Migration and mobility – new frontiers for research and policy
WIDER Development Conference jointly organized with ARUA, 5-6 October 2017, in Accra, Ghana
Public economics for development
This WIDER Development Conference focuses on the lessons from modern public and development economics which can guide policy makers to reform tax and public provision systems.
Tax and development - What can we learn from the Finnish experience?
This seminar, held on July 7 in Maputo, will examine the relevance of the Finnish development experience from the Mozambican perspective.
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.
Measuring poverty and wellbeing in developing countries
This new Open Access book provides detailed analyses of poverty and wellbeing in developing countries, based on household surveys that have been ongoing for more than three decades.
159 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperBreaking the metal ceiling: Female entrepreneurs who succeed in male-dominated sectors
Occupational segregation significantly contributes to the earnings gender gap worldwide...Gender Norms Labour market participation
Working PaperDefining high-growth firms in South Africa
Traditionally, much of the research on economic growth drivers has been focused on small and medium enterprises...Firm growth High-growth firms South Africa
Working PaperDiscrimination, social capital, and financial constraints: The case of Viet Nam
This paper examines the relationship between gender, social capital, and access to finance of micro, small, and medium enterprises in the manufacturing sector in Viet Nam...Entrepreneurship Financial constraints Gender
Working PaperBusiness rights and ethnic exclusion in sub-Saharan Africa: Addressing group-based inequality through business rights reform
The business rights pillar of the Legal Empowerment of the Poor agenda is not preoccupied with equality of outcome; it concentrates instead on equality of opportunity...Legal empowerment Entrepreneurship Affirmative action
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (September-October 2015)
UNU-WIDER had a busy September. We celebrated our 30 th birthday with some 600 people at our three-day conference on ‘Mapping the Future of Development Economics’ here in Helsinki. It was a great occasion...Agriculture Business enterprises Capital investments
BlogEconomic Lessons from Recent Research for Achieving SDG8
This article is part of UNU’s “ 17 Days, 17 Goals ” series, featuring research and commentary in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, 25-27 September 2015 in New York City...Business enterprises Capital investments Economic assistance and foreign aid
Working PaperEconomic transformation and the diversification of livelihoods in rural Viet Nam
Diversification of household activities away from agriculture is a key characteristic of economic development...Agricultural laborers Economic development Entrepreneurship
Book ChapterCapitalism and African Business Cultures
From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 1...Business Capitalism Entrepreneurship
Book ChapterYoung People, Agriculture and Employment in Rural Africa
From the book: African Youth and the Persistence of MarginalizationAgriculture Economic development Entrepreneurship
Working PaperPrivate Returns to Education for Wage-employees and the Self-employed in Uganda
The paper investigates the differences in private marginal returns to education between wage-employees and the self-employed in Uganda, using the Mincerian framework with pooled regression models...Education Entrepreneurship Panel analysis
Research BriefHow can aid promote the empowerment of women?
Aid projects that specifically target women tend be better at increasing gender equality than those that mainstream gender...Economic assistance and foreign aid Entrepreneurship Feminist economics
Working PaperSkills and Youth Entrepreneurship in Africa
The shortages of entrepreneurial skills have lowered search effectiveness of potential young entrepreneurs and the rate of youth start-ups...Economic policy Entrepreneurship Structural adjustment (Economic policy)
BlogLearning to Compete: Lessons from Vietnam – An Interview with Carol Newman
28 May 2014 In this interview Carol Newman discusses the success of the Vietnamese economic transformation and lessons which can be drawn for Africa...Entrepreneurship Structural adjustment (Economic policy) Industrial policy
Working PaperPromoting Women’s Economic Empowerment Through Productive Employment and Social Protection
The paper attempts to examine the extent to which the ILO-supported projects have contributed to women’s economic empowerment and well-being i.e., from a gender perspective...Entrepreneurship Feminist economics International agencies
Working PaperYoung People, Agriculture, and Employment in Rural Africa
This paper examines the current interest in addressing the problem of young people’s unemployment in Africa through agriculture...Agriculture Economic development Entrepreneurship