UN at 75: slow death or a new direction? | Annual Lecture 24
The 2020 WIDER Annual Lecture by Lord Mark Malloch-Brown will take place online on 26 October. As the UN celebrates its 75th anniversary this WIDER Annual Lecture discusses whether the UN can reinvent itself, or whether it will sink into irrelevance? More
Why all countries should contribute to ending global poverty
Trillions of dollars have already been spent on the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and no one knows what the final bill will be. Is it possible to respond to a much longer crisis – global poverty – with even a fraction of these resources? More
COVID-19 intensifies global need to support informal workers in their struggle
The world is facing an existential crisis that poses challenging questions: whether to put people and nature before owners of capital and technology; whether to protect the rights of the disadvantaged or the interests of the elite. Read more
COVID-19 and employment: Insights from the sub-Saharan African experience
While the full socio-economic consequences remain uncertain, the pandemic’s impact on the labour market has become an issue of global concern. Read more
Journal Special Issue: Understanding agricultural development and change
Using the case of Vietnam, this special issue brings together a set of high-quality academic studies to answer key research questions of importance to understanding agricultural development and change in developing country settings. Read more
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SeminarRicardo Santos presents on vulnerability to natural shocks in Mozambique
On 3 April, Ricardo Santos, UNU-WIDER Research Fellow, will give a presentation at a seminar at the Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning ( CEDIL ) on ‘Vulnerability to Natural Shocks: Assessing the Short-Term Impact of...
SeminarVincenzo Salvucci presents at the Inclusive Growth in Mozambique 2019 seminar series
Vincenzo Salvucci, a researcher from the University of Copenhagen, will present a seminar on 13 March 2019 at the Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo. The seminar is titled Vulnerabilidade às Calamidades Naturais: Avaliação do...
VideoAgriculture Adaptation Options
Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 5.3Natural disasters Financial crisis Agriculture
VideoClimate Change and Human Conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa
Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 6.1Political economy Natural disasters Climate change
Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 6.2Households Natural disasters Credit
Journal ArticleRisks of Coastal Storm Surge and the Effect of Sea Level Rise in the Red River Delta, Vietnam
Part of Journal Special Issue Economics of climate change impacts on developing countriesClimatic changes Environment Natural disasters
Working PaperPublic Disclosure for Pollution Abatement: African Decision-makers in a PROPER Public Good Experiment
A linear public good experiment has been employed to investigate strategic behaviour in pollution abatement among African climate decision-makers...Group decision making Hazardous wastes Natural disasters
Working PaperCost and Impact Analysis of Sea Level Rise on Coastal Vietnam
The Development under Climate Change research effort provides a basis for determining quantitative impacts on infrastructure from climate change. This paper provides results of an analysis of sea level rise impacts on road infrastructure in Vietnam...Climatic changes Environment Natural disasters
Research BriefAid Failures in Haiti: Exploring the Fatal Flaw
Aid to Haiti has not been effective due to failure of the country’s political and economic elites to participate and assist in the development process...Economic assistance and foreign aid Natural disasters
Working PaperEnvironmental and Climate Finance in a New World: How Past Environmental Aid Allocation Impacts Future Climate Aid
In this paper we update previous work that categorizes foreign aid projects in terms of their likely impact on the natural environment...Climatic changes Cost effectiveness Economic assistance and foreign aid
Working PaperForeign Aid and the Failure of State Building in Haiti Under the Duvaliers, Aristide, Préval, and Martelly
After receiving at least US$20 billion in aid for reconstruction and development over the past 60 years, Haiti has been and remains a fragile state, one of the worse globally...Economic assistance and foreign aid Elite (Social sciences) Government accountability
Working PaperAssessing the Risk of Cyclone-Induced Storm Surge and Sea Level Rise in Mozambique
This article considers the impact of sea level rise and storm surge on the port cities of Maputo and Beira in Mozambique...Climatic changes Econometric models (Economic development) Macroeconomics
Working PaperRisks of Coastal Storm Surge and the Effect of Sea Level Rise in the Red River Delta, Vietnam
This paper considers the impact of sea level rise and storm surge on the Red River delta region of Vietnam an area already known to be highly vulnerable to coastal risks...Climatic changes Environment Natural disasters
BookUnderstanding Small-Island Developing States: Fragility and External Shocks
Small island developing states (SIDS) are characterised by high economic, geographical and social vulnerability...Conflict management Economic assistance and foreign aid International trade
BlogClimate Change Adds to Risks in North Africa
Imed Drine The climate change threat North Africa is going through a turbulent year...Agriculture Climatic changes Economic development