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
19 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperA macro–micro analysis of gender segregation and job quality in Latin America
Latin America has seen vast improvements in gender educational and health equality...Gender equality Latin America Macroeconomics
Working PaperLeapfrogging into the unknown: The future of structural change in the developing world
This paper traces a set of major trends and future scenarios in global structural change...Technological change Structural change Employment
Working PaperProductivity, structural change, and skills dynamics: Evidence from a half-century analysis
This paper explores the contribution of structural change and the skill upgrading of the labour force to productivity...MENA Productivity Skills
Book ChapterUganda’s oil: How much, when, and how will it be governed?
From the book: Mining for ChangeExtractives Extractive industries Structural change
WorkshopAuthors' workshop: The developer’s dilemma: structural transformation, inequality, and inclusive growth
Book ChapterAgriculture, the Rural Sector, and Development
From the book: Asian TransformationsAgricultural productivity Structural change Rural development
ProjectThe changing nature of work and inequality
Theme: Transforming societiesInequality Earnings inequality Structural change
BlogCan natural resources jump-start industrialization?
At the end of last year, I filmed a lecture that will be part of a massive open online course (MOOC) on industrialization in Africa...Industrialization Structural change Employment and Industry
Policy BriefInequality dynamics in China: Income growth for the poor, but more for the rich
In the late 1970s, China embarked on a major programme of economic transition and reform...Welfare policy Social protection Income inequality
BlogRethinking African industrialization on another Africa Industrialization Day
This week I attended the 28 th Africa Industrialization Day at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Even sympathetic readers may reasonably ask, why hold another African Industrialization Day at all?...Industrialization Structural change Industrial policy
Working PaperUganda’s oil: How much, when, and how will it be governed?
We study Uganda’s journey to become a petroleum producer and provide estimates regarding the size and timing of the oil revenues to be expected...Extractives Extractive industries Structural change
Working PaperInequality in China: Development, transition, and policy
In this paper we describe the major trends in China’s income inequality over the past 40 years and explain them as the outcome of four interleaved stories...China Inequality Development Economics
Book ChapterEmployment and productivity growth in Tanzania's service sector
From the book: Industries without SmokestacksServices Informal sector Economic growth
Book ChapterUnderstanding and characterizing the services sector in South Africa: an overview
From the book: Industries without SmokestacksServices Economic development South Africa
Blog‘Industrial’ policy in the 21st century
During the past week, I participated in two international conferences. The first was the WIDER Development Conference in Helsinki: Think development - Think WIDER ...Industrialization Structural change Employment and Industry
Working PaperAgricultural and rural transformations in Asian development
Over the past sixty years, most Asian countries have undergone relatively rapid agricultural transformations that helped jumpstart broader economic development...Agricultural productivity Structural change Rural development