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.
Themes under ReCom (below links to Working Papers by theme)
Sub-projects under ReCom
Decentralization and Urban Service Delivery: Implications for Foreign Aid
Foreign Aid and Democracy in Africa
Building State Capability through Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA)
Experimental and Non-Experimental Methods to Study Government Performance:
Contributions and Limits