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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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WIDER Working Papers

On 1 January 2010, UNU-WIDER introduced the WIDER Working Papers Series (ISSN 1798-7237), which are working papers posted online aimed to stimulate discussion and critical comment. 

The series amalgamates and replaces both the previous Discussion Paper and the Research Paper series. The working papers are registered with an individual ISBN to enable citation and library referencing and are available for downloading. The online WIDER working papers are supported by a selective print-on-demand service upon specific request from developing country readers and organizations. 

Please see the 'Entire Catalogue of WIDER Working Papers' (PDF) for  for an up-to-date and chronological list of all the papers in the Working Paper series within the given year. Or use the search options to compile your own interest lists. Previously published discussion and research papers continue to be available online and can be downloaded from the UNU-WIDER website. 

The use of particular designations of countries or territories does not imply any judgement by United Nations University as to the legal status of such countries or territories, of their authorities and institutions, or of the delimitation of their boundaries. The designations 'developed' and 'developing' are intended for statistical and analytical convenience and do not necessarily express a judgement about the stage reached by a particular country or area in the development process.

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2014 Working Papers

2013 Working Papers

2012 Working Papers

Discussion Papers

Research Papers

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