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Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam
This new Open Access book provides a comprehensive analytic contribution to a crucial topic within development economics. Based on fifteen years of continued data collection and research efforts it brings together nine up-to-date studies on... read more
205 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperInequality of opportunity in child health in Sudan: Across-region study
This study aims to examine the drivers of inequality of opportunity in health outcome among children below 5 years of age, using the Sudanese 2014 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey...Health Children Inequality of opportunities
Working PaperHuman capital and social mobility in low- and middle-income countries
Parental human capital and endowments may affect children’s human capital, which in turn may affect children’s earning and occupations and thus affect social mobility...Social mobility Human capital Cognitive ability
Journal ArticleAgricultural extension, intra-household allocation and malaria
Can agricultural development programs improve health-related outcomes? We exploit a spatial discontinuity in the coverage of a large-scale agricultural extensionprogram in Uganda to causally identify its effects on malaria...Administrative law Agriculture Economic development
Book ChapterExcess female mortality in Africa
From the book: Towards Gender Equity in DevelopmentMissing women Mortality Gender
Book ChapterChoices for spending government revenue: New African oil, gas, and mining economies
From the book: Extractive IndustriesExtractives Education Framework
Working PaperLabour migration in Indonesia and the health of children left behind
Economic research on labour migration in the developing world has traditionally focused on the role played by the remittances of overseas migrant labour in the sending country’s economy...Health Labour migration Children
BlogIncome generation and malaria in Uganda
Several large-scale efforts have been made to combat malaria in the last decade under the Millennium Development Goals, and while these have led to a rapid decline in cases, malaria continues to exact a heavy toll on sub-Saharan Africa, both in terms...Administrative law Agriculture Economic development
Journal ArticleImproving water, sanitation and hygiene in health-care facilities, Liberia
Problem The lack of proper water and sanitation infrastructures and poor hygiene practices in health-care facilities reduces facilities’ preparedness and response to disease outbreaks and decreases the communities’ trust in the health ser...Health SDG3 Universal Health Coverage
Journal ArticleObservations of infection prevention and control practices in primary health care, Kenya
Objective To assess compliance with infection prevention and control practices in primary health care in Kenya...Health SDG3 Universal Health Coverage
Journal ArticleImplementation research to improve quality of maternal and newborn health care, Malawi
Objective To evaluate the impact of a performance-based financing scheme on maternal and neonatal health service quality in Malawi...Health SDG3 Universal Health Coverage
Working PaperChoices for spending government revenue: New African oil, gas, and mining economies
This paper examines a broad range of opportunities for addressing the pressing human development needs of low-income countries by using new oil, gas, and mineral discoveries...Extractives Education Framework
Policy seminarPolicy Seminar - Launch of WHO Bulletin theme issue 'Measuring quality of care'
BlogBuilding the learning agenda: Spotlight on the Global Learning Laboratory for Quality Universal Health Coverage
Improving the delivery of quality health services is messy! Vast amounts of knowledge and experience is being generated daily...Health Quality of care SDG3
BlogMeasuring outpatient safety at scale: infection prevention and control practices in Kenya
Primum non nocere — first, do no harm. This most basic tenet of medical care is routinely violated in clinics and hospitals around the world today ...Quality of care Health SDG3