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
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
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.
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
6 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperDigital technology and productivity of informal enterprises: Empirical evidence from Nigeria
The lingering policy dilemma facing many governments in sub-Saharan Africa in recent years is what can be done in the short to medium term to boost the output and incomes of individuals and enterprises in the informal sector, given the size and persi...Information technology Informal sector Productivity
Working PaperInformal–formal workers' transition in Nigeria: A livelihood analysis
This study evaluates the effects of the informal sector on Nigerian workers’ livelihoods and analyses workers’ transitions within the informal sector and between informal and formal employment...Regression analysis Employment Formal and informal
Journal ArticleWhen the centre cannot hold: Patterns of polarization in Nigeria
Part of Journal Special Issue InequalityConsumption expenditure Nigeria Polarization
Working PaperFemale work status and child nutritional outcome in Nigeria
This paper delves into the relationship between child nutritional outcome and (multiple) female work status in Nigeria from a micro perspective. The child nutritional outcome is proxied by child weight-for-age...Female work status Income effect Child nutrition
Working PaperWho trusts?: Ethnicity, integration, and attitudes toward elected officials in urban Nigeria
In the developing world, clientelism is common. In Africa, public office is often used to redistribute resources to ethnically defined constituencies, and this form of clientelistic exchange is a key determinant of vote choice...Trust Identity Politics
In the mediaMade in Africa book mentioned in Nigerian newspaper 'Business Online' column
There is an urgent need to diversify Nigeria’s economy, but what really means economic diversification for Nigerian policy makers?Industrial development Nigeria Exports