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UNU-WIDER ranked as a top-ten International Development Think Tank

 

Aid, Growth, and Development: Have We Come Full Circle?
Channing Arndt, Sam Jones, Finn Tarp, University of Copenhagen
and UNU-WIDER 


Policy Briefs from 2010

The Global Impact of the Southern Engines of Growth: China, India, Brazil and South Africa
Amelia U. Santos-Paulino and Guanghua Wan

Enhancing Development through Policy Coherence
Amelia U. Santos-Paulino

Promoting Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries: Policy Challenges
Wim Naudé

Linking the Globalization to Poverty in Asia, Latin America and Africa
Machiko Nissanke and Erik Thorbecke

 

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JANUARY 2011

 

FEATURE ARTICLE

Agricultural Policy in Africa: Understanding Decision-Making and Implementation
Danielle Resnick and Regina Birner. Full article.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) ranked among the world's top-ten International Development Think Tanks, according to the 2010 Global Go-To Think Tank Ranking report. 24 January 2011

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sustainable Development in a Period of Climate Change
Copenhagen, Denmark 31 January 2011

Book Launch: Book Launch: Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (Palgrave Macmillan), Edited by Wim Naudé 24 February 2011

RECENT EVENTS

'2010' The Global Go-To Think Tanks Index, United Nations University in New York, USA 18 January 2011

Workshop: Challenges for Development Research: Decentralisation, the Transfer of Land, Impact Assessment and Design of Development Programmes, Institutional Failures, and using Agriculture for Development
Hanoi, Vietnam 6 January 2011

Project Meeting: Land Inequality, Conflict and Reform in LDCs
Hanoi, Vietnam 3 January 2011

Workshop: jointly hosted by the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UNU-WIDER
Green Growth in Development 
Helsinki, Finland 15 December 2010

UNU-WIDER Annual Lecture 14 on Reforming the International Monetary Financial Architecture, by José Antonio Ocampo, Professor in the Professional Practice of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University and former United Nations Under-Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs
New York, USA 9 December 2010

Project meeting: The New Policy Model, Inequality and Poverty in Latin America: Evidence from the Last Decade and Prospects for the Future New York, USA 7 December 2010

PUBLICATIONS
Books and Journals

Understanding Small-Island Developing States: Fragility and External Shocks
Edited by Amelia U. Santos-Paulino, Mark McGillivray
and Wim Naudé

Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
Edited by Wim Naudé

Health Inequality and Development
Edited by Mark McGillivray, Indranil Dutta and David Lawson

Urbanization and Development: Multidisciplinary Perspectives
Edited by Jo Beall, Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis, and Ravi Kanbur

Information on all of WIDER's publications is available on our website: http://www.wider.unu.edu/publications/

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WIDER Working Papers 2011

Aid Supplies Over Time: Accounting for Heterogeneity, Trends, and Dynamics
Sam Jones WP/04

Sensitivity of Loan Size to Lending Rates: Evidence from Ghana’s Microfinance Sector
Samuel Kobina Annim WP/03

Thailand’s Development Strategy and Growth Performance
Peter Warr  WP/02

Growth, Inequality, and Poverty Reduction in Developing Countries: Recent Global Evidence
Augustin Kwasi Fosu WP/01


WIDER Working Papers 2010

Transfers and Development: Easy Come, Easy Go?
Luc Christiaensen and Lei Pan WP/125

The Global Financial Crisis and Development: Whither Africa?
Augustin Kwasi Fosu WP/124

Efficiency Frontier and Matching Process on the Labour Market: Evidence from Tunisia
Anis Bou Abid and Imed Drine WP/123

Information on all of WIDER's publications is available on our website: http://www.wider.unu.edu/publications/