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Development challenges in Africa in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic
UNU-WIDER organized a two-day online conference on the impact of COVID-19 in Africa, recordings and presentations now available
NEW: Domestic Revenue Mobilization (DRM) programme
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172 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
ConferenceAchieving Sustainable Development in the Least Developed Countries - Towards LDC5
PresentationTony Addison and Alan Roe at 5th UN Roundtable on Extractives
On 15 March, 2021, Tony Addison and Alan Roe , both Non-Resident Senior Research Fellows at UNU-WIDER, will be presenting at a high-level United Nations Roundtable titled ' Extractive industries and sustainable development and the 2030 Agenda in...
PresentationTony Addison and Alan Roe at 4th UN Roundtable on Extractives
On 4 February, 2021, Tony Addison and Alan Roe , both Non-Resident Senior Research Fellows at UNU-WIDER, will be presenting at a high-level United Nations Roundtable titled " Extractive industries and sustainable development and the 2030 Agenda...
NewsUNU-WIDER joins major new research consortium analysing African cities Urban economics Informal sector Partnerships for Development
Working PaperA comparative study of export processing zones in the wake of the Sustainable Development Goals: The cases of Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe
The objective of this research is to assess the extent to which export processing zones in Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe integrate the Sustainable Development Goals in their implementation and operations...Export processing zones Sustainable development Botswana
Journal ArticleVertical and Horizontal Inequality in Ecuador: The Lack of Sustainability
Part of Journal Special Issue Horizontal inequality in the Global SouthEquality and inequality Poverty Sustainable development
Journal ArticleBiofuels technology development in Southern Africa
Part of Journal Special Issue Bioenergy in Southern AfricaBiofuel Bioenergy Technology maturity
SeminarOpeyemi Akinyemi on green energy and green growth strategy for the sustainable development of sub-Saharan Africa
Opeyemi Akinyemi will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 17 April 2019. Abstract – Green energy and green growth strategy for the sustainable development of sub-Saharan Africa Sustainable development is gaining ground as a paradigm shift...
ProjectSustainable development solutions for Tanzania – strengthening research to achieve SDGs
Theme: Transforming economiesSDGs Sustainable development Research institutes
Book ChapterHow do we legislate for improved community development?
From the book: Extractive IndustriesCommunity development agreement Mining Mining law
Book ChapterThe role of participation in sustainable community development programmes in the extractives industries
From the book: Extractive IndustriesCommunity development community participation Sustainable development
Book ChapterThe role of gender in the extractive industries
From the book: Extractive IndustriesExtractive industries Gender equality Sustainable development
Book ChapterTowards contribution analysis
From the book: Extractive IndustriesContribution analysis Mining Sustainability
From the book: Aid Effectiveness for Environmental SustainabilityForeign aid Climate change Sustainable development
Book ChapterThe Global Partnership on Foreign Aid for Sustainable Development
From the book: Aid Effectiveness for Environmental SustainabilitySustainable development Foreign aid