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Three decades of change in development
Amartya Sen's WIDER Annual Lecture 19 discussed the overall challenge of sustainable and human-focused development including new and old issues.
Call for papersWIDER Development Conference – Human capital and growth
Now accepting submissions.November 23 2015
BlogFrom CoP15 to CoP21 – Three crucial changes in the climate mitigation landscape
The 21 st Conference of the Parties ( CoP21 ) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is rapidly approaching...Climate change Climate change mitigation Environment and climate
NewsAngus Deaton, WIDER Annual Lecturer 2006, wins Nobel Economics Prize for his work on consumption, poverty, and welfare
On Monday 2 October the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that Professor Angus Deaton was to receive the 2015 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare. In...
Journal ArticleDoes foreign aid harm political institutions?
The notion that foreign aid harms the institutions of recipient governments remains prevalent. We combine new disaggregated aid data and various metrics of political institutions to re-examine this relationship...Governance Government quality Institutions
InclusionThe Economics and Politics of Taxation and Social Protection
This project takes an innovative and integrated approach to the study of taxation and social protection systems in developing countries. Taking a system-wide perspective to these issues allows for the exploration of the combined fiscal effect of tax...Tax Social protection Political economy
BlogJoseph Stiglitz and Amartya Sen on the Sustainable Development Goals
World leaders are now meeting at a special UN summit from 25–27 September to formally adopt the SDGs, which will then be implemented from 1 January 2016...Democracy Economic development Human rights
Journal ArticleAid Policy and the Macroeconomic Management of Aid
This is an introduction to the UNU-WIDER special issue of World Development on aid policy and the macroeconomic management of aid...Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic policy Monetary policy
Journal Special IssueExperiments in Development Economics
In recent years, experimental methods have been both highly celebrated, and roundly criticized, as a means of addressing core questions in the social sciences. They have received particular attention in the analysis of development interventions...Corporate governance Economic development Field experiments
ReportWhat Do We Know About Aid as We Approach 2015?
The ReCom—Research and Communication on Foreign Aid—programme produced 240 original studies...Agriculture Children Climatic changes
InclusionWIID - World Income Inequality Database
WIID , the World Income Inequality Database, collects and stores information on income inequality for developed, developing, and transition countries. The WIID provides the most comprehensive set of income inequality statistics available and can be...
NewsHer Majesty the Queen of Denmark has conferred a knighthood on Professor Finn Tarp
Our Director, Professor Finn Tarp, was on 20 November 2015 honoured by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark with the Order of the Dannebrog.
Journal Special IssueClimate Change and the Zambezi River Valley
The articles in this special issue set forth a set of technical contributions that will improve the understanding of the impacts of climate change in developing countries...Climatic changes Economic forecasting Environmental economics
BlogCelebrating 30 Years of Research for Development
The celebration of the 30 th Anniversary of UNU-WIDER presented the ideal opportunity to look back, take stock, and plan ahead...Economic development Structural adjustment (Economic policy) Gross national product