Blog: Research insights, new friends and meeting Stiglitz
In this blog Shreya Bhattacharya, PhD candidate at University of Houston, talks about her research, future aspirations, and her experience as a PhD Fellow at UNU-WIDER.
Blog: Transforming economies, states, and societies – building evidence for achieving the SDGs
Presenting the new work programme
Book: Extractive Industries
Open access | New initiatives recognize that resource wealth can provide a means, when properly used, for poorer nations to decisively break with poverty by diversifying economies and funding development spending.
Journal Special Issue: Horizontal Inequality: Persistence and Change
Open access | This journal special issue offers conceptual, theoretical, and empirical reasons for treating horizontal inequality as an outcome and challenging assumptions of fixity.
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.
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.
VideoThe Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions project - an interview with Channing Arndt
Channing Arndt , Senior Research Fellow of UNU-WIDER, presents the thinking behind this project and the study of implementation of clean energy policies. With the forthcoming Paris Conference of the Parties (CoP 21, December 2015) attention is...Sustainable energy Climate change mitigation Political economy
VideoRegional Integration and Mining Value Chains - an interview with Judith Fessehaie
Judith Fessehaie of the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED) outlines the research on regional mining value chains, focussed on her work in Botswana, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Fessehaie also argues that a...
VideoThe rise of social protection
In this interview Professor Armando Barrientos from the University of Manchester explains why the use of social protection is increasing and highlights a number of success stories. But he also explains why foreign aid can play only a limited role in...
VideoAmartya Sen: Feminism is an issue of humanity
“I think gender inequality is not the natural human condition. But the idea that somehow women have to be in an inferior position – or not quite such dominant position – is really wholly artificial for me” says Amartya Sen...Gender equality Feminism Economic inequality
VideoReCom results meeting: Jobs – Aid at work
The ReCom results meeting under the theme ‘Growth & Employment’ titled 'Jobs – Aid at Work' was held 8 October in Copenhagen, Denmark. Speakers included policy makers, practitioners and academics. More about the event...
VideoResearch communication: Why doesn’t research turn into policy?
At the recent UNU-WIDER research conference on development and climate change, the communications team took the opportunity to ask participants visiting us here in Helsinki for their views on how research turns into policy. We heard many interesting...
VideoCost of capital: the real price of green energy
Despite massive potential investments, green energy is not up to speed in Africa. The reason is not the cost or durability of the technology but a financial factor—the cost of capital.