UN at 75: slow death or a new direction? | Annual Lecture 24
The 2020 WIDER Annual Lecture by Lord Mark Malloch-Brown will take place online on 26 October. As the UN celebrates its 75th anniversary this WIDER Annual Lecture discusses whether the UN can reinvent itself, or whether it will sink into irrelevance? More
Why all countries should contribute to ending global poverty
Trillions of dollars have already been spent on the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and no one knows what the final bill will be. Is it possible to respond to a much longer crisis – global poverty – with even a fraction of these resources? More
COVID-19 intensifies global need to support informal workers in their struggle
The world is facing an existential crisis that poses challenging questions: whether to put people and nature before owners of capital and technology; whether to protect the rights of the disadvantaged or the interests of the elite. Read more
COVID-19 and employment: Insights from the sub-Saharan African experience
While the full socio-economic consequences remain uncertain, the pandemic’s impact on the labour market has become an issue of global concern. Read more
Journal Special Issue: Understanding agricultural development and change
Using the case of Vietnam, this special issue brings together a set of high-quality academic studies to answer key research questions of importance to understanding agricultural development and change in developing country settings. Read more
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Policy BriefMigration governance in the Global South
Building knowledge about migration governance and policy in the Global South is a priority for research and policy. Migration is a defining feature of our time and one closely linked with processes of economic and political development...International migration Emigration and immigration Economic Policy and Good Governance
BlogHow Africa can fight the pandemic
The response to Africa’s COVID-19 plight must be swift and at scale rather than too little, too late...COVID-19 pandemic Economic Policy and Good Governance
Working PaperLinkages and spillover effects of South African foreign direct investment in Botswana and Kenya
In recent decades, the impact of South African foreign direct investment in Africa has been captured by research and policy. This paper investigates linkages and spillover effects of South African foreign direct investment in Botswana and Kenya...Foreign Direct Investment Economic linkages Spillover effects
Journal ArticleCan Business Rights Alleviate Group-Based Inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa?: Understanding the Limits to Reform
Part of Journal Special Issue Legal Empowerment and Group-Based InequalityGroup-based inequality Minorities Business
PresentationSymposium on the Interface of Academic Research and Government Policy
ProjectThe Middle East, North Africa, and climate change
Sustaining development in developing countries has never been as complicated a task as it is today in the face of a world characterized by tremendous competition over resources that are becoming scarcer. Climate change and its impact on water...Economic Policy and Good Governance General equilibrium Climate change
ProjectFalling inequality in Latin America – evidence from the last decade and prospects for the future
Theme: 2010-11Economic Policy and Good Governance Economic crisis Poverty
ProjectLand inequality and decentralized governance in LDCs
Theme: 2010-11Economic Policy and Good Governance Land inequality Land rights
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 4 - Globalization and Appropriate Governance
Globalization has come in for indiscriminate attack from critics who do not distinguish between different types of globalization (e.g. freer trade, freer capital flows, freer direct investment, and freer immigration) or between very different but...