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
Transforming economies – for better jobs
WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNESCAP, 11-13 September 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand
WIDER Seminar Series
Live streamed | The WIDER Seminar Series showcases the latest research on key topics in development economics. At the weekly sessions, early-career and senior researchers present recent and ongoing work related to UNU-WIDER’s current work programme.
Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED)
The SA-TIED programme looks at ways to support policy-making for inclusive growth and economic transformation in the southern Africa region.
Research and policy briefs
Evidence-based policymaking is crucial. Use our publications search to browse nearly 200 briefs which highlight the findings and policy implications of our research.
SeminarMaureen Were on is export-led growth a mirage? The case of Kenya
Maureen Were will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 10 April 2019. Abstract – Is export-led growth a mirage? The case of Kenya The role of exports in promoting economic growth has been widely acknowledged. However, despite trade...
Book ChapterProspects for information and communications technology-enabled services in Kenya: The case of the mobile money transfer industry
From the book: Industries without SmokestacksInformation and communication-technology-enabled services Prospects Mobile money
Working PaperThe politics of scaling up social protection in Kenya
Literature on social protection in Kenya shows progress in implementation of cash transfers but not the social health insurance scheme...Kenya Social protection Cash transfers
Working PaperProspects for information and communications technology-enabled services in Kenya: The case of the mobile money transfer industry
The mobile money transfer industry has been the most successful information and communications technology-enabled service in Kenya, having recorded an exponential growth relative to its neighbours within the East Africa region...Information and communication-technology-enabled services Prospects Mobile money
Journal ArticleExport Spillovers: Comparative Evidence From Kenya and Malaysia
Part of Journal Special Issue Learning to CompeteExport Spillovers Foreign Direct Investment Manufacturing