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30 Years of economics for development

UNU-WIDER has been made aware of vacancy announcements, being circulated via e-mail, from Internet web sites, falsely stating that they are issued by the Institute. These scams, which may seek to obtain money and/or in many cases personal details from the recipients of such correspondence, are fraudulent. Read more

The articles in this special issue set forth a set of technical contributions that will improve the understanding of the impacts of climate change in developing countries. 
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This month's WIDERAngle features articles on the principles guiding climate finance, measures of inequality, and the impact of colonialism, as well as interview with Murray Leibbrandt on South Africa. Read more

In the run up to the announcement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September every development issue is clamouring for attention. The constituencies behind each issue run the risk of being accused of ‘bandwagoning’—linking their particular issue to the SDGs when the arguments for such a link are less than strong. 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 ethical implications of such research? Read full paper

Now accepting proposals for research that will provide analytical tools for policy-makers and researchers alike to understand the current scope of tax-benefit systems and to be able to simulate impacts of policy changes. ​Read more

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 relevant to the post-2015 agenda. Read more

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