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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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Working PaperExploring options for a universal old age pension in Tanzania Mainland
The provision of a universal old age pension is increasingly recognized as an important instrument for strengthening and extending social protection...microsimulation Old age public pensions
Journal ArticleIdentity Documents, Welfare Enhancement, and Group Empowerment in the Global South
Part of Journal Special Issue Legal Empowerment and Group-Based InequalityIdentity Legal empowerment Welfare
Working PaperGovernment intervention need for social security improvement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: A theoretical analysis using the principal–agent model
African populations need better support through social protection mechanisms...Social security Pensions Contracts
Working PaperFormalizing safety nets and the requirements to obtain them: An increased role for identity documents in the Global South
Having a birth certificate is a stepping stone to acquiring an array of rights and benefits, including other documents necessary to navigate in and outside of one’s home country...Pensions Transfer payments
BlogStandards, Codes and Pension Flows
by Helmut Reisen The case for mutual benefits arising from the global diversification of portfolios holds well for funded retirement savings...Accounting Financial institutions Institutional economics
BookFinance and the Real Economy: Issues and Case Studies in Developing Countries
The present volume contains six papers on financial-policy issues and country experiences, presented at a joint ECLAC/UNU-WIDER/UNCTAD seminar held at ECLAC headquarters in Santiago, Chile, on 5-6 October 1992...Banks and banking Finance Pensions
Book ChapterPension System Reforms and Savings in Latin America and Caribbean Countries with Special Reference to Chile
From the book: Finance and the Real EconomyBanks and banking Finance Pensions
BookSocial Security in Developing Countries
The term "social security" has a very different meaning in underdeveloped countries -- whose populations live in great insecurity -- and is best understood as poverty alleviation...Pensions Public welfare Social security