The end of poverty postponed?
Over a billion people living in poverty and a $500 million per day loss of income for the poorest people in the world could soon be reality. Blog by Andy Sumner, Chris Hoy, Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez discusses their new research.
Africa’s lockdown dilemma: High poverty and low trust
There is growing unease that blindly replicating the COVID-19 policy responses of high-income countries might inflict irreparable damage to poor households and foment social unrest in developing countries. Read more
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COVID-19: macroeconomic dimensions in the developing world
The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented global crisis. The task for economic policy is to help keep people alive, enterprises afloat, and households out of poverty.
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Journal Article: Tax-motivated transfer mispricing in South Africa - direct evidence using transaction data
This new Open Access article provides the first direct systematic evidence of profit shifting through transfer mispricing in a developing country.
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BlogIs 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 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