Mining for Change
This new open access book presents research undertaken to understand how better management of the revenues and opportunities associated with natural resources can accelerate diversification and structural change in Africa.... Read more
Women in Science
On 11 February the world celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. UNU-WIDER, along with other institutes across United Nations University, are taking this day of celebration a step further with a month long campaign ... Read more
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.
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.
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.
Transforming economies – for better jobs
WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNESCAP, 11-13 September 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand
66 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperImpact of the Global Commodity and Financial Crises on Poverty in Vietnam
Economic growth in Vietnam has been fairly resilient to the global commodity and financial crises, but it is unclear why. In addition, the impact of the crises on employment and poverty is in dispute...Commercial policy Financial crisis Government policy (Poor)
Journal ArticleGlobalization and Formal Sector Migration in Brazil
Part of Journal Special Issue Globalization, Poverty, and Inequality in Latin AmericaCommercial policy Globalization International business enterprises
Working PaperJapan's Model of Economic Development: Relevant and Nonrelevant Elements for Developing Economies
Japan was the first non-western country to accomplish successful industrialization, and the dominant perception of its ‘industrial policy’ had over-emphasized specific characteristics of Japan...Commercial policy Economic development Industrial policy
BlogCan Entrepreneurship Make Peace Work?
Tony Addison and Tilman Brück There is a special role for entrepreneurship to play in making peace work...Economic policy (Business enterprises) Commercial policy Conflict management
Working PaperCan Free Trade Guarantee Gains from Trade?
Static and dynamic gains from trade are the reasons why countries embark on the path of free trade, expecting this to promote industrialization and development...Commercial policy Industrialization International trade
Working PaperGlobalization and Formal Sector Migration in Brazil
We use novel linked employer–employee data to study the relationship between globalization and formal sector interstate migration for Brazil...Commercial policy Globalization International business enterprises
Book ChapterFood Security in the SADC Region: An Assessment of National Trade Strategy in the Context of the 2001-03 Food Crisis
From the book: Food Insecurity, Vulnerability and Human Rights FailureCommercial policy Food industry and trade Food security
Journal ArticleTrade Liberalization and Spatial Inequality: A Methodological Innovation in a Vietnamese Perspective
Part of Journal Special Issue Spatial Inequality and Development in AsiaCommercial policy Equilibrium (Economics) Poverty
Book ChapterTrade Liberalization and Spatial Inequality: A Methodological Innovation in Vietnamese Perspective
From the book: Spatial Disparities in Human DevelopmentCommercial policy Equilibrium (Economics) Poverty
Working PaperTrade Liberalization and Spatial Inequality: A Methodological Innovation in Vietnamese Perspective
In this paper we calibrate two static computable general equilibrium (CGE) models with respectively 16 and 5,999 representative households...Commercial policy Equilibrium (Economics) Poverty
Working PaperCapital Flows, Exchange Rate Regime, and Macroeconomic Performance in Mexico
This paper analyzes the short-term effects of foreign capital flows on aggregate demand in Mexico: their magnitude, transmission channels, and the possible influence of the country’s choice of exchange rate regime...Economic aspects (Capital market) Commercial policy Foreign exchange
Book ChapterThe Value of Agricultural Tariff Rate Quotas to Developing Countries Agricultural industries Commercial policy International trade
Book ChapterConsumer Participation and Pro-poor Regulation in Latin America
From the book: Utility Privatization and RegulationCommercial policy Equality and inequality Privatization
Working PaperConsumer Participation and Pro-Poor Regulation in Latin America
In spite of not being ‘public goods’ in the strict sense of the term, public provision has been a common way of supplying utilities services around the world...Commercial policy Equality and inequality Privatization
Working PaperLabour-Use Efficiency in Tunisian Manufacturing Industries: A Flexible Adjustment Model
This paper investigates the process of adjustment in employment. A dynamic model is applied to a panel of six Tunisian manufacturing industries observed over the period 1971–96. The adjustment process is industry and time specific...Commercial policy Labor demand Manufacturing
Working PaperDeveloping Countries in the New Economy: The Role of Demand-side Initiatives
Past breakthroughs in communication technology—the invention of the printing press and the telegraph—led to major economic upheavals...Commercial policy Economic development Information technology