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
5 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperMaterial barriers, cultural boundaries: A mixed-methods analysis of gender and labour market segmentation in Bangladesh
Data on female labour force participation in Bangladesh suggest that, despite the increase in female-intensive employment opportunities through microfinance, export garment manufacturing, and community-based services, the majority of working women ar...Gender inequality Labour market segmentation Mixed methods
Working PaperThe livelihood impacts of COVID-19 in urban South Africa: A view from below
This paper investigates the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and related policy measures on livelihoods in urban South Africa...COVID-19 Welfare dynamics Lockdown
Working PaperStructural poverty dynamics in urban South Africa: A mixed-methods investigation
This paper examines the extent and determinants of structural poverty dynamics in South Africa, focusing on the socio-economically disadvantaged urban African population...Poverty Social mobility Livelihoods
Working PaperCausal pluralism and mixed methods in the analysis of poverty dynamics
This paper examines the relationship between poverty dynamics, causal pluralism, and mixed method research approaches...Poverty Dynamics Poverty measurement Methodology (Poverty)
Working PaperFragmenting the family?: The complexity of household migration strategies in post-apartheid South Africa
The disruption of family life is one of the important legacies of South Africa’s colonial and apartheid history...Children Family migration Mixed methods