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.
Call for papers on migration and mobility
The submission deadline for this WIDER Development Conference jointly organized with ARUA is 1 May 2017.
The Stockholm Statement
Towards a new consensus on the principles of policy-making for the contemporary world
Call for papers on public economics for development
This WIDER Development Conference will take stock of current evidence on the impacts of the public sector on the economy and the wellbeing of citizens, and about ways to improve tax and public spending policies. Deadline 13 March 2017.
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.
Learning to Compete: Evidence on Exporting and Firm-Level Performance
This Open Access Journal Special Issue looks at the relationship between exporting and firm-level performance.
138 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Development assistance to fragile states and conflict-affected areas is a core component of peacebuilding...Conflict management Foreign aid Economic development
Journal ArticleEducation from the Bottom Up: UNICEF's Education Programme in Somalia
Part of Journal Special Issue Development Assistance for PeacebuildingAggregation operators Conflict management Education
Journal ArticleImpact Assessment of the Facilitadores Judiciales Programme in Nicaragua
Part of Journal Special Issue Development Assistance for PeacebuildingConflict management Justice, Administration of
Journal ArticleLiberia's Gender-Sensitive Police Reform: Improving Representation and Responsiveness in a Post-Conflict Setting
Part of Journal Special Issue Development Assistance for PeacebuildingAeronautics, Commercial Conflict management Economic assistance and foreign aid
Journal Article‘Embedded’ Assistance: Finn Church Aid's Secondment in Somalia
Part of Journal Special Issue Development Assistance for PeacebuildingConflict management Economic assistance and foreign aid Human rights
Journal ArticleSubstantial but Uneven Achievement: Selected Success When Stars Align. Public Financial Management Reforms in Sierra Leone
Part of Journal Special Issue Development Assistance for PeacebuildingConflict management Economic development Macroeconomics
Journal ArticleThe Yemen Social Fund for Development: An Effective Community-Based Approach amid Political Instability
Part of Journal Special Issue Development Assistance for PeacebuildingConflict management Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development projects
Journal ArticleGood Aid in Hard Places: Learning from ‘Successful’ Interventions in Fragile Situations
Part of Journal Special Issue Development Assistance for PeacebuildingConflict management Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Journal Special IssueDevelopment Assistance for Peacebuilding
Development assistance to fragile states and conflict-affected areas can be a core component of peacebuilding, providing support for the restoration of government functions, delivery of basic services, the rule of law and economic revitalization...Conflict management Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Journal ArticleVarieties of fragility: Implications for aid
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid to Support Fragile StatesConflict management Economic assistance and foreign aid
Journal Special IssueAid to Support Fragile States: The Challenge of Chronic Weakness
This special issue has its origins in work conducted under the Governance and Fragility theme of UNU-WIDER’s ReCom - Research and Communication on Foreign Aid programme (2011–13), and particularly the work on ‘Aid and Institution-bu...Conflict management Economic assistance and foreign aid
Journal ArticleTransition Regimes and Security Sector Reforms in Sierra Leone and Liberia
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid and Institution-Building in Fragile StatesConflict management Economic assistance and foreign aid Local government
Research BriefSuccesses and Challenges of Public Financial Management in Sierra Leone
Fragile and conflict-affected states, like Sierra Leone, can maintain a strong public financial management structure if they are able to find foreign support for administrative capacity and sufficient domestic political and executive support...Conflict management Economic policy Fiscal policy
Working PaperEngaging with Fragile and Conflict-Affected States: An Alternative Approach to Theory, Measurement and Practice
The coherence and effectiveness of engagement with the world’s ‘fragile and conflict-affected states’—beyond ethical imperatives and geo-strategic considerations—turns on answers to two vexing questions...Conflict management
Journal ArticleThe economics of counterinsurgency: Some evidence from Andhra Pradesh
Present in India since the 1960s, the Naxalite insurgency has steadily spread across the country...Conflict management Construction industries Credit
Working PaperSuccess When Stars Align: Public Financial Management Reforms in Sierra Leone
Since the end of the civil war, the Government of Sierra Leone has made substantial progress in strengthening public financial management...Conflict management Public (Decision making) Economic policy