Mining for Change
This new open access book presents research undertaken to understand how better management of the revenues and opportunities associated with natural resources can accelerate diversification and structural change in Africa.... Read more
Women in Science
On 11 February the world celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. UNU-WIDER, along with other institutes across United Nations University, are taking this day of celebration a step further with a month long campaign ... Read more
WIDER Seminar Series
Live streamed | The WIDER Seminar Series showcases the latest research on key topics in development economics. At the weekly sessions, early-career and senior researchers present recent and ongoing work related to UNU-WIDER’s current work programme.
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Evidence-based policymaking is crucial. Use our publications search to browse nearly 200 briefs which highlight the findings and policy implications of our research.
Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED)
The SA-TIED programme looks at ways to support policy-making for inclusive growth and economic transformation in the southern Africa region.
Transforming economies – for better jobs
WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNESCAP, 11-13 September 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand
948 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Journal ArticleWelfare and Redistributive Effects of Social Assistance in the Global South
Part of Journal Special Issue Welfare and distributive effects of social assistance in the Global SouthSocial assistance Social protection Poverty
Policy BriefUnequal growth in Mozambique and the region
There is an increasing interest in the analysis of economic inequalities in least developed countries...Poverty Growth Unequal growth
Working PaperStructural poverty dynamics in urban South Africa: A mixed-methods investigation
This paper examines the extent and determinants of structural poverty dynamics in South Africa, focusing on the socio-economically disadvantaged urban African population...Poverty Social mobility Livelihood assets
Working PaperSelf-employment and labour market dynamics of men and women in El Salvador and Nicaragua
We study the labour market dynamics of men and women in El Salvador and Nicaragua, focusing on the factors that help men and women move into an advantageous labour market state from an unfavourable state...Employment Women Latin America
Working PaperWelfare and redistributive effects of social assistance in the Global South
This paper presents an analysis of the recent evolution of social assistance in the developing world, looking at its complex typological configuration, which has interlinked with, and partly reflects the complex demographic and epidemiological transi...Social assistance Social protection Poverty
Journal ArticleVertical and Horizontal Inequality in Ecuador: The Lack of Sustainability
Part of Journal Special Issue Horizontal inequality in the Global SouthEquality and inequality Poverty Sustainable development
Journal ArticleDoes Horizontal Inequality Matter in Vietnam?
Part of Journal Special Issue Horizontal inequality in the Global SouthViet Nam Horizontal inequality Ethnic relations
SeminarOlivier Bargain on intra-household allocation and individual poverty
Olivier Bargain will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 28 August 2019. Abstract – Intra-household allocation and individual poverty Welfare analyses conducted by policy practitioners around the world usually rely on equivalized or per...
In the mediaInequality expert for SA-TIED hosted on South African national news channel eNCA Poverty Class Inequality
BlogMozambique case study shows that poverty is about much more than income
What does it mean to be poor? On the face of it, this may not sound like a very difficult question. In developed countries, almost all official and everyday definitions refer to poverty in income terms...Poverty Quantitative research anthropology