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Food price volatility is one of the major challenges facing current and future global food systems.This book edited by Per Pinstrup Andersen presents results from political economy studies of food price policy in 14 developing countries as well as the United States and the European Union.

Director Finn Tarp presented on lessons from UNU-WIDER research on aid effectiveness at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland annual meeting of Finnish Heads of Mission 22 August 2014.

It is with great sadness that the United Nations University announces the death of Professor Alexander Adum Kwapong, UNU Vice-Rector from 1976 to 1988. As part of an influential career he was also instrumental in the establishment of the first UNU institute — the UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), in Helsinki, Finland.

The first installation of the new UNU-WIDER Policy Brief series examines the determinants of the recent decline of income inequality in Latin America

The special issue of the Development Policy Review focuses on key governance challenges related to addressing gaps in urban service delivery in sub-Saharan Africa.

WIID - the world income inequality database

The WIID v3.0A extends the database by 2000 observations on income inequality for developed, developing, and transition countries. The database and its documentation are available here.

ReCom - Research and Communication on Foreign Aid
The ReCom - Research and Communication on Foreign Aid programme produced 247 original studies. It provides evidence on what does and could work in development, and what can be transferred and scaled up.

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