UN at 75: slow death or a new direction? | Annual Lecture 24
The 2020 WIDER Annual Lecture by Lord Mark Malloch-Brown will take place online on 26 October. As the UN celebrates its 75th anniversary this WIDER Annual Lecture discusses whether the UN can reinvent itself, or whether it will sink into irrelevance? More
Why all countries should contribute to ending global poverty
Trillions of dollars have already been spent on the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and no one knows what the final bill will be. Is it possible to respond to a much longer crisis – global poverty – with even a fraction of these resources? More
COVID-19 intensifies global need to support informal workers in their struggle
The world is facing an existential crisis that poses challenging questions: whether to put people and nature before owners of capital and technology; whether to protect the rights of the disadvantaged or the interests of the elite. Read more
COVID-19 and employment: Insights from the sub-Saharan African experience
While the full socio-economic consequences remain uncertain, the pandemic’s impact on the labour market has become an issue of global concern. Read more
Journal Special Issue: Understanding agricultural development and change
Using the case of Vietnam, this special issue brings together a set of high-quality academic studies to answer key research questions of importance to understanding agricultural development and change in developing country settings. Read more
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BlogUNU-WIDER @ 30
2015 marks the 30th anniversary of UNU-WIDER. The Institute opened its doors in 1985. It has been quite a ride ever since. We have had thousands of economists and other social scientists through those Helsinki doors since 1985...Climatic changes History (Economics) Equality and inequality
PresentationDistributional Impacts of the 2008 Global Food Price Spike in Vietnam
Presented at: A Festschrift in Honor of Per Pinstrup-Andersen : New Direction in the Fight Against hunger and Malnutrition. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA. Presentation See full programme New directions in the fight against hunger and...
BlogDevelopment Agenda after 2015: Finishing the Job we have Started
9 May 2013 Andris Piebalgs, EU Commissioner for Development Imagine a world where global poverty is at a record low; growth in Africa—at a record high; EU development aid—unprecedentedly generous...Economic assistance and foreign aid Education Environment
BlogAid and the Social Sectors: Reflections from the Stockholm Results Meeting
17 April 2013 Tony Addison and Miguel Niño-Zarazúa We learnt much from the ReCom Results meeting on 13th March in Stockholm on aid and the social sectors...Children Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic growth
BlogReflecting Change: The Second Edition of ‘From Poverty to Power’
Duncan Green Updating a book on contemporary events can be unnerving. In the intervening years, events and new thinking combine to expose the weaknesses of any text...Democracy Ecology Economic development
Policy BriefCan We Eradicate Hunger?
World hunger is prevalent yet receives relatively less attention compared to poverty. The MDGs have taken a step to address this with the resolution of halving the number of starving people in the world by 2015...Food security Human rights Hunger
ProjectGender and food security
UNU-WIDER’s recent project ‘Hunger and Food Security’ exerted a strong attraction for academia, international organizations (FAO, WFP, and UNCTAD), civil society organizations, and the media. The first project meeting, held in...Poverty Inequality and Well-being Hunger
Book ChapterComplex Humanitarian Emergencies: Concepts and Issues
From the book: War, Hunger, and DisplacementHumanitarian assistance Hunger Natural disasters
Working PaperThe Age of Humanitarian Emergencies
The Age of Humanitarian Emergencies makes an effort to define and operationalize a humanitarian emergency...Humanitarian assistance Hunger Natural disasters
BookThe Political Economy of Hunger: Selected Essays
Hailed in its initial publication as a work with urgent implications for countless lives, Dréze and Sen's The Political Economy of Hunger is the classic analysis of an extraordinary paradox: in a world of food surpluses and satiety, hunger kills ...Famines Food security Hunger
Book ChapterThe Food Problems of Bangladesh
From the book: The Political Economy of HungerAgriculture and state Famines Food security
Book ChapterIntroduction to The Political Economy of Hunger
From the book: The Political Economy of HungerFamines Food security Hunger
Book ChapterThe Intrafamily Distribution of Hunger in South Asia
From the book: The Political Economy of HungerHunger Women
Book ChapterFamine Prevention in Africa: Some Experiences and Lessons
From the book: The Political Economy of HungerAgriculture Hunger Public goods
Book ChapterAn Independent Press and Anti-hunger Strategies
From the book: The Political Economy of HungerHunger Poverty Public goods