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
24 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Journal ArticleIs the Education of Local Children Influenced by Living near a Refugee Camp?: Evidence from Host Communities in Rwanda
This article studies the extent to which educational services and schooling outcomes of local children are influenced by the presence of a refugee camp in or near their community...Refugees Impact of refugees Host communities
BlogLessons from the resettlement of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ Vietnamese forced migrants in Germany
Hiếu (pseudonym) embodies the ‘good refugee’ story. In 1979, he fled Vietnam by boat and eventually resettled in the Federal Republic of (West) Germany, as did many others ...Integration International migration Refugees
BlogYoung Afghan refugees and asylum seekers in the UK: Does more education mean better futures?
Education is my freedom ... if I have my education, everything is still possible for me in the future. Mohammed grinned, and looked down at his newly acquired university student card...Migration Refugees Youth
BlogSuccessfully integrating refugee populations: What can we learn from the experience of Vietnamese Americans?
Policy makers should see integration and upward mobility, and not simply placement and survival, as goals of resettlement of refugees...Migration Refugees Integration
Working PaperThe impact of educational achievement on the integration and wellbeing of Afghan refugee youth in the UK
Unprecedented numbers of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children have arrived in Europe over the last decade, and young Afghans account for the highest proportion of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children across the UK...Migration Refugees Youth
Working PaperEconomic integration of Afghan refugees in the US, 1980–2015
Using 1990 5% Census and American Community Survey data, we examine the economic integration of Afghan refugees to the US, focusing on employment rates and income levels...economic capital cultural capital Integration
Working PaperIs the education of local children influenced by living nearby a refugee camp?: Evidence from host communities in Rwanda
This paper studies to what extent and in what ways access to educational services and schooling outcomes of local children are influenced by the presence of a refugee camp in or around their community...Refugees Impact of refugees Host communities
Working PaperInvisible, successful, and divided: Vietnamese in Germany since the late 1970s
Until the 1970s, only 1000 Vietnamese lived in West and East Germany, most of them international students. West Germany, in particular, had not yet been confronted with non-European refugees...Integration International migration Refugees
Working PaperInvoluntary migration, context of reception, and social mobility: The case of Vietnamese refugee resettlement in the United States
In this study, we examine the Vietnamese population of the United States as a case study in the integration of a refugee group in a host country. We approach this case in three parts...Refugees Involuntary migration Boat people
BlogA WIDER perspective on migration
While many WIDER Development Conferences emerge from ongoing projects, our latest conference in October — ‘ Migration and mobility: New frontiers for research and policy ’ — offered a different opportunity: to focus attention ...Migration Refugees
BlogLeading economists agree: closing borders is not the answer to inequality
Building a great big wall will not close the gap. Jorge Duenes/Reuters US President Donald Trump wants to build a wall along the US-Mexican border. Britain wants to retreat into its shell to become an isolated island state ...Inequality immigration Refugees
BlogHow should the international community respond to migration and refugees?
In our previous blog , we looked at some of the key facts about international migration and identified a few areas that, from an economist’s perspective, need attention...Emigration and immigration Refugees
BlogAn economist’s view on migration and refugees
Few issues have been so contentious in recent years as international migration. The refugee crisis sparked not least by the Syrian war has shown that policies governing migration are in a tangle...Emigration and immigration Refugees
BookPoverty, International Migration and Asylum
This book examines the economic consequences of immigration and asylum migration. It focuses on the economic consequences of legal and illegal immigration as well as placing the study of immigration in a global context...Emigration and immigration Economic aspects (Emigration and immigration) Minorities
Book ChapterAsylum Policy in the West: Past Trends, Future Policies
From the book: Poverty, International Migration and AsylumEmigration and immigration Public welfare Refugees