In the name of progress: Will technology solve inequality?
On 7 October Daron Acemoğlu delivers the 2022 WIDER Annual Lecture, challenging the techno-optimism of our age. Register to join the live stream. Read more
Think WIDER Webinar Series – New perspectives on domestic revenue mobilization
A new webinar series aims to facilitate a discussion on how domestic revenue mobilization can be supported in the Global South. Read more
Reducing inequality – the great challenge of our time
WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNIANDES | Bogotá, Colombia, on 5-7 October 2022 | Join us as we discuss innovative, theoretical, and empirical research on inequality, and its policy take-aways. Read more
The developer’s dilemma: Structural transformation, inequality dynamics, and inclusive growth
NOW AVAILABLE | This *open access* edited volume explores the developer’s dilemma between structural transformation and income inequality. Download your copy today
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Check out our exciting open opportunities - including a request for research proposals, and vacancies in our team
Journal Special Issue: What sustains informality
This Open Access special issue explores critical issues related to the nature of informal employment and its determinants. Read more
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Our research and policy briefs provide a short overview with key findings, lessons, and policy implications, from some of our key research outputs.
88 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Policy seminarTony Addison at the 18th Plenary Meeting of the OECD Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-based Development
Tony Addison represents UNU-WIDER as one of the invited partner organizations and institutions in the OECD’s Policy Dialogue on Natural Resources Development , which will take place online on 27-28 June 2022. This dialogue is part of the OECD...
Policy seminarTony Addison at the 17th Plenary Meeting of the OECD Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-based Development
Tony Addison represents UNU-WIDER as one of the invited partner organizations and institutions in the OECD’s Policy Dialogue on Natural Resources Development , which will take place online on 14-15 December 2021. This dialogue is part of the...
Working PaperThe relative neglect of agriculture in Mozambique
This paper explores agricultural performance of Mozambique, its institutional weaknesses, and the underlying factors that underpin an unsatisfactory performance during many decades...Agriculture Environment Institutions
Policy seminarTony Addison at the 16th Plenary Meeting of the OECD Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-based Development
Tony Addison represents UNU-WIDER as one of the invited partner organizations and institutions in the OECD’s Policy Dialogue on Natural Resources Development , which takes place online on 30 June – 2 July 2021. This dialogue is part of...
Working PaperEffectiveness of strategic environmental assessment in promoting sustainable development in Tanzania
This paper examines the extent to which strategic environmental assessment (SEA) is implemented in Tanzania and whether its implementation is in line with generally practised procedures/criteria...Strategic environmental assessment Strategic planning Sustainable development
Working PaperUganda’s nascent oil sector: Revenue generation, investor-stakeholder alignment, and public policy
This paper discusses the political economy of oil in Uganda since the announcement of its discovery in 2006. It focuses on the dynamics of oil revenue generation (pre-commercial production) and expenditure, investor-stakeholder contestation (i.e...Environment Livelihoods Oil
Working PaperInfluence of institutional factors on the performance of the agricultural sector in Mozambique
This paper is a review of the institutions and the performance of the agricultural sector in Mozambique, using an analysis table adapted to the assessment of the connections between the institutions and economic development...Agriculture Environment Institutions
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
ProjectExtractives for Development (E4D) – risks and opportunities
Theme: Transforming statesExtractives Oil and gas Mining
Book ChapterApproaches to supporting local and community development: The view from Zambia
From the book: Extractive IndustriesCommunity development Corporate social responsibility Environment
Journal Special IssueUNU-WIDER Special Symposium on Aid, Environment and Climate Change
This special section on aid and institutions discusses how they constitute an important element of the global response to interlinked global developmental and environmental challenges...Foreign aid Climate change Environment
Journal ArticleAid, Environment and Climate Change
Part of Journal Special Issue UNU-WIDER Special Symposium on Aid, Environment and Climate ChangeForeign aid Climate change Environment
NewsFinn Tarp opens Finnish Model UN conference
UNU-WIDER Director Finn Tarp opened Finland's only university-level Model UN conference on 5 April 2017 in Helsinki. He spoke to delegates about UNU-WIDER's ongoing work on transformation, inclusion, and sustainability, the Sustainable...SDGs Environment
Working PaperApproaches to supporting local and community development: The view from Zambia
Mining is the largest sector of the Zambian economy but, as has been the case elsewhere, the relationship between mining companies and their host communities has been fractious, without a clear path towards sustainability...Community development Corporate social responsibility Environment
Working PaperThe effects of climate risk on hydropower P3 contract value: Preliminary study of the Inga 3 Dam
Large hydropower dams are at the centre of a debate weighing the value and costs of renewable energy against the risks of climate change...Environment Renewable energy