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
24 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperHow good are manufacturing jobs in Myanmar?: Evidence from matched employer–employee data
The quality of people’s jobs is a fundamental determinant of their well-being, and judging the state of a labour market on the basis of job quantity alone delivers a very partial picture...job quality Productivity Working conditions
Working PaperAn economy-wide perspective on aspects of electricity supply in Myanmar
Myanmar’s economy has experienced political and economic transformations since 2011 by means of diverse economic reforms. However, the power sector is still struggling to fulfil electricity demand...economy-wide perspective Social Accounting Matrix Multiplier analysis
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 PaperTraditional and modern employee benefits in Myanmar’s manufacturing sector
Employer-provided benefits are independent elements in the compensation packages that make up firms’ payment strategies. Such benefits are aimed at attracting and retaining preferred employees and improving incentives...compensation packages employee benefits Labour law
Journal ArticleInformal institutions, transaction risk, and firm productivity in Myanmar
THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW. In many low-income transition countries, where formal institutions such as courts do not function effectively, informal institutions are often used by firms to minimize transaction risks...Firm productivity Informal institutions Relational contracting
Working PaperInformality and firm performance in Myanmar
Using a novel panel survey of enterprises in Myanmar, we compare the performance of manufacturing firms by three different informality definitions. The first is binary, based on whether firms pay taxes...Firms Informality Myanmar
WorkshopTraining on statistical software Stata in Myanmar
As part of the Towards inclusive development in Myanmar programme, an introductory course to Stata and to data extraction was organised for selected staff at the Central Statistical Organization (CSO) in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. Six training sessions...
PresentationVirtual launch of the Myanmar Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Survey (2019) report
A virtual launch of the Myanmar Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Survey (2019) report will take place on the 1st of September 2020. The online launch event will bring together policy-makers, representatives from international organizations and...
Working PaperAgro-industry, exports, and income distribution: A multiplier decomposition analysis for Myanmar
This paper considers the impacts of agro-industry development and international trade on income distribution in Myanmar, focusing on low-income rural households...Social Accounting Matrix Decomposition Myanmar
NewsPress release: Survey finds the manufacturing sector remains instrumental for Myanmar’s economic growth and transformation
YANGON, MYANMAR and HELSINKI, FINLAND – A new report published by the Central Statistical Organisation (CSO) and the United Nations World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) says that Myanmar’s manufacturing sector...Myanmar Myanmar enterprises monitoring system MEMS
Working PaperInformal institutions, transaction risk, and firm productivity in Myanmar
In many low-income transition countries, where formal institutions such as courts do not function effectively, informal institutions are often used by firms to minimize transaction risks...Firm productivity Informal institutions Relational contracting
WorkshopTraining on Business Practice Intervention Survey in Myanmar
PresentationUNU-WIDER at Myanmar statistics forum
Project workshopTraining on data cleaning and analysis in Myanmar
As part of the research collaboration with the Central Statistical Organization (CSO) of the Ministry of Planning and Finance of Myanmar, UNU-WIDER and the Development Economics Research Group ( DERG ) of the University of Copenhagen, two workshops...
Working PaperThe governance of global value chains, the state, and small businesses: The case of timber in Myanmar
We use the case of the timber industry in Myanmar to analyse how national regulatory frameworks and international ecological discourses affect forest management and small businesses...Timber Wood Forestry