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UNU-WIDER alum Nanak Kakwani releases a new book on poverty and inequality

Professor Nanak Kakwani is one of UNU-WIDER's first research fellows. Joining the institute in 1986, he is the author of the second WIDER Working Paper ever published. The first is Food, Economics, and Entitlements by UNU-WIDER founder and Nobel...

Economics Poverty Inequality
Photo: Brett Davies Pathfinding new book on Social Mobility in Developing Countries out now Economics social sciences Social mobility
Project workshop
Workshop for the @Equal project
21 September 2021
Online, United States
Past event
Supply or demand? Exploring the mechanisms behind the rise of female labour force participation in Mexico

At the global level, gender gaps in labour force participation have narrowed and over half a billion women have joined the workforce in the last 30 years...

Women's work Female labour force participation Economics
Is COVID-19 really an exogenous shock?

"We cannot solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." – Albert Einstein Economists invariably divide shocks into two types: endogenous and exogenous...

COVID-19 Economics Shocks
Working Paper
Institutional differences across resource-based economies

To predict economic success and failure, academics and policymakers alike are interested in the differences in institutional structures across natural resource-based economies...

Economic growth Economics Political science
Annual Lecture
Development research and changing priorities

In 2015 WIDER Annual Lecture 19 was given by Nobel laureate Amartya Sen. He discussed the overall challenge of sustainable and human-focused development including new and old challenges...

Democracy Economic development Economics
WIDER Annual Lecture by Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen Poverty Inequality Gender
How the World Works: Jobs and Structural Transformation as Keys to Development

27 August 2014 Roger Williamson The themes of the new UNU-WIDER work programme—transformation, inclusion, and sustainability—were the focus of the WIDER Development Conference held in Vietnam in June this year...

Economic development Economics Structural adjustment (Economic policy)
Research Communication: Why Doesn’t Research Turn Into Policy?

30 October 2012 At the recent UNU-WIDER research conference on development and climate change, the communications team took the opportunity to ask participants visiting us here in Helsinki for their views on how research turns into policy...

Climate change Economic policy Economics
Research Entering the Policy Domain

Carl-Gustav Lindén The research project ReCom-Research and Communication on foreign aid, which is co-ordinated by UNU-WIDER with funding from the development agencies Danida and Sida, is now midway through its life...

Economic development Economic policy Economics
UNU-WIDER: More Needed Than Ever

24 September 2009 Finn Tarp, New Director at UN University-WIDER* ‘Some of us believe in analysing, some of us believe in humanising’ - Donovan, Children of the World from Slow Down World In my student days in the early-to-mid 1970s in De...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development Economic development projects
Private Military Companies from Renaissance Italy to Modern Day Afghanistan

Jurgen Brauer Military contractors - condottiere - and their men were not welcome anywhere in Renaissance Europe. No one enjoyed the presence of these mercenary forces, and all were desperate to make them go away, fast and by whatever means...

Conflict management Economics
Development Agendas and Insights: 20 Years of UNU-WIDER Research

This publication reviews twenty years of WIDER research into economic development. Many of the issues – such as poverty, finance and conflict – are as relevant today as they were two decades ago...

Economic development Economics Regional economics
Book Chapter
Wider Thinking Ahead

From the book: Development Agendas and Insights

Economic development Economics
Working Paper
Freedom of Choice: Concept and Content

Economics Equality and inequality Quality of life
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