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
35 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Book ChapterMining's contribution to low- and middle-income economies
From the book: Extractive IndustriesMining Development Tax revenue
Working PaperEmployment and development in Asia
How have economic development, employment, and labour markets in Asian countries interacted since the publication of Myrdal’s Asian Drama?...Labor Employment Economic growth
NewsPress release: Public Forum on Higher Education: A Profile of Mozambican Graduates
‘ Inclusive growth in Mozambique ’ programme to launch a report at a public forum on 04 September 2018 Researchers will be available for interviews at the event The Inclusive growth in Mozambique programme will host a public forum at the...Education Higher education Employment
Working PaperEmployer characteristics and youth employment outcomes in the formal sector in South Africa: Assessment using administrative tax data
Through the use of administrative tax data, this study attempts to identify the characteristics of firms that employ relatively large numbers of young people...Tax administration data Firm level Firm behaviour
Working PaperIdentifying monetary policy rules in South Africa with inflation expectations and unemployment
This paper investigates whether a Taylor rule accurately describes the South African Reserve Bank’s reaction function in setting interest rates using quarterly data, covering the period since inflation targeting was formally adopted in 2000...Employment Labour Monetary policy
Working PaperGender inequality in employment in Mozambique
We investigate the trend in the gender employment gap in the expanding non-subsistence sector of the economy in Mozambique, a country still characterized by a large subsistence agricultural sector...Gender Employment Education
Working PaperThe resettlement of Vietnamese refugees across Canada over three decades
Welcoming 60,000 Southeast Asian refugees in the 1979–80 period has become a celebrated part of Canada’s history, but the eventual integration of these refugees into Canadian society has received insufficient attention...Canada Earnings Economic integration
Working PaperMining’s contribution to low- and middle-income economies
In several low- and middle-income countries with important extractive sectors, gross national income has developed favourably. Africa has benefitted most, particularly West Africa...Mining Development Tax revenue
BookGrowth, Employment, and Poverty in Latin America
This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations...Economic growth Employment Poverty
Working PaperThe effects of minimum wage hikes on employment and wages in Vietmam’s micro, small, and medium enterprises
Very little is known about the extent to which wage and employment offsetting behaviours change by firm size to mitigate the detrimental effects of minimum wage regulation...Minimum wage Employment Wages
Research uptakeLearning to Compete (L2C): Accelerating Industrial Development in Africa
Learning to compete (L2C) is collaborative research project between UNU-WIDER, the African Development Bank, and the Brookings Institution. The project aims to answer the question: why is there so little industry in Africa? Industry—including modern...Trade Competitiveness Industrial policy
NewsAid in a Post-2015 World
Now out the ReCom - Research and Communication on Foreign Aid programme summary which outlines 15 key findings relevant to the post-2015 agenda.Foreign aid Social sectors Gender equality
ProjectJobs, poverty and structural change in Africa
Theme: TransformationTrade Competitiveness Industrial policy
WorkshopUnemployment in Tunisia: What do we know? Where do we go?
The African Development Bank , the African Development Institute and UNU-WIDER, in collaboration with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the Ministry of Employment and Vocational Training, organize a workshop on the subject...