Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam
This new Open Access book provides a comprehensive analytic contribution to a crucial topic within development economics. Based on fifteen years of continued data collection and research efforts it brings together nine up-to-date studies on... read more
Mining for Change
This new open access book presents research undertaken to understand how better management of the revenues and opportunities associated with natural resources can accelerate diversification and structural change in Africa.... Read more
Women in Science
On 11 February the world celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. UNU-WIDER, along with other institutes across United Nations University, are taking this day of celebration a step further with a month long campaign ... Read more
WIDER Seminar Series
Live streamed | The WIDER Seminar Series showcases the latest research on key topics in development economics. At the weekly sessions, early-career and senior researchers present recent and ongoing work related to UNU-WIDER’s current work programme.
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Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED)
The SA-TIED programme looks at ways to support policy-making for inclusive growth and economic transformation in the southern Africa region.
SeminarMargaret McMillan on structural change and labor productivity in sub-Saharan Africa
In the mediaWIDER Development Conference in Helsinki draws media attention
The 2018 WIDER development conference, Think development – Think WIDER , took place in Helsinki, Finland, on 13-15 September. The conference focused on the main themes and findings of UNU-WIDER’s research over the last 10 years—...WIDER Development Conference Development Economics Event
NewsFragility and Aid-What Works? New York, NY, USA
The UNU and UNU-WIDER event on ‘Fragility and Aid - What Works?’ on 25 October 2013, at the Permanent Mission of Germany to the UN, draws on research from UNU-WIDER’s diverse global network with the aim of providing an opportunity for discussion of...Fragility Development aid Event
NewsRecent Event in new York, 24 February 2011: Launch of 'Entrepreneurship and Economic Development'
Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, edited by Wim Naudé, was launched at UN Headquarters in New York on 24 February 2011. Presented to an audience of around seventy and webcast around the world, the book is one of the outcomes of UNU-WIDER’s...Event Entrepreneurship Economic development
NewsRecovering from the Global Crisis: Towards an Action Plan for Africa and the Least Developed Countries
On 25 June 2009 UNU-WIDER, in collaboration with UNU-ONY, the Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA) and the Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing...Event Financial crisis