UNU-WIDER Summer School in collaboration with DPRU-UCT on labour markets and economic development
The course will take place in Cape Town during 18-29 November 2019. Deadline for application is 31 May 23:59 UTC+3.
Journal Article: What does it mean to be poor? Investigating the qualitative-quantitative divide in Mozambique
Open access | This article reflects on the merits of seeking to reconcile economic (quantitative) and anthropological (qualitative) analytical approaches.
Event: UNU-WIDER at the World Village Festival
25-26 May 2019 | What kind of world would you like to see in 2030? Join us in the UN Village at the 2019 World Village Festival and you’ll have the opportunity to call decision makers to action and be part of a campaign for a more sustainable world.
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.
Inclusive growth in Mozambique – scaling-up research and capacity
The central goal of the project is to support inclusive growth, growth that substantially improves the living standards of the Mozambican population.
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.
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Book ChapterCapital account liberalization and management
Part of Journal Special Issue Resetting the International Monetary (Non)SystemAccounting Capital Financial institutions
BlogCapital flight from developing countries – what is it, how is it measured, and what have we learned?
Many worry that developing countries lose a substantial amount of money via capital flight, that is, outflows of cash and securities — part of which can also be illegal...Capital Tax evasion Taxation
Working PaperCapital flight and development: An overview of concepts, methods, and data sources
This paper offers a critical review of the methods used to estimate the extent of capital flight and illicit financial flows from developing countries...Capital Taxation
Working PaperCapital flight and foreign direct investment in Africa: An investigation of the role of natural resource endowment
This paper aims to provide theoretical and empirical insights into the puzzling simultaneous rise in foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows in Africa and capital flight from the continent over the past decades...Capital Investments, Foreign Natural resources
Journal ArticleAssessing Foreign Aid’s Long-Run Contribution to Growth and Development
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Policy and the Macroeconomic Management of AidCapital Economic assistance and foreign aid Econometric models (Economic development)
Working PaperCapital Account Liberalization and Management
This paper reviews the history and controversies associated with capital account management...Accounting Capital Financial institutions, International
Working PaperSupply-Side Constraints, Capital Goods Imports, and the Quality of Sub-Saharan African Countries’ Exports
In the last decade, a large portion of capital goods imports of Sub-Saharan African countries is telecommunications equipment, and China is now the main source of equipment for 30 Sub-Saharan African countries...Capital Economic growth International trade
Working PaperForeign Aid and Mobilization of Growth Factors in Sub-Saharan Africa
This study addresses the macroeconomic effect of foreign aid on the factors of growth. Specifically, we examine the effects of foreign aid on capital investment (human capital, physical capital) in sub-Saharan Africa...Capital Econometrics Economic assistance and foreign aid
Working PaperChildren’s Endowment, Schooling, and Work in Ethiopia
I investigate the relationship between children’s endowment and parental investment using a rich dataset on a cohort of children from Ethiopia, who were surveyed at ages eight, twelve and fifteen...Capital Children Econometric models (Economic development)
BlogCost of Capital: The Real Price of Green Energy
4 July 2013 Carl-Gustav Lindén In recent years the price of green energy technology has come down dramatically. This means that European investments in renewable energy can be very competitive...Capital Capital market Cost effectiveness
Working PaperAssessing Foreign Aid’s Long-Run Contribution to Growth in Development
This paper confirms recent evidence of a positive impact of aid on growth and widens the scope of evaluation to a range of outcomes including proximate sources of growth (e.g., physical and human capital), indicators of social welfare (e.g., poverty ...Capital Economic assistance and foreign aid Econometric models (Economic development)
Research BriefGhana’s Oil Resources Toward Economic Growth and Human Development
As the country’s oil production shifts into gear, Ghana’s new status as a middle-income country is bound to see a reduction in official development assistance (ODA) in the medium to long term...Capital Economic assistance and foreign aid Fiscal policy
BlogGhana’s Oil Resources Toward Economic Growth and Human Development
Robert Darko Osei As the country’s oil production shifts into gear, Ghana’s new status as a middle-income country is bound to see a reduction in official development assistance (ODA) in the medium to long term...Accounting Capital Economic assistance and foreign aid
Working PaperAid, Growth and Private Capital Flows to Ghana
This study provides an analysis of the aid-private capital flows-growth nexus for Ghana...Capital Economic assistance and foreign aid Fiscal policy
Book ChapterIntroduction: Southern Engines of Global Growth
From the book: Southern Engines of Global GrowthCapital Economic growth International trade
Working PaperThe Case for an Intermediate Exchange Rate Regime with Endogenizing Market Structures and Capital Mobility: The Empirical Study of Brazil
Set in the context of the recent theoretical and policy debates on appropriate exchange rate regimes for emerging market economies in a world of free capital mobility, the paper attempts to present the case for an intermediate exchange rate regime, d...Capital Capital market Foreign exchange