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Wisdom Akpalu reports on his research looking at why do small-scale fishers in Ghana use illegal means to improve their catch efficiency, and what policy steps could be taken to solve this problem. 

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.

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

In memoriam - Alexander A. Kwapong, Former UNU Vice-Rector
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 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 V3a 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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