WIDER Annual Lecture 21 by Sabina Alkire
How are people poor? – Measuring global progress towards zero poverty and the SDGs, Helsinki, 24 October 2017
Migration and mobility – new frontiers for research and policy
WIDER Development Conference jointly organized with ARUA, 5-6 October 2017, in Accra, Ghana
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.
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.
64 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
BookThe Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions
This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations...Energy Development Climate change
Working PaperEnergy futures modelling for African countries: LEAP model application
This study develops a scenario-based model to assess the current and future trends in energy demand in Africa and associated greenhouse gas emissions...Energy forecasting Energy efficiency Renewables
Working PaperModeling sustainable long-term electricity supply–demand in Africa
This paper develops a scenario-based model to identify and provide an array of electricity demand in Africa, and to derive them from the African power system of development...Energy planning Electricity Sustainable development
Research BriefFuture climate scenarios for South Africa: The importance of mitigating emissions
More intense climate changes are expected in South Africa if GHG emissions are not constrained. Increased GHG emissions are likely to result in increases in average annual surface temperatures and higher evaporation rates...Climate change Runoff Streamflow
Research BriefClimate change effects on irrigation demand and crop yields in South Africa
The demand for irrigation is likely to increase in South Africa as a result of increased temperatures and evaporation rates. Rain-fed agricultural crops are likely to experience a decline in average annual yields...Climate change Runoff Streamflow
Research BriefPotential impacts of climate change on national water supply in South Africa
Climate change risks for run-off and irrigation demand vary significantly across South Africa, with some regions expected to experience increased drying and others flooding Smaller impacts on water resources by 2050 are expected if global emissions a...Climate change Economic development Economic growth
Working PaperTechnical note: Proposed model for regional power sector integration in Africa
Regional power pools present a significant and potentially defining opportunity for African power systems to develop domestic energy resources, improve system reliability, and contribute to overall economic development...Climate change Capacity expansion planning Power pools
BlogResponding to crises: What can we do? What’s next?
Although sometimes over used, the word 'crisis' accurately describes many challenges of today's world, such as climage change, war and refugees, economic volatility, pandemics, and the continuing unmet needs of the poor, hungry, and negle...Climate change Development Foreign aid
In the mediaChanges since Copenhagen means Paris will deliver more for developing countries
The Conversation, 7 December 2015Climate change
VideoAgriculture Adaptation Options
Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 5.3Natural disasters Financial crisis Agriculture
VideoClimate Change and Human Conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa
Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 6.1Political economy Natural disasters Climate change
Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 6.2Households Natural disasters Credit
Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 6.3Forests and forestry Climate change