Research and policy briefs
Evidence-based policymaking is crucial. Use our publications search to browse nearly 200 briefs which highlight the findings and policy implications of our research.
Call for papers on migration and mobility
The submission deadline for this WIDER Development Conference jointly organized with ARUA is 1 May 2017.
The Stockholm Statement
Towards a new consensus on the principles of policy-making for the contemporary world
Call for papers on public economics for development
This WIDER Development Conference will take stock of current evidence on the impacts of the public sector on the economy and the wellbeing of citizens, and about ways to improve tax and public spending policies. Deadline 13 March 2017.
Measuring poverty and wellbeing in developing countries
This new Open Access book provides detailed analyses of poverty and wellbeing in developing countries, based on household surveys that have been ongoing for more than three decades.
Learning to Compete: Evidence on Exporting and Firm-Level Performance
This Open Access Journal Special Issue looks at the relationship between exporting and firm-level performance.
252 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperLegal empowerment of the poor through property rights reform: Tensions and trade-offs of land registration and titling in sub-Saharan Africa
Land registration and titling in Africa has been seen as a means of legal empowerment of the poor that can protect smallholders’ and pastoralists’ rights of access to land and other land-based resources...Property Land rights
Book ChapterRural transformation: a commune-level analysis Growth Structural transformation Rural development
Book ChapterCharacteristics of the VARHS data and other data sources Growth Structural transformation Rural development
BookGrowth, Structural Transformation, and Rural Change in Viet Nam: A Rising Dragon on the Move
This book is Open Access and will be available on 22 February 2017. This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence...Growth Structural transformation Rural development
Working PaperWhere is commercial farming expanding in Mozambique?: Evidence from agricultural surveys
This paper studies the dynamics of the agricultural sector in Mozambique, focusing on the role of commercial farms...Agriculture Large commercial farms Spatial localization
Working PaperCan commercial farming promote rural dynamism in sub-Saharan Africa?: Evidence from Mozambique
The impact of large commercial farms on neighbouring smallholders in low-income sub-Saharan Africa remains controversial...Agriculture Farm produce Welfare economics
Working PaperInter- and intra-farm land fragmentation in Viet Nam
This paper uses panel data at commune, household, and plot levels to study the causes and effects of agricultural land fragmentation in rural Viet Nam...Agriculture Farm produce Land tenure
Journal ArticleAgricultural Commodity Price Shocks and Their Effect on Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa
Commodity price shocks are an important type of external shock and are often cited as a problem for economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa...Agriculture Economic growth Macroeconomics
Working PaperIndia’s political economy responses to the global food price shock of 2007–08: Learning some lessons
India’s policy responses to the food price crisis were strong. Exports of basic staples were banned. Domestic support prices of wheat and rice were raised substantially...Agriculture Food industry and trade Food security
VideoAgriculture Adaptation Options
Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 5.3Natural disasters Financial crisis Agriculture
VideoClimate Change and Migration
Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 3.1Climate change Vulnerability Ecology
VideoFood Production Systems
Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 3.3Agriculture Productivity Climate change
VideoMiddle East and North Africa I
Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 1.3Water Climate change Agriculture
Working PaperCommercialization in agriculture in rural Viet Nam, 2006-14
The vast majority of households in rural Viet Nam undertake agricultural activities and for many this is their main livelihood. Moreover, this agriculture has become increasingly commercialized over time...Agricultural credit Agriculture Aquaculture
Journal ArticleClimate Variability and Household Adaptation Strategies in Southern Ethiopia
Part of Journal Special Issue Economics of climate change impacts on developing countriesAgriculture Climatic changes Economic aspects (Environment)