UN at 75: slow death or a new direction | Annual Lecture 24
The 2020 WIDER Annual Lecture by Lord Mark Malloch-Brown will take place online on 26 October. As the UN celebrates its 75th anniversary this WIDER Annual Lecture discusses whether the UN can reinvent itself, or whether it will sink into irrelevance? More
Why all countries should contribute to ending global poverty
Trillions of dollars have already been spent on the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and no one knows what the final bill will be. Is it possible to respond to a much longer crisis – global poverty – with even a fraction of these resources? More
COVID-19 intensifies global need to support informal workers in their struggle
The world is facing an existential crisis that poses challenging questions: whether to put people and nature before owners of capital and technology; whether to protect the rights of the disadvantaged or the interests of the elite. Read more
COVID-19 and employment: Insights from the sub-Saharan African experience
While the full socio-economic consequences remain uncertain, the pandemic’s impact on the labour market has become an issue of global concern. Read more
Journal Special Issue: Understanding agricultural development and change
Using the case of Vietnam, this special issue brings together a set of high-quality academic studies to answer key research questions of importance to understanding agricultural development and change in developing country settings. Read more
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Working PaperThe impact of a higher leverage ratio on the South African economy
We employ a micro-founded and stock-and-flow-consistent model to study the impact of a higher leverage ratio on the South African economy. The model provides a rich representation of institutional balance sheets...Computable general equilibrium Financial dynamics leverage ratio
Journal ArticleRisks of Coastal Storm Surge and the Effect of Sea Level Rise in the Red River Delta, Vietnam
Part of Journal Special Issue Economics of climate change impacts on developing countriesClimatic changes Environment Natural disasters
BlogHow Can Governments Better Respond to Global Food Price Fluctuations?
Much of UNU-WIDER’s research in the last few years was initiated under the 2010-13 work programme on the triple crisis of finance, food, and climate change. The financial crisis from 2008 onwards has received massive worldwide attention...Economic policy Structural adjustment (Economic policy) Food security
Journal ArticlePoverty, Vulnerability, and Reference-Dependent Utility
Part of Journal Special Issue Poverty, Development, and Behavioral EconomicsPoverty Risk management Uncertainty
BlogCost of Capital: The Real Price of Green Energy
4 July 2013 Carl-Gustav Lindén In recent years the price of green energy technology has come down dramatically. This means that European investments in renewable energy can be very competitive...Capital Capital market Cost effectiveness
BlogAid and our Changing Environment: What did we Learn?
24 June 2013 Tony Addison The Stockholm ReCom results meeting at Sida on 4 June was a lively exchange on all aspects of foreign aid and climate change finance (including the role of private finance)...Climatic changes Economic assistance and foreign aid Environmental policy
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (May 2013)
9 May 2013 Tony Addison With May ending, we head into a very busy June for UNU-WIDER (and midsummer). Next week we are back in Stockholm at Sida for the ReCom results meeting on ‘Aid, climate change, and the environment ’...Econometric models (Economic development) Climatic changes Corporate governance
Working PaperRisks of Coastal Storm Surge and the Effect of Sea Level Rise in the Red River Delta, Vietnam
This paper considers the impact of sea level rise and storm surge on the Red River delta region of Vietnam an area already known to be highly vulnerable to coastal risks...Climatic changes Environment Natural disasters
Journal ArticleIn Violence as in Peace: Violent Conflict and Rural Entrepreneurship in the Philippines
Part of Journal Special Issue Small Business, Entrepreneurship, and Violent Conflict in Developing CountriesConflict management Entrepreneurship Investment analysis
Journal ArticleMeasuring Vulnerability: An Overview and Introduction
Part of Journal Special Issue Vulnerability in DevelopmentConflict management Poverty Measurement (Poverty)
Journal ArticleMeasuring the Vulnerability of Subnational Regions in South Africa
Part of Journal Special Issue Vulnerability in DevelopmentMeasurement (Poverty) Regional economics Risk
Journal Special IssueVulnerability in Development: Advances in Concept and Measurement
The six papers in this Special Issue to provide insights into advances in conceptualizing and measuring vulnerability, in particularly household vulnerability to poverty and country and regional vulnerability to external shocks...Conflict management Poverty Measurement (Poverty)
Book ChapterMeasuring Vulnerability and Poverty: Estimates for Rural India
From the book: Vulnerability in Developing CountriesGovernment policy (Poor) Measurement (Poverty) Risk
Book ChapterVulnerability Dynamics and HIV Risk in the Semi-Arid Tropics of Rural Andhra Pradesh
From the book: Vulnerability in Developing CountriesAgriculture Health Migration, Internal
Working PaperMeasuring the Vulnerability of Subnational Regions
A small but growing literature has been concerned about the economic (and environmental) vulnerability on the level of countries. Less attention is paid to the economic vulnerability of different regions within countries...Measurement (Poverty) Regional economics Risk
Working PaperAssessing Vulnerability Before, During and After a Natural Disaster in Fragile Regions: Case Study of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami in Sri Lanka and Indonesia
Current approaches of measuring vulnerability to natural hazards generally use a rather static perspective that focuses on a single point in time—often before a hazardous event occurs...Humanitarian assistance Natural disasters Measurement (Poverty)