Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
In September 2019, UNU-WIDER is launching its inaugural Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Industrial Policy and the Challenge for Africa
Transforming economies – for better jobs
WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNESCAP, 11-13 September 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand
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.
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.
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.
BlogHow (not) to build state capability
Effective and capable states are essential for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...SDGs SDG16 Building State Capabilities
BlogHow can developing countries pay for the SDGs?
With official development assistance under strain, achieving the Sustainable Development Goals will require developing countries to rely increasingly on their own resources...SDGs Sustainable Development Goals Millennium Development Goals
BlogIn the Director's chair: Reflections on my first six months as Director
My first six months as Director of UNU-WIDER have been busy, enlightening, and rewarding...SDGs sdg5 sdg8
Journal ArticleInvestigating Growing Inequality in Mozambique
Part of Journal Special Issue Inequalities in the least developed countriesInequality Mozambique Decomposition
BlogHow can developing countries deliver effective public financial planning?
In many less developed countries, there is little problem identifying the need for public investment in programmes aimed at improving things such as infrastructure, health and education. The problem comes in delivering them...SDGs SDG16 SDG17
SeminarRachel Gisselquist presents in an expert group meeting on inequality
UNU-WIDER Senior Research Fellow Rachel Gisselquist will give a presentation at an expert group meeting ‘ Reducing Inequalities: SDG 10 Progress and Prospects ’, organized by the World Bank and UN DESA in Geneva 2-3 April. The event will...
BlogDeveloping countries would benefit from improved tax collection: What can help?
The ability to raise revenues from taxes – called “fiscal capacity” – is a crucial aspect for the functioning of any state...Tax revenue fiscal capacity Income tax
NewsDirector Kunal Sen contributes to blog on taxation in developing countries
The capability to raise revenues from taxes – often called fiscal capacity – is a crucial aspect for the functioning of every state, particularly in developing countries. They need higher revenues to invest in a number of economic and...Taxation SDGs Tax revenue
NewsPress release - Professor Kunal Sen starts as the director of UNU-WIDER
‘Economic transformation needs to be accompanied by political and social transformations if we are to see drastic increases in human wellbeing’SDGs Transformation Informality