Publications


Njagi, Purity, 2018, Understanding variations in catastrophic health expenditure, its underlying determinants and impoverishment in Sub-Saharan African countries: a scoping review, BMC Systematic Reviews, 7, More information

Gassmann, Franziska & Eszter Timar, Jun 2018, The Importance of Social Protection for Children in the Balkans, This policy brief investigates the costs of child poverty in the Balkans, including deprivation in terms of education, health, and social mobility. It then lays out the potential of social protection, most notably in terms of building resilence and fostering development, 8, More information

Vinci, Vincenzo & Keetie Roelen, 2018, Institutional factors and people's preferences in the implementation of social protection: the case of Ethiopia, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2018-017

Justino, Patricia & Bruno Martorano, 2018, Welfare spending and political conflict in Latin America, 1970–2010, World Development, 107, More information

Martorano, Bruno, Mar 2018, The relationship between perceptions of inequality and political participation: the case of West Balkans, More information

Martorano, Bruno, 2018, Taxation and inequality in developing countries: Lessons from the recent experience of Latin America, Journal of International Development, 30, More information

Dietrich, Stephan, Gonne Beekman & Eleonora Nillesen, 2018, Market integration and pro-social behaviour in rural Liberia, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2018-010

Leuveld, Koen, Eleonora Nillesen, Janneke Pieters, Martha Ross, Maarten Voors & Soazic Elise Wang Sonne, 2018, Agricultural extension and input subsidies to reduce food insecurity. Evidence from a field experiment in the Congo, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2018-009

Tirivayi, Nyasha, Louise Nennen, Wondimagegn Tesfaye & Qiang Ma, 2018, The benefits of collective action: Exploring the role of forest producer organizations in social protection, Forest Policy and Economics, 90, More information

Dietrich, Stephan & Franziska Gassmann, 2018, Rates of Return to Social Protection: Social Cash Transfers in Uganda, UNU Policy Brief, Number 2, 2018, More information

Kuss, Maria Klara & Franziska Gassmann, 2018, The Economic Impacts of Social Cash Transfers in Integrated and Remote Areas in Uganda, UNU Policy Brief, Number 1, 2018, More information

Kuss, Maria Klara, Patrick Llewellin & Franziska Gassmann, 2018, The economic impacts of a social pension on recipient households with unequal access to markets in Uganda, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2018-006

Tirivayi, Nyasha & Wim Groot, 2018, Does integrating AIDS treatment with food assistance affect labor supply? Evidence from Zambia, Economics and Human Biology, 28, More information

Gassmann, Franziska, Melissa Siegel, Michaella Vanore & Jennifer Waidler, 2018, Unpacking the Relationship between Parental Migration and Child well-Being: Evidence from Moldova and Georgia, Child Indicators Research, 11, More information

Laar, Mindel & Ayla Bonfiglio, 2017, 'Public policy beyond borders' - What lessons did we learn?, APPAM Conference Blog, More information

Laar, Mindel & Andrea Franco-Correa, 2017, Working for the youth of Colombia: Dr. Andrea Franco-Correa, Alumni watch blog, More information

Laar, Mindel & Ali Safarnejad, 2017, Leave no one behind: Keeping up the pressure on HIV/AIDS in Viet Nam, Dual Focus Blog, More information

Cornia, Giovanni Andrea & Bruno Martorano, 2017, The Dynamics of Income Inequality in a Dualistic Economy:Malawi over 1990-2011, in: Ayodele Odusola, Giovanni Andrea Cornia, Haroon Bhorat and Pedro Conceição, Income Inequality Trends in sub-Saharan Africa: Divergence, Determinants, and Consequences, UNDP, New York, US

Cornia, Giovanni Andrea & Bruno Martorano, 2017, Building an Integrated Inequality Dataset and the ‘Seven Sins’ of Inequality Measurement in sub-Saharan Africa, in: Ayodele Odusola, Giovanni Andrea Cornia, Haroon Bhorat and Pedro Conceição, Income Inequality Trends in sub-Saharan Africa: Divergence, Determinants, and Consequences, UNDP, New York, US

Cornia, Giovanni Andrea & Bruno Martorano, 2017, Inequality and Growth in an Agricultural-led Development Model: The case of Ethiopia over 1995-2011, in: Ayodele Odusola, Giovanni Andrea Cornia, Haroon Bhorat and Pedro Conceição, Income Inequality Trends in sub-Saharan Africa: Divergence, Determinants, and Consequences, UNDP, New York, US, More information

Martorano, Bruno, Marco Sanfilippo & Nobuya Haraguchi, 2017, What factors drive successful industrialization? Evidence and implications for developing countries, More information

Justino, Patricia & Bruno Martorano, 2017, Welfare Spending and Political Conflict, More information

Roelen, Keetie, Stephen Devereux, Abdul Gafaru Abdulai, Bruno Martorano, Tia Palermo & L. Peter Ragno, 2017, How to make ‘cash plus’ in social protection work: linking services and sectors, More information

Gassmann, Franziska & Jennifer Waidler, Oct 12, 2017, For Better or Worse: Aspirations and Expectations of Central Asia’s Youth, 3rd Annual LIK Conference, Bishkek, 12-13 October, 2017

Gassmann, Franziska, Apr 2017, , Positioning FAO in Social Protection for Food Security, Nutrition and Rural Development in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Bishkek, 25-26 April, 2017

Gassmann, Franziska, Jul 2017, , APPAM Conference “Public Policy and Governance Beyond Borders”, Brussels, 13-14 July, 2017

Gassmann, Franziska, Jul 2017, , 9th Joint IOS/APB/EACES Summer Academy on Central and Eastern Europe, Tutzing, 10-12 July, 2017

Gassmann, Franziska, Oct 2017, , UNICEF Sub-Regional Conference on Social Protection for Children, Sarajevo

Gassmann, Franziska & S.W. Handayani, 2017, Closing the Gap: Potential Contribution of Social Assistance for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals, This brief discusses the fiscal requirements to meet the social protection-related targets of SDGs, particularly for social assistance programs in ADB’s 16 developing member countries in Asia, More information

Gassmann, Franziska, Michaella Vanore, T Pham Minh, T Tran Nhu & Eszter Timar, 2017, Assessment of and policy dialogue on targeting approaches and mechanisms (inclusion and exclusion errors) in existing social assistance schemes, Report commissioned by UNICEF Vietnam

Vanore, Michaella, Franziska Gassmann, T Tran Nhu, T Pham Minh, Nga T. Q. Le & Eszter Timar, 2017, Study on Improving the Effectiveness and Coverage of Social Assistance for Children with Focus on Consolidation Policy (Family/Child Benefit Package), Report commissioned by UNICEF Vietnam

Gassmann, Franziska & Eszter Timar, 2017, Scoping Study on Social Protection and Food Security: Regional Synthesis Report, Report commissioned by WFP Cairo

Gassmann, Franziska & Eszter Timar, 2017, Scoping Study on Social Protection and Food Security: Country Report Kyrgyz Republic, Report commissioned by WFP Cairo

Gassmann, Franziska, Hanna Röth & Eszter Timar, 2017, Scoping Study on Social Protection and Safety Nets for Enhanced Food Security and Nutrition in the Central Asia Region: Country Report Tajikistan, Report commissioned by WFP Cairo

Gassmann, Franziska, S Karapetyan, H Manasyan, Hanna Röth, Eszter Timar & A Udumyan, 2017, Scoping Study on Social Protection and Safety Nets for Enhanced Food Security and Nutrition in the Central Asia Region: Country Report Armenia, Report commissioned by WFP Cairo

Dietrich, S., Aline Meysonnat, Victor Cebotari, Julia Reinold, Franziska Gassmann, Inez Roosen & Neil Foster-McGregor, 2017, Key Drivers of the Changing Prevalence of Child Marriage in South Asia, Report commissioned by UNICEF/UNFPA South Asia

Bierbaum, Mira, Cäcilie Schildberg & Michael Cichon, Dec 2017, Social Protection Floor Index 2017: Update and Country Studies, More information

Iizuka, Michiko & Joanna Chataway, Oct 11, 2017, Special Session1.3: A discussion about framework for promoting innovation, mutual learning and collaboration among donor agencies, 15th Globelics International Conference, Innovation and Capacity Building in the Context of Financialisation and Uneven Development of the Global Economy: New Roles for the State, Productive Sector and Social Actors

Iizuka, Michiko & Hugo Hollanders, Oct 12, 2017, Innovation Indicators: Towards a user's guide for developing countries, 15th Globelics International conference: Innovation and Capacity Building in the Context of Financialisation and Uneven Development of the Global Economy: New Roles for the State, Productive Sector and Social Actors

Le, Nga T. Q. , Wim Groot, Sonila Tomini & Florian Tomini, 2017, Effects of health insurance on labour supply: Evidence from the health care fund for the poor in Viet Nam, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2017-050

Mideros Mora, Andres, 2017, Essays on the Economic Effects of Non-contributory Social Protection, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University, More information

Silva, Patricia, 2017, Redressing the Gender Gap: Conditional cash transfers and women's experiences of empowerment in Brazil and Mexico, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Ramani, Shyama V. , Timothée Frühauf & Arijita Dutta, 2017, On Diarrhoea in Adolescents and School Toilets:Insights from an Indian Village School Study, The Journal of Development Studies, 53, More information

Eichhorst, Werner, Paul Marx & Caroline Wehner, 2017, Labor Market Reforms in Europe: Towards More Flexicure Labor Markets?, Journal for Labour Market Research, 51, More information

Dietrich, Stephan, Daniele Malerba, Armando Barrientos & Franziska Gassmann, 2017, Rates of return to antipoverty transfers in Uganda, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2017-040

Peyron Bista, Céline & Cheng Boon Ong, Aug 2017, Case studies and exercises on unemployment protection, International Labour Organization, Bangkok, 101, More information

Martorano, Bruno, 2017, Cyclicality of Fiscal Policy in Latin America over the period 1990 - 2015, Review of Development Economics, More information

Martorano, Bruno, Donghyun Park & Marco Sanfilippo, 2017, Catching-up, structural transformation, and inequality: industry-level evidence from Asia”, Industrial and Corporate Change, 26, More information

Vanore, Michaella, Melissa Siegel, Franziska Gassmann & Jennifer Waidler, 2017, Adult Child Migration and Elderly Multidimensional Well-Being: Comparative Analysis Between Moldova and Georgia, Research on Aging

Bose, Debasree & Arijita Dutta, 2017, Regional analysis of sanitation performance in India , UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2017-023