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
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
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
87 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
BlogAfrica’s Emerging Middle Class: What are the Implications for Development and Democracy?
11 December 2013 Danielle Resnick Economic transformation and social mobility are currently popular themes in the development community. Both themes are especially relevant to analyses of the small but growing middle class in sub-Saharan Africa...Democracy Democratization Economic policy
Research BriefAfrica’s Democratic Trajectory: The Impact of Development Aid and Democracy Assistance
Development aid was effective in promoting democratic transitions during the 1990s in African countries beset by economic crisis domestic discontent, and a high dependency on aid...Democratization Economic assistance and foreign aid Government accountability
Panel discussionForeign aid and democracy in Africa
This event will involve an in-depth analysis of how, when, and why foreign aid has either facilitated or undermined democratization in Africa. The panel discussion will be centred around the launch of the book entitled Democratic Trajectories in...
Research BriefLessons from US Interventions to Japan, Afghanistan and Iraq
Japan’s post-war liberalizing reforms were a success. This was partly due to the fact that US occupation preserved the strength of national institutions and made effective use of their capacity...Democratization Economic assistance and foreign aid International relations
BlogGetting into a State?
30 October 2013 Roger Williamson The UNU-WIDER meeting held last week in New York on the topic of fragility and aid argued forcefully that you cannot ‘fix’ failed states as you would a broken window...Agriculture Budget Conflict management
BlogThe Many Shades of Fragility
30 October 2013 Carl-Gustav Lindén Despite many successful transitions towards peace and multiparty electoral systems there are still 47 fragile states and economies in the world according to the OECD...Democratization Economic assistance and foreign aid International agencies
Working PaperIntervention, Aid, and Institution-Building in Iraq and Afghanistan: a Review and Critique of Comparative Lessons
Since 2001 international attention has focused on the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and specifically on the question of whether external intervention can assist weak or fragile states in successfully making the transition to stable democracies...Democratization Economic assistance and foreign aid International relations
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 17 - Egalitarian Principles
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (September 2013)
24 September 2013 Tony Addison As Helsinki moves into a crisp sunny autumn, Angle brings you news of two big UNU-WIDER events...Econometric models (Economic development) Children Climate change
Journal ArticleContinuity and Change in Senegalese Party Politics: Lessons from the 2012 elections
Senegal's 2012 presidential and legislative elections reaffirmed the country's longstanding reputation as one of Africa's most stable democracies...Democratization Political science Voting
Journal ArticleDo Electoral Coalitions Facilitate Democratic Consolidation in Africa?
I n a region where democratization has led to a proliferation of opposition parties, pre-electoral coalitions represent an obvious means by which to reduce excessive party fragmentation in Africa...Democratization Political science Voting
Working PaperConsociational Settlements and Reconstruction: Bosnia in Comparative Perspective, 1995-Present
This paper examines Bosnia with some comparative insights from Northern Ireland...Democratization Economic assistance and foreign aid Decision making (Public administration)
Working PaperAid, Accountability, and Institution-Building in Ethiopia: a Comparative Analysis of Donor Practice
Forty billion dollars of official development assistance during 1991-2012 reduced Ethiopian absolute poverty while underwriting more efficient but exclusionary public institutions...Democratization Economic assistance and foreign aid Public policy (Law)
Research BriefBuilding a Capable State in Afghanistan
Afghanistan has received vast amounts of development aid, but results may not be sufficiently robust...Democratization Economic assistance and foreign aid Public goods
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (June 2013)
29 June 2013 Tony Addison The June-July summer issue of Angle comes to you amid the 19 hours daylight of the Finnish mid-summer...Econometric models (Economic development) Agriculture Children
Working PaperThe Impact of Adult Civic Education Programmes in Developing Democracies
Can democracy be taught?...Democratization Economic assistance and foreign aid Education