Development challenges in Africa in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic
UNU-WIDER in partnership with UONGOZI Institute will organize a two-day online conference on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic in Africa, 11-12 February 2021. Read more
35 years of research for change – what's next?
Join our anniversary celebrations as we reflect on some of the greatest achievements of UNU-WIDER over the last 35 years and how we see our work creating change in the future. Read more
Journal Special Issue: Involuntary Migration, Inequality, and Integration
Looking at Vietnamese and Afghan migrants in Canada, Germany, the US, this special issue explores such experiences with a focus on inequality between migrants and host populations in countries of settlement. Read more
NEW: Domestic Revenue Mobilization (DRM) programme
The aim of UNU-WIDER’s DRM programme is to help improve developing countries’ tax systems and to strengthen their domestic capacities for revenue collection. The DRM programme is financed by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad). More
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Life with Corona, a global survey tracking the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 around the world has just been released with updated questions. Take part in the survey here, and share the link with your colleagues, friends and family! Read more
How is COVID-19 changing development? A WIDER Webinar Series
Check out the upcoming WIDER Webinar Series events to hear from renowned researchers on the impact of COVID-19 on development, and the implications for the Global South. Recordings of past events available too. Click here for more details
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Working PaperSocial norms as a barrier to women’s employment in developing countries
This paper discusses cultural barriers to women’s participation and success in the labor market in developing countries...Culture Institutions Developing countries
BlogProgressive research with amazing people in a beautiful sauna-crazy country: Pui Yi Wong - 2018 PhD Fellow
In the fall of 2018 UNU-WIDER welcomed 11 doctoral students from around the world as part of our PhD Fellowship Programme ...UNU-WIDER PhD Fellowship WIDER Seminar Series Culture
Book ChapterBride price and the wellbeing of women
From the book: Towards Gender Equity in DevelopmentCulture Marriage customs
Working PaperFishermen’s wives: On the cultural origins of violence against women
We study the roots of violence against women, and propose that it partly originates in cultural norms that derive from (a) characteristics of the traditional subsistence problem in different societies, and (b) differences in the sexual division of la...Violence against women Culture Marine resources