In the name of progress: Will technology solve inequality?
On 7 October Daron Acemoğlu delivers the 2022 WIDER Annual Lecture, challenging the techno-optimism of our age. Register to join the live stream. Read more
Think WIDER Webinar Series – New perspectives on domestic revenue mobilization
A new webinar series aims to facilitate a discussion on how domestic revenue mobilization can be supported in the Global South. Read more
Reducing inequality – the great challenge of our time
WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNIANDES | Bogotá, Colombia, on 5-7 October 2022 | Join us as we discuss innovative, theoretical, and empirical research on inequality, and its policy take-aways. Read more
The developer’s dilemma: Structural transformation, inequality dynamics, and inclusive growth
NOW AVAILABLE | This *open access* edited volume explores the developer’s dilemma between structural transformation and income inequality. Download your copy today
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Journal Special Issue: What sustains informality
This Open Access special issue explores critical issues related to the nature of informal employment and its determinants. Read more
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Our research and policy briefs provide a short overview with key findings, lessons, and policy implications, from some of our key research outputs.
431 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperReigniting labour productivity growth in developing countries: Do structural reforms matter?
While the negative effects of the 2008 global financial crisis on labour productivity are still fresh in people’s minds, the COVID-19 pandemic raises concerns that productivity will continue to decline...Labour productivity Business cycles Economic growth
Working PaperInequality and growth: a review on a great open debate in economics
What is the relationship between inequality and growth? This question has occupied and fascinated social scientists for more than a century...Economic growth Inequality Redistribution
Working PaperMacroeconomic risks after a decade of microeconomic turbulence: South Africa (2007–2020)
This study analyses the performance of macroeconomic policy in South Africa in 2007–2020 and outlines challenges for policy in the coming decade...Macroeconomic policy Economic growth Emerging markets
SeminarLuis Felipe López Calva on inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean
Project workshopWorkshop for the @Equal project
BlogUnlocking the mystery of domestic savings: What difference do they make?
The socioeconomic fallout from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the fore discussions on domestic resource mobilization (hereafter DRM)...Domestic revenue mobilization Domestic savings Investments
Policy seminarLinkages between Special Economic Zone investments and the local economy
Panel discussionHow to get inclusive growth started in fragile contexts
Policy BriefThe economic gains of reducing the employment gender gap in Morocco
Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries, including Morocco, currently record the lowest rates of female labour force participation (FLFP) in the world...Female labour force participation Gender gap Employment
Journal ArticleThe corruption–growth relationship: Does the political regime matter?
Corruption is widely believed to have an adverse effect on the economic performance of a country...Corruption Democracy Economic growth
BlogWhy do we see boom-and-bust growth in fragile and conflict-affected states?
One of the most pressing challenges in development policy is to bring about rapid, sustained, and inclusive growth in developing countries...Fragile states Conflict Economic growth
Book ChapterSetting the scene
From the book: Inequality in the Developing WorldInequality Developing countries Middle-income countries
BookInequality in the Developing World
Inequality has emerged as a key development challenge...Inequality Developing countries Middle-income countries
BlogThe Nordic Model — lessons for Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka, like the Nordic countries, is a social democratic nation with a strong welfare state...Social protection Economic growth Labour market
ProjectThe domestic savings shortfall in developing countries – what can be done about it?
Theme: Transforming statesDomestic savings Domestic revenue mobilization Economic growth
Research BriefStrengthening SADC trade in alternative fuels: Reducing the impact of global oil prices
Analysis of World Bank data ranging from 1990–2017 indicates that increases in global oil prices would have negative effects on the economic growth of SADC, especially Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, and Mauritius...Economic growth Oil prices Panel data analysis