NEW POLICY GUIDEBOOK: Deals and development in fragile and conflict-affected states
The guidebook is designed to help economic advisers to analyse country context and design interventions with the goal of enabling positive growth that reduces fragility.
Annual Report 2020
Read about how our research shifted to address the effects of the global pandemic in 2020. The annual report also looks back at some of the highlights from our history as we celebrate 35 years of UNU-WIDER and the power of the WIDER network.
How is COVID-19 changing development? A WIDER Webinar Series
Check out the upcoming WIDER Webinar Series events to hear from renowned researchers on the impact of COVID-19 on development, and the implications for the Global South. Recordings of past events available too. Click here for more details
NEW OPEN ACCESS BOOK: Inequality in the Developing World
Inequality has emerged as a key development challenge. This book contributes to this important discussion by presenting assessments of the measurement and analysis of global inequality by leading inequality scholars. Read more
Have you heard about the GGDC/UNU-WIDER Economic Transformation Database?
The new database provides crucial information on changes in the economic structure of economies across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Preliminary findings suggest a trend reversal in many developing countries towards industrialization. Read more
84 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperWho benefits from job training programmes?: Evidence from a high-dosage programme in Brazil
Using admission lotteries and registry data linking labour market outcomes, we study the effect of a vocational training programme focused on disadvantaged individuals in Brazil...Training Employment Entrepreneurship
Working PaperEstimating employment responses to South Africa’s Employment Tax Incentive
We present new evidence on the effects of South Africa’s Employment Tax Incentive (ETI), a hiring and employment wage subsidy aimed at reducing youth unemployment...Difference-in-differences Employment event study
Research BriefSerá o Ensino Técnico-Profissional (ETP) uma solução para o desemprego jovem?: Dinâmica da transição ensino-emprego dos finalistas do ETP em Moçambique
O Ensino Técnico-Profissional (ETP) é frequentemente visto como uma solução milagrosa que resolve questões que vão desde o desemprego juvenil até à mudança estrutural relacionada com o me...Mozambique Education policy Employment
Research BriefIs technical and vocational education and training a solution for youth unemployment?: The dynamics of school-to-work transition of TVET graduates in Mozambique
Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is often seen as a silver bullet resolving issues ranging from youth unemployment to labour market-related structural change...Mozambique Education policy Employment
ReportInquérito à transição ensino-emprego dos finalistas do ensino técnico-profissional em Moçambique: Relatório Final
Este relatório documenta as principais conclusões do Inquérito à Transiçãoo Ensino-Emprego dos Finalistas do Ensino Técnico-Profissional em Moçambique...Mozambique Education policy Employment
ReportSurvey on the school-to-work transition of technical and vocational training graduates in Mozambique: Final report
This report documents the main conclusions of the Survey on the School-to-Work Transition of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Graduates in Mozambique...Mozambique Education policy Employment
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
Working PaperFirm and product survival analysis: Evidence from South African tax administrative and products data
Enterprise development, especially expansion into export markets, is essential to create employment and unlock growth potential in many economies, including in sub-Saharan Africa...Enterprises Survival analysis Firm performance
PresentationEva-Maria Egger to present evidence on reducing employment gender gaps in low- and middle-income countries
Eva-Maria Egger will present evidence on reducing employment gender gaps in low- and middle-income countries at a virtual brown-bag seminar hosted by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Malawi on Wednesday 19 May 2021. The...
In the mediaReport on the impact of COVID-19 to Ghana’s labour market hits headlines
A new report from the Transforming informal work and livelihoods project has caught the attention of policy makers and media in Ghana. Researchers from UNU-WIDER and the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of...COVID-19 Informal sector Ghana
Working PaperInequality and structural transformation in the changing nature of work: The case of Indonesia
This paper analyses the labour market dynamics in Indonesia from 2001 to 2015 and explores the role of the changing nature of occupational employment in explaining the rising earnings inequality during the same period...Labour market dynamics Inequality Occupations
Working PaperThe economic gains of closing the employment gender gap: Evidence from Morocco
The present paper sheds new light on the growth implications of gender inequalities in the Moroccan labour market. We confront two different approaches...Morocco Female labour force participation Gender gap
Working PaperFirms’ resilience to financial constraints: The role of trade credit
We study the role of trade credit in enhancing the resilience of financially constrained firms from 2010 to 2017...Financial constraints trade credit Employment
BlogAdding insult to injury – the impacts of COVID-19 on urban youth in Mozambique
The negative economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Mozambique range from reduced social interaction to business closures, job losses, and increased poverty...Education Youth Employment
Working PaperThe gendered crisis: livelihoods and mental well-being in India during COVID-19
This paper studies the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the gendered dimensions of employment and mental health among urban informal-sector workers in India...COVID-19 Informal sector Employment
Working PaperEmployment effects of joining global production networks: Does domestic value added matter?
Is the emphasis placed in trade and industry policy-making in developing countries on the share of domestic value-added (‘value-added ratio’) in exports consistent with the objective of achieving economic development through an export-ori...global production networks value added Exports