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UNU-WIDER at the LDC5 Conference
5 March 2023 09:009 March 2023 17:00
Qatar National Convention Centre, Doha, Qatar
The potential of domestic savings in the Global South
7 February 2023 16:00
Online, Finland
Open for registration
Executive Associate (GS-6)

UNU-WIDER is hiring an Executive Associate in Helsinki, Finland. As Executive Associate you would provide critical support to our Director and Deputy Director in effectively managing the Institute.

Closing date: 13 February 2023
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Women’s Work: Routes to social and economic empowerment

FORTHCOMING SPECIAL ISSUE/COLLECTION IN WORLD DEVELOPMENT (journal), INDIVIDUAL ARTICLES ON OPEN ACCESS | In recent decades, trends in female labour force participation rates have been very heterogeneous across developing countries, despite widesprea...

Unravelling the puzzle of peace: Short videos on key issues in peace and conflict research

A new series of nine short videos produced by the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) has just been released. The Puzzle of peace video series features leading economists, political scientists,...

Legacies of violent conflict - cover
Working Paper
The loser’s long curse: electoral consequences of a class conflict

This paper presents evidence of political legacies of exposure to a violent class conflict over 100 years...

Civil conflict Class Elections
Working Paper
Don’t rock the boat? Fears of conflict and support for protest in Iraq and beyond

Why do people support—or refrain from supporting—nonviolent protests for political change?...

protest Nonviolene Conflict
Working Paper
States of disorder: An ecosystems approach to state-building in conflict-affected countries

Why is the recent track record of state-building so poor?...

Statebuilding Peacebuilding Governance
Working Paper
Trust the hand that protects you—Does UN peacekeeping harm post-conflict governments’ legitimacy?

Rebuilding state legitimacy is a thorny challenge in the aftermath of civil wars. The international community has stepped in to support post-conflict states in rebuilding state capacity, sometimes replacing governments in providing public goods...

State legitimacy Post-conflict Trust
Marinella Leone on What drives parental investments in early childhood
8 February 2023 15:0016:00
Hybrid, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
Open for registration
Working Paper
Marine mining and its potential implications for low- and middle-income countries

After 50 years of optimistic predictions that marine mining will soon take off, it still remains to be seen if and when this will happen...

Marine resources Mining Fiscal regime
Working Paper
The unintended long-run impacts of agro-terrorism in Brazil

This paper studies the unintended long-run effects of a permanent agricultural shock led by agro-terrorism in Brazil on the education and labour market...

Education Wages Agriculture
Climate resilience and sustainable sovereign debt

2022 is already a record-breaker in the number of climate change-related events , and developing countries must now pay for the repairs and remediation needed to combat the consequences...

Debt sustainability Fiscal sustainability Sustainability
UNU-WIDER launches new series: Cambridge Elements in Development Economics

UNU-WIDER is excited to publish the first titles in a new series of peer-reviewed, original, authoritative, and succinct publications combining the best features of books and journals, made especially for digital access.

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Not too long and not too short: Introducing the new UNU-WIDER and Cambridge University Press series in Development Economics

Simon Kuznets’ pipe dream was to have economic inequality data that rarely existed when he was writing. What are the pipe dreams of today’s development economists?...

Social mobility COVID-19 Academic excellence
The 1918–20 influenza pandemic: A retrospective in the time of COVID-19

The pandemic of 1918–20 — commonly known as the Spanish flu — infected over a quarter of the world's population and killed over fifty million people...

Pandemic COVID-19 socioeconomic consequences
Global tax reforms, net-zero, and domestic revenue: Food for thought from the DRM programme

Domestic revenue mobilization (DRM) and taxation have gained prominence lately on the global agenda, most recently with the resolution for the United Nations (UN) to lead the global discourse on tax rules ...

Domestic revenue mobilization Net Zero Illicit financial flows
Working Paper
The link between public debt and public investment in Tanzania

In a bid to realize its development aspirations, Tanzania has made concerted efforts to increase public investment, particularly in the last decade...

Public investments Tanzania Public debt
Teamwork and capacity strengthening to promote development: The case of Mozambique

Designing and implementing public policies requires caution to guarantee the best use of scarce resources, especially in middle- and lower-income countries...

Social protection Tax-benefit microsimulation Tax-benefit policy
Working Paper
Determinants of gender gaps in youth employment in urban Mozambique

In this study, we explore the correlates of the employment gender gap among urban youth in Mozambique. Young people are confronted with simultaneous decisions about education, work and family life influenced by social norms around gender roles...

Gender gap Employment Decomposition
Working Paper
Global profit shifting, 1975–2019

This paper constructs time series of global profit shifting covering the 2015–19 period, during which major international efforts were implemented to curb profit shifting...

Profit shifting Multinational firms Taxation
Inequality, fiscal space, and crisis response — A matter of priority, affordability, or both?

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, governments financed more than 5000 fiscal support policies worldwide in 2020–21...

Fiscal policy Fiscal capacity Inequality
Senior Research Fellow Patricia Justino appointed as Deputy Director of UNU-WIDER

The United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) appoints Senior Research Fellow Patricia Justino as Deputy Director on 1 August 2022.

Conflict Trust Governance
The puzzle of peace - conference image
Urban poverty: cities, slums, and the need for policy action

Developing countries will be predominantly urban by 2030...

Social mobility India Urbanization
Working Paper
Trust as state capacity: The political economy of compliance

This paper explores the link between trust in government, policy-making, and compliance. It focuses on a specific channel whereby citizens who are convinced that a policy is worthwhile are more motivated to comply with it...

State capacity Trust Compliance
Working Paper
Elite incomes around the world: Command over tradables, non-tradables, and people

This paper analyses elite incomes around the world, and how international comparisons of elite incomes vary depending on the exchange rate and income concept used...

Elites Income inequality Exchange rate
Fintech and domestic savings: A perfect match coming true in sub-Saharan Africa

Financial technology (FinTech) is a major force disrupting the structure of financial services in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and enabling access of unbanked people to financial services...

Technological innovations Domestic savings Technology
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