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
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
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
23 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Journal ArticleClimate Uncertainty and Economic Development: Evaluating the Case of Mozambique to 2050
Part of Journal Special Issue Climate Change and the Zambezi River ValleyClimate change Economic forecasting Environmental economics
Journal ArticleRegional Climate Change of the Greater Zambezi River Basin: A Hybrid Assessment
Part of Journal Special Issue Climate Change and the Zambezi River ValleyClimate change Economic forecasting International economic relations
Journal Special IssueClimate Change and the Zambezi River Valley
The articles in this special issue set forth a set of technical contributions that will improve the understanding of the impacts of climate change in developing countries...Climate change Economic forecasting Environmental economics
Working PaperClimate Uncertainty and Economic Development: Evaluating the Case of Mozambique to 2050
We apply a probabilistic approach to the evaluation of climate change impacts in the Zambeze River Valley. The economic modeling relies on an economywide modeling approach...Climate change Economic forecasting Environmental economics
Working PaperRegional Climate Change of the Greater Zambezi River Basin: A Hybrid Assessment
Projections of regional changes in seasonal surface-air temperature and precipitation for the eastern and western Zambezi River Basin regions are presented...Climate change Economic forecasting International economic relations
Journal ArticleA Dynamic General Equilibrium Analysis of Adaptation to Climate Change in Ethiopia
Part of Journal Special Issue Climate Change and Economic DevelopmentEnvironment Economic forecasting Simulation methods (Economics)
Working PaperA Dynamic General Equilibrium Analysis of Adaptation to Climate Change in Ethiopia
This study links a multi-sectoral regionalized dynamic computable general equilibrium model of Ethiopia with a system of country-specific hydrology, crop, road and hydropower engineering models to simulate the economic impacts of climate change towar...Environment Economic forecasting Simulation methods (Economics)
Working PaperAdaptation Advantage to Climate Change Impacts on Road Infra-structure in Africa through 2100
The African continent is facing the potential of a US$183.6 billion liability to repair and maintain roads damaged from temperature and precipitation changes related to climate change through 2100...Climate change Economic forecasting Infrastructure (Economics)
Tony Addison With six months remaining till the end of 2011, it’s time to take a peek into the near future. What can we expect? John Kenneth Galbraith once said that economic forecasting was invented to make astrology look respectable...Agriculture Climate change Public debt
Book ChapterGlobal Growth and Distribution: Are China and India Reshaping the World?
From the book: Southern Engines of Global GrowthEconomic forecasting Globalization Income distribution
Working PaperGlobal Growth and Distribution: Are China and India Re shaping the World?
Over the past 20 years, aggregate measures of global inequality have changed little even if significant structural changes have been observed...Economic forecasting Globalization Income distribution
Book ChapterThe Internet and Economic Growth in LDCs: A Case of Managing Expectations?
From the book: New Economy in DevelopmentCapital Economic development Economic forecasting
Book ChapterProducing an Improved Geographic Profile of Poverty: Methodology and Evidence from Three Developing Countries
From the book: Growth, Inequality and PovertyEconomic forecasting Poverty measurement Regional economics
Book ChapterInternational Bank Lending: Water Flowing Uphill?
From the book: From Capital Surges to DroughtEconomic forecasting Financial institutions, International Foreign investments
Working PaperThe Internet and Economic Growth in Least Developed Countries: A Case of Managing Expectations?
A discussion of the theory of technology and economic growth suggests potentially negative implications for the impact of the Internet on developing countries...Capital Economic development Economic forecasting
Working PaperInternational Bank Lending: Water Flowing Uphill?
International bank lending is a major component of capital flows between advanced and emerging economies. However, in recent years these flows have been going the wrong way, like water flowing uphill...Economic forecasting Financial institutions, International Foreign investments