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
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
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.
Annual Report 2020
Read about how our research shifted to address the effects of the global pandemic in 2020. The annual report also looks back at some of the highlights from our history as we celebrate 35 years of UNU-WIDER and the power of the WIDER network.
NEW OPEN ACCESS BOOK: Inequality in the Developing World
Inequality has emerged as a key development challenge. This book contributes to this important discussion by presenting assessments of the measurement and analysis of global inequality by leading inequality scholars. Read more
68 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
BlogSocial protection at a crossroad
How can we ensure a resilient and inclusive recovery from COVID-19? How can we hold on to the target of eradicating poverty and hunger by 2030, with the pandemic still ongoing?...COVID-19 Social assistance Social protection
Project meetingCash Plus final meeting
Project meetingSecond Cash Plus work in progress meeting
UNU-WIDER's SOUTHMOD tax-benefit microsimulation team, in collaboration with the senior partners and ILO , is involved in assessing the impact of the social protection programmes in Zambia. This second work in progress event gathered personnel...
Working PaperInformality and pension reforms in Bolivia: The case of Renta Dignida
How social protection programmes affect work choices is a question that has been at the centre of labour economics research for decades...Social protection Informal work Bolivia
Project meetingCash Plus work in progress meeting
UNU-WIDER's SOUTHMOD tax-benefit microsimulation team, in collaboration with the senior partners and ILO, is involved in assessing the impact of the social protection programmes in Zambia. This event gathered personnel from ministries in Zambia...
Working PaperAnalysis of the distributional effects of COVID-19 and state-led remedial measures in South Africa
This paper explores the impact of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa on income poverty and inequality in South Africa...Social protection Tax-benefit microsimulation Income distribution
Working PaperWelfare and the depth of informality: Evidence from five African countries
This study explores the relationship between household poverty and depth of informality by proposing a new measure of informality at the household level...Informality Measurement Poverty
ProjectEffects of aid on social protection systems in sub-Saharan Africa
Theme: Transforming statesForeign aid Development aid Aid effectiveness
BlogThe Nordic Model — lessons for Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka, like the Nordic countries, is a social democratic nation with a strong welfare state...Social protection Economic growth Labour market
BlogPoverty and the pandemic in the Pacific
COVID-19 has had a far greater economic impact than health impact on Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the Pacific...COVID-19 Pandemic Global poverty
BookThe Politics of Social Protection in Eastern and Southern Africa
The notion that social protection should be a key strategy for reducing poverty in developing countries has now been mainstreamed within international development policy and practice...Social protection Social assistance International development organizations
Policy BriefThe politics of social protection in Eastern and Southern Africa: Actors, institutions and dynamics
Since the mid-1990s, there has been in Africa something of a ‘quiet revolution’ in poverty reduction strategies with the proliferation of social assistance programmes that entail cash transfers to the poor...Social protection Social assistance International development organizations