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WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNESCAP, 11-13 September 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand
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.
Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED)
The SA-TIED programme looks at ways to support policy-making for inclusive growth and economic transformation in the southern Africa region.
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.
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.
7 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
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 PaperViet Nam: The dragon that rose from the ashes
This study takes as its starting point what Gunnar Myrdal had to say about Viet Nam 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