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30 Years of economics for development

UNU-WIDER open for submissions of papers that contribute to the comparative analysis of the emergence of social protection in developing countries.

Deadline for submission is 30 April 2015. Read more

We are now into 2015, and the year is already gathering speed. 2015 is of course the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, and a major year in global development with the conclusion of the MDG process, and the start of a new chapter with the SDGs. For UNU-WIDER it is the year of our 30th anniversary. Read more

Social scientists increasingly engage in experimental research of importance for public policy. While this research holds the possibility of producing major social benefits, it may also involve manipulating populations, often without consent, sometimes with potentially adverse effects, What then are the etchical implications of such research? Read full paper

UNU-WIDER is assembling a journal special issue focused on the discussion on discrimination against marginalized groups and policies implemented to mitigate the effects of discrimination.

Deadline for submission is 28 February 2015.​ Read more

UNU-WIDER and the Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis (JISEA) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are collaborating to assemble an edited volume focused on the political economy of clean energy. Now accepting paper proposals from qualified researchers.
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Watch our Director, Finn Tarp, being interviewd by the Uongozi Institute on the subject of growth and inequality. The programme was originally aired on ITV Tanzania.  ​Click here

WIID - the world income inequality database

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

© Douglas Wheller 2010
UNU-WIDER has a number of research projects related to climate change and it's economic implications. Read about Aid and the Environment, Development Under Climate Change and more here.
© Graeme Law
This report outline fifteen findings from our Research and Communication on Foreign Aid project that are relavant to the post-2015 agenda. Read more

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