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
8 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperGood business practices improve productivity in Myanmar’s manufacturing sector: Evidence from two matched employer–employee surveys
We look into the relationship between business practices and enterprise productivity using panel data with matched employer and employee information from Myanmar...Business Management Productivity
Working PaperSupport policies for renewables: Instrument choice and instrument change from a Public Choice perspective
This paper frames the transition towards clean energies as a sequential process of instrument choice and instrument change. First, regulators decide how to initiate the transition away from fossil energies...Environmental policy Management Renewable energy
Working PaperOvercoming the Limits of Institutional Reform in Uganda
This paper begins by noting that Uganda has been a public sector reform leader in Africa...Administrative law Government accountability Institutional economics
Working PaperRisk Experiments in Gains and Losses: A Case Study for Benin
The aim of this paper is to expand our knowledge on risk aversion among the poor by conducting experiments that do not only test risk aversion in small and large stakes but also in risky gains and risky losses...Households Management Poor
BlogThe Evolving Diversity of Enterprise Ownership and Governance
by Laixiang Sun There is a widespread belief that the only efficient ownership structure for a market economy is one in which firms are owned by private investors and that the existence of well-defined personalized property rights is a basic precondi...Business enterprises Employee ownership Management
Book ChapterAnalysis and Management of Watersheds
From the book: The Environment and Emerging Development IssuesConservation of natural resources Management Water