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
121 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperContract clientelism: How infrastructure contracts fund vote-buying
Where does the money come from to buy votes? We argue that an important source of funds for vote-buying comes from ‘contract clientelism’, or the provision of public contracts to private firms in exchange for campaign donations...Contracts vote-buying Clientelism
Working PaperEthnicity is not public service destiny: The political logic of service distribution in South Africa
Millions of South Africans in thousands of demonstrations have protested the unequal allocation of public services...Public service delivery Ethnicity Africa
Working PaperInequality, institutions, and cooperation
We examine the effects of randomly introduced economic inequality on voluntary cooperation, and whether this relationship is influenced by the quality of local institutions, as proxied by corruption...Inequality Institutions Corruption
Journal ArticlePatronage and Public Goods Provisioning in an Unequal Land
Part of Journal Special Issue Horizontal inequality in the Global SouthHorizontal inequality Public goods
Book ChapterWhy do women co-operate more in women's groups?
From the book: Towards Gender Equity in DevelopmentPublic goods Gender Bayesian estimation
Journal ArticleEthnic fragmentation, public good provision and inequality in India, 1988–2012
Part of Journal Special Issue Horizontal Inequality: Persistence and ChangeEducation Equality and inequality Healthcare
Journal ArticleOptimal taxation and public provision for poverty reduction
The existing literature on optimal taxation typically assumes there exists a capacity to implement complex tax schemes, which is not necessarily the case for many developing countries...Income tax Poverty Public goods
Working PaperWhy do women co-operate more in women’s groups?
We examine a public goods game in 83 communities in northern Liberia...Public goods Gender Bayesian estimation
Working PaperGroup inequality and regional development: Evidence from Pakistan
This study explores the patterns and consequences of ethnic and regional inequalities in Pakistan...Horizontal inequality Public goods
Journal ArticlePublic disclosure for carbon abatement: African decision-makers in a PROPER public good experiment
A linear public good experiment adopted from Holt and Laury [1997. Classroom games: Voluntary provision of a public good...Field experiments Pollution Public goods
Working PaperEthnic fragmentation, public good provision, and inequality in India, 1988-2012
Using data from various rounds of the nationally representative NSSO survey between 1988 and 2012, we first construct national, state, and district-level figures for overall, within and between consumption inequality...Education Equality and inequality Healthcare
VideoWIDER Annual Lecture by Antonio Ocampo
View the WIDER Annual Lecture on Reforming the International Monetary and Financial Architecture.Public goods International finance Financial stability
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Selection of images from the WIDER Annual Lecture 14.Public goods International finance Financial stability
NewsPress release - AL 14
WIDER Annual Lecture 14: Reforming the International Monetary and Financial Architecture, by José Antonio Ocampo, New York, USAPublic goods International finance Financial stability
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Professor José Antonio Ocampo will deliver the UNU-WIDER 14th Annual Lecture on 9 December 2010 at the UN headquarters in New York. The lecture addresses Reforming the International Monetary and Financial Architecture. Amidst still unsettled...Public goods International finance Financial stability