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
77 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperInstitutional differences across resource-based economies
To predict economic success and failure, academics and policymakers alike are interested in the differences in institutional structures across natural resource-based economies...Economic growth Economics Political science
Working PaperLand issues in Vietnam 2006–14: Markets, property rights, and investment
This paper uses five waves of the Vietnam Access to Resources Household Survey (VARHS) to analyse land issues in Vietnam from a number of different angles...Household survey Households Land tenure
Journal ArticleProperty Rights and Productivity: the Case of Joint Land-Titling in Vietnam
This paper explores the effect of land titling on agricultural productivity in Vietnam and the productivity effects of single versus joint titling for husband and wife...Agriculture Economic development Land use
Journal ArticlePolitical Connections and Land-Related Investment in Rural Vietnam
Part of Journal Special Issue Land and Property RightsCredit Informal sector Investments
Journal ArticleTrees, Tenure and Conflict: Rubber in Colonial Benin
Part of Journal Special Issue Land and Property RightsAgricultural industries Land reform Land tenure
Journal ArticleEnvironmental and Gender Impacts of Land Tenure Regularization in Africa: Pilot Evidence from Rwanda
Part of Journal Special Issue Land and Property RightsFinance (Agriculture) Land tenure Laws and legislation (Land use)
Journal ArticleLand Acquisition for Industrialization and Compensation of Displaced Farmers
Part of Journal Special Issue Land and Property RightsCompensation management Industrialization Land tenure
Working PaperCambodia’s Land Management and Administration Project
This paper presents the case of World Bank support to the mass titling component of the Cambodia Land Management and Administration Project...Agriculture Land tenure Laws and legislation (Land use)
Book ChapterWhy Are the Elite in China Motivated and Able to Promote Growth?
From the book: The Role of Elites in Economic DevelopmentCommunist Economic development Political science
Book ChapterElites and Property Rights
From the book: The Role of Elites in Economic DevelopmentComparative economics International economic relations Right of property
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (December 2011)
Tony Addison With the end of the year fast approaching, we bring you the last Angle of 2011. Here in Helsinki, the shortest day of the year is nearly upon us when we will have six hours of daylight...Finance Climate change Right of property
Working PaperThe Dynamics of Land Titling Regularization and Market Development
We study the effects of titles on parcel valuation and urban land market development (real estate transfers, rentals, and mortgages), and the dynamics of deregularization by exploiting a natural experiment in the allocation of land titles to very poo...Deregulation Land reform Land tenure
Working PaperSecurity of Property Rights for Whom?
Recent research regarding property rights and economic development often treats property rights security in a country as homogeneous, although protecting the private entitlements of some can entail preventing others from claiming and controlling thos...Equality and inequality Law Minorities
Working PaperLong-term Effects of Land Reform on Human Capital Accumulation: Evidence from West Bengal
We use data on inter-generational gains in educational attainment by some 500,000 individuals in 200 West Bengal villages to explore gender-differentiated impacts of land reform on human capital accumulation at the individual level...Human capital Land reform Land tenure
Working PaperEnvironmental and Gender Impacts of Land Tenure Regularization in Africa: Pilot Evidence from Rwanda
Although recent developments greatly increased interest in African land tenure, few models to address these issues at the required scale have been identified or evaluated...Finance (Agriculture) Land tenure Laws and legislation (Land use)
Working PaperInstitutional Reforms Debate and FDI Flows to MENA Region: Does One ‘Best’ Fit All?
The paper revisits the policy debate on institutional reform approaches to property rights protection and empirically examines it in the context of FDI flows to the Middle East and Northern Africa region (MENA)...Institutional economics International trade Foreign investments