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Poverty alleviation
Journal Article
How the cases you choose affect the answers you get, revisited

External validity is a major challenge for experimental research...

experiments Case study Experimental design
Working Paper
A proposal for a new universal development commitment

Most Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development countries have accepted, in principle at least, the 50-year-old commitment of contributing 0.7 per cent of gross national income to supporting the development of countries in the Global Sout...

Global inequality Poverty alleviation Growth
Book Chapter
Social assistance, electoral competition, and political branding in Malawi

From the book: The Politics of Social Protection in Eastern and Southern Africa

Elections Political branding Social protection
Policy Brief
Can legal empowerment help to address ethnic exclusion?

‘Legal empowerment’ is defined as a process of systemic change through which the poor and excluded become able to use the law to protect and advance their rights and interests as citizens and economic actors...

Legal empowerment Group-based inequality Property rights
Working Paper
Trade tax reforms and poverty in developing countries: Why do some countries benefit and others lose?

This paper studies the relationship between trade tax and domestic tax reforms and poverty in developing countries, and explores whether the role of public goods provision matters in this relationship...

Common factor models Government spending policy Taxation
Policy Brief
Learning from a half-century of economic development in Asia

When Gunnar Myrdal published his magnum opus, Asian Drama: An Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations , in 1968, he was deeply pessimistic about the development prospects in Asia...

Development Economics Asia Industrial policy
Journal Special Issue
Legal Empowerment and Group-Based Inequality

The articles in the forthcoming special issue are already available online on full open access. The special issue will be officially published in March 2019, vol. 55, issue 3...

Legal empowerment Group-based inequality Property rights
Working Paper
Welfare dynamics in India over a quarter-century: Poverty, vulnerability, and mobility, 1987–2012

We analyse the Indian National Sample Survey data spanning the period 1987/88–2011/12 to uncover patterns of transition into and out of different classes of consumption distribution...

Intragenerational mobility Welfare dynamics Imputation
Working Paper
Social protection, electoral competition, and political branding in Malawi

Competitive elections in many parts of Africa generate powerful incentives to presidential candidates (and to a lesser extent political parties) to brand themselves in ways that transcend regional or ethnic loyalties...

Elections Political branding Social protection
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