UNU-WIDER Summer School in collaboration with DPRU-UCT on labour markets and economic development
The course will take place in Cape Town during 18-29 November 2019. Deadline for application is 31 May 23:59 UTC+3.
Journal Article: What does it mean to be poor? Investigating the qualitative-quantitative divide in Mozambique
Open access | This article reflects on the merits of seeking to reconcile economic (quantitative) and anthropological (qualitative) analytical approaches.
Event: UNU-WIDER at the World Village Festival
25-26 May 2019 | What kind of world would you like to see in 2030? Join us in the UN Village at the 2019 World Village Festival and you’ll have the opportunity to call decision makers to action and be part of a campaign for a more sustainable world.
WIDER Seminar Series
Live streamed | The WIDER Seminar Series showcases the latest research on key topics in development economics. At the weekly sessions, early-career and senior researchers present recent and ongoing work related to UNU-WIDER’s current work programme.
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.
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.
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VideoWIDER Annual Lecture by President Martti Ahtisaari
View the WIDER Annual Lecture on Egalitarian Principles.Democratization Social conflict Equality and inequality
AboutContributors - AL17
Short biographies of those who contributed to the event.Democratization Social conflict Equality and inequality
AboutPhotos - AL17
Selection of images from the WIDER Annual Lecture 17.Democratization Social conflict Equality and inequality
Book ChapterThe Impact of Democracy on Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa, 1982-2012
From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 1...Democracy Democratization Economic development
Book ChapterThe Economics of Happiness and Anger in North Africa
From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 1...Democratization Economic development Social values
Journal ArticleAid, accountability and institution building in Ethiopia: The self-limiting nature of technocratic aid
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid to Support Fragile StatesDemocratization Economic assistance and foreign aid Public policy (Law)
Journal Article“No Bourgeoisie, No Democracy”? The Political Attitudes of the Kenyan Middle Class
Part of Journal Special Issue The Political Economy of Africa's Emergent Middle ClassDemocracy Democratization Voting
Journal ArticleConsociational Settlements and Reconstruction: Bosnia in Comparative Perspective (1995–Present)
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid and Institution-Building in Fragile StatesDemocratization Economic assistance and foreign aid Decision making (Public administration)
Journal ArticleIntervention and State-Building: Comparative Lessons from Japan, Iraq, and Afghanistan
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid and Institution-Building in Fragile StatesDemocratization International relations
Journal ArticleThe Impact of Adult Civic Education Programmes in Developing Democracies
Part of Journal Special Issue Aiding Government Effectiveness in Developing CountriesDemocratization Economic assistance and foreign aid Education
Research BriefThe Impact of Civic Education Programmes on Political Participation
Civic education programmes can have meaningful and relatively long-lasting effects in terms of increasing political information, feelings of empowerment, and mobilizing individuals to engage in political participation...Democratization Economic assistance and foreign aid Education
Working PaperThe Economics of Happiness and Anger in North Africa
Economics has rediscovered happiness even though the discipline has always been about human wellbeing. A growing evidence suggests that happier people can be more productive and innovative, which leads to profitability and economic growth...Democratization Economic development Social values
Working PaperThe Impact of Democracy on Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa, 1982-2012
Does democracy promote economic growth?...Democracy Democratization Economic development
Book ChapterBenin - a pulverized party system in transition
Benin has seen a rapid proliferation of political parties since the country’s democratic transition in 1990. Recent counts suggest that over a hundred political parties are registered in this nation of just over 9 million people...Democracy Democratization
Book ChapterThe Politics of Inequality and Redistribution in Latin America's Post-Adjustment Era
From the book: Falling Inequality in Latin AmericaDemocratization Equality and inequality Income distribution
BlogAfrica’s Emerging Middle Class: What are the Implications for Development and Democracy?
11 December 2013 Danielle Resnick Economic transformation and social mobility are currently popular themes in the development community. Both themes are especially relevant to analyses of the small but growing middle class in sub-Saharan Africa...Democracy Democratization Economic policy