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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
72 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Journal ArticleEffects of food price shocks on child malnutrition: The Mozambican experience 2008/2009
A propitiously timed household survey carried out in Mozambique over the period 2008/2009 permits us to study the relationship between shifts in food prices and child nutrition status in a low income setting...Children Food industry and trade Inflation (Finance)
Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 2.3Expenditures, Public Children Malnutrition
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (May 2015)
May is always a hopeful month. With 18 hours of daylight we are all perky—especially the seagulls who swarm around Helsinki harbour. Here at UNU-WIDER the communications team is busy with the new website which will roll out later in the year...Agricultural industries Economic assistance and foreign aid Food security
Research BriefChildren’s nutrition status in Mozambique: Determining the impact of rising food prices
Evidence obtained from detailed household surveys in Mozambique during the 2008-09 food price shock reveals just how pronounced the impact of food price inflation can be on children’s overall nutrition status...Agriculture Children Climatic changes
BlogWhy Ending Malnutrition is a Quintessential 21st Century Development Goal
In the run up to the announcement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) in September every development issue is clamouring for attention...Climatic changes Environment Equality and inequality
BlogWIDER Annual Lecture 18: Managing Structural Transformation
18 December 2014 Roger Williamson At the UN headquarters in New York on 18 November 2014, Peter Timmer, emeritus professor from Harvard, showed how the three transformations (structural, agricultural, and dietary) relate to development...Agriculture Climatic changes Structural adjustment (Economic policy)
BlogMultidimensional Poverty in the Democratic Republic of Congo
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
PresentationDistributional Impacts of the 2008 Global Food Price Spike in Vietnam
Presented at: A Festschrift in Honor of Per Pinstrup-Andersen : New Direction in the Fight Against hunger and Malnutrition. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA. Presentation See full programme New directions in the fight against hunger and...
Research BriefCurbing Early Childhood Undernutrition in Lower and Middle Income Countries: Findings and Lessons for the Future
Under-nutrition is the single biggest cause of the global burden of disease, and many of those affected are children...Economic assistance and foreign aid Education Food security
BlogUrbanization and Development in Asia: Linkages with Globalization and Migration
Lorraine Telfer-Taivainen The Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary, was the venue for the launch on 16 June 2012 of the just-published UNU-WIDER book Urbanization and Development in Asia: Multidimensional Perspectives , edited by Jo...Economic development Economic growth Emigration and immigration
BlogRedefining Poverty in China and India: What Does This Mean for the Fight Against Global Poverty? Part I
Tony Addison and Miguel Niño-Zarazúa China and India are making immense strides in development. Growth in both countries has been impressive...Economic development Economic growth Measurement (Poverty)
Book ChapterDeterminants of Child Weight and Height in Sri Lanka: A Quantile Regression Approach
From the book: Health Inequality and DevelopmentChildren Equality and inequality Malnutrition
Journal ArticleThe Growth of Poor Children in China, 1991-2000: Why Food Subsidies May Matter
Part of Journal Special Issue Health and DevelopmentChildren Food security Malnutrition
Journal ArticleMalnutrition, Poverty and Economic Growth
Part of Journal Special Issue Health and DevelopmentChildren Equality and inequality Malnutrition
Working PaperThe Determinants of Child Weight and Height in Sri Lanka: A Quantile Regression Approach
Reducing child malnutrition is a key goal of most developing countries. To combat child malnutrition with the right set of interventions, policymakers need to have a better understanding of its economic, social and policy determinants...Children Equality and inequality Malnutrition
Working PaperThe Role of Women’s Empowerment and Domestic Violence in Child Growth and Undernutrition in a Tribal and Rural Community in South India
Moderate undernutrition continues to affect 46 per cent of children under 5 years of age and 47 per cent of rural women in India. Women’s lack of empowerment is believed to be an important factor in the persistent prevalence of undernutrition...Children Economic aspects (Children) Malnutrition