Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
In September 2019, UNU-WIDER is launching its inaugural Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Industrial Policy and the Challenge for Africa
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WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNESCAP, 11-13 September 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand
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Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED)
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12 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
PresentationKunal Sen on politicians and their promises in an uncertain world
Journal ArticleUsing Legal Empowerment for Labour Rights in India
Part of Journal Special Issue Legal Empowerment and Group-Based InequalityLabour Judicial activism Legal empowerment
Working PaperExplaining cross-state earnings inequality differentials in India: An RIF decomposition approach
Despite the relevance of geographical disparities in India, earnings inequality occurs mostly within states, but with a broad range of variability in its levels...Earnings inequality RIF States
BlogPeer influence and human capital accumulation: Evidence from Delhi University colleges
College is an important milestone in life that is believed to develop several aspects of an individual's human capital, broadly defined to include both cognitive and socio-emotional traits...Cognitive attainment Behaviour Personality
Working PaperQuality of routine essential care during childbirth: Clinical observations of uncomplicated births in Uttar Pradesh, India
Objective: To evaluate the quality of essential care during normal labour and childbirth in maternity facilities in Uttar Pradesh, India...Childbirth India Quality of care
Working PaperCognitive, socioemotional, and behavioural returns to college quality
We exploit the variation in the admissions process across colleges of a leading Indian university to estimate the causal effects of enrolling in a selective college on: cognitive attainment using scores on standardized university exams; behavioural p...Cognitive attainment Behaviour Personality
Working PaperUsing legal empowerment for labour rights in India
This paper brings labour back into the literature on legal empowerment against poverty. Employing a historical lens, I outline three waves of legal movements. Each wave is distinguished by its timing, the state-level target, and the actors involved...Labour Judicial activism Legal empowerment
In the mediaResearch Fellow Smriti Sharma’s article on gender equality in India picked up
An article on gender equality in India written by UNU-WIDER’s Smriti Sharma is getting international attention. The piece, originally published in The Conversation , has been picked up by the US edition of The Huffington Post — pointing...Gender equality India
SeminarEvaluating the impact of training in a national microfinance program: Self help groups in India
Presented by: Dr Ranjula Bali Swain (Department of Economics, Uppsala University). Abstract This paper evaluates the impact of widespread training programs provided by the Self Help Group (SHG) program. Indian SHGs are mainly NGO-formed microfinance...
ProjectSouthern engines of global growth
The project centers on the inter-linkages between the major developing countries of Brazil, India, China and South Africa and the global economy, with a special emphasis on the implications of China’s growth on smaller economies and the rest...Globalization and Trade Growth Trade