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
164 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
BlogVarying Growth Trajectories of the West and the South: The Role of Inequality and Institutions
27 August 2014 Vladimir Popov Modern economic growth started in the West, not because of the efficiency of various capitalist institutions (elimination of serfdom, free cities, universities)...Capitalism Economic growth Government policy (Poor)
BookDevelopment Success: Historical Accounts from More Advanced Countries
What lessons can be learnt from 'developed' countries that might be useful for developing and emerging economies?...Economic development History of economics Institutional economics
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (April 2013)
30 April 2013 Tony Addison As April closes, our thoughts turn to UNU-WIDER’s spring/summer programme. And it’s a busy one...Economic development Conflict management Economic assistance and foreign aid
Book ChapterThe Czech Transition: The Importance of Microeconomic Fundamentals
From the book: Development SuccessEconomic development Economic policy Post-communism
Book ChapterA Two-Thirds Rate of Success: Polish Transformation and Economic Development, 1989- 2008
From the book: Development SuccessEconomic development Economic policy History of economics
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (January 2013)
Tony Addison We start the new year at a fast pace, preparing for the ReCom results meeting on ‘Aid and the Social Sectors’ in Stockholm on 13th March, and the development conference in June on ‘Learning to Compete: Industrial Develo...Economic development Industrialization Conflict management
BookEconomies in Transition: The Long-Run View
The twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall has stimulated much reflection on the political, economic and social transitions that have taken place in the past two decades...Economic policy Institutional economics Post-communism
BlogFrom The Editor's Desk (December 2012)
Tony Addison This year has rushed by at speed. For UNU-WIDER it’s been a year of big successes. We will have published some 110 working papers by the end of December, up from 96 in 2011 (go here for the latest list)...Accessibility Economic development Climate change
BlogAfter the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Some Lessons on Transition
Lorraine Telfer-Taivainen The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London was the setting on 19 June 2012 for the launch of the recent UNU-WIDER book Economies in Transition: The Long-Run View , edited by Gerárd Roland, a...Capitalism Democracy Economic policy
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (June-July 2012)
Tony Addison I started writing this ‘From the Editor’s Desk’ in Accra, to the sound of an African drum band, preparing for a ceremony to mark the launch of the joint University of Ghana-UNU-WIDER Research and Post-Graduate Teaching ...Informal sector Environment and economic development Economic development
Book ChapterWhy Are the Elite in China Motivated and Able to Promote Growth?
From the book: The Role of Elites in Economic DevelopmentCommunist Economic development Political science
Book ChapterReform and Inequality during the Transition: An Analysis Using Panel Household Survey Data, 1990-2005
From the book: Economies in TransitionEconomic policy Income distribution Panel analysis
Book ChapterTwenty Years of Political Transition
From the book: Economies in TransitionCommunist Comparative economics Econometric models
Book ChapterInto the Void: Governing Finance in Central and Eastern Europe
From the book: Economies in TransitionCommercial law Financial institutions Government financing
Book ChapterThe Long-Run Weight of Communism or the Weight of Long-Run History?
From the book: Economies in TransitionCommunist History of economics Institutional economics