alive, enterprises afloat, and households out of poverty.
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Journal Article: Tax-motivated transfer mispricing in South Africa - direct evidence using transaction data
This new Open Access article provides the first direct systematic evidence of profit shifting through transfer mispricing in a developing country.
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Research BriefForeign Assistance in a Climate-Constrained World
The three goals of promoting development, adaptation to climate change, and climate change mitigation are in reality inseparable policy areas and as such there is a compelling case for addressing them simultaneously...Economic aspects (Finance) Climatic changes Economic assistance and foreign aid
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (December 2011)
Tony Addison With the end of the year fast approaching, we bring you the last Angle of 2011. Here in Helsinki, the shortest day of the year is nearly upon us when we will have six hours of daylight...Economic aspects (Finance) Climatic changes Economic aspects (Right of property)
BlogFrom the Editor's desk (November 2011)
Tony Addison As we come to the end of November, the snow has yet to arrive in Helsinki...Economic aspects (Finance) Climatic changes Economic aspects (Raw materials)
Working PaperForeign Assistance in a Climate-Constrained World
The emergence of climate finance has the potential to catalyze positive changes in the institutional architecture and distribution mechanisms for financial flows to lower income countries...Climatic changes Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic aspects (Finance)
BookDevelopment Finance in the Global Economy: The Road Ahead
For much of the last 30 years the global economy has had a limited impact on poverty alleviation. But there are now grounds for optimism...Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development Economic aspects (Finance)
Book ChapterFinancial Sector Development and Growth: The Chinese Experience
From the book: Domestic Resource Mobilization and Financial DevelopmentCapital market Economic development Economic aspects (Finance)
Book ChapterFinancial Development and Income Inequality in Rural China, 1991-2000
From the book: Understanding Inequality and Poverty in ChinaEquality and inequality Economic aspects (Finance) Financial institutions
Book ChapterDevelopment Finance in the Global Economy: The Road Ahead
From the book: Development Finance in the Global EconomyEconomic assistance and foreign aid Economic development Economic aspects (Finance)
Working PaperFinancial Development and Income Inequality in Rural China 1991-2000
Financial development can exert a significant influence on the distribution of income...Equality and inequality Economic aspects (Finance) Financial institutions
Working PaperFinancial Sector Development and Growth: The Chinese Experience
This paper documents the financial and institutional developments of China during the past two decades, when China was successfully transformed from a rigid central-planning economy to a dynamic market economy following its unique path...Capital market Economic development Economic aspects (Finance)