BlogIs Mozambique prepared for a lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic?
We calculated a lockdown readiness index for Mozambique and the results don’t look good...
BlogCOVID-19 and lockdowns: Are women more affected?
Globally, governments are using lockdowns to contain the spread of COVID-19. This has disproportionately affected the poor, the homeless, and the migrants who are left without livelihoods, especially where the lockdown is country-wide, as in India...
BlogTo die from hunger or the virus: An all too real dilemma for the poor in India (and elsewhere)
On March 24, in a speech to the nation, Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, announced a 21-day lockdown. With only four hours’ notice, 1.3 billion people were expected to stay at home and not venture out for three weeks...informal work Informality COVID-19
BlogWill COVID-19 lead to half a billion more people living in poverty in developing countries?
The impacts of COVID-19 in developing countries are starting to be felt. The Economist went as far as to call it the ‘next calamity’ , noting how overlooked the impact on poorer countries has been...COVID-19 poverty and consumption
Blog7555 km and beyond: Working together to achieve the SDGs
'It was great to have enough time to discuss each paper. I received useful and frank feedback. The topics are relevant for everyone...
The structural changes of the economy have been a significant contributor to Vietnam’s impressive growth over the past 30 years...SMEs Microeconomics Private sector
BlogWelfare works: redistribution is the way to create less violent, less unequal societies
In his presidential address to the Royal Economic Society in 1996, the late Professor Anthony Atkinson famously called for discussion of inequality and income distribution to be brought ' in from the cold '...
BlogWhy is inequality in South Africa higher than in Germany?: Explaining income distributions with ‘decompositions’
The understanding of inequality requires the analysis of changes in income distributions across countries and over time as well as the identification of its drivers...Economic inequality Income inequality Methodology (Economics)
BlogWhen COVID-19 comes to Africa
There is no telling how long it will take to bring the COVID-19 coronavirus under control, or how many people will be affected...COVID19 Global health Africa
BlogSolving the PhD puzzle: My experience as a visiting PhD Fellow
I am now in my fourth year as a PhD student in development studies at SOAS, University of London, working on my thesis, ‘The Dynamics of Chinese Private Outward Foreign Direct Investment in Ethiopia: A Comparison of Light Manufacturing Industry...
BlogMeet the women behind the Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development programme
Globally, women are under-represented in the field of economics. Only a third of all academic research staff in the field of economics in Europe are women. In the US the share is even lower ...Gender women empowerment women's work
BlogMiner’s son turned mining researcher
Tony Addison is the first in his family not to become a miner. He has decades of experience in development economics and economic reform in developing countries. It was a rainy day in London at the turn of the 1980s...
One common characteristic of the fast-growing countries with good labour market outcomes — Korea, China, Vietnam — was their initially equal household income level, which was the result of renewed distribution of income...Employment Growth Development
Over the past three decades, there has been notable progress on certain key dimensions of gender equality. Almost universally the gender gap in education has been narrowed and commitments to secure equal access to employment have advanced...Factsheet sdg5 Gender equality
BlogFrom small beginnings, big impact
2020 marks the 35th year of UNU-WIDER’s impact in the sphere of development economics...
BlogHow a data revolution in South Africa can help address gender inequality
In 2016, we joined a project in South Africa working to make tax data available for research purposes...Administrative data Employment Gender