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COVID-19: macroeconomic dimensions in the developing world
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Working PaperAfrica’s lockdown dilemma: High poverty and low trust
The primary policy response to suppress the spread of COVID-19 in high-income countries has been to lock down large sections of the population...COVID-19 lockdown measures lockdown policies
Working PaperCOVID-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. The pandemic has macroeconomic dimensions...commodities COVID-19 Debts
Working PaperAn analysis of the distributional impact of excise duty in Uganda using a tax-benefit microsimulation model
The distributional analysis of consumption taxes is useful for establishing the welfare impact of tax policy. This paper uses the UGAMOD microsimulation model to establish the tax incidence and welfare impact of excise duty in Uganda...excise duty microsimulation Poverty
Background NoteCOVID-19 and the socioeconomic impact in Africa: The case of Ghana
The first two cases of COVID-19 were reported in Ghana on 12 March 2020 by the health ministry...COVID-19 economic impact Ghana
Journal ArticleInformality and poverty in Ecuador
This paper uses national representative data from the Ecuadorian Family Expenditure survey to study the determinants of poverty and informality in the country, taking into account the two-way relationship between these two phenomena...Informal sector (Economics) Poverty
Journal ArticleWelfare and Redistributive Effects of Social Assistance in the Global South
Part of Journal Special Issue Welfare and distributive effects of social assistance in the Global SouthSocial assistance Social protection Poverty
Policy BriefUnequal growth in Mozambique and the region
There is an increasing interest in the analysis of economic inequalities in least developed countries...Poverty Growth Unequal growth
Working PaperStructural poverty dynamics in urban South Africa: A mixed-methods investigation
This paper examines the extent and determinants of structural poverty dynamics in South Africa, focusing on the socio-economically disadvantaged urban African population...Poverty Social mobility Livelihood assets
Working PaperSelf-employment and labour market dynamics of men and women in El Salvador and Nicaragua
We study the labour market dynamics of men and women in El Salvador and Nicaragua, focusing on the factors that help men and women move into an advantageous labour market state from an unfavourable state...Employment Women Latin America
Working PaperWelfare and redistributive effects of social assistance in the Global South
This paper presents an analysis of the recent evolution of social assistance in the developing world, looking at its complex typological configuration, which has interlinked with, and partly reflects the complex demographic and epidemiological transi...Social assistance Social protection Poverty
Journal ArticleVertical and Horizontal Inequality in Ecuador: The Lack of Sustainability
Part of Journal Special Issue Horizontal inequality in the Global SouthEquality and inequality Poverty Sustainable development
Journal ArticleDoes Horizontal Inequality Matter in Vietnam?
Part of Journal Special Issue Horizontal inequality in the Global SouthViet Nam Horizontal inequality Ethnic relations
SeminarOlivier Bargain on intra-household allocation and individual poverty
Olivier Bargain will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 28 August 2019. Abstract – Intra-household allocation and individual poverty Welfare analyses conducted by policy practitioners around the world usually rely on equivalized or per...