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Journal Article
Targeting Social Transfer Programmes: Comparing Design and Implementation Errors Across Alternative Mechanisms

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid, Social Policy and Development

Government policy (Poor) Measurement (Poverty) Methodology (Poverty)
Blog
Inequality in South Africa - An Interview with Murray Leibbrandt

At the UNU-WIDER Inequality conference September 2014 we interviewed Murray Leibbrandt, Professor of Economics at the University of Cape Town on issues of inequality in South Africa...

Children Economic policy Education
Blog
Taxation: Inequality, Equity, and Efficiency – An Interview with Michael Keen

8 October 2014 by Roger Williamson Michael Keen from the International Monetary Fund addressed the UNU-WIDER Development Conference in September 2014 “Equity Objectives and Puzzles in Linking Tax and Spending”...

Government policy (Poor) Equality and inequality Equity
Blog
UNU-WIDER Inequality Conference 2014: Country Comparisons and Conceptual Approaches

18 December 2014 Roger Williamson In an earlier article I reviewed a number of the high-profile contributions to the September 2014 conference on inequality . It is now time to dig deeper into the material presented at the event...

Comparative economics Economic growth Government policy (Poor)
Policy seminar
Rising income inequality: trends - and measures to prevent and reverse it

ILO , UNCTAD , and UNU-WIDER invite interested professionals to the policy seminar on ‘Rising income inequality: trends, and measures to prevent and reverse it’. The last decade has witnessed a revival of concern over the impact of high-...

23 October 2014
Room IX, International Labour Organization, Route des Morillons 4, Geneva, Switzerland
Past event
Blog
Rising Inequality – How to Reverse It?

30 October 2014 Dominik Etienne and Annett Victorero The last decade has witnessed a revival of concern over the impact of high-income concentration on economic development and wellbeing...

Economic development Economic growth Economic policy
Blog
Varying Growth Trajectories of the West and the South: The Role of Inequality and Institutions
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27 August 2014 Vladimir Popov Modern economic growth started in the West, not because of the efficiency of various capitalist institutions (elimination of serfdom, free cities, universities)...

Capitalism Economic growth Government policy (Poor)
Presentation
Poverty Dynamics and Graduation from Social Protection: A Markovian Model for Mexico’s Oportunidades Programme

The presentation of the paper by Juan M. Villa and Miguel Niño-Zarazúa, ' Poverty Dynamics and Graduation from Social Protection: A Markovian Model for Mexico’s Oportunidades Programme '. At the XXII Annual Meetings of...

9 June 2014
Universidad de Chile, Av Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 1058, Santiago de Chile, Chile
Past event
Blog
Multidimensional Poverty in the Democratic Republic of Congo
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25 June 2014 Malokele Nanivazo After a long series of conflicts and apparent macroeconomic mismanagement, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) seems to be breaking from its thorny history...

Children Government policy (Poor) Education
Working Paper
Social Transfers and Growth: The Missing Evidence from Luminosity Data

The effects of social transfers on growth are still unclear. The limitations of aggregated data at sub-national levels have confined the analysis to the use of simulation models and household surveys...

Economic development Government policy (Poor) Public welfare
Blog
The Nordic Contribution to Development

26 March 2014 Tony Addison The Nordic countries have a long-standing commitment to development, and their work in peace-building has taken Nordic peacemakers into some of the toughest places in the world...

Democracy Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Blog
Open Access and UNU-WIDER

21 February 2014 Tony Addison Development researchers live in a world where research on development, not just in economics but also political science, environmental science, anthropology (to name just a few areas of inquiry) is abundant...

Economic development Government policy (Poor) Measurement (Poverty)
Working Paper
Can the Context Mediate Macro-Policy Outcomes?: Contextual Differences in the Returns to Bolsa Familia in Brazil

Local institutional and structural (meso) factors can play a role in mediating the returns to a macro-social policy. I focus on the Brazilian cash-transfer-programme Bolsa Familia and check how contextual features influence the returns to transfers...

Equality and inequality Institutional economics Government policy (Poor)
Working Paper
Targeting Social Transfer Programmes: Comparing Design and Implementation Errors Across Alternative Mechanisms

Identifying the poorest for selection into social transfer programmes is a major challenge facing programme implementers...

Government policy (Poor) Measurement (Poverty) Methodology (Poverty)
Book Chapter
The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in Zambia

From the book: Food Price Policy in an Era of Market Instability

Government policy (Poor)
Book
Falling Inequality in Latin America: Policy Changes and Lessons

The book aims to document and explain the sizeable decline of income inequality that has taken place in Latin America during the 2000s...

Equality and inequality Income Macroeconomics
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