Research and policy briefs
Evidence-based policymaking is crucial. Use our publications search to browse nearly 200 briefs which highlight the findings and policy implications of our research.
Call for papers on migration and mobility
The submission deadline for this WIDER Development Conference jointly organized with ARUA is 1 May 2017.
The Stockholm Statement
Towards a new consensus on the principles of policy-making for the contemporary world
Call for papers on public economics for development
This WIDER Development Conference will take stock of current evidence on the impacts of the public sector on the economy and the wellbeing of citizens, and about ways to improve tax and public spending policies. Deadline 13 March 2017.
Measuring poverty and wellbeing in developing countries
This new Open Access book provides detailed analyses of poverty and wellbeing in developing countries, based on household surveys that have been ongoing for more than three decades.
Learning to Compete: Evidence on Exporting and Firm-Level Performance
This Open Access Journal Special Issue looks at the relationship between exporting and firm-level performance.
51 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Development assistance to fragile states and conflict-affected areas is a core component of peacebuilding...Conflict management Foreign aid Economic development
BlogMade in Africa – the future of production on the continent
The international community has a new set of development goals. They reflect Africa’s aspirations much more closely than the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) they replaced...Production Manufacturing Industrial development
BlogResponding to crises: What can we do? What’s next?
Although sometimes over used, the word 'crisis' accurately describes many challenges of today's world, such as climage change, war and refugees, economic volatility, pandemics, and the continuing unmet needs of the poor, hungry, and negle...Climate change Development Foreign aid
Policy seminarA WIDER presentation on jobs - DFID policy seminar
Tony Addison, Carol Newman and Finn Tarp presented research evidence on the topic of job creation and employment at a policy seminar organized by the Department for International Development (DFID).
VideoThe Impact of Policies on Inequality
Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 3.3Inequality Measurement (Poverty) Foreign aid
VideoRole of Foreign Aid
Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 4.1Climate change Economic growth Foreign aid
In the mediaIn focus: Growth and inequality - Finn Tarp at the Uongozi Institute Economic growth Foreign aid
ProjectDecentralization and urban service delivery - implications for foreign aid
Theme: Development financeForeign aid Decentralization Public sector administration
ProjectBuilding state capability through Problem-Driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA)
Theme: Development finance
As a sub-component of the Research and Communication on Foreign Aid (ReCom) programme, the PDIA project feeds into the themes: governance and fragility & social sectors. An integral part of development is the expansion of capability of the state...Foreign aid Development Social sectors
ProjectEnvironment and climate change
Theme: Development financeEnvironment Climate change Foreign aid
ProjectForeign aid and democracy in Africa
Theme: Development financeForeign aid Development Economics Good governance
PresentationFragile Development 2015-2030: Understanding how insecurity and poor governance will affect sustainable development
On 19th June UNU-WIDER Non-Resident Research Fellow Roger Williamson, participated in a panel entitled “Fragile Development 2015-2030: Understanding how insecurity and poor governance will affect sustainable development”. The panel was...
Policy workshopDevelopment finance - a role for foreign assistance
Has foreign aid boosted economic growth on average in developing countries? How and why is the aid landscape changing? What are the key strategic choices ahead for the development community? These and many other questions were discussed in a policy...
PresentationPresentation to journalists at the MFA Finland Development Academy
Finn Tarp , Director of UNU-WIDER, presented on the effects of aid at the aggregate level to the sixth annual Development Academy organized by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland for journalists . Presentation