Inclusive growth in Mozambique – scaling-up research and capacity
The central goal of the project is to support inclusive growth, growth that substantially improves the living standards of the Mozambican population.
Book: Resetting the International Monetary (Non)System
This new Open Access book provides an analysis of the global monetary system and the necessary reforms that it should undergo to play an active role in the twenty-first century and proposes a comprehensive yet evolutionary reform of the system.
Policy brief: Africa's Lions
A survey of six major African economies — Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, and South Africa — shows that there are three major constraints which could reinforce a pattern of low growth accompanied with limited poverty-reduction
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.
WIDER Annual Lecture 21 by Sabina Alkire
How are people poor? – Measuring global progress towards zero poverty and the SDGs, Helsinki, 24 October 2017
Migration and mobility – new frontiers for research and policy
WIDER Development Conference jointly organized with ARUA, 5-6 October 2017, in Accra, Ghana
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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
Book ChapterAsylum Migration: Implications for Countries of Origin
From the book: Poverty, International Migration and AsylumEconomic development Emigrant remittances Emigration and immigration
Book ChapterPoverty, International Migration and Asylum: Introduction
From the book: Poverty, International Migration and AsylumEmigration and immigration Economic aspects (Emigration and immigration) Minorities
Policy BriefPoverty, International Migration and Asylum
This WIDER Policy Brief examins issues such as liberalizing migration policies; protecting refugees in regions of origin; addressing the root causes of migration and refugee flows; influencing perceptions of the costs and benefits of migration; and d...Equality and inequality Labor mobility Poverty
Working PaperAsylum Policy in the West: Past Trends, Future Possibilities
This article examines the policy responses of Western countries in the realm of asylum. We begin by explaining the reasons why the asylum issue has made its way up the political agendas of liberal democratic countries in recent years...Emigration and immigration Public welfare Refugees
Working PaperAsylum Migration and Implications for Countries of Origin
The purpose of this paper is to synthesize what is known about the influence of asylum migration on countries of origin. It combines an analysis of data, a review of the literature and empirical examples from our own research...Economic development Emigrant remittances Emigration and immigration
BookWar, Hunger, and Displacement: Weak States and Vulnerable Economies : Humanitarian Emergencies in Developing Countries
Since the end of the cold war, the number of civil wars in developing countries has escalated to the point where they are the most significant source of human suffering in the world today...International relations Malnutrition Refugees
BookWar, Hunger, and Displacement: The Origins of Humanitarian Emergencies : War and Displacement in Developing Countries
Civil wars in developing countries are amongst the most significant sources of human suffering in the world today...Humanitarian assistance International relations Refugees
Book ChapterPolitical Causes of Humanitarian Emergencies
From the book: War, Hunger, and DisplacementEthnic relations Human rights Refugees
Working PaperPolitical Sources of Humanitarian Emergencies
This diagnostic study explores the political conditions that are associated with humanitarian emergencies. It employs a risk rather than cause-effect methodology. Humanitarian emergencies are not random events...Ethnic relations Human rights Refugees