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UNU-WIDER Current work programme 2010-2011

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A family in Tarialan, Uvs Province, Mongolia, uses a solar panel to generate power for their 'ger', a traditional Mongolian tent. Tarialan, Mongolia. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe.

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Current work programme

In its work programme since 2010, UNU-WIDER presents what is perhaps its most ambitious programme to date—in the proposed research projects (which will require us to bring together different disciplines to address the concrete development issues we have identified as priorities), in new twinning relationships with institutions in the South, and in new training activities. But for a programme that starts in the Institute's 25th anniversary year, and in a world faced with massive challenges and no easy solutions, it is fitting that UNU-WIDER, as an institute of the United Nations University, seeks to make a distinctive contribution: one that aims, with partners from the South and North, to find solutions to the most critical policy problems on the basis of rigorous and insightful social science research.

1.  ReCom – Research and Communication on Foreign Aid

     Themes under ReCom (below links to Working Papers by theme)

    Sub-projects under ReCom


2.  Development under Climate Change


3.  Land inequality and Decentralized Governance in LDCs

4.  Learning to Compete (L2C): Accelerating Industrial Development in Africa


5.  New Approaches to Measuring Poverty and Vulnerability

6.  New Directions in Development Economics


7.  The Political Economy of Food Price Policy

8.  The New Policy Model, Inequality and Poverty in Latin America: Evidence from the Last Decade and Prospects for the

9.  Africa's Emerging Middle-Class

10. Prospects for Africa's Youth

11. Reconciling Africa’s Growth, Poverty and Inequality Trends (GAPP)

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