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.
Call for papers on migration and mobility
The submission deadline for this WIDER Development Conference jointly organized with ARUA is 1 May 2017.
The Stockholm Statement
Towards a new consensus on the principles of policy-making for the contemporary world
Call for papers on public economics for development
This WIDER Development Conference will take stock of current evidence on the impacts of the public sector on the economy and the wellbeing of citizens, and about ways to improve tax and public spending policies. Deadline 13 March 2017.
Measuring poverty and wellbeing in developing countries
This new Open Access book provides detailed analyses of poverty and wellbeing in developing countries, based on household surveys that have been ongoing for more than three decades.
Learning to Compete: Evidence on Exporting and Firm-Level Performance
This Open Access Journal Special Issue looks at the relationship between exporting and firm-level performance.
875 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperPoverty, changing political regimes, and social cash transfers in Zimbabwe, 1980–2016
Since 2000, Zimbabwe has been under some pressure to provide more fully for its children. It is not clear whether child poverty has worsened, although AIDS, drought, and economic mismanagement have all compromised poverty reduction...Poverty Child poverty Politics
Working PaperAnti-discrimination measures in education: A comparative policy analysis
Efforts to tackle discrimination in access to basic services have shown mixed results in different country settings...Inequality Anti-discrimination measures Poverty
WorkshopWorkshop – The National Treasury and UNU-WIDER
Poverty is a multidimensional phenomenon involving things other than consumption — such as access to and quality of health and education, housing, possession of durable goods, freedom, and many other factors...Poverty Multidimensional poverty Household survey
Working PaperGroup-based inequalities: The case of Viet Nam
This paper examines the issue of horizontal inequalities in Viet Nam over the past 20 years...Viet Nam Horizontal inequality Ethnic relations
BookMeasuring poverty and wellbeing in developing countries
This book is Open Access, click here to download. Detailed analyses of poverty and wellbeing in developing countries, based on household surveys, have been ongoing for more than three decades...Poverty
Working PaperOptimal transfers with distribution regressions: An application to Egypt at the dawn of the XXIst century
Social programmes for poverty alleviation involve eligibility rules and transfer rules that often proxy-means tests. We propose to specify the estimator in connection with the poverty alleviation problem...Targeting Poverty Optimizing estimator
In 1990, Mozambique was one of the poorest countries in the world, with poverty estimated to reach 80% of the total population. At that stage, a Millennium Development Goal of reducing this proportion by half posed a very difficult target to meet...Poverty Inequality Survey data
Working PaperFiscal policy, inequality, and the poor in the developing world
Using comparable fiscal incidence analysis, this paper examines the impact of fiscal policy on inequality and poverty in 25 countries for around 2010...Fiscal incidence Social spending Inequality
In the mediaBlog post on poverty in Mozambique grabs the attention of Mail & Guardian Africa
The release of the Mozambique’s Fourth Poverty Assessment in late October in Maputo has brought good news to Mozambique. Despite recent economic and political challenges, the findings of the report show significant gains in the fight to reduce...Poverty Inequality Mozambique
BlogSome good news from Mozambique: poverty levels have been reduced
There has been a serious deficit of good news in Mozambique for quite some time...Equality and inequality Poverty
The prevailing narrative about growth and development in Africa has shifted dramatically. During the1980s and 90s pessimism abounded. Today, a more optimistic narrative of development in the region largely reigns. However challenges still remain...Poverty
BlogPoverty and wellbeing in Mozambique
The gains have been substantial and have occurred in both rural and urban zones...Consumption (Economics) Poverty
Book ChapterNigeria: The relationship between growth and employment
From the book: Africa's LionsEconomic growth Labor market Poverty
Book ChapterMozambique: Growth experience through an employment lens
From the book: Africa's LionsEconomic growth Labor productivity Poverty
Journal ArticleThe impacts of the food, fuel and financial crises on poor and vulnerable households in Nigeria: A retrospective approach to research inquiry
This article examines the impacts of the financial, food and fuel crises on poor and vulnerable households in two states of Nigeria: Lagos and Kano...food fuel and financial crises impact analysis