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
5 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
SeminarInequality, institutions, and their impacts on social cooperation with Smriti Sharma and Saurabh Singhal
Book ChapterThe interaction of institutional quality and human capital in shaping the dynamics of capital structure
From the book: Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in VietnamCapital Structure Human capital Trade-off theory
Journal ArticleHorizontal inequality and ethnic diversity in Brazil: Patterns, trends, and their impacts on institutions
Part of Journal Special Issue Horizontal Inequality: Persistence and ChangeBrazil Group-based inequality Ethnic diversity
Working PaperThe interaction of institutional quality and human capital in shaping the dynamics of capital structure in Vietnam
The aim of this paper is to find which of two theories of capital structure—trade-off theory or pecking order theory—best explains the capital structure decision of non-state firms during the post-transition process in Vietnam...Capital Structure Human capital Trade-off theory
Working PaperPatterns and trends of group-based inequality in Brazil
In this paper, we analyse the patterns and trends of group-based inequalities in Brazil in the past 30 years...Brazil Group-based inequality Ethnic diversity