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Poverty, inequality, and growth: trends, policies, and controversies

Reducing poverty and inequality and promoting inclusive growth are fundamental to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Much has changed in the global economy in recent decades and perspectives on progress made vary widely...

Poverty Inequality Growth
Journal Article
The impact of COVID-19 on consumption poverty in Mozambique

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW | This study assesses the impact of COVID-19 on household consumption poverty. To predict changes in income and the associated effects on poverty, we rely on existing estimated macroeconomic impacts...

COVID-19 Poverty Inequality
Journal Article
The role of automatic stabilizers and emergency tax–beneft policies during the COVID‑19 pandemic: Evidence from Ecuador

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW | By combining household survey data before and during the COVID-19 pandemic with detailed tax-benefit simulations, this paper quantifies the distributional effects of COVID-19 in Ecuador and the role of tax-benefit poli...

COVID-19 Microsimulation Poverty
Working Paper
Recovery with distress: unpacking COVID-19 impact on livelihoods and poverty in Bangladesh

The social and ecomomic impact of COVID-19 has been deep, wide-ranging, and multi-dimensional...

COVID-19 Livelihoods Informal
In the media
SOUTHMOD study on the impact of COVID-19 in Africa gains attention in media and different outlets COVID-19 Africa Inequality
Blog
Corona pandemic revealed gaps in African social security systems
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Millions of Africans lost their jobs as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but state social security systems were of little help to people who lost their income...

COVID-19 Income distribution Poverty
News
Photo: Brett Davies Pathfinding new book on Social Mobility in Developing Countries out now Economics social sciences Social mobility
Journal Article
Income distribution and the potential of redistributive systems in Africa: A decomposition approach

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW | Redistributive systems in Africa are still in their infancy but are expanding in order to finance increasing public spending...

Tax-benefit microsimulation Tax-benefit policy Microsimulation
Policy Brief
Six sets of policy actions to promote social mobility

Promoting social mobility is an essential task of development, and a multi-faceted one. Precarious livelihoods are widespread. Containing downward mobility is an important precondition for sustaining upward mobility...

Social mobility Poverty Inequality
Policy Brief
O papel das políticas de impostos e benefícios durante a pandemia da COVID-19 em 2020 em Moçambique COVID-19 Income distribution Poverty
Blog
Efforts to protect the poor during COVID: How five African countries fared

The number of people living in poverty around the world is estimated to have increased by half a billion people due to the COVID-19 crisis...

COVID-19 Sub-Saharan Africa Tax-benefit policy
Journal Article
The resettlement of Vietnamese refugees across Canada over three decades

Part of Journal Special Issue Involuntary Migration, Inequality, and Integration

Canada Earnings Economic integration
Working Paper
Industrialization in developing countries: is it related to poverty reduction?

This paper proposes an empirical framework that relates poverty reduction to production growth...

Poverty Production Growth
Working Paper
Simulation of options to replace the special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress grant and close the poverty gap at the food poverty line

We use a fiscal incidence model based on the South African 2014/15 Living Conditions Survey to simulate the poverty reduction impacts of a selection of medium-to-long-term social grant options with the goal of replacing the existing special COVID-19 ...

Fiscal incidence Social protection Social spending
Working Paper
Towards greater poverty reduction in Zambia: Simulating potential Cash Plus reforms using MicroZAMOD

A large share of the population in Zambia is living below the national poverty line...

Poverty Zambia Social protection
Policy Brief
Limited impact of the tax-benefit system in Tanzania during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 COVID-19 Income distribution Poverty
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