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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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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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BlogMozambique case study shows that poverty is about much more than income
What does it mean to be poor? On the face of it, this may not sound like a very difficult question. In developed countries, almost all official and everyday definitions refer to poverty in income terms...Poverty Quantitative research anthropology
LearningUNU-WIDER Summer School
UNU-WIDER, in collaboration with the Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) at University of Cape Town (UCT), is holding the 2-week intensive UNU-WIDER Summer School on applied labour economics in Cape Town 18-29 November 2019.Database Labour market Quantitative research
Journal ArticleWhat does it mean to be poor?: Investigating the qualitative-quantitative divide in Mozambique
Motivated by the siloed nature of much poverty research, as well as the challenge of finding inclusive operational definitions of poverty, this study reflects on the merits of seeking to reconcile economic (quantitative) and anthropological (qualitat...Poverty analysis Poverty measurement anthropology
ProjectUNU-WIDER Summer School
Theme: Current programmeCapacity building data Quantitative research
Working PaperRenewable energy in the Brazilian Amazon: The drivers of political economy and climate
Understanding the political economic drivers of energy planning in the Brazilian Amazon is critical since the forest is increasingly vulnerable to destruction and related, increased poverty...Climatic changes Quantitative research Renewable energy sources
BlogInequality in Latin America and the Importance of Data - An Interview with Nora Lustig
In this interview Professor Nora Lustig , Samuel Z...Education Equality and inequality Fiscal policy
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (March 2015)
I’m writing this editorial from Dar es Salaam, while at the 20 th anniversary workshop for Tanzania’s REPOA , one of our research partners...Capitalism Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic policy
BlogAn Interview with David Malone
17 October 2013 In this video we interview the Rector of the United Nations University (UNU), David Malone from Canada, who has held both diplomatic and academic research positions, and who locates the UNU within the UN system as being on the interfa...Economic development Qualitative research Quantitative research
BlogIdentifying 'What Works' in Foreign Aid: Experimental and Non-experimental Approaches
24 September 2013 Rachel M. Gisselquist and Miguel Niño-Zarazúa UNU-WIDER's ReCom programme is centred around four core questions: what works, what could work, what is scalable, and what is transferrable in foreign aid?...Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic surveys Quantitative research
Journal ArticleSome Forward Looking Thoughts on Studying Climate Adaptation for an Uncertain Future: A Postscript Editorial Comment
Part of Journal Special Issue Climate Change and Economic DevelopmentClimatic changes Decision making Global warming
WorkshopIntroduction to data analysis using STATA
Working PaperUrban Settlement: Data, Measures, and Trends
This paper examines data on urbanization. We review the most commonly used data sources, and highlight the difficulties inherent in defining and measuring the size of urban versus rural populations...Economic development Quantitative research Regional economics