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.
How is COVID-19 changing development? A WIDER Webinar Series
Check out the upcoming WIDER Webinar Series events to hear from renowned researchers on the impact of COVID-19 on development, and the implications for the Global South. Recordings of past events available too. Click here for more details
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
Have you heard about the GGDC/UNU-WIDER Economic Transformation Database?
The new database provides crucial information on changes in the economic structure of economies across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Preliminary findings suggest a trend reversal in many developing countries towards industrialization. Read more
13 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
BlogWhy countries best placed to handle the pandemic appear to have fared the worst
During the first year of the pandemic, it was wealthier countries, with their comparatively stronger health systems, civil services, legal systems and other public services, that suffered the highest rates of COVID-19...COVID-19 Pandemic State
Working PaperCOVID-19 and the state
We expect effective state institutions to matter in a country’s ability to respond to crises...COVID-19 Pandemic State
Working PaperHealth, development, and institutional factors: The Mozambique case
The central aim of this text is to show the impact institutions have on the performance of the health sector in Mozambique...State Traditional medicine Mozambique
Working PaperThe governance of global value chains, the state, and small businesses: The case of timber in Myanmar
We use the case of the timber industry in Myanmar to analyse how national regulatory frameworks and international ecological discourses affect forest management and small businesses...Timber Wood Forestry
Book ChapterMacroeconomic Perspective on Development
From the book: Asian TransformationsUnemployment Labour market State
Book ChapterThe State and Development
From the book: Asian TransformationsState Democracy Redistribution
Working PaperThe state and development
Using a comparative frame that draws on the variation of developmental trajectories in Asia from Northeast Asia to China to Southeast Asia and to India, this paper explores the changing role of the state in these countries and the contributions that ...State Democracy Redistribution
Working PaperFifty years of Asian experience in the spread of education and healthcare
This paper analyses the dramatic spread of education and healthcare in Asia and also the large variations in that spread across and within countries over 50 years...Healthcare Education State
Working PaperA macroeconomic perspective on Asian development
Macroeconomic strategies and policies have differed significantly among Asian countries over the last fifty years, and yet some common issues recur despite their immense diversity in inherited historical initial conditions, differences in political s...Unemployment Labour market State
Working PaperAn empirical analysis of state fragility and growth: The impact of state ineffectiveness and political violence
The role of the state in promoting development is well established in the institutional economics literature. Yet, in recent decades the attention has been turned to the opposite side of the spectrum...State fragility State ineffectiveness Political violence