UN at 75: slow death or a new direction? | Annual Lecture 24
The 2020 WIDER Annual Lecture by Lord Mark Malloch-Brown will take place online on 26 October. As the UN celebrates its 75th anniversary this WIDER Annual Lecture discusses whether the UN can reinvent itself, or whether it will sink into irrelevance? More
Why all countries should contribute to ending global poverty
Trillions of dollars have already been spent on the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and no one knows what the final bill will be. Is it possible to respond to a much longer crisis – global poverty – with even a fraction of these resources? More
COVID-19 intensifies global need to support informal workers in their struggle
The world is facing an existential crisis that poses challenging questions: whether to put people and nature before owners of capital and technology; whether to protect the rights of the disadvantaged or the interests of the elite. Read more
COVID-19 and employment: Insights from the sub-Saharan African experience
While the full socio-economic consequences remain uncertain, the pandemic’s impact on the labour market has become an issue of global concern. Read more
Journal Special Issue: Understanding agricultural development and change
Using the case of Vietnam, this special issue brings together a set of high-quality academic studies to answer key research questions of importance to understanding agricultural development and change in developing country settings. Read more
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23 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperInstitutional Investors, Corporate Ownership, and Corporate Governance: Global Perspectives
We examine the role of institutional investors in financial markets and in corporate governance...Corporate governance Financial institutions, International Investments
Working PaperFinancing the New Economy: Financial Institutions and Corporate Governance
This paper examines the financial sector preconditions for the successful development of a high technology sector...Corporate governance Finance Technology
Book ChapterUnorthodox Ownership and Governance Structures in Transitional East Asia
From the book: Transition and InstitutionsBusiness enterprises Economic policy (Business enterprises) Corporate governance
Working PaperThe Evolutionary Dynamics of China's Small- and Medium- Sized enterprises in the 1990s
Since 1992 a series of radical and successful reforms of their ownership and governance structures have been conducted by China's small and medium enterprises (SMEs)...Corporate governance Government business enterprises Post-communism
Working PaperThe Change of the Financial System and Developmental State in Korea
This study examines the role of institutions and their change related to the rapid economic development and the 1997 Korean financial crisis...Banks and banking Corporate governance Economic development
Working PaperPrivatization in the Countries of Eastern and Central Europe and of the Former Soviet Union
In transition economics, privatization seems to have two basic motivations: separation of politics from the economy, and better corporate governance...Corporate governance Privatization Right of property
Working PaperEmergence of Unorthodox Ownership and Governance Structures in East Asia: An Alternative Transition Path
This paper examines the nature of the unorthodox ownership and governance structures that are emerging among firms and the way these structures are supporting the remarkable economic growth in the transition economies of East Asia, as represented in ...Business enterprises Economic policy (Business enterprises) Corporate governance