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
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BlogA summer reading list of our latest papers, articles, and books
At the UNU-WIDER offices here in Helsinki, Finland, the summer holidays are almost upon us. Looking at the list of new UNU-WIDER publications, it is easy to see how much we accomplished this past year, despite the many constraints faced...Inequality Gender equality Gender inequality
In the mediaDevelopment Today highlights new UNU-WIDER guidebook
UNU-WIDER policy guidebook 'Deals and development in fragile and conflict-affected states' published earlier this month has been featured in Development Today.Fragile states
NewsUNU-WIDER releases guidebook on economic growth in fragile contexts Fragile states Inclusive growth Elites
Panel discussionHow to get inclusive growth started in fragile contexts
BlogWhy do we see boom-and-bust growth in fragile and conflict-affected states?
One of the most pressing challenges in development policy is to bring about rapid, sustained, and inclusive growth in developing countries...Fragile states Conflict Economic growth
Project workshopDeals and Development in Fragile and Conflict-affected States
On 24-25 February 2021, UNU-WIDER and the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) will hold a policy innovation lab titled Deals and Development in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States (FCAS)...
Working PaperDynamics of off-farm self-employment in West African Sahel
This study uses detailed household-level data to analyse off-farm self-employment dynamics in Mali and Niger...Fragile states Informality Self-employment
ProjectThe state and statebuilding in the Global South – international and local interactions
Theme: Transforming statesBuilding State Capabilities State capacity Aid effectiveness
Policy BriefAid effectiveness: Growth and beyond
The questions of whether aid has impact and is effective have been the subject of considerable attention...Aid effectiveness Aid and growth Development aid
Journal ArticleAid Targeting to Fragile and Conflict-Affected States and Implications for Aid Effectiveness
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Impact and EffectivenessAid effectiveness Foreign aid Fragile states
Journal ArticleAid Impact and Effectiveness: Introduction and Overview
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Impact and EffectivenessDonors Fragile states Climate change
Working PaperAid targeting to fragile and conflict-affected states and implications for aid effectiveness
While significant amounts of foreign aid have been allocated to the group of so-called fragile and conflict-affected states in recent years, it is not clear whether that aid is targeted to where it is most needed...Aid effectiveness Foreign aid Fragile states
Working PaperExiting the fragility trap: Rethinking our approach to the world’s most fragile states
Those fragile states whose stagnation is so tenacious despite generous aid programs, and substantial and costly interventions, are stuck in a ‘fragility trap.’ Caught in a low-level equilibrium, trapped states appear to be in a perpetual ...Fragile states Mali Bangladesh