Blog: Transforming economies, states, and societies – building evidence for achieving the SDGs
Presenting the new work programme
Book: Extractive Industries
Open access | New initiatives recognize that resource wealth can provide a means, when properly used, for poorer nations to decisively break with poverty by diversifying economies and funding development spending.
Journal Special Issue: Horizontal Inequality: Persistence and Change
Open access | This journal special issue offers conceptual, theoretical, and empirical reasons for treating horizontal inequality as an outcome and challenging assumptions of fixity.
Inclusive growth in Mozambique – scaling-up research and capacity
The central goal of the project is to support inclusive growth, growth that substantially improves the living standards of the Mozambican population.
Journal Article: Occupational segregation by race in South Africa after Apartheid
Open access | This article investigates progress in reducing the high level of racial stratification of occupations after apartheid in South Africa.
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.
115 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Research BriefDebt: IMF financing versus debt-restructuring
In the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, debt crises have plagued low-, middle-, and high-income countries at various times...Debts, Public Economic growth Financial institutions, International
Working PaperAid and Policy Preference in Oil-Rich Countries: Comparing Indonesia and Nigeria
This paper analyses the role of foreign aid to assist development in two oil-rich countries: Indonesia and Nigeria...Debts, Public Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
LectureThe burden of external debt in developing countries
Invited Guest Lecturer, Imed Drine, Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER. Contact person: Tafor Prince Will, University of Jyväskylä...
Research BriefAid, Debt, and Public Expenditure Allocation
It is predicted that the global financial crisis will negatively affect developing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa both through a reduction in Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) caused by the shrinking (or stagnating) of the economies of many majo...Debts, Public Economic assistance and foreign aid Fiscal policy
Working PaperOn the Impact of External Debt and Aid on Public Expenditure Allocation in Sub-Saharan Africa after the Launch of the HIPC Initiative
In the wake of the current financial and economic crises, the economies of sub-Saharan Africa find themselves squeezed between likely reductions in official development assistance and the pressing challenge to eradicate poverty...Debts, Public Economic assistance and foreign aid Fiscal policy
BlogMaking Finance the Servant not the Master
Tony Addison Today, there is much frustration with the financial sector. Society’s precious savings are not being put to the best of uses—investing for the social good...Banks and banking Capitalism Debts, Public
Tony Addison With six months remaining till the end of 2011, it’s time to take a peek into the near future. What can we expect? John Kenneth Galbraith once said that economic forecasting was invented to make astrology look respectable...Agriculture Climatic changes Debts, Public
Book ChapterReconstructing the Aid Effectiveness Debate
From the book: Foreign Aid for DevelopmentDebts, Public Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Journal ArticleImplications of the External Debt-servicing Constraint for Public Health Expenditure in Sub-Saharan Africa
The paper explores the implications of the external debt-servicing constraint for public health spending in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), where the health challenges have been great and debt servicing particularly burdensome...Debts, Public Health expenditures
Book ChapterThe Burden of Debt and the Millennium Development Goal for Poverty in India
From the book: Achieving the Millennium Development GoalsDebts, Public Poverty Public investments
Book ChapterDebt Relief: The Development and Poverty Impact
From the book: Development Finance in the Global EconomyDebts, Public Economic assistance and foreign aid Fiscal policy
Journal ArticleAid Effectiveness, Debt Relief and Public Finance Response: Evidence from a Panel of HIPC Countries
Part of Journal Special Issue Foreign Aid HeterogeneityDebts, Public Economic assistance and foreign aid Fiscal policy
Working PaperAid Effectiveness, Debt Relief and Public Finance Response: Evidence from a Panel of HIPCs
Substantial amounts of debt relief have been granted to a set of low-income countries, as an alternative aid modality...Debts, Public Economic assistance and foreign aid Fiscal policy
Working PaperThe External Debt-Servicing Constraint and Public Expenditure Composition: Evidence from African Economies
The paper explores the impact of a binding external debt-servicing constraint on the sectoral composition of government expenditures in the economies of Africa, where this constraint has traditionally been most prevalent...Debts, Public Economic assistance and foreign aid Expenditures, Public
Journal ArticleFiscal Allocation for Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: Implications of the External Debt Service Constraint
Increasing attention is now being accorded to the importance of education within the framework of endogenous growth...Debts, Public Education
Working PaperThe Burden of Government Debt in the Indian States: Implications for the MDG Poverty Target
In this paper we explore what impact, if any, government debts have on achieving the Millennium Development Goals for the Indian states...Debts, Public Poverty Public investments