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.
Annual Report 2020
Read about how our research shifted to address the effects of the global pandemic in 2020. The annual report also looks back at some of the highlights from our history as we celebrate 35 years of UNU-WIDER and the power of the WIDER network.
How is COVID-19 changing development? A WIDER Webinar Series
Check out the upcoming WIDER Webinar Series events to hear from renowned researchers on the impact of COVID-19 on development, and the implications for the Global South. Recordings of past events available too. Click here for more details
NEW OPEN ACCESS BOOK: Inequality in the Developing World
Inequality has emerged as a key development challenge. This book contributes to this important discussion by presenting assessments of the measurement and analysis of global inequality by leading inequality scholars. Read more
Have you heard about the GGDC/UNU-WIDER Economic Transformation Database?
The new database provides crucial information on changes in the economic structure of economies across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Preliminary findings suggest a trend reversal in many developing countries towards industrialization. Read 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...