NEW PROJECT: Institutional legacies of violent conflict
This project seeks to increase understanding among policymakers, academics and practitioners of how institutional dynamics that develop during violent conflicts shape state-building and economic development trajectories in the long run. More
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
Support COVID-19 research - take the survey today
Life with Corona, a global survey tracking the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 around the world has just been released with updated questions. Take part in the survey here, and share the link with your colleagues, friends and family! Read more
Visit our YouTube channel
Want to catch up on our recent events? Find out what Nobel laureates Amartya Sen and Joseph Stiglitz think about the SDGs? Click here to visit us on YouTube.
41 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
BookManufacturing Transformation: Comparative Studies of Industrial Development in Africa and Emerging Asia
This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations...Competition Econometrics Globalization
Working PaperFinancial systems in new middle-income African economies: The opportunities and the risks
This paper examines the possible implications for the financial systems of low-income African economies and in particular Tanzania of their stated aspiration to achieve middle-income status...Econometrics Economic development Finance
BookMade in Africa: Learning to Compete in Industry
Over the past forty years, industry and business interests have moved increasingly from the developed to the developing world, yet Africa’s share of global manufacturing has fallen from about 3 percent in 1970 to less than 2 percent in 2014...Competition Econometrics Globalization
Working PaperEstimating the level and distribution of global wealth, 2000–14
Davies et al. (2008, 2011) provided the first estimates of the global distribution of wealth, using 2000 as the benchmark year...Econometrics Income distribution
Journal ArticleCharacterizing wind power resource reliability in southern Africa
Part of Journal Special Issue Prospects for Renewable Energy in AfricaClimate change Econometrics Infrastructure (Economics)
Journal ArticleIs the Clean Development Mechanism effective for emission reductions?
The UNFCCC COP 17 Durban conference confirmed the need to reach an all-party-inclusive global climate agreement by 2015 as the successor of the Kyoto Protocol...Climate change Econometrics Environment
Working PaperThe Effect of Climate Change on Economic Growth: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa
This paper is a contribution to the empirics of climate change and its effect on sustainable economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa...Econometrics Econometric models (Economic development) Environmental economics
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (December 2013)
10 December 2013 Tony Addison Our November-December Angle comes amid intense activity on our ReCom—Research and Communication on Foreign Aid—programme, which is drawing to a close...Agriculture Aggregation operators Budget
Working PaperIs Kazakhstan Vulnerable to Natural Resource Curse?
This study utilizes panel data from 14 provinces of Kazakhstan and investigates the link between the point-source resources (oil and gas) and economic growth via institutional quality...Agriculture Econometrics Raw materials
Working PaperForeign Aid and Mobilization of Growth Factors in Sub-Saharan Africa
This study addresses the macroeconomic effect of foreign aid on the factors of growth. Specifically, we examine the effects of foreign aid on capital investment (human capital, physical capital) in sub-Saharan Africa...Capital Econometrics Economic assistance and foreign aid
Working PaperIs the Clean Development Mechanism Effective for Emission Reductions?
This research studies whether the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol achieves its objective of emission reductions in the host countries...Climate change Econometrics Environment
Journal ArticleMeasuring the Effect of Spell Recurrence on Poverty Dynamics: Evidence from Spain
Part of Journal Special Issue Measuring Poverty Over TimeEconometrics Income distribution Mathematical statistics
Journal ArticleSubjective Well-Being and Reference-Dependence: Insights from Mexico
Part of Journal Special Issue Measuring Poverty Over TimeEconometrics Economic development Poverty measurement
Journal ArticleFirm-Level Corruption in Vietnam
This article uses panel data from a survey of small- and medium-sized enterprises in Vietnam to uncover which firms pay bribes and which do not...Informal sector Econometrics Entrepreneurship
Book ChapterUrbanization and the South Asian Enigma: A Case Study of India
From the book: Urbanization and Development in AsiaEconometrics Health Households