Blog: Transforming economies, states, and societies – building evidence for achieving the SDGs
Presenting the new work programme
Book: Extractive Industries
Open access | New initiatives recognize that resource wealth can provide a means, when properly used, for poorer nations to decisively break with poverty by diversifying economies and funding development spending.
Journal Special Issue: Horizontal Inequality: Persistence and Change
Open access | This journal special issue offers conceptual, theoretical, and empirical reasons for treating horizontal inequality as an outcome and challenging assumptions of fixity.
Inclusive growth in Mozambique – scaling-up research and capacity
The central goal of the project is to support inclusive growth, growth that substantially improves the living standards of the Mozambican population.
Journal Article: Occupational segregation by race in South Africa after Apartheid
Open access | This article investigates progress in reducing the high level of racial stratification of occupations after apartheid in South Africa.
Research and policy briefs
Evidence-based policymaking is crucial. Use our publications search to browse nearly 200 briefs which highlight the findings and policy implications of our research.
406 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
ProjectCapable states – building the foundations for achieving SDGs
Theme: Current programmeCapable states Economic growth Clientelism
Book ChapterIndustries without smokestacks in Uganda and Rwanda
From the book: Industries without SmokestacksEconomic growth industry Firm size
Book ChapterRwanda: From devastation to services-first transformation
From the book: Industries without SmokestacksAfrica Economic growth Exports
Book ChapterEmployment and productivity growth in Tanzania's service sector
From the book: Industries without SmokestacksServices Informal sector Economic growth
Book ChapterUnderstanding and characterizing the services sector in South Africa: an overview
From the book: Industries without SmokestacksServices Economic development South Africa
Book ChapterThe agro-processing industry and its potential for structural transformation of the Ghanaian economy
From the book: Industries without SmokestacksAgro-processing Economic growth Value chains
In the mediaUNU-WIDER findings on the influence of female elected officials on economic performance continues to make headlines
Reporting on UNU-WIDER research published in the working paper ‘ Women legislators and economic performance ’, news outlets The Quint , ThePrint.in , , IndiaSpend , and The Diplomat have published articles discussing the impact of women...Gender Politics Economic growth
Working PaperEmployment and development in Asia
How have economic development, employment, and labour markets in Asian countries interacted since the publication of Myrdal’s Asian Drama?...Labor Employment Economic growth
Working PaperChina’s growth miracle in the context of Asian transformation
Myrdal did not cover China in his Asian Drama. If he did, he would have been most likely pessimistic about China, as he was about other Asian countries in his book...Transitional economies Economic growth Poverty
Working PaperWomen legislators and economic performance
There has been a phenomenal global increase in the proportion of women in politics in the last 20 years...women legislators political representation Corruption
Journal ArticleTax Structures and Economic Growth: New Evidence from the Government Revenue Dataset
Part of Journal Special Issue Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic DevelopmentEconomic growth Fiscal policy Development
Working PaperAn empirical analysis of state fragility and growth: The impact of state ineffectiveness and political violence
The role of the state in promoting development is well established in the institutional economics literature. Yet, in recent decades the attention has been turned to the opposite side of the spectrum...State fragility State ineffectiveness Political violence
Journal Special IssueInequality: Measurement, trends, impacts and policies
Many low- and middle-income countries are achieving good rates of economic growth, while high inequality remains a priority concern...Inequality Economic growth Poverty