Migration and mobility – new frontiers for research and policy
WIDER Development Conference jointly organized with ARUA, 5-6 October 2017, in Accra, Ghana
Public economics for development
This WIDER Development Conference focuses on the lessons from modern public and development economics which can guide policy makers to reform tax and public provision systems.
Tax and development - What can we learn from the Finnish experience?
This seminar, held on July 7 in Maputo, will examine the relevance of the Finnish development experience from the Mozambican perspective.
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Evidence-based policymaking is crucial. Use our publications search to browse nearly 200 briefs which highlight the findings and policy implications of our research.
Measuring poverty and wellbeing in developing countries
This new Open Access book provides detailed analyses of poverty and wellbeing in developing countries, based on household surveys that have been ongoing for more than three decades.
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Working PaperMarital trajectories and women’s wellbeing in Senegal
Divorce and widowhood followed by remarriage are common for women in Africa. A key question is how such discontinuous marital trajectories affect women’s wellbeing...Divorce Senegal Welfare
Working PaperMigration impact on left-behind women’s labour participation and time-use: Evidence from Kyrgyzstan
This paper aims to study the impact of migration on labour supply and time-use of women left behind in Kyrgyzstan. Using the household survey data for 2011, labour supply is measured by occupational choices and working hours...International migration Labour supply Women
BlogAchieving gender equality in India: what works, and what doesn’t
Discrimination against women and girls is a pervasive and long-running phenomenon that characterises Indian society at every level...Women
BlogDoes women’s education reduce rates of death in childbirth?
Every single day, approximately 830 women die from causes related to childbirth. Despite considerable advances in maternal health over the last three decades ( Hogan et al...Education Health Women
BlogEnding child marriage and closing the education gap
Women in most parts of the developing world are under-represented in the workplace and poorly paid. One reason for this is the gender gap in education – women tend to be less schooled than men...Education Human capital Women
Working PaperThe behavioural implications of women’s empowerment programmes
Participatory community programmes are a potentially important tool for social empowerment and economic development. How do participatory programmes that specifically target women affect community trust and cohesion?...Economic development Field experiments Pension trusts
Journal ArticleAid for Gender Equality and Development: Lessons and Challenges
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid for Gender Equality and DevelopmentEconomic assistance and foreign aid Economic development Women
Journal ArticleLand Governance, Gender Equality and Development: Past Achievements and Remaining Challenges
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid for Gender Equality and DevelopmentEquality and inequality Land tenure Women
BlogAid and gender – making foreign aid count
International Women’s Day on 8th March 2016 is a time to celebrate. It is also a time for reflection...Economic assistance and foreign aid Equality and inequality Women
Journal ArticleGender Inequality, Female Leadership and Aid Allocation: A Panel Analysis of Aid for Education
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid for Gender Equality and DevelopmentEconomic assistance and foreign aid Education Women
BlogExtreme poverty - the poorest are being left behind
At our 30 th Anniversary Conference we took the chance to interview Martin Ravallion of Georgetown University—we asked him to discuss his recent work on extreme poverty, and to highlight what he believes the major challenges in this area will b...Consumption (Economics) Equality and inequality Land tenure
BlogHigher education and role models key for supporting further gender equality
Gender equality is one of the cross-cutting concerns of the UNU-WIDER work programme 2014-18 ...Education, Higher Equality and inequality Women
Working PaperGender-based violence and gender bias in schooling decision: Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa
This paper examines the impact of gender based violence against women and girls (GBV), in the environment the children live in, on school attendance, school achievement, as well as boys’ and girls’ dropouts...Education Families Households
Journal ArticleGender and distributional preferences: Experimental evidence from India
We conduct a lab experiment to assess whether gender of dictators and recipients, and distributional preferences affect allocations in a modified dictator game where both parties perform a cognitive task and the resulting pie to be split is the sum o...Discrimination in employment Equality and inequality Women
Journal ArticleTenure Insecurity, Climate Variability and Renting out Decisions among Female Small-Holder Farmers in Ethiopia
Part of Journal Special Issue Economics of climate change impacts on developing countriesAgriculture Econometric models (Economic development) Land tenure