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
18 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperThe macroeconomic impact of COVID-19 in Mozambique: A social accounting matrix approach
This study aims to assess the economic costs of COVID-19 and the state of emergency implemented by the Government of Mozambique, relying on a social accounting matrix...COVID-19 Multiplier analysis Social Accounting Matrix
Working PaperAn economy-wide perspective on aspects of electricity supply in Myanmar
Myanmar’s economy has experienced political and economic transformations since 2011 by means of diverse economic reforms. However, the power sector is still struggling to fulfil electricity demand...economy-wide perspective Social Accounting Matrix Multiplier analysis
Working PaperAgro-industry, exports, and income distribution: A multiplier decomposition analysis for Myanmar
This paper considers the impacts of agro-industry development and international trade on income distribution in Myanmar, focusing on low-income rural households...Social Accounting Matrix Decomposition Myanmar
Working PaperStructural features of the Myanmar economy through the lens of a 2017 Social Accounting Matrix
Based on a recently constructed 2017 Social Accounting Matrix, we examine structural aspects of the Myanmar economy. The exposition ranges from industry, trade, household income, and expenditure to labour market issues...Balance of payments Income distribution Labour force survey
Working PaperA 2017 Social Accounting Matrix for Myanmar
This paper documents the compilation of a 2017 Social Accounting Matrix for Myanmar...Balance of payments Income distribution Labour force survey
Working PaperEvaluating foreign direct investment in Mozambique’s natural gas industry: An economy-wide perspective
The recent discovery of large fields of natural gas in Mozambique has led to great international interest and expectations of future gains...Social Accounting Matrix Trade Computable general equilibrium
Working PaperAgricultural development, trade, and income distribution: A 2015 social accounting matrix multiplier decomposition approach for Mozambique
This paper considers the impact of agriculture and international trade development on income distribution and economic activity in Mozambique...Agriculture Income distribution Multiplier effects
Project workshopBuilding a Social Accounting Matrix for Myanmar: Hands-on experience workshop
A two-week training course took place at the Development Economics Research Group (DERG) at the University of Copenhagen to develop a prototype 2015 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for Myanmar.
Working PaperA 2016 social accounting matrix for South Africa with an occupationally disaggregated labour market representation
Examining the economy-wide consequences of South Africa following a similar trajectory of labour market polarization to the rest of the world requires an appropriate database for an economy-wide policy analysis framework...Social Accounting Matrix National accounts Supply table
Project workshopEconomy-wide impact analysis using a pre-prototype 2015 Social Accounting Matrix for Myanmar
A training event on using economy-wide impact analysis with a pre-prototype 2015 Social Accounting Matrix for Myanmar was delivered for 13 policy analysts of the Ministry of Planning and Finance group of public sector institutions in Myanmar.
Working PaperA Pre-Prototype 2015 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for Myanmar
This paper documents the compilation of a Pre-Prototype 2015 Social Accounting Matrix for Myanmar and provides an overview of key economic structural features of this emerging economy in a challenging process of transition...Social Accounting Matrix National accounts Supply table
Working PaperA 2013 Social Accounting Matrix for Zimbabwe
This paper documents the construction of a Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for Zimbabwe in 2013...Social Accounting Matrix National accounts Supply table
Working PaperA 2015 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for Mozambique
This paper documents a 2015 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for Mozambique...Social Accounting Matrix National accounts Supply table
Policy seminarLaunching the Viet Nam 2012 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM)
Workshop2011 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for green growth policy analysis and monitoring in Vietnam
Presentation Training Workshop under the project '2011 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for green growth policy analysis and monitoring in Vietnam' . Rob Davies and Dirk van Seventer provided the training to the SAM working team of the Central...