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Power (Economics)
Blog
Extractive industries and development - What’s in the UNU-WIDER research pipeline?

The recent anti-corruption summit in London highlighted a much-publicized issue in development—transparency is crucial in the minerals sector...

Economic development Mineral industries Natural resources
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Can extractive industries promote development?
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I spent the last couple of days at a fascinating workshop at UNU-WIDER on the role of extractive industries in development ...

Economic development Mineral industries Natural resources
Working Paper
Political economy of Nigerian power sector reform

The Nigerian power sector reform is necessitated by the chronic poor performance of the sector and has as its compass the 2005 Electric Power Sector Reform Act and the Roadmap for Power Sector Reform 2010...

Political science Power (Economics) Privatization
Book Chapter
An Empirical Analysis of the Economics of Marriage in Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia

From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 2. Marriage is the single most important contractual arrangement youth in North Africa undertake as they navigate their transition to adulthood...

Economic aspects (Families) Game theory Power (Economics)
Working Paper
Cambodia’s Land Management and Administration Project

This paper presents the case of World Bank support to the mass titling component of the Cambodia Land Management and Administration Project...

Agriculture Land tenure Laws and legislation (Land use)
Working Paper
The Economics of Marriage in North Africa

Marriage is the single most important economic transaction and social transition in the lives of young people. Yet little is known about the economics of marriage in much of the developing world...

Economic aspects (Families) Game theory Power (Economics)
Working Paper
Does Successful Governance Require Heroes? The Case of Sergio Fajardo and the City of Medellín: A Reform Case for Instruction

The city of Medellín, Colombia was a cauldron of violence with 185 homicides per 100,000 people in 2002. By 2006, this rate had declined to 32.5...

Government employees Political science Power (Economics)
Working Paper
Transfers for Extreme Poverty Reduction: Implications for Patron-Client Relationships in the Context of Bangladesh’s Agricultural Reformation

This paper investigates how a development intervention which targets extremely poor households with investment capital influences relationships between those households and the landowning elite...

Agriculture Poverty Power (Economics)
Blog
Female Empowerment and Extreme Poverty Reduction: Progressing On One without the Other?
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Lucy Scott Women are increasingly seen as an important part of the international development agenda...

Households Investments Poverty
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Sexual Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo
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Malokele Nanivazo Sexual violence crime (SV) in wartime is not a new phenomenon. Mass rapes have occurred in armed conflicts in Rwanda, Kosovo, Yugoslavia, Sierra Leone, and Liberia, to give just a few examples...

Crime Education Humanitarian assistance
Book Chapter
Elites and Institutional Persistence

From the book: The Role of Elites in Economic Development

Elite (Social sciences) Institutional economics Political science
Working Paper
Elites and Institutional Persistence

Particular sets of institutions, once they become established in a society, have a strong tendency to persist. In this paper I argue that understanding how elites form and reproduce is key to understanding the persistence of institutions over time...

Elite (Social sciences) Institutional economics Political science
Book Chapter
Ethics, Rhetoric and Politics of Post-Conflict Reconstruction: How Can the Concept of Social Contract Help Us in Understanding How to Make Peace Work?

From the book: Making Peace Work

Conflict management Justice, Administration of Power (Economics)
Book Chapter
International Organizations as a Profession: Professional Mobility and Power Distribution

From the book: The International Mobility of Talent

Elite (Social sciences) International agencies Labor mobility
Book Chapter
Indivisibility, Fairness, Farsightedness and their Implications for Security

From the book: Advancing Development

Conflict management Economic development National security
Book Chapter
Women's Status and Children's Food Security in Pakistan

From the book: Food Security

Children Equality and inequality Food security
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