UN at 75: slow death or a new direction | Annual Lecture 24
The 2020 WIDER Annual Lecture by Lord Mark Malloch-Brown will take place online on 26 October. As the UN celebrates its 75th anniversary this WIDER Annual Lecture discusses whether the UN can reinvent itself, or whether it will sink into irrelevance? More
Why all countries should contribute to ending global poverty
Trillions of dollars have already been spent on the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and no one knows what the final bill will be. Is it possible to respond to a much longer crisis – global poverty – with even a fraction of these resources? More
COVID-19 intensifies global need to support informal workers in their struggle
The world is facing an existential crisis that poses challenging questions: whether to put people and nature before owners of capital and technology; whether to protect the rights of the disadvantaged or the interests of the elite. Read more
COVID-19 and employment: Insights from the sub-Saharan African experience
While the full socio-economic consequences remain uncertain, the pandemic’s impact on the labour market has become an issue of global concern. Read more
Journal Special Issue: Understanding agricultural development and change
Using the case of Vietnam, this special issue brings together a set of high-quality academic studies to answer key research questions of importance to understanding agricultural development and change in developing country settings. Read more
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Journal ArticleWhat Can Experiments Tell Us About How to Improve Government Performance?
Part of Journal Special Issue Experiments in Development EconomicsPublic (Decision making) Economic development Corruption
Research BriefSuccesses and Challenges of Public Financial Management in Sierra Leone
Fragile and conflict-affected states, like Sierra Leone, can maintain a strong public financial management structure if they are able to find foreign support for administrative capacity and sufficient domestic political and executive support...Conflict management Economic policy Fiscal policy
Working PaperSuccess When Stars Align: Public Financial Management Reforms in Sierra Leone
Since the end of the civil war, the Government of Sierra Leone has made substantial progress in strengthening public financial management...Conflict management Public (Decision making) Economic policy
Book ChapterPolicy Processes and Food Price Crises :: A Framework for Analysis and Lessons from Country Studies
From the book: Food Price Policy in an Era of Market InstabilityAgriculture Public (Decision making) Food security
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (August 2013)
22 August 2013 Tony Addison Angle returns from its Nordic summer break, to bring you more news and results from UNU-WIDER’s programme...Econometric models (Economic development) Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Working PaperWhat Can Experiments Tell Us About How to Improve Governance?
In recent years, randomized controlled trials have become increasingly popular in the social sciences...Public (Decision making) Economic development Corruption
Working PaperPolicy Process and Food Price Crisis: a Framework for Analysis and Lessons from Country Studies
During the recent food crisis, developing countries responded with a wide variety of policy responses to protect their population...Agriculture Public (Decision making) Food security
Working PaperSignificance of Public Space in the Fragmented City: Designing Strategies for Urban Opportunities in Informal Settlements of Buenos Aires City
This article surveys the problem of urban marginalization by one of its more critical expressions in the contemporary city: the slums...Public (Decision making) Segregation Urban planning
Working PaperHoping or Discounting the Future: A New Perspective on the Transmission of HIV/AIDS
Public policy debates, about HIV and prevention policy, have tended to occupy one of two extreme positions derived from either rational choice and or structuralists theories...Public (Decision making) Health Poverty