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A teenager wears torn rubber boots in a muddy local market in Bac Ha, Viet Nam. As of 2005 figures, half the world population—more than 3 billion people–is estimated to live on less than USD 2.50 a day. Bac Ha, Viet Nam. UN Photo/Kibae Park.

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Introduction to publishing and dissemination

UNU-WIDER only publishes work arising from our research projects, and comprises a substantial catalogue of titles since 1985 (including the special issues of economic journals and commercially published academic books). Books and journals should be ordered through your local bookshop or library, or direct from the respective publishers. All other publications can be downloaded.

Printed copies of WIDER Working PapersPolicy BriefsAnnual Lectures, and the WIDERAngle newsletter are mailed to libraries and institutes in developing countries and regions that do not have generally accessible Internet connections. They are also produced and mailed on request world-wide. 

All UNU-WIDER papers since 1986 are available to download, and in some cases printed copies are available to order. All of the papers are available free of charge. Most of the resources are available in PDF format that requires Adobe acrobat reader. Visually impaired users can get extra help with these documents from

SEARCH to browse and explore the papers available on this site.

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