Sustainable Development Explorer
UNU has launched its Sustainable Development Explorer, a new campaign highlighting ongoing work to support each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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.
18 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
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
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