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Blog
Smriti Sharma - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

Discrimination against women and girls is a pervasive and long-running phenomenon that characterises Indian society at every level. India’s progress towards gender equality, measured by its position on rankings such as the Gender Development Index has been disappointing, despite fairly...

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Marjaana Jauhola - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki: symbol of peace in Aceh On the 15 August 2005, a government banquet hall in Helsinki became the centre point for international media. It was a day when the peace settlement between the Indonesian government and Aceh Independence Movement (Gereka Aceh Merdeka, GAM) known as the...

Sonja Fagernäs, Panu Pelkonen - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

Public sector schools operate within the broader context of political systems and the management of school systems can be influenced by political factors. Yet, there is a lack of quantitative or causal evidence on how political factors shape education systems and outcomes in developing countries...

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Inge Kaul - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

When elephants fight, the grass suffers. According to an African proverb, when elephants fight, the grass suffers. In other words, when the big and powerful fight, it is the small who suffer. At UNU-WIDER’s recent conference, Responding to Crises, the focus of the debate was...

Kristen Hopewell - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

Rising powers have had a profound impact on the WTO. For over half a century the trading system was dominated by the US and other advanced industrialized states, with developing countries and their interests severely marginalized. However, over the course of the Doha Round of trade negotiations,...

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