Press Release: New UN study on tax and social protection policies in Africa during COVID-19
In the first study of its kind on Africa, researchers found that tax and benefit policies provided limited income protection to poorest households but failed to offset the increase in poverty. Read more
COP26: Are We Ready?
On 28 October 2021 at 16:00 (UTC+3), UNU-WIDER organizes an online panel discussion titled COP26: Are We Ready? An international panel of experts specialising in mining, oil and gas will discuss key issues. Read more
Think WIDER Webinar Series – New perspectives on development
Think WIDER – New perspectives on development webinar series features a line-up of eminent researchers and development specialists who present their work and discuss new perspectives to the topic of global development. Learn more
NEW POLICY GUIDEBOOK: Deals and development in fragile and conflict-affected states
The guidebook is designed to help economic advisers to analyse country context and design interventions with the goal of enabling positive growth that reduces fragility.
Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
Our MOOC on industrial policy is open! Join this free self-paced course, with an instructor and regular opportunities to interact. Learn more
6 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Research BriefAn Assessment of a Village Development Programme in Mozambique
The programme did lead participating households to use improved seeds. Food consumption scores did not improve after the programme...Agricultural cooperative Economic development Food supply
Working PaperHelping Poor Farmers to Help Themselves: Evidence from a Group-Based Aid Project in Mozambique
This paper evaluates the impact of an integrated rural development programme on farming techniques and food security in the Gaza area of rural Mozambique...Agricultural cooperative Economic development Food supply
Book ChapterThe Gradual Erosion of the Social Security Function of Customary Land Tenure Arrangements in Lineage-Based Societies
From the book: Insurance Against PovertyAgricultural cooperative Informal sector Land reform
Working PaperThe Gradual Erosion of the Social Security Function of Customary Land Tenure Arrangements in Lineage-Based Societies
Customary rules governing access to land and other natural resources in village societies have characteristics that allow them to fulfill social security functions and achieve equity objectives...Agricultural cooperative Informal sector Land reform
Book ChapterHas the Coffee Federation Become Redundant?: Collective Action and the Market in Colombian Development
From the book: Group Behaviour and DevelopmentAgriculture Agricultural cooperative International trade
Working PaperHas the Coffee Federation Become Redundant?: Collective Action and the Market in Colombian Development
This paper considers the role and modus operandi of the National Coffee Federation of Colombia. Much respected and much criticized over time, today its role is being challenged as inappropriate to the new commitment to a free market economy...Agriculture Agricultural cooperative International trade