The end of poverty postponed?
Over a billion people living in poverty and a $500 million per day loss of income for the poorest people in the world could soon be reality. Blog by Andy Sumner, Chris Hoy, Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez discusses their new research.
Africa’s lockdown dilemma: High poverty and low trust
There is growing unease that blindly replicating the COVID-19 policy responses of high-income countries might inflict irreparable damage to poor households and foment social unrest in developing countries. Read more
How is COVID-19 changing development? A WIDER Webinar Series
Catch up on recordings from the WIDER Webinar Series to hear from renowned researchers on the impact of COVID-19 on development, and the implications for the Global South. More webinars to be announced soon!
COVID-19: macroeconomic dimensions in the developing world
The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented global crisis. The task for economic policy is to help keep people alive, enterprises afloat, and households out of poverty.
Support new COVID-19 research - take the survey today
UNU-WIDER has partnered up with a team of international researchers from across four institutes on an exciting and very timely research initiative to collect real time data on the coronavirus and its social and economic consequences.
Journal Article: Tax-motivated transfer mispricing in South Africa - direct evidence using transaction data
This new Open Access article provides the first direct systematic evidence of profit shifting through transfer mispricing in a developing country.
Visit our YouTube channel
Want to catch up on our recent events? Find out what Nobel laureates Amartya Sen and Joseph Stiglitz think about the SDGs? Click here to visit us on YouTube.
27 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperAgro-processing, value chains, and regional integration in Southern Africa
Regional integration in Africa is underway but ongoing progress requires that the gains are widely spread...Regional integration Agriculture Agro-processing
Working PaperExchange rates and firm export performance in South Africa
This paper uses detailed firm transaction data on manufactured exports to analyse the dilution of the real exchange rate-export relationship in South Africa over the period 2010 to 2014...Exchange rate pass-through Exports
Working PaperFirm-level employment growth in South Africa: The role of innovation and exports
This paper investigates the effect of innovation on employment growth at the firm level in South Africa. Innovation is typically associated with better export performance at the firm level due to productivity enhancements and new products...Employment Exports Firm growth
Working PaperMoving up the copper value chain in Southern Africa
Southern African countries—mainly Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo—account for around a seventh of global production of copper...copper Industrialization Agglomeration
Journal ArticleEffects of Foreign Aid on Income through International Trade
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Impact and Effectivenessbilateral aid Exports Free trade
Working PaperTrade liberalization and South African manufacturing: Looking back with data
This paper provides a retrospective assessment of the effects of trade policies on South African manufacturing since the transition to democracy, examining the differences and commonalities in the views of economists in favour of and against an accel...Trade policy Manufacturing Trade liberalization
Working PaperEffects of foreign aid on income through international trade
This paper presents a review of recent studies that estimate the trade effects of foreign aid...bilateral aid Exports Free trade
Working PaperFrom manufacturing-led export growth to a twenty-first-century inclusive growth strategy: Explaining the demise of a successful growth model and what to do about it
Success in development over the past half-century was based on manufacturing-led export growth. Because the share of global employment in manufacturing will decline, manufacturing won’t play the same role in the coming decades...Stockholm Statement Industrial policy Dynamic comparative advantage
Book ChapterRegional opportunities in East Africa
From the book: Industries without SmokestacksExports Free trade Customs union
Book ChapterRwanda: From devastation to services-first transformation
From the book: Industries without SmokestacksAfrica Economic growth Exports
Book ChapterSenegal: A service economy in need of an export boost
From the book: Industries without SmokestacksExports Services Tourism
Book ChapterIndustries without smokestacks: Mozambique country case study
From the book: Industries without SmokestacksIndustries Exports policy
Book ChapterImplications for Ethiopia's industrialization
From the book: Industries without SmokestacksEthiopia Exports Tourism
Book ChapterMining's contribution to low- and middle-income economies
From the book: Extractive IndustriesMining Development Tax revenue
Book ChapterDependence on extractive industries in lower-income countries: The statistical tendencies
From the book: Extractive IndustriesDevelopment Oil Gas
Journal ArticleKey issues in regional growth and integration in Southern Africa
Part of Journal Special Issue Regional Growth OpportunitiesFood industry and trade Exports Regional integration