Sustainable Development Explorer
UNU has launched its Sustainable Development Explorer, a new campaign highlighting ongoing work to support each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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.
Book: Resetting the International Monetary (Non)System
This new Open Access book provides an analysis of the global monetary system and the necessary reforms that it should undergo to play an active role in the twenty-first century and proposes a comprehensive yet evolutionary reform of the system.
Policy brief: Africa's Lions
A survey of six major African economies — Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, and South Africa — shows that there are three major constraints which could reinforce a pattern of low growth accompanied with limited poverty-reduction
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.
135 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperIntra-household bargaining in poor countries
This paper is intended to bridge the theoretical literature describing efficient intra-household behaviour and the development literature that collects empirical regularities pointing toward the existence of strategic decision-making among spouses...Households Efficiency Development
AboutPresentation - AL9
The title of the lecture is ‘The World is not Flat: Inequality and Injustice in our Global Economy’. The reference to ‘flatness’ alludes to the more level playing field due to globalization that has enabled China, India, and...Inequality Justice Globalization
Working PaperThe power to choose: Gender balance of power and intra-household educational spending in India
We assess the effect of female bargaining power on the share of educational expenditures in the household budget in India...Collective bargaining Education Feminist economics
Working PaperCoffee price volatility and intra-household labour supply: Evidence from Viet Nam
Volatility in commodity markets poses an acute risk to farmers in developing countries who rely on cash crop agriculture...Households Income Labor supply
VideoSpecial Session on South Africa 2
Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 3.2Health Poverty Economic surveys
VideoThe Poorest and Most Excluded
Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 1.3Poverty Children Households
Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 6.2Households Natural disasters Credit
Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 3.2Climate change Households Energy infrastructure
Working PaperGender-based violence and gender bias in schooling decision: Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa
This paper examines the impact of gender based violence against women and girls (GBV), in the environment the children live in, on school attendance, school achievement, as well as boys’ and girls’ dropouts...Education Families Households
Working PaperIncome and price elasticities of demand in South Africa: An application of the linear expenditure system
This paper investigates the expenditure patterns of South African households using detailed cross-sectional expenditure and price data...Aeronautics, Commercial Consumption (Economics) Food supply
Working PaperEthnic disadvantage in Vietnam: Evidence using panel data
This study investigates the ethnic disadvantage in rural Vietnam, focusing on the magnitude of the majority–minority gap and the constraints on ethnic minority households that contribute to the gap...Equality and inequality Ethnic relations Households
Working PaperCommercialization in agriculture in rural Viet Nam, 2006-14
The vast majority of households in rural Viet Nam undertake agricultural activities and for many this is their main livelihood. Moreover, this agriculture has become increasingly commercialized over time...Agricultural credit Agriculture Aquaculture
Working PaperLabour and migration in rural Vietnam
This paper provides an overview of the characteristics of migrant households and analyses the effects of migration in Vietnam, on the basis of the Vietnam Access to Resources Household Survey conducted in 2012 and 2014...Emigrant remittances Households Labor mobility
Journal ArticleModeling Fuel Choice among Households in Northern Cameroon
Part of Journal Special Issue Economics of climate change impacts on developing countriesHouseholds Renewable energy sources Technological innovations
Working PaperComparing the development of agricultural technology and information technology in rural Vietnam
This paper presents a descriptive analysis on the ownership of different types of technology—both agricultural machinery and information technology—within households in rural areas of Vietnam...Agriculture Households Information technology
Working PaperLand issues in Vietnam 2006–14: Markets, property rights, and investment
This paper uses five waves of the Vietnam Access to Resources Household Survey (VARHS) to analyse land issues in Viet Nam from a number of different angles...Household survey Households Land tenure