Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
In September 2019, UNU-WIDER is launching its inaugural Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Industrial Policy and the Challenge for Africa
Transforming economies – for better jobs
WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNESCAP, 11-13 September 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand
WIDER Seminar Series
Live streamed | The WIDER Seminar Series showcases the latest research on key topics in development economics. At the weekly sessions, early-career and senior researchers present recent and ongoing work related to UNU-WIDER’s current work programme.
Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED)
The SA-TIED programme looks at ways to support policy-making for inclusive growth and economic transformation in the southern Africa region.
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.
16 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
VideoEvaluating Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in Southern Africa
Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Plenary 2Climate change Water use Renewable energy sources
Journal ArticleModeling Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources and Agriculture Demand in the Volta Basin and other Basin Systems in Ghana
Part of Journal Special Issue Economics of climate change impacts on developing countriesAgriculture Climatic changes Global warming
Research BriefEvery Drop Counts – Improving Aid to Water and Sanitation
Each dollar of aid per year provides 0.17 people with access to water or sanitation. This amounts to a cost of US$5.88 per person. Due to economies of scale, countries with large populations benefit more from aid to the water and sanitation sectors...Econometric models (Economic development) Economic assistance and foreign aid Environmental economics
Working PaperModeling Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources and Agriculture Demand in the Volta Basin and Other Basin Systems in Ghana
An assessment of the impacts of projected climate change on water availability and crop production in the Volta Basin and the southwestern and coastal basin systems of Ghana has been undertaken as a component of the impacts and adaptation study for G...Agriculture Climatic changes Global warming
Working PaperLand, Environment and Climate: Contributing to the Global Public Good
This paper discusses global public goods related to the world’s land resources, their current provision and likely future provision, their potential impacts on the world’s poorest households, as well as prospects for using foreign assista...Biodiversity conservation Climatic changes Economic assistance and foreign aid
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (April 2013)
30 April 2013 Tony Addison As April closes, our thoughts turn to UNU-WIDER’s spring/summer programme. And it’s a busy one...Economic aspects (Industrialization) Econometric models (Economic development) Economic aspects (Economic development)
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (March 2013)
Tony Addison This month saw UNU-WIDER in Stockholm for the ReCom results meeting on ‘aid and the social sectors’, which took place at Sida on 13 March...Decision making (Finance, Public) Econometric models (Economic development) Agriculture
Working PaperEvery Drop Counts: Assessing Aid for Water and Sanitation
Water and sanitation sectors have been the ‘natural’ subjects of aid for several decades. However, these sectors also were among those most affected by changes in aid approaches and tools...Economic assistance and foreign aid Econometric models (Economic development) Environmental economics
Book ChapterTackling Elite Capture by the 'Counter-elite' and 'Co-opt-elite' Approaches in Bangladesh and Ghana
From the book: The Role of Elites in Economic DevelopmentEconomic development Sociological aspects (Families) Government policy (Poor)
Book ChapterWhy Do Peri-Urban Households Invest in Improved, Piped Water?: A Case-Study from Can Tho, Vietnam
From the book: Urbanization and Development in AsiaEnvironmental aspects (Economic development) Health Regional economics
Working PaperElite Capture or Capture Elites? Lessons from the 'Counter-elite' and 'Co-opt-elite' Approaches in Bangladesh and Ghana
Community-based development has been criticized for its inadequate understanding of power relationships at the local level, which thus leaves room for elite capture...Economic development Sociological aspects (Families) Government policy (Poor)
Working PaperHealth and the Urban Transition: Effects of Household Perceptions, Illness, and Environmental Pollution on Clean Water Investment
Recent efforts to reinvigorate the connections between urban planning and health have usefully brought the field back to one of its original roles...Environmental aspects (Economic development) Health Regional economics
Book ChapterAchieving the Water and Sanitation Millennium Development Goal
From the book: Achieving the Millennium Development GoalsEconomic development Public utilities Water
Working PaperMillennium Development Goal 7: An Assessment of Progress With Respect to Water and Sanitation: Legacy, Synergy, Complacency or Policy?
Access to water and sanitation (target 10) is an important ingredient of quality of life. As per WHO-UNICEF assessments, globally, 77 per cent of population had access to water in 1990...Economic development Public utilities Water
Working PaperWater and Third World Cities: The Expanding Puzzle
Water and food scarcity are among the major problems that mankind faces today and will increasingly face in the coming decades...Economic growth Land use Pollution