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Request for research proposals: Analysis on firms and taxation using micro data from Uganda
The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and UNU-WIDER have established a secure research lab in the premises of URA. Want to do research using quality-assured administrative tax data? See the Request for Research Proposals
Annual Report 2021
We look back at our key achievements over 2021 and highlight our recent contributions to the data revolution, SDG 8 (Decent work and economic growth) and SDG 16 (Peace, justice and strong institutions). Read more
Expert insights on Ukraine
Read expert commentary from the WIDER Network on the situation in Ukraine, drawing from research around the world. Read more
Social Mobility in Developing Countries: Concepts, Methods, and Determinants
NOW AVAILABLE | This *open access* edited volume fills a crucial gap in social mobility studies and provides the foundation for future research on social mobility in countries of the Global South. Download your copy today
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Our research and policy briefs provide a short overview with key findings, lessons, and policy implications, from some of our key research outputs.
11 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperHeterogeneous impact of internet availability on female labour market outcomes in an emerging economy: Evidence from Indonesia
Greater female labour market participation has important positive implications not only for women’s empowerment and the well-being of their families but also for the economy they live in...Internet Labour market Indonesia
Working PaperComparing the development of agricultural technology and information technology in rural Vietnam
This paper presents a descriptive analysis on the ownership of different types of technology—both agricultural machinery and information technology—within households in rural areas of Vietnam...Agriculture Households Information technology
BlogOpen Access and UNU-WIDER
21 February 2014 Tony Addison Development researchers live in a world where research on development, not just in economics but also political science, environmental science, anthropology (to name just a few areas of inquiry) is abundant...Economic development Government policy (Poor) Poverty measurement
Book ChapterThe Internet and Economic Growth in LDCs: A Case of Managing Expectations?
From the book: New Economy in DevelopmentCapital Economic development Economic forecasting
Working PaperInternet Use in Transition Economies: Economic and Institutional Determinants
The purpose of the study is two-fold. First, it examines whether Internet usage converges across the geographical space comprising the European Union and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)...Education Information technology Institutional economics
Working PaperThe Corporate Digital Divide: Determinants of Internet Adoption
This paper shows how organizational, technical, and environmental factors affected firm decisions to adopt Internet technologies during the early years of the commercialization of the Internet...Management (Information technology) Internet Investments
Working PaperCompeting in the Digital Economy?: The Dynamics and Impacts of B2B E-commerce on the South African Manufacturing Sector
This paper explores the current state of play and likely future direction of business-to-business electronic commerce in the South African manufacturing sector...Business networks Information technology Internet
Working PaperThe Internet and Economic Growth in Least Developed Countries: A Case of Managing Expectations?
A discussion of the theory of technology and economic growth suggests potentially negative implications for the impact of the Internet on developing countries...Capital Economic development Economic forecasting
Working PaperDoes Internet Connectivity Affect Export Performance?: Evidence from the Transition Economies
Over the past few years, many commentators have suggested that the Internet is one of the forces driving globalization...Information technology International trade Internet
Journal ArticleThe New Economy: Facts, Impacts and Policies
Part of Journal Special Issue The New EconomyEconomic development Information technology Internet