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Author:Addison, Tony

25 June 2014

June finds UNU-WIDER in Hanoi for our conference in collaboration with the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM). The theme is 'Institutional Reforms for Transformation, Inclusion, and Sustainability'. As well as researchers and policy makers from Asia, we have a large contingent joining us from Africa and Latin America. How to achieve more inclusive growth, how to effectively diversify economies, and how to do all this without damaging the environment, are the foci of the conference. We always like conferences where we share ideas and experiences across regions and countries, and this is in our DNA as an Institute. Good ideas need to travel.

Angle too brings you good ideas--and the link to our research (and that of others) that provides evidence for better policy. This is a double issue for June and July, as July is the holiday month in Finland (though it did snow, I believe, while I was away recently in Accra, for our UNU-WIDER session at the Global Development Network conference).

'Joelle' Malokele Nanivazo, kicks off this Angle with a look at multidimensional poverty in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The DRC is a country so full of promise, but with deep poverty and conflict.

Carl-Gustav Linden interviews our new Senior Research Fellow, Channing Arndt, on his motivations for joining UNU-WIDER and plans for future research within the Institutes new work programme.

In RESEARCHAngle, we feature three briefs this month. The first one is based on the WIDER Working Paper by P.B. Anand assessing aid to water and sanitation. The...

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