Sustainable Development Explorer
UNU has launched its Sustainable Development Explorer, a new campaign highlighting ongoing work to support each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Inclusive growth in Mozambique – scaling-up research and capacity
The central goal of the project is to support inclusive growth, growth that substantially improves the living standards of the Mozambican population.
Book: Resetting the International Monetary (Non)System
This new Open Access book provides an analysis of the global monetary system and the necessary reforms that it should undergo to play an active role in the twenty-first century and proposes a comprehensive yet evolutionary reform of the system.
Policy brief: Africa's Lions
A survey of six major African economies — Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, and South Africa — shows that there are three major constraints which could reinforce a pattern of low growth accompanied with limited poverty-reduction
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.
8 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperLegal empowerment and group-based inequality
Legal empowerment has become widely accepted in development policy circles as an approach to addressing poverty and exclusion...Legal empowerment Ethnicity Horizontal inequality
Working PaperInequality, ethnicity, and social cohesion
How do changes in socio-economic inequality between ethnic groups affect interethnic ties in a divided society?...Inequality Ethnicity Violent conflict
Working PaperPatterns and trends in horizontal inequality in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
We analyse horizontal inequality in wealth and in years of education in the Democratic Republic of the Congo over the period 2001–13...Democratic Republic of the Congo Economic status Education
Working PaperThe politics of horizontal inequality: Indigenous opposition to wind farm development in Mexico
In less than a decade, foreign investors have erected more than 3,200 wind turbines across the Isthmus of Techuantepec investing billions of dollars and generating more than 90 per cent of Mexico’s wind energy...Ethnicity Horizontal inequality Indigenous peoples
Working PaperWho trusts?: Ethnicity, integration, and attitudes toward elected officials in urban Nigeria
In the developing world, clientelism is common. In Africa, public office is often used to redistribute resources to ethnically defined constituencies, and this form of clientelistic exchange is a key determinant of vote choice...Trust Identity Politics
Working PaperHuman capital, labour market outcomes, and horizontal inequality in Guatemala
With the second largest indigenous population by percentage in Latin America, Guatemala is an important case for understanding horizontal inequality and indigenous politics...Inequality Ethnicity Schooling
Working PaperHistorical origins of persistent inequality in Nigeria
Horizontal inequality by ethnic group has remained remarkably persistent for wealth, education, and access to certain services in Nigeria...Development Ethnicity Geopolitical zone
Working PaperCrosscutting cleavages and ethno-communal violence: Evidence from Indonesia in the post-Suharto era
Recent literature has shown that crosscutting social cleavages reduce the likelihood of civil war...Crosscutting cleavages Ethnicity Riots