Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
In September 2019, UNU-WIDER is launching its inaugural Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Industrial Policy and the Challenge for Africa
Transforming economies – for better jobs
WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNESCAP, 11-13 September 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand
WIDER Seminar Series
Live streamed | The WIDER Seminar Series showcases the latest research on key topics in development economics. At the weekly sessions, early-career and senior researchers present recent and ongoing work related to UNU-WIDER’s current work programme.
Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED)
The SA-TIED programme looks at ways to support policy-making for inclusive growth and economic transformation in the southern Africa region.
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.
11 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperInstitutional 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 LectureDevelopment 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
BlogHow 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)
BlogResearch 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...Climatic changes Economic policy Economics
BlogResearch 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
BlogUNU-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
BlogPrivate 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
BookDevelopment 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 ChapterWider Thinking Ahead
From the book: Development Agendas and InsightsEconomic development Economics