Press Release: New UN study on tax and social protection policies in Africa during COVID-19
In the first study of its kind on Africa, researchers found that tax and benefit policies provided limited income protection to poorest households but failed to offset the increase in poverty. Read more
COP26: Are We Ready?
On 28 October 2021 at 16:00 (UTC+3), UNU-WIDER organizes an online panel discussion titled COP26: Are We Ready? An international panel of experts specialising in mining, oil and gas will discuss key issues. Read more
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
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.
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
33 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperImproving young women’s working conditions in Tanzania’s urban food vending sector
In this paper, we investigate the working conditions of the young women working as assistants in the food vending sector in Tanzania using interviews and focus group discussions which are supplemented with quantitative survey...Tanzania Working conditions Food retailing
PresentationEva-Maria Egger to present evidence on reducing employment gender gaps in low- and middle-income countries
Eva-Maria Egger will present evidence on reducing employment gender gaps in low- and middle-income countries at a virtual brown-bag seminar hosted by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Malawi on Wednesday 19 May 2021. The...
BlogAdding insult to injury – the impacts of COVID-19 on urban youth in Mozambique
The negative economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Mozambique range from reduced social interaction to business closures, job losses, and increased poverty...Education Youth Employment
BlogUnaccompanied asylum-seeking youth in the UK – an interview with an expert: Inequalities in access to education
I recently spoke to Catherine Gladwell, who is the Director and Founder of Refugee Education UK (formerly Refugee Support Network ) and one of the researchers who contributed to our special issue of the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies on invo...Inequalities Intersecting inequalities Refugees
Journal ArticleDoes connectivity reduce gender gaps in off-farm employment?: Evidence from 12 low- and middle income countries
THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW | Gender gaps in labor force participation in developing countries persist despite income growth or structural change...Gender gap Youth Employment
Working PaperDoes connectivity reduce gender gaps in off-farm employment?: Evidence from 12 low- and middle-income countries
Gender gaps in labour force participation in developing countries persist despite income growth or structural change. We assess this persistence across economic geographies within countries, focusing on youth employment in off-farm wage jobs...Gender gap Youth Employment
BlogYoung Afghan refugees and asylum seekers in the UK: Does more education mean better futures?
Education is my freedom ... if I have my education, everything is still possible for me in the future. Mohammed grinned, and looked down at his newly acquired university student card...Migration Refugees Youth
Working PaperThe impact of educational achievement on the integration and wellbeing of Afghan refugee youth in the UK
Unprecedented numbers of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children have arrived in Europe over the last decade, and young Afghans account for the highest proportion of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children across the UK...Migration Refugees Youth
Book ChapterKenya: Economic growth, labor market dynamics, and prospects for a demographic dividend
From the book: Africa's LionsEconomic growth Labour Labour productivity
BlogAfrican Lions - Tapping the potential of Kenya's economic growth
From 2000-2014, like many other sub-Saharan African countries, Kenya experienced high growth, at an average of 4.37 percent...Economic growth Labour Labour productivity
Working PaperThe African Lions: Kenya country case study
This paper mainly analyses the drivers of economic growth in Kenya and the linkages to the labour market dynamics, with a focus on population growth, its structure, and the prospects of reaping a demographic dividend...Economic growth Labour Labour productivity
Book ChapterConclusions :: Moving Beyond Conventional Wisdoms
From the book: African Youth and the Persistence of Marginalization...Economic growth Population Youth
Book ChapterYouth in Tanzania’s Urbanizing Mining Settlements: Prospecting a Mineralized Future
From the book: African Youth and the Persistence of MarginalizationEconomic development Labour supply Natural resources
Book ChapterCities of Youth: Post-Millennial Cases of Mobility and Sociality
From the book: African Youth and the Persistence of MarginalizationIncome distribution Urban economics Youth
Book ChapterThe Success of Learnerships :: Lessons from South Africa’s Training and Education Programme
From the book: African Youth and the Persistence of MarginalizationEducation Human capital Unemployment