Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
In September 2019, UNU-WIDER is launching its inaugural Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Industrial Policy and the Challenge for Africa
Transforming economies – for better jobs
WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNESCAP, 11-13 September 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand
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.
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.
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Evidence-based policymaking is crucial. Use our publications search to browse nearly 200 briefs which highlight the findings and policy implications of our research.
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BlogDevelopment, democracy and cohesion: Critical essays with insights on Sierra Leone and wider Africa contexts
African countries face huge challenges in building democratic and cohesive societies that will enhance the wellbeing of their citizens...Democracy Economic development Economic policy
Journal Special IssueAid, Education Policy, and Development
The studies of this Special Issue aim to address the general question of how aid can better support the collective actions that seek to improve education systems in developing countries...Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic policy Sustainable development
BlogThe role of economists in policy-making
At our 30 th Anniversary Conference Stefan Dercon of University of Oxford and DfID and Stephen O’Connell of USAID participated in a session on the role of economists in policy-making...Economic development Economic policy Economists
Journal ArticleWhat works to improve the quality of student learning in developing countries?
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid, Education Policy, and DevelopmentEconomic policy Education
Journal ArticleAid, education policy, and development
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid, Education Policy, and DevelopmentEconomic assistance and foreign aid Economic policy Sustainable development
Journal ArticleA sequential approach to integrated energy modeling in South Africa
Part of Journal Special Issue Prospects for Renewable Energy in AfricaCarbon tax Economic policy Equilibrium (Economics)
Working PaperSmoothing food price trends in Nigeria: Political economy issues and policy vistas
This study reviews the political economy issues surrounding the 2008 food crisis in Nigeria; the lessons learned from management of the crisis; analyses the performance of policies aimed at stabilizing prices; and proffers policy measures for prevent...Economic policy Food industry and trade Political science
VideoLocal Perceptions and Policies
Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 4.3Climate change Microeconomics Economic policy
VideoOpening Welcome and Conference Overview
Finn Tarp opens the UNU-WIDER conference on Climate Change and Development Policy.Climate change Economic policy
VideoMiddle East and North Africa I
Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 1.3Water Climate change Agriculture
BlogRegional Industrialization and Integration in Southern Africa - Reporting from TIPS Annual Forum
The white-painted cluster of traditional style buildings might suggest that this was a farm on the South African veldt...Automobile industry and trade Carbon tax Economic integration
Book ChapterAgriculture, Growth, and Development in Africa: Theory and Practice
From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 2. Africa has achieved a much-improved agricultural and economic growth performance over the last 15 years...Agriculture Economic development Economic planning
BlogDevelopment Finance: The Role for Aid in Africa
Aid’s future, its history, and its impact were the topics of a policy workshop held by UNU-WIDER in co-operation with the Embassy of Denmark in Dar es Salaam on 8 June ...Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic growth Economic policy
BlogFrom the Editor’s Desk (June-August 2015)
And so we come to the summer Angle . We have just passed the longest day (midsummer) in Helsinki, with 19 or so hours of daylight...Agriculture Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic growth
BlogInstitutions and Impact – Some Reflections on the UNU-WIDER Method
I have spent much of the last two years on behalf of UNU-WIDER engaged in thinking about these two issues, but only on this current trip to Toronto, to interview Professor Gerry Helleiner with my colleague Annett Victorero, have I seen that instituti...Economic policy Information technology Institutional economics