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Call for papers
Conference: Better Jobs for Development

The 3rd Jobs and Development conference will be held in Warsaw on 21-22 May 2020. Deadline for submissions is 20 January 2020.

Closing date: 20 January 2020
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Erwin Bulte on participatory resource management, elite capture and local livelihoods

Abstract - Participatory resource management, elite capture and local livelihoods: experimental evidence from rural Ethiopia Evidence on the effectiveness of participatory development approaches in low-income countries is mixed. We use an experiment...

18 December 2019 15:0016:00
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
Open for registration
Annual Lecture
How are people poor?: Measuring global progress toward zero poverty and the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs SDG1 Poverty
UNU-WIDER and Norad agree on new USD 10 million research and capacity-building programme on domestic revenue mobilization
Achieving Sustainable Development in the Least Developed Countries – Towards LDC-V

The United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) is organizing an academic Conference in collaboration with UNU-WIDER and the...

15 October 2020 09:0016 October 2020 17:00
Bangladesh © World Bank
Mining for Change: Natural Resources and Industry in Africa

This book is not yet published, expected in January 2020. When published this book will be available open access...

Mining Industrial policy Extractive industries
Call for posters
WIDER Development Conference: Global Partnerships for Sustainable Development

The deadline for submissions is 15 January 2020 23:59 UTC+2.

Closing date: 15 January 2020
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Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam

This book is not yet published, expected in January 2020. When published this book will be available open access...

SMEs Microeconomics Private sector
Journal Article
Improving Financial Inclusion through the Delivery of Cash Transfer Programmes: The Case of Mexico’s Progresa-Oportunidades-Prospera Programme

This paper follows a quasi-experimental research design to assess the impact of the electronic payment system of Mexico’s Progresa-Oportunidades-Prospera (POP) programme...

Cash transfers Financial inclusion
Annual Lecture
WIDER Annual Lecture 23 - Informality: addressing the Achilles heel of social protection in Latin America

The 2019 WIDER Annual Lecture by Santiago Levy is to be held on Wednesday 30 October 2019 at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. The event is organized in collaboration with the Graduate Institute’s Centre for...

30 October 2019
The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Maison de la Paix, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, Geneva, Switzerland
Past event
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Mariapia Mendola on agricultural transformation and farmers' expectations

Abstract - Agricultural transformation and farmers' expectations: randomized experimental evidence from Uganda (with Jacopo Bonan and Harounan Kazianga) Adoption rate of profitable agricultural technologies in Africa is still low and knowledge...

11 December 2019
Marina Congress Center - Baltica Meeting Room, Katajanokanlaituri 6 , Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Reflections on the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics

The award of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics to Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo of MIT, and Michael Kremer of Harvard University, has led to a flurry of blogs and op-ed pieces ...

Nobel Prize Development Economics Structural transformation
Research Brief
Revenue losses from tax-motivated mispricing in South Africa

New research provides the first direct evidence of tax-motivated transfer mispricing in a developing country...

Tax International taxation Profit shifting
Randomized control trials – why they deserve the Nobel and what should happen next

This year’s Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer for their experimental approach — randomized control trials (RCTs) — to alleviating global poverty...

Development Economics Nobel Prize
Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa

In September 2019, UNU-WIDER is launching its inaugural Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa . This course is based on a decade of research by UNU-WIDER, in partnership with the...

Learning Industrialization Africa's Economic Development
MOOC lecture
Call for papers
Conference: Achieving Sustainable Development in the Least Developed Countries – Towards LDC-V

The deadline for submissions is 18 December 2019.

Closing date: 18 December 2019
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Policy Brief
Annual Lecture Brief - Informality: The Achilles Heel of Social Protection in Latin America: Making a case for universal social protection in Latin America
Editor’s Choice Articles celebrating the EER 50th Anniversary includes UNU-WIDER research

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the European Economics Review (EER), making it one of the oldest general-interest economics journals in Europe. As part of the celebrations, the journal has announced two Editor’s Choice Articles and a...

SOUTHMOD country report Uganda - UGAMOD v1.1

This report documents UGAMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Uganda. This work was carried out by Uganda Revenue Authority ( URA ) and Makerere University in collaboration with the project partners...

WIDER Seminar Series

The WIDER Seminar Series showcases the latest research on key topics in development economics. At the weekly sessions, early-career and senior researchers present recent and ongoing work related to UNU-WIDER’s current work programme. In...

WIDER Seminar Series
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Policy Brief
Aid effectiveness: Growth and beyond

The questions of whether aid has impact and is effective have been the subject of considerable attention...

Aid effectiveness aid and growth Development aid
Working Paper
The corruption–growth relationship: Do political institutions matter?

Corruption is widely believed to negatively affect economic growth...

Corruption Democracy Economic growth
Better jobs conference Transforming economies - for better jobs
11 September 201913 September 2019
United Nations Conference Centre, Rajadamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok, Thailand
Past event
Policy Brief
Social protection, government revenue and microsimulation in developing countries

Social protection has attracted increasing interest in developing countries in recent decades and policies have been initiated in all developing regions...

SOUTHMOD Microsimulation modelling Tax-benefit microsimulation
Industrial policy in the 21st century: The challenge for Africa

Why is there so little industry in Africa? Does it matter? What can be done about it?...

Policy Brief
Can legal empowerment help to address ethnic exclusion?

‘Legal empowerment’ is defined as a process of systemic change through which the poor and excluded become able to use the law to protect and advance their rights and interests as citizens and economic actors...

Legal empowerment Group-based inequality Property rights
How (not) to build state capability

Effective and capable states are essential for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...

SDGs SDG16 Building State Capabilities
Journal Special Issue
Public economics and development action

Tax, and public-sector matters more generally, is high on the agenda of international development. This is clearly reflected in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) approved by the United Nations General Assembly in September of 2015...

Public economics Public finance International taxation
UNU-WIDER work programme 2019-2023: Transforming economies, states, and societies

Creating, strengthening, and sharing knowledge for development Over the period 2019–23 UNU-WIDER research will focus on the interlinked development challenges of transforming economies, states, and societies. These transformations are central...

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