Latest publications

Gassmann, Franziska, Alex Hunns & Francesco Iacoella, Jul 2020, Shock-sensitive social protection in Malawi, This study explores potential designs for the SCTP to provide seasonally adjusted basic transfer values in Malawi. A monthly cash addition pegged at maize prices is found to be a suitable policy option, More information

Yu, Yip Ching, Jul 01, 2020, Pathways to Intergenerational Welfare Assimilation: Evidence from the Netherlands, IMISCOE Conference 2020

Yu, Yip Ching, Jun 25, 2020, Pathways to Intergenerational Welfare Assimilation: Evidence from the Netherlands, EALE SOLE AASLE World Labour Economics Conference 2020

Njagi, Purity, J. Arsenijevic & Wim Groot, 2020, Cost–related unmet need for healthcare services in Kenya, BMC Health Services Research, More information

Martorano, Bruno, Laura Metzger & Marco Sanfilippo, 2020, Chinese development assistance and household welfare in Sub-Saharan Africa, World Development, 129

Zinyemba, Tatenda, Wim Groot & Milena Pavlova, 2020, EFFECTS OF HIV/AIDS ON CHILDREN’S EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT: A SYSTEMATIC LITERATURE REVIEW, Journal of Economic Surveys, 34, More information

Dietrich, Stephan & Georg Schmerzeck, 2020, For real? Income and non-income effects of cash transfers on the demand for food, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-006

Yu, Yip Ching, Jun 07, 2019, Segmented Paths of Welfare Assimilation, The Dynamics of Inequality Across the Life-course Mid-term Conference. Turku, Finland

Andersson, Lisa, May 2019, Addressing the Gender dimension of informality, in: OECD Development Centre, Tackling Vulnerability in the Informal Economy, OECD Publishing, Paris, More information

Bierbaum, Mira & Michael Cichon, Nov 2019, Costing of a package of family-friendly transfers and services to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment: An introduction to the calculations and results, More information

Bierbaum, Mira, 2019, New Mindsets to Innovate Activation, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University, More information

Haraguchi, Nobuya, Bruno Martorano, Marco Sanfilippo & Anirudh Shingal, 2019, Manufacturing Growth Accelerations in Developing Countries, Review of Development Economics, 23, More information

Gassmann, Franziska & Bruno Martorano, 2019, The future of work and its implications for social protection and the welfare state, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2019-039

Iacoella, Francesco & Nyasha Tirivayi, 2019, Determinants of maternal healthcare utilization among married adolescents: Evidence from 13 Sub-Saharan African countries, Public Health, Volume 177, More information

Justino, Patricia & Bruno Martorano, 2019, Redistributive Preferences and Protests in Latin America, Journal of Conflict Resolution, 63, More information

Turkeli, Serdar & Martine Schophuizen, 2019, Decomposing the Complexity of Value: Integration of Digital Transformation of Education with Circular Economy Transition, Social Sciences, 8, More information

Haile, Kaleab, Eleonora Nillesen & Nyasha Tirivayi, 2019, Impact of Formal Climate Risk Transfer Mechanisms on Risk-Aversion: Empirical Evidence from Rural Ethiopia, More information

Leopold, Nga, Wim Groot, Sonila Tomini & Florian Tomini, 2019, Effects of health insurance on labour supply: Evidence from the Health Care Fund for the Poor in Vietnam, Applied Economics

Waidler, Jennifer & Stephen Devereux, 2019, Social grants, remittances, and food security: does the source of income matter?, Food Security, More information

Haraguchi, Nobuya, Bruno Martorano & Marco Sanfilippo, 2019, What factors drive successful industrialization? Evidence and implications for developing countries, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 49, More information

Kleine Deters, Bart, Apr 03, 2019, Does the right to education lead to better education outcomes?, Presented at the Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, at Leeds, UK

Arundel, Anthony, Rachel Taylor & Nuttaneeya (Ann) Torugsa, 2019, Thriving within the turbulence: A complexity theorizing approach to social innovation in non-profit organizations, in: Dogru C, Handbook of Research on Contemporary Approaches in Management and Organizational Strategy, IGI Global, Hershey, Pennsylvania

Yu, Yip Ching, Sep 21, 2018, Segmented Paths of Welfare Assimilation, Annual MACIMIDE Conference 2018. Maastricht, The Netherlands

Kleine Deters, Bart & Gustavo Arosemena, Dec 14, 2018, Conflicts in Rights-Based Development, Presented at the Leuven Center for Global Studies conference, titled "70 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Can We Still Afford Human Rights?" (Leuven, Belgium)

Taylor, Rachel, 2018, Leaping into Real World Relevance: An 'Abduction' Process for Nonprofit Research, Nonprofit and voluntary sector quarterly, 47

Taylor, R., A. Torugsa & Anthony Arundel, 2018, Leaping into Real-World Relevance: An ‘Abduction’ Process for Nonprofit Research, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 47

Gassmann, Franziska, Eszter Timar, F van Kesteren, M Dekkers & O Miroro, 2018, The Business Case for Social Protection in Africa, INCLUDE Knowledge Platform for Inclusive Development Policies, More information

Gebreeyesus, Mulu, Abebe Ambachew, Tigabu Degu, Berihu Assefa, Girum Abebe, Seid Hassen & Haileselassie Medhin, 2018, Main Features of Micro and Small Manufacturing Enterprises in Ethiopia: Baseline Survey Report, Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1-143, More information

Mazeikaite, Gintare, Cathal O'Donoghue & Denisa Maria Sologon (eds.), 2018, The Great Recession, financial strain and self-assessed health in Ireland, The European Journal of Health Economics, More information

de Neubourg, C., L. Boon, Victor Cebotari, A. Dangeot, B. Elezaj, M. Isaurralde, J. Karpati, N. Ramful & R. Safojan, 2018, Multidimensional child poverty analyses and child-sensitive social protection, Policy in Focus, 15, More information

Dietrich, Stephan, Aline Meysonnat, Victor Cebotari, Julia Reinold, Franziska Gassmann, Inez Roosen & Neil Foster-McGregor, 2018, Key Drivers of the Changing Prevalence of Child Marriage in Three Countries in South Asia, UNICEF, Kathmandu, Nepal, More information

Leopold, Nga, Wim Groot, Sonila Tomini & Florian Tomini, 2018, Health insurance and patient satisfaction: Evidence from the poorest regions of Vietnam, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2018-040

Leopold, Nga, Wim Groot, Sonila Tomini & Florian Tomini, 2018, Health insurance and self-employment transitions in Vietnam: A multinomial analysis, This paper has been republished as #2019-008, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2018-039

Vinci, Vincenzo, 2018, The Relevance of Institutions and People’s Preferences for Social Protection, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University, More information

Waidler, Jennifer, 2018, Social assistance and remittances and their role in the fight against poverty, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Abu-El-Haj, Tareq, Franziska Gassmann & Cathal O'Donoghue, 2018, Price opinion data in subsidized economies: Empirical evidence from Iraq, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2018-033

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, 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

Martorano, Bruno, Laura Metzger & Marco Sanfilippo, 2018, Chinese development assistance and household welfare in sub-Saharan Africa, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2018-012

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

Nigus, Halefom, Eleonora Nillesen & Pierre Mohnen, 2018, The effect of weather index insurance on social capital: Experimental evidence from Ethiopia, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2018-007

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

Kuss, Maria Klara, Franziska Gassmann & Firminus Mugumya, 2018, The relevance of local structures for economic multiplier effects of social pensions in Uganda, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2018-004