COP26: Are We Ready?
On 28 October 2021 at 16:00 (UTC+3), UNU-WIDER organizes an online panel discussion titled COP26: Are We Ready? An international panel of experts specialising in mining, oil and gas will discuss key issues. Read more
Press Release: New UN study on tax and social protection policies in Africa during COVID-19
In the first study of its kind on Africa, researchers found that tax and benefit policies provided limited income protection to poorest households but failed to offset the increase in poverty. Read more
Think WIDER Webinar Series – New perspectives on development
Think WIDER – New perspectives on development webinar series features a line-up of eminent researchers and development specialists who present their work and discuss new perspectives to the topic of global development. Learn more
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.
Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
Our MOOC on industrial policy is open! Join this free self-paced course, with an instructor and regular opportunities to interact. Learn more
8 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperCan integrated infrastructure investment plans contribute to more effective public spending?: The case of Mozambique
All countries, especially developing countries with limited financial resources, face difficult decisions in prioritizing public funds for investment projects in order to achieve strategic public goals in the face of multiple demands...Infrastructure (Economics) Development strategy Budget
SeminarThe post-2015 development framework: Priorities for the least developed countries
Conference participant, Finn Tarp, Director. For more information please see the Wilton Park event page here .
ProjectUnderstanding the African lions - growth traps and opportunities in six dominant African economies
Theme: TransformationAfrica Labour market Growth
PresentationThe post-2015 environment: Crafting a current and future research agenda
Presentation at an International workshop by the Director Finn Tarp. ‘The Post-2015 Environment: Crafting a Current and Future Research Agenda...
Panel discussionDevelopment success: Strategies and lessons from more advanced countries and the developing world
Video: panel discussion which took place on Monday 18 March 2013 in Oxford: http://fsmevents.com/csae/session6/ What lessons can be learnt from developed countries that might be useful for developing and emerging economies? With an emphasis on long-...
SeminarDevelopment strategy and policy analysis: The economics (and politics) behind South Africa’s carbon tax
South Africa announced in February 2012 that it will introduce a carbon tax to reduce the country’s high levels of greenhouse gas emissions and assist in the global effort to curb climate change. This makes South Africa one of the first...
SeminarThe political economy of green growth
Finn Tarp, Director of UNU-WIDER delivered a seminar on ' The Political Economy of Green Growth' as part of the TCD/UCD Development Research Seminar Series 2012 organised by the Trinity International Development Initiative (TIDI) at Trinity...
WorkshopSystematic analysis of climate resilient development (SACReD)
The principal objective of the workshop was to evaluate the implications of climate change for developing countries including impacts, adaptation policies, mitigation policies, and their interactions with appropriate development strategies.