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
BlogFrom Africa rising to rising debt in Africa: The looming debt crisis
Africa’s rising public debt continues to attract increased attention regionally and internationally. The narrative about Africa seems to have gradually shifted from ‘Africa rising’ to ‘rising debt in Africa’...Debt Debt crisis Development finance
BlogDeveloping countries would benefit from improved tax collection: What can help?
The ability to raise revenues from taxes – called “fiscal capacity” – is a crucial aspect for the functioning of any state...Tax revenue Fiscal capacity Income tax
VideoWIDER Annual Lecture by Justin Yifu Lin
View the WIDER Annual Lecture on New Structural Economics.Structural transformation Productivity Economic policy
AboutPhotos - AL15
Selection of images from the WIDER Annual Lecture 15.Structural transformation Productivity Economic policy
AboutPhotos - AL12
Selection of images from the WIDER Annual Lecture 12.Developing countries History of economics GDP
NewsThree Myths About Industry in Africa
Read the article on key myths about industry in Africa written by John Page, Non-resident Fellow at UNU-WIDER in the Foresight Africa 2014 series issued by the Brookings Institution. Page co-leads with Finn Tarp the Learning to Compete (L2C):...Industrial policy Manufacturing Manufacturing industries
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 15 - New Structural Economics
NewsOpinion - UNU-WIDER on the 'Triple Crisis'
Three interconnected crises - of the global financial system, food security and global warming - potentially threaten peace and stability. Multilateral action must be combined with a clearer understanding of how they affect each other and their...Financial crisis GDP Climate change