Press Release: New UN study on tax and social protection policies in Africa during COVID-19
In the first study of its kind on Africa, researchers found that tax and benefit policies provided limited income protection to poorest households but failed to offset the increase in poverty. Read more
COP26: Are We Ready?
On 28 October 2021 at 16:00 (UTC+3), UNU-WIDER organizes an online panel discussion titled COP26: Are We Ready? An international panel of experts specialising in mining, oil and gas will discuss key issues. Read more
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
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.
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
38 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperRegional and subregional analyses of macroeconomic policy strategies for growth and equality in Southern Africa
We investigate the relevance of beta (β, absolute and conditional) and sigma (σ) convergence in the economies of the Common Monetary Area of Southern Africa and in the provinces of the Republic of South Africa using panel data, allowing an...Convergence Growth Inequality
Working PaperThe role of environmental regulations and innovation in TFP convergence: Evidence from manufacturing SMEs in Vietnam
This is a pioneer study investigating the relationship between environmental compliance and TFP convergence for SMEs. It examines the impacts of environmental compliance, and its combination with innovation, on TFP convergence of manufacturing SMEs...Environmental practices Innovation Convergence
Book ChapterHunting for Leopards :: Long-Run Country Income Dynamics in Africa
This chapter examines the country-level dynamics of long-run growth in Africa between 1975 and 2005. We are primarily interested in examining how growth has affected mobility and the distribution of income among countries...Economic development Gross national product Convergence
Book ChapterInterrelationships among Health, Environmental Quality, and Economic Activity :: What Consequences for Economic Convergence?
This chapter examines the link between health indicators, environmental variables, and economic development, and the consequences of this relationship on economic convergence...Environment and economic development Environment Gross national product
Book ChapterIndonesian Industrialization: A Latecomer Adjusting to Crises
From the book: Pathways to Industrialization in the Twenty-First CenturyEconomic development Economic policy Industrialization
Book ChapterLearning from Asia's Success: Beyond Simplistic 'Lesson-Making'
From the book: Pathways to Industrialization in the Twenty-First CenturyCommercial policy Economic development Economic policy
BlogFrom The Editor's Desk (October 2012)
Tony Addison UNU-WIDER is having a very active and successful autumn. Our climate change and development policy conference at the end of September attracted over 150 researchers and policy makers from across the world...Economic development Elite (Social sciences) Equality and inequality
Working PaperIndonesian Industrialization: A Latecomer Adjusting to Crises
This paper examines Indonesia’s industrialization performance and policies, including its latecomer status, its generally rapid growth since the mid-1960s, its pronounced policy and performance episodes, and its ambivalent embrace of globalizat...Economic development Economic policy Industrialization
Working PaperLearning from Asia’s Success Beyond Simplistic 'Lesson-Making'
Many international organizations, governments and academics concerned with economic development look to Asia’s success, recommending that other poor countries follow similar models and paths of development...Commercial policy Economic development Economic policy
Working PaperInterrelationships among Health, Environment Quality, and Economic Activity: What Consequences for Economic Convergence?
This paper examines the link between health indicators, environmental variables, and economic development, and the consequences of this relationship on economic convergence...Environment and economic development Environment Gross national product
Journal ArticleStructural Change, Technology, and Economic Growth: Brazil and the CIBS in a Comparative Perspective
Part of Journal Special Issue Southern Growth Engines and Technology GiantsEconomic development Industries International trade
Book ChapterIndia's Economic Growth: Lessons for the Emerging Economies
From the book: The Rise of China and IndiaBusiness cycles Economic development Convergence
Book ChapterComparing Regional Development in China and India
From the book: The Rise of China and IndiaEconomic development Equality and inequality Convergence
Book ChapterGlobal Growth and Distribution: Are China and India Reshaping the World?
From the book: Southern Engines of Global GrowthEconomic forecasting Globalization Income distribution
BlogIs Manufacturing Still the Main Engine of Growth in Developing Countries?
Adam Szirmai Since the late 18 th century, the manufacturing sector has been the main engine of growth and catch up. Presently, however, service sector value added accounts for over 70 per cent of GDP in advanced economies...Economic growth Industrialization Convergence
Working PaperStructural Change, Technology, and Economic Growth: Brazil and the CIBS in a Comparative Perspective
Schumepterian growth theory stresses the role of structural change in long run growth. Countries which increase the share of technology-intensive sectors in their economic structures benefit more from technological learning and innovation...Economic development Industries International trade