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
104 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperClientelism, public goods provision, and governance
It is widely believed that clientelism—the giving of material goods in return for electoral support—is associated with poorer development outcomes...Clientelism Development Benefit programmes
Project workshopTax and development workshop
The Tax and Development workshop will bring together researchers, tax experts and practitioners to exchange experiences on using administrative tax data in their respective countries for research purposes. The event will be attended by 40 experts...
BlogData for better tax policy analysis: Introducing the latest version of the Government Revenue Dataset
Thanks to the updated version of the Government Revenue Dataset ( GRD ) we are now able to gain a clear picture of tax and other revenue trends in over 190 countries over the past four decades, up until 2018...Government revenue Taxation Data
BlogNobel Peace Prize acknowledges link between preventing hunger and promoting peace
Professor Patricia Justino is a leading expert on the links between political violence and economic development. Her work has greatly expanded knowledge about the intersection between poverty, food insecurity, and conflict...Conflict Peace Hunger
Working PaperData, global development, and COVID-19: Lessons and consequences
The COVID-19 pandemic holds at least seven lessons for the relationship between data-driven decision making, the use of artificial intelligence, and development...Data science Data Artificial intelligence
From the book: Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in VietnamSMEs Microeconomics Private sector
From the book: Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in VietnamSMEs Microeconomics Data revolution
BookMicro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam
Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam provides a comprehensive analytic contribution to a crucial topic within development economics...SMEs Microeconomics Private sector
Working PaperOccupational choice of skilled workers in the presence of a large development sector: Evidence from Sierra Leone
Using data from Sierra Leone, I explore the role of cognitive ability in sorting across sectors and the importance of perceptions in the employment decision-making process...Development Employment Foreign aid
Project workshopSocial mobility in developing countries — concepts, methods, and determinants
Book ChapterInstitutions and Development
From the book: Asian TransformationsInstitutions Organizations Political settlements
PresentationKunal Sen presents his work at SIDA
On 19 February, Professor Kunal Sen will visit the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) in Stockholm to present his research and discuss research quality and evaluation methods. During his visit, Professor Sen will present his...
BlogDevelopment programmes, security, and violence reduction: Evidence from an insurgency in India
Implementing development programmes in conflict-affected areas is crucial for conflict as well as poverty reduction. The big question is how do you carry out these programmes successfully?...Conflict management Development Poverty reduction