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30 Years of economics for development

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. 

Deadline for submission is 28 February 2015. See more

November/December issue WIDERAngle 

As we move towards the year’s end, UNU-WIDER can look back on a remarkable series of events in 2014, and forward to our 30th anniversary in 2015. ​Read more

Call for papers: Regional industrialization and integration

Now accepting papers for Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) annual forum. Papers on industrial policy, value chains, regional integration, minerals and beneficiation will be considered.
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Request for research proposals - Discrimination and affirmative action

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

WIDER Annual Lecture: Managing structural transformation post-2015
​At this year’s WIDER Annual Lecture, held on the 18th of November in New York, Professor C. Peter Timmer will discuss the tensions experienced during structural transformation processes; review the political dangers from unequal growth; and outline how the world community can manage these issues moving forward. Read more
Event: Policy responses to food price volatility

How do governments make food policy decisions? Are they driven by data, special interests, theories of change or a combination of the above? On February 2nd these questions and others will be discussed at a seminar in Washington. ​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.

© 2014 by American Academy of Political & Social Science
Aid and Institution-Building in Fragile States: Findings from Comparative Cases
Why and how some states transition successfully from fragile to more robust—and some do not—are both topical and age-old questions. Read more
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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