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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Project workshopWorkshop for the @Equal project
PresentationMeasuring Inequality in the 21st Century
The Human Development Report Office , LIS , the Stone Center at the City University of New York (CUNY), UNU-WIDER and the World Inequality Lab will host a symposium on Measuring Inequality in the 21st Century. The 2-day event will be held 28-29...
Working PaperVietnam: The dragon that rose from the ashes
This study takes as its starting point what Gunnar Myrdal had to say about Vietnam in the context of his seminal work, Asian Drama: An Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations , published in 1968...Growth Poverty Inequality
Working PaperSocio-economic development in South Asia: The past 50 years
The story of South Asia is a topsy-turvy one...Growth Poverty Inequality
Journal ArticleDoes social spending improve welfare in low- and middle-income countries?
Over the past two decades, there has been unprecedented attention to the promotion of human development via government spending in the social sectors as a conditio sine qua non for economic growth and improved aggregate welfare...Social spending Aggregate welfare Human development
PresentationAid, growth, poverty and the global context
Presentation on i) aid, growth and development: what do we know?; (ii) poverty and human development; (iii) the changing global context; and (iv) Conclusions: a post 2015 perspective. Based on UNU-WIDER's research on foreign aid (ReCom) and to...
Panel discussionDevelopment success: Strategies and lessons from more advanced countries and the developing world
Video: panel discussion which took place on Monday 18 March 2013 in Oxford: http://fsmevents.com/csae/session6/ What lessons can be learnt from developed countries that might be useful for developing and emerging economies? With an emphasis on long-...
NewsContribution to a Special issue Celebrating Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen's 75th Birthday
A new paper by Wim Naudé entitled 'Entrepreneurship and Human Development: A Capability Approach', has been included in a recent special issue of the Journal of Public Economics (Vol. 95 (3-4), celebrating Amartya Sen's 75th birthday.Entrepreneurship Human development Choice