Sustainable Development Explorer
UNU has launched its Sustainable Development Explorer, a new campaign highlighting ongoing work to support each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Inclusive growth in Mozambique – scaling-up research and capacity
The central goal of the project is to support inclusive growth, growth that substantially improves the living standards of the Mozambican population.
Book: Resetting the International Monetary (Non)System
This new Open Access book provides an analysis of the global monetary system and the necessary reforms that it should undergo to play an active role in the twenty-first century and proposes a comprehensive yet evolutionary reform of the system.
Policy brief: Africa's Lions
A survey of six major African economies — Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, and South Africa — shows that there are three major constraints which could reinforce a pattern of low growth accompanied with limited poverty-reduction
Research and policy briefs
Evidence-based policymaking is crucial. Use our publications search to browse nearly 200 briefs which highlight the findings and policy implications of our research.
13 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperUnderstanding indicator choice for the assessment of research, development, and demonstration financing of low-carbon energy technologies: Lessons from the Nordic countries
Rapid decarbonization of whole countries requires additional research, development, and demonstration of low-carbon energy technologies. Governments support research, development, and demonstration in this area with various financing instruments...Nonrenewable natural resources
Working PaperThe inequality-resource curse of conflict: Heterogeneous effects of mineral deposit discoveries
Despite a sizeable literature, there is no consensus as to whether and how mineral resources are linked to conflict...Ethnic relations Nonrenewable natural resources Social conflict
Working PaperAn inquiry into the political economy of the global clean energy transition policies and Nigeria’s federal and state governments’ fiscal policies
In order to implement clean energy transition programmes, the national and sub-national governments in Nigeria will incur some cost. In the same way, failure to implement the policies will come with some costs...Fiscal policy Nonrenewable natural resources Renewable energy sources
Working PaperSell the oil deposits!: A financial proposal to keep the oil underground in the Yasuni National Park, Ecuador
The Yasuni National Park is a protected area located in the Amazon region of Ecuador and is recognized as one of the most biodiverse regions in the world...Nonrenewable natural resources Uncertainty
Working PaperFalling oil prices and sustainable energy transition: Towards a multilateral agreement on fossil-fuel subsidies
Fossil-fuel subsidies are economically inefficient and harmful for the environment yet efforts to phase them out at the national and international levels have not been effective...International trade Nonrenewable natural resources Prices
Journal ArticleMeasuring the Carbon Intensity of the South African Economy
We estimate the carbon intensity of industries, products and households in South Africa using data from a high resolution supply-use table...Industries Economic aspects (Natural resources) Nonrenewable natural resources
Book ChapterThe United Arab Emirates: Some Lessons in Economic Development
From the book: Achieving Development SuccessEconomic development Natural resources Nonrenewable natural resources
BlogIntroducing Carbon Taxes in South Africa
James Thurlow South Africa is one of the largest greenhouse gas (GHG) emitters. In 2007 it ranked 13th amongst all countries in terms of its overall emissions from burning fossil fuels, and its per capita emissions were twice the global average...Environmental aspects (Commercial policy) Economic aspects (Natural resources) Environmental aspects (Taxation)
Working PaperMeasuring the Carbon Content of the South African Economy
We estimate the carbon intensity of industries, products, and households in South Africa. Direct and indirect carbon usage is measured using multiplier methods that capture inter-industry linkages and multi-product supply chains...Environmental aspects (Commercial policy) Environmental policy Economic aspects (Natural resources)
Working PaperThe United Arab Emirates: Some Lessons in Economic Development
Oil was discovered in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) just 50 years ago...Economic development Natural resources Nonrenewable natural resources
Book ChapterChina's Development Strategy and Energy Security
From the book: The Rise of China and IndiaEnvironmental aspects (Economic development) Nonrenewable natural resources Renewable natural resources
Working PaperChina’s Development Strategy and Energy Security: Growth, Distribution and Regional Cooperation
This paper analyses both global and regional approaches to solving problems of energy security and ecological imbalance by addressing specifically the problems of China’s energy security...Environmental aspects (Economic development) Nonrenewable natural resources Renewable energy sources
Working PaperOil Driven Macroeconometric Model of Kuwait
Kuwait is a well endowed, small and open economy. In this economy the Government is the owner of the bulk of the wealth. Its wealth comes basically from underground oil and oil-accumulated assets...Economic development Econometric models (Macroeconomics) Nonrenewable natural resources