Journal Article: How polarized is the global income distribution?
The interest in the level of global inequality has surged in recent years. This paper complements existing estimates of global inequality by providing the first estimates of the level of bipolarization of the global income distribution.
Policy Brief: The business environment of Mozambican manufacturing firms
The 2017 Survey of Mozambican Manufacturing Firms builds on data collected in 2012 from surviving firms to trace how changing economic conditions have affected the development of firms over five years.
Inclusive growth in Mozambique – scaling-up research and capacity
The central goal of the project is to support inclusive growth, growth that substantially improves the living standards of the Mozambican population.
Journal Special Issue: Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic Development
This journal presents a synopsis of the contextual conditions, factors and challenges under which the recent evolution of tax systems has taken place. The journal, as the studies in this collection, gives special emphasis to the role natural endowments, p
UNU Annual Report 2017
Explore the “who” and “what” of UNU’s work in 2017 and learn how our ideas generate solutions to improve the lives of people everywhere
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.
Sustainable Development Explorer
UNU has launched its Sustainable Development Explorer, a new campaign highlighting ongoing work to support each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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Book ChapterTowards contribution analysis
From the book: Extractive IndustriesContribution analysis Mining Sustainability
Working PaperWe need land first: Identifying local needs for sustainable recovery after the 2015 Gorkha earthquake, Nepal
The aim of this study is to identify needs for recovery from people’s perspectives under a localized context following the 2015 earthquake in Nepal...PDNA Sustainability Community recovery
Working PaperDevelopment and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa
This paper puts sub-Saharan Africa’s economic development into perspective...Sub-Saharan Africa Economic development Transformation
Working PaperTowards contribution analysis
Since the early 1990s, at least 45 initiatives have been mounted to improve the environmental and social performance of the mining industry across the world. Many changes in the formal legal and regulatory systems have also been introduced...Contribution analysis Mining Sustainability
VideoUrban Transport Systems
Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 2.1Sustainability Climate change
VideoThe African Energy Futures project - an interview with Channing Arndt
Channing Arndt , in this interview, provides an introduction and overview into the project on 'African Energy Futures'. Africa is well endowed with sun, wind and hydropower – but these potential resources are unevenly distributed. This...Energy infrastructure Renewable energy Power systems
ConferenceUNU-WIDER International Development Conference in collaboration with the Central Institute of Economic Management (CIEM): Institutional Reforms for Transformation, Inclusion, and Sustainability
Economic transformation, inclusive growth, and environmental sustainability are core 21st century development challenges in both low- and middle-income countries. Every country has its own institutional history with an evolving balance between the...
ProjectAfrica's energy futures
Theme: SustainabilityEnergy infrastructure Renewable energy Power systems
WorkshopHow to make African economic growth sustainable and inclusive
The Workshop aimed at having an open discussion with the Swedish Finance Minister, Anders Borg, on pressing development issues in sub-Saharan Africa. The discussion included concerns on growth sustainability, inclusive growth and development, and...
NewsLaunch of Special Rio+20 Journal Edition
Launch of special Rio+20 edition of Public Administration and Development on 'Public Administration and Sustainability: The Role of Public Institutions in Creating a Sustainable Future' may be freely downloaded from the journal's website.Public administration Sustainability