Social Sectors

Social Sectors

Since the late 1990s there has been shift in the way foreign aid is intended to be distributed to the social sectors, moving from traditional forms of project aid towards more comprehensive instruments of development assistance, including public-private partnerships, and international financing mechanisms.

© UN Photo/Albert González Farran

Civil service reform is one of the most persistent subjects of public debate no matter where in the world one turns. In Nigeria British aid money i...

CARL-GUSTAV LINDÉN / Jan 2013
Buildings, Haiti © Dominic Chavez / World Bank

An integral part of development is the expansion of capability of the state to carry out its responsibilities and effectively both impose obligatio...

UNU-WIDER / Jan 2013
Urban View: Traffic in Hanoi © UN Photo/Kibae Park

With Africa’s increasing urbanization, governments and local authorities - supported by donors - are under pressure to provide better urban service...

CARL-GUSTAV LINDÉN / Dec 2012
Fisherman in Wataboo beach © UN Photo/Martine Perret

At the recent UNU-WIDER research conference on development and climate change, the communications team took the opportunity to ask participants vis...

UNU-WIDER / Oct 2012
Working paper © UNU-WIDER

ReCom highlights in the WIDERAngle October issue.

WIDERANGLE / Oct 2012
Girl collecting water © UN Photo/Evan Schneider

Over the past decade, randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have become a staple of research in development economics.

Gisselquist, Niño-Zarazúa / Oct 2012

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