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
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
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.
Annual Report 2020
Read about how our research shifted to address the effects of the global pandemic in 2020. The annual report also looks back at some of the highlights from our history as we celebrate 35 years of UNU-WIDER and the power of the WIDER network.
NEW OPEN ACCESS BOOK: Inequality in the Developing World
Inequality has emerged as a key development challenge. This book contributes to this important discussion by presenting assessments of the measurement and analysis of global inequality by leading inequality scholars. Read more
257 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperClimate shocks, agriculture, and migration in Nepal: Disentangling the interdependencies
Climate change is expected to increase the risk in agricultural production due to increasing temperatures and rainfall variability. Smallholders can adjust by diversifying income sources, including through migration...Climate change Migration Agriculture
BlogFinding keys for development in Africa
Economics researcher Aimable Nsabimana shares the relevance and inspiration behind his recent work with UNU-WIDER on climate change and human development in Tanzania. How can research contribute to the wellbeing in Africa?...Child nutrition Tanzania Weather shock
Working PaperAre we measuring natural resource wealth correctly?: A reconceptualization of natural resource value in the era of climate change
Underlying the management of revenues from natural resource extraction is a set of assumptions about how abundant and how valuable these resources are...Natural resources Valuation environmental impact
Working PaperTaxing extractive resources in the transition to a low-carbon future
This paper explores the potential impacts of the transition to a low-carbon future for the taxation of extractive resources...Taxation Climate change low-carbon future
NewsPress Release: Top UN economists warn of crises of our own making if global “megatrends” left unchecked
To avoid future failures, new report calls for overhaul of the way policies are madeInequality Urbanization Climate change
In the mediaAn energy expert from SA-TIED appears on SABC's The Bottom Line South Africa Energy Climate change
Journal ArticleForeign Aid and Climate Change Policy: What Can(’t) the Data Tell Us?
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Impact and EffectivenessAdaptation Climate change Climate change mitigation
Journal ArticleAid Impact and Effectiveness: Introduction and Overview
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Impact and EffectivenessDonors Fragile states Climate change
In the mediaSA-TIED research on South Africa's energy future in the news Climate change Climate change mitigation Climate adaptation
Working PaperForeign aid and climate change policy: What can(’t) the data tell us?
Climate-related foreign aid is on the rise, with signatories to the Paris Climate agreement pledging US$100 billion annually to promote mitigation and adaptation in recipient countries...Adaptation Climate change Climate change mitigation
From the book: Extractive IndustriesMining Extractive industries Climate change
Book ChapterClimate change and the extractives sector
From the book: Extractive IndustriesExtractive industries Climate change Environment and climate
Book ChapterExtractives for development: Introduction and ten main messages
From the book: Extractive IndustriesOil and gas Resource revenues Mining
BookExtractive Industries: The Management of Resources as a Driver of Sustainable Development
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...Resource revenues Climate change Mining
Working PaperClimate change, rice production, and migration in Vietnamese households
This paper analyses the relationship between climate and migration in rural households in Vietnam...Climate change Migration Food industry and trade