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.
Annual Report 2020
Read about how our research shifted to address the effects of the global pandemic in 2020. The annual report also looks back at some of the highlights from our history as we celebrate 35 years of UNU-WIDER and the power of the WIDER network.
How is COVID-19 changing development? A WIDER Webinar Series
Check out the upcoming WIDER Webinar Series events to hear from renowned researchers on the impact of COVID-19 on development, and the implications for the Global South. Recordings of past events available too. Click here for more details
NEW OPEN ACCESS BOOK: Inequality in the Developing World
Inequality has emerged as a key development challenge. This book contributes to this important discussion by presenting assessments of the measurement and analysis of global inequality by leading inequality scholars. Read more
Have you heard about the GGDC/UNU-WIDER Economic Transformation Database?
The new database provides crucial information on changes in the economic structure of economies across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Preliminary findings suggest a trend reversal in many developing countries towards industrialization. Read more
44 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperRemote sensing of urban cyclone impact and resilience: Evidence from Idai
Cyclone Idai, the most devastating cyclone ever recorded in Southern Africa, caused havoc in large parts of central Mozambique, especially the port city of Beira, upon its landfall in March 2019...Remote sensing Natural disasters Urban
Working PaperCash grants to manufacturers after Cyclone Idai: RCT evidence from Mozambique
In March 2019, Cyclone Idai hit central Mozambique and caused widespread damage, including businesses in the enterprise sector...Firms Manufacturing Natural disasters
Working PaperCyclone impacts on manufacturing firms in Mozambique
This study investigates how manufacturing companies were affected by tropical Cyclone Idai, which struck Central Mozambique in March 2019...Firms Natural disasters
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...
Journal ArticlePublic disclosure for carbon abatement: African decision-makers in a PROPER public good experiment
A linear public good experiment adopted from Holt and Laury [1997. Classroom games: Voluntary provision of a public good...Field experiments Pollution Public goods
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 countriesClimate change 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...Environment Natural disasters Climate change
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...Climate change 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...Climate change Econometric models (Economic development) Macroeconomics