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.
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
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
Have you heard about the GGDC/UNU-WIDER Economic Transformation Database?
The new database provides crucial information on changes in the economic structure of economies across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Preliminary findings suggest a trend reversal in many developing countries towards industrialization. Read more
22 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperSocioeconomic and cultural drivers of women’s formal work in rural Ghana
We study socioeconomic indicators of female labour force participation in off-farm formal employment in a subsistence agriculture setting in northern Ghana, where a new commercial farm provides a positive demand shock for low-skilled labour...Female labour force participation Ghana Decision making
SeminarRavi Pendakur on the impact of federal modern agreements on income inequality in Indigenous communities
Ravi Pendakur will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 8 November 2019. Abstract - The impact of federal modern agreements on income inequality in Indigenous communities In Canada, modern agreements allow Indigenous groups to govern their...
SeminarSimone Bertoli on co-residence patterns of the individuals left behind by the migrants and their analytical implications: evidence from Mexico
Simone Bertoli will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 18 September 2019. Abstract – Co-residence patterns of the individuals left behind by the migrants and their analytical implications: Evidence from Mexico Co-authors: Elsa Gautrain and...
BlogLessons from Behavioural Economics for Development Policy
23 April 2014 Jukka Pirttilä In conventional economic theory, agents are assumed to be able to make rational choices, unaffected by emotions and not constrained by decision-making errors...Decision making Economic development Psychological aspects (Economics)
Journal ArticleSome Forward Looking Thoughts on Studying Climate Adaptation for an Uncertain Future: A Postscript Editorial Comment
Part of Journal Special Issue Climate Change and Economic DevelopmentClimate change Decision making Global warming
Book ChapterThe Causes and Measurement of State Fragility
From the book: Fragile StatesDecision making Economic assistance and foreign aid Index numbers (Economics)
Book ChapterDecentralizing Aid with Interested Parties
From the book: Development AidDecision making Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Book ChapterApplying Behavioural Economics to International Development Policy
From the book: Advancing DevelopmentDecision making Economic development Economic policy
Working PaperApplying Behavioural Economics to International Development Policy
Many development policies and programmes are premised on a traditional economic model of rationality to predict how individuals will respond to changes in incentives...Decision making Economic development Economic policy
Working PaperDecentralizing Aid with Interested Parties
This paper analyses the decentralization of decisionmaking in aid-giving in a theoretical rent-seeking framework. In this analysis the root donor establishes a necessary criterion for potential recipients: good governance...Decision making Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Working PaperA Contract Perspective on the International Finance Facility
The present paper is a first attempt to develop a theoretical model using a short-term vis-à-vis long-term contract framework within which donor countries’ endorsement or rejection decision towards the recently proposed International Finance Fa...Decision making Economic assistance and foreign aid Simulation methods (Economics)
Journal ArticleBilateral Donors' Aid Allocation Decisions: A Three-dimensional Panel Analysis
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Allocations and Development FinancingDecision making Economic assistance and foreign aid Government accountability
Journal ArticleArab-related Bilateral and Multilateral Sources of Development Finance: Issues, Trends, and the Way Forward
Part of Journal Special Issue Development FinancingDecision making Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development projects
Working PaperBilateral Donors' Aid Allocation Decisions: A Three-dimensional Panel Analysis
The present paper adds to the already large existing literature on aid distribution as it runs an equation on bilateral aid allocation on a very rich dataset, covering 20 years (1980-99), 22 donors and 137 recipients, which permits a three-dimensiona...Decision making Economic assistance and foreign aid Government accountability
Working PaperArab-Related Bilateral and Multilateral Sources of Development Finance: Issues, Trends, and the Way Forward
This article analyses the organizational structure as well as the characteristics of development finance provided by Arab donor countries...Decision making Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development projects