Mining for Change
This new open access book presents research undertaken to understand how better management of the revenues and opportunities associated with natural resources can accelerate diversification and structural change in Africa.... Read more
Women in Science
On 11 February the world celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. UNU-WIDER, along with other institutes across United Nations University, are taking this day of celebration a step further with a month long campaign ... Read more
WIDER Seminar Series
Live streamed | 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.
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.
Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED)
The SA-TIED programme looks at ways to support policy-making for inclusive growth and economic transformation in the southern Africa region.
Transforming economies – for better jobs
WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNESCAP, 11-13 September 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand
14 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
ProjectUNU-WIDER Summer School
Theme: Current programmeCapacity building data Quantitative research
Book ChapterLessons Learnt about Foreign Aid for Climate Change Related Capacity-Building
From the book: Aid Effectiveness for Environmental SustainabilityForeign aid Climate change Capacity building
Book ChapterForeign Aid for Capacity Building to Address Climate Change
From the book: Aid Effectiveness for Environmental SustainabilityForeign aid Capacity building Climate change
AboutPhotos - AL16
The folk and the formula– pathways to capable states...Capacity building Institutional economics Socio-Economic Transformation
AboutPresentation - AL16
The 2012 WIDER Annual Lecture was given by Professor Lant Pritchett. He discussed the importance of building state capability in developing countries for tackling long-term development challenges. View or download slides as pdfCapacity building Institutional economics Socio-Economic Transformation
VideoWIDER Annual Lecture by Lant Pritchett
View the WIDER Annual Lecture on The folk and the formula– pathways to capable states...Capacity building Institutional economics Socio-Economic Transformation
AboutInvitation - AL16
The 16th WIDER Annual Lecture was given by Professor Lant Pritchett, currently Professor of the Practice of International Development Harvard Kennedy School of Government, in Helsinki, in September 2012, under the enticing title ‘Folk and the...Capacity building Institutional economics Socio-Economic Transformation
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 16 - The folk and the formula
ProjectAn energy social accounting matrix (SAM) for Vietnam
Theme: 2010-11Vietnam Social Accounting Matrix Green growth
WorkshopSystematic analysis of climate resilient development (SACReD)
The principal objective of the workshop was to evaluate the implications of climate change for developing countries including impacts, adaptation policies, mitigation policies, and their interactions with appropriate development strategies.
ProjectDUCC - development under climate change
Theme: 2010-11Climate change Development Climate uncertainty
ProjectBuilding African capacity for policy simulation
With the introduction of Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), governments in Africa and other developing countries have been under great pressure to devise effective policies that will reduce poverty and...Globalization Social and Human Development Africa