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
9 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
BlogInfrastructure spend: insights from the effect of a bridge across the Zambezi on maize prices
Investments in infrastructure – such as roads – typically aim to reduce transport costs, stimulate trade, and make new production activities viable. Across sub-Saharan Africa, the need for such investments is widely acknowledged ...Infrastructure Agriculture Mozambique
VideoFood Production Systems
Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 3.3Agriculture Productivity Climate change
Policy seminarFood price policy in an era of market instability - a political economy analysis
PresentationDistributional Impacts of the 2008 Global Food Price Spike in Vietnam
Presented at: A Festschrift in Honor of Per Pinstrup-Andersen : New Direction in the Fight Against hunger and Malnutrition. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA. Presentation See full programme New directions in the fight against hunger and...
Project meetingPolicymakers' responses to food price crises
Policymakers' responses to food price crises: Results from a 14-Country political economy study
Project meetingPolitical economy of food price policy
This was the third and final meeting of participants in the Political Economy of Food Price Policy project , which is jointly led by UNU-WIDER, Cornell University, and the University of Copenhagen and partially supported by the Bill and Melinda...
WorkshopSecond project workshop of the political economy of food price policy
Collaborating Institutions in this project were Cornell University and the University of Copenhagen. Please refer to the research page for more information: The Political Economy of Food Price Policy .
WorkshopThe political economy of food price policy
Please refer to the The Political Economy of Food Price Policy project page for more information.
ConferenceUNU-WIDER 25th Anniversary Conference: The Triple Crisis – Finance, Food and Climate Change
In the 25 years of UNU-WIDER’s existence both foundational and responsive research have been carried out, aiming to be innovative and relevant in advancing development economics research and policy-making with a strong focus on poverty...