Press Release: New UN study on tax and social protection policies in Africa during COVID-19
In the first study of its kind on Africa, researchers found that tax and benefit policies provided limited income protection to poorest households but failed to offset the increase in poverty. Read more
COP26: Are We Ready?
On 28 October 2021 at 16:00 (UTC+3), UNU-WIDER organizes an online panel discussion titled COP26: Are We Ready? An international panel of experts specialising in mining, oil and gas will discuss key issues. Read more
Think WIDER Webinar Series – New perspectives on development
Think WIDER – New perspectives on development webinar series features a line-up of eminent researchers and development specialists who present their work and discuss new perspectives to the topic of global development. Learn more
NEW POLICY GUIDEBOOK: Deals and development in fragile and conflict-affected states
The guidebook is designed to help economic advisers to analyse country context and design interventions with the goal of enabling positive growth that reduces fragility.
Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
Our MOOC on industrial policy is open! Join this free self-paced course, with an instructor and regular opportunities to interact. Learn more
6 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperFirms’ resilience to financial constraints: The role of trade credit
We study the role of trade credit in enhancing the resilience of financially constrained firms from 2010 to 2017...Financial constraints trade credit Employment
Research BriefMonetary policy and firm size in South Africa
Monetary policy affects the real economy through various channels, including the interest rate, exchange rate, credit, and asset price channels. The credit channel has recently received considerable attention...Credit channel Firm heterogeneity Financial constraints
Working PaperFinance, gender, and entrepreneurship: India’s informal sector firms
How does informal economic activity respond to increased financial inclusion? Does it become more entrepreneurial?...Entrepreneurship Financial constraints Gender
Working PaperThe size distribution of monetary policy effects among South African manufacturing firms: Firm-level evidence from administrative tax data
Monetary policy is believed to have a disproportionate effect on firms, depending on their size...Credit channel Firm heterogeneity Financial constraints
Journal ArticleDiscrimination, Social Capital, and Financial Constraints: The Case of Viet Nam
This paper examines the relationship among 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 PaperDiscrimination, social capital, and financial constraints: The case of Vietnam
This paper examines the relationship between gender, social capital, and access to finance of micro, small, and medium enterprises in the manufacturing sector in Vietnam...Entrepreneurship Financial constraints Gender