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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Book ChapterEconomic Openness and Development
From the book: Asian TransformationsCommercial policy International finance International trade
Book ChapterThe provision of global liquidity: the global reserve system
From the book: Resetting the International Monetary (Non)SystemFinancial institutions International International agencies
VideoWIDER Annual Lecture by Antonio Ocampo
View the WIDER Annual Lecture on Reforming the International Monetary and Financial Architecture.Public goods International finance Financial stability
AboutPhotos - AL14
Selection of images from the WIDER Annual Lecture 14.Public goods International finance Financial stability
NewsPress release - AL 14
WIDER Annual Lecture 14: Reforming the International Monetary and Financial Architecture, by José Antonio Ocampo, New York, USAPublic goods International finance Financial stability
AboutPresentation - AL14
Professor José Antonio Ocampo will deliver the UNU-WIDER 14th Annual Lecture on 9 December 2010 at the UN headquarters in New York. The lecture addresses Reforming the International Monetary and Financial Architecture. Amidst still unsettled...Public goods International finance Financial stability
Journal ArticleEmployment Effects of Multilateral Development Bank Support: The Case of the African Development Bank
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid and EmploymentEconomic assistance and foreign aid International agencies International finance
Book ChapterChina-Africa Cooperation in Structural Transformation
From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 2...Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development Industrial policy
Working PaperThe Provision of Global Liquidity: The Global Reserve System
This paper analyses three major problems of the current international monetary system: the asymmetric-adjustment problem, dependence on the monetary policy of the main reserve-issuing country, and the large demand for self-insurance by developing cou...Financial institutions, International International agencies International finance
Working PaperUnderstanding Chinese and Western Development Finance in Uganda, South Africa, and Zimbabwe
China’s importance as a major donor outside the traditional Western donors has been increasing and this has helped to bridge the funding gaps in developing countries...Economic development Environmental aspects (Economic development) International finance
BlogAfrica’s Low Hanging Fruits
23 April 2014 Justin Yifu Lin and Yan Wang At the onset of its miraculous rise in 1979, China had been trapped in poverty for centuries and was poorer than most sub-Saharan African countries...Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development Economic growth
Working PaperChina-Africa Co-operation in Structural Transformation: Ideas, Opportunities, and Finances
This paper examines China and Africa co-operation from the angle of structural transformation as a major driver of growth and job creation...Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development Industrial policy
Working Paper‘Ground-Truthing’ Chinese Development Finance in Africa: Field Evidence from South Africa and Uganda
A new methodology, Tracking Under-Reported Financial Flows (TUFF), allows us to systematically gather open-source information—e.g...Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development International finance
Working PaperHow Do We Increase the Share of Aid to Agriculture in Africa?
Agriculture plays an important role in terms of employment and its contribution to gross domestic product in many African countries...Agriculture Finance (Agriculture) Economic assistance and foreign aid
BlogCost of Capital: The Real Price of Green Energy
4 July 2013 Carl-Gustav Lindén In recent years the price of green energy technology has come down dramatically. This means that European investments in renewable energy can be very competitive...Capital Capital market Cost effectiveness
BlogAid and our Changing Environment: What did we Learn?
24 June 2013 Tony Addison The Stockholm ReCom results meeting at Sida on 4 June was a lively exchange on all aspects of foreign aid and climate change finance (including the role of private finance)...Climatic changes Economic assistance and foreign aid Environmental policy