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
4 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperThe afterlife of industrial work: Urban-to-rural labour transitions from the factory to the informal economy
The COVID-19 pandemic has escalated processes of labour transition from industrial work to the informal economy, which have always characterized the life of the working poor...Feminist economics Political economy Social reproduction
Working PaperLabour turnover and workers' well-being in the Ethiopian manufacturing industry
Manufacturing industry expansion is a central part of Ethiopia’s growth and transformation agenda due to its potential for accelerated economic development and large-scale job creation, in particular for women...female labour supply Occupational turnover Labour dynamics
BlogThe global distribution of routine and non-routine work – and why we should we care about it
The nature of work is changing due to technological progress, globalization, and the rapidly expanding supply of college-educated workers...Earnings inequality Global inequality Labour dynamics
Working PaperThe impact of the Employment Equity Act on female inter-industry labour mobility and the gender wage gap in South Africa
The Employment Equity Act No. 55 of 1998 was introduced by the South African government to address the legacy of apartheid and ensure equitable representation of black people and women in the South African labour market...Employment Equity Act Gender gap Gender wage gap