UNU-WIDER Summer School in collaboration with DPRU-UCT on labour markets and economic development
The course will take place in Cape Town during 18-29 November 2019. Deadline for application is 31 May 23:59 UTC+3.
Journal Article: What does it mean to be poor? Investigating the qualitative-quantitative divide in Mozambique
Open access | This article reflects on the merits of seeking to reconcile economic (quantitative) and anthropological (qualitative) analytical approaches.
Event: UNU-WIDER at the World Village Festival
25-26 May 2019 | What kind of world would you like to see in 2030? Join us in the UN Village at the 2019 World Village Festival and you’ll have the opportunity to call decision makers to action and be part of a campaign for a more sustainable world.
WIDER Seminar Series
Live streamed | The WIDER Seminar Series showcases the latest research on key topics in development economics. At the weekly sessions, early-career and senior researchers present recent and ongoing work related to UNU-WIDER’s current work programme.
Inclusive growth in Mozambique – scaling-up research and capacity
The central goal of the project is to support inclusive growth, growth that substantially improves the living standards of the Mozambican population.
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.
28 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperWhat does the evidence tell us about ‘thinking and working politically’ in development assistance?
This paper critically reviews evidence on ‘thinking and working politically’ in development...Aid effectiveness Donors evidence
Book ChapterGovernance and the reversal of women's rights: The case of abortion in El Salvador
From the book: Towards Gender Equity in DevelopmentPublic service delivery Maternal and child health Citizen engagement
Book ChapterDonor-supported approaches to improving extractives governance: Lessons from Nigeria
From the book: Extractive IndustriesOil Gas Natural resources
Book ChapterThe role of governance and international norms for managing natural resources
From the book: Extractive IndustriesGovernance Transparency Natural resources
Book ChapterNew industrial policy and the extractive industries
From the book: Extractive IndustriesNatural resources extractives industry Governance
Book ChapterPolitical economy and governance
From the book: Extractive IndustriesNatural resources Extractives Political economy
Working PaperPro-poor growth in Indonesia: Challenging the pessimism of Myrdal’s Asian Drama
This chapter addresses the unrelenting pessimism in Asian Drama about Indonesia’s development prospects...Governance Poverty Pro-poor
Working PaperInequality, good governance and endemic corruption
Can a society suffering contests between rich and poor achieve good governance in the face of endemic corruption? We examine a stylized poor state with weak institutions in which a ‘culture of evasion’ damages state authority...Corruption Tax administration data Governance
Working PaperWhat determines administrative capacity in developing countries?
While it is recognized that effective state institutions are pivotal for economic development, it is not well understood what their origins are and what explains their cross-country differences...state capacity Administrative capacity Public finance management
Working PaperThe role of governance and international norms in managing natural resources
The governance of natural resource wealth is widely considered to constitute a key determinant in whether the extraction of natural resources proves to be a blessing or a curse...Governance Transparency Natural resources
Working PaperGovernance and the reversal of women’s rights: The case of abortion in El Salvador
States’ governance of gender is not unidirectional. In addition to ‘stagnation’ and ‘progress’, there can be an active reversal of rights already granted to women...Abortion Women Crime
BlogWhat role for East African hydrocarbons in the global economy post-Paris COP21?
Over the past decade significant hydrocarbon discoveries have been made across East Africa...Natural resources extractives industry Governance
Working PaperNew industrial policy and the extractive industries
Industrial policy is back. Advocates for industrial policy argue that the important question is not whether such policies should be applied at all, but how to design and implement them...Natural resources extractives industry Governance
Working PaperDo fences make good neighbours?: Evidence from an insurgency in India
India has employed a variety of military, political, and economic measures to combat the long running insurgency in Kashmir with little evidence on what contributes to stability in the region...Conflict Violence Governance
Working PaperDonor-supported approaches to improving extractives governance: Lessons from Nigeria and Ghana
Donor interest in the extractives sector is based upon the premise that it represents an opportunity to improve a country’s development prospects...Oil Gas Natural resources