Book: Extractive Industries
Open access | New initiatives recognize that resource wealth can provide a means, when properly used, for poorer nations to decisively break with poverty by diversifying economies and funding development spending.
Journal Special Issue: Horizontal Inequality: Persistence and Change
Open access | This journal special issue offers conceptual, theoretical, and empirical reasons for treating horizontal inequality as an outcome and challenging assumptions of fixity.
Policy Brief: Employment expectations of university students in Mozambique
Results from a baseline survey
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.
Journal Article: Occupational segregation by race in South Africa after Apartheid
Open access | This article investigates progress in reducing the high level of racial stratification of occupations after apartheid in South Africa.
Research and policy briefs
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95 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Journal ArticleLegal Empowerment and Group-Based Inequality
Part of Journal Special Issue Legal Empowerment and Group-Based InequalityLegal empowerment Ethnicity Horizontal inequality
BlogReflections on thinking development, thinking WIDER
13 September through 15 September 2018, UNU-WIDER hosted the Think development - Think WIDER conference in Helsinki, Finland...WIDER Development Conference Development Economics Economic policy
BlogDevelopment policy in an era of robots: Views from the experts
From 13 September to 15 September the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) hosted the Think development - Think WIDER conference in Helsinki, Finland...WIDER Development Conference Development Economics Economic policy
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
BlogPoverty and Inequality – twins or just siblings?
Sitting in the large conference room where we are being invited to ‘Think WIDER’ at the WIDER Development Conference this September...Poverty and inequality Poverty Inequality
Journal ArticleHuman capital, labour market outcomes, and horizontal inequality in Guatemala
With the second largest indigenous population by percentage in Latin America, Guatemala is an important case for understanding horizontal inequality and indigenous politics...Inequality Ethnicity Schooling
Working PaperSocio-economic development in South Asia: The past 50 years
The story of South Asia is a topsy-turvy one...Growth Poverty Inequality
Working PaperFifty years of Asian experience in the spread of education and healthcare
This paper analyses the dramatic spread of education and healthcare in Asia and also the large variations in that spread across and within countries over 50 years...Healthcare Education State
Working PaperQuantifying the contribution of a subpopulation to inequality: An application to Mozambique
In this paper, I quantify the contribution of a subpopulation to inequality...Inequality Decomposition RIF
Journal ArticleTaxation and Inequality in Developing Countries: Lessons from the Recent Experience of Latin America
Part of Journal Special Issue Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic Developmenttax policy Inequality Redistribution
Working PaperLegal empowerment and group-based inequality
Legal empowerment has become widely accepted in development policy circles as an approach to addressing poverty and exclusion...Legal empowerment Ethnicity Horizontal inequality
Working PaperEstimating the scale of profit shifting and tax revenue losses related to foreign direct investment
Governments’ revenues are lower when multinational enterprises avoid paying corporate income tax by shifting their profits to tax havens...Foreign Direct Investment corporate income tax tax avoidance
Working PaperFiscal pressure of migration & horizontal fiscal inequality: Evidence from Indian experience
This paper examines the patterns and trends in inter-state migration across Indian states and observes that migration is affected by demographic profile as well as the fiscal profile of states...Migration Inequality Demography
Journal ArticleEstimating the level and distribution of global wealth, 2000–2014
Part of Journal Special Issue InequalityWealth Assets Debts
Journal ArticleGlobal inequality: Relatively lower, absolutely higher
Part of Journal Special Issue InequalityGlobal interpersonal inequality Inequality Inequality measurement
Journal ArticleInequality: Measurement, trends, impacts and policies
Part of Journal Special Issue InequalityDeveloping countries Inequality Poverty