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
10 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
BlogWhy all countries should contribute to ending global poverty
In 1969, richer countries agreed to commit 0.7% of their gross national income to international development aid...Global poverty Aid policy
Journal ArticleWhat Does the Evidence Tell Us about ‘Thinking and Working Politically’ in Development Assistance?
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Impact and EffectivenessAid effectiveness Donors Evidence
Journal ArticleDo Countries Use Foreign Aid to Buy Geopolitical Influence?: Evidence from Donor Campaigns for Temporary UN Security Council Seats
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Impact and EffectivenessFunding Foreign aid Aid effectiveness
Journal ArticleBypassing Government: Aid Effectiveness and Malawi’s Local Development Fund
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Impact and EffectivenessAid effectiveness Institutions Aid policy
BlogThe vital role of aid in development
The UNU-WIDER research programme on foreign aid ( ReCom ) began in 2010, in a period of strong aid scepticism. Dambisa Moyo’s well-known book, Dead Aid (2009), is just one example...Aid effectiveness Aid policy Conflict management
Working PaperInstitutional bypass and aid effectiveness in Africa
Many practical and action-oriented international roadmaps to improve the quality of aid and its delivery and impact on development—including the Paris Declaration, Accra Agenda for Action, and Busan Partnership—emphasize a more active inv...Aid effectiveness Institutions Aid policy
Working PaperWhat does the evidence tell us about ‘thinking and working politically’ in development assistance?
This paper critically reviews evidence on ‘thinking and working politically’ in development...Aid effectiveness Donors Evidence
Working PaperDo countries use foreign aid to buy geopolitical influence?: Evidence from donor campaigns for temporary UN Security Council seats
In recent years, donor countries have increasingly used different aid allocation channels to boost aid effectiveness...Funding Foreign aid Aid effectiveness
PresentationWhat works in education aid policy in developing countries? A systematic review