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.
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.
200 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Research BriefThe political economy of food price policy in Egypt
The Egyptian food system has been affected by both global food markets and domestic factors...Agriculture Fiscal policy Food industry and trade
Research BriefPolicy processes and the global food price crisis 2007-08
The recent food price crisis and the responses of the policy makers in developing countries provide an unprecedented opportunity to analyse the policy processes in these countries...Accounting Aeronautics, Commercial Agriculture
Working PaperDoes Food Insecurity Impact Subjective Evaluation of Well-being?: Evidence From a Developing Country
Understanding the relationship between food insecurity and subjective evaluation of well-being is critical in designing social welfare policies, especially in developing countries. Surprisingly, literature on the topic is scarce...Food security Quality of life Welfare economics
BlogFrom the Editor’s Desk (February 2015)
February found UNU-WIDER busy sending out Calls for Papers on topics ranging from social protection to clean energy to discrimination and affirmative action. You can find them here . There are more to come...Agricultural industries Climatic changes Economic assistance and foreign aid
Research BriefFood security in Bangladesh
Global food price hikes during 2007-08 resulted in a sharp rise in staple food prices in Bangladesh, which in turn led to a significant rise in the number of households falling below the poverty line...Agriculture Food security
Research BriefThe political economy of food price policy in China
The global food crisis in 2007–08 raised concerns everywhere, including in China...Agriculture Food industry and trade Food security
BlogUNU-WIDER @ 30
2015 marks the 30th anniversary of UNU-WIDER. The Institute opened its doors in 1985. It has been quite a ride ever since. We have had thousands of economists and other social scientists through those Helsinki doors since 1985...Climatic changes History (Economics) Equality and inequality
BlogFrom the Editor’s Desk (January 2015)
We are now into 2015, and the year is already gathering speed. 2015 is of course the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, and a major year in global development with the conclusion of the MDG process, and the start of a new chapter with the SDGs...Agricultural industries Balance of payments Children
BlogWIDER Annual Lecture 18: Managing Structural Transformation
18 December 2014 Roger Williamson At the UN headquarters in New York on 18 November 2014, Peter Timmer, emeritus professor from Harvard, showed how the three transformations (structural, agricultural, and dietary) relate to development...Agriculture Climatic changes Structural adjustment (Economic policy)
BookFood Price Policy in an Era of Market Instability: A Political Economy Analysis
This book is Open Access and available here . Food price volatility is one of the major challenges facing current and future global food systems...Agricultural industries Food security Food supply
PresentationLessons from ReCom in a post-2015 perspective
ReCom (Research and Communication on Foreign Aid) occupied a key role in UNU-WIDER’s 2010-13 work programme addressing the triple crisis: Finance, Food and Climate Change. Some 240 ReCom studies were prepared during a period of 3-years by...
Journal ArticleTechnology Adoption and Food Security in Subsistence Agriculture: Evidence from a Group-Based Aid Project in Mozambique
This paper evaluates the impact of an intervention to improve farming techniques and food security in the Gaza area of rural Mozambique...Agriculture Food security Technological innovations
Working PaperAn Integrated Analysis of Economywide Effects of Climate Change
The effects of climate change in Turkey are expected to be significant...Agriculture Climatic changes Equilibrium (Economics)
BlogMultidimensional Poverty in the Democratic Republic of Congo
25 June 2014 Malokele Nanivazo After a long series of conflicts and apparent macroeconomic mismanagement, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) seems to be breaking from its thorny history...Children Government policy (Poor) Education
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (May 2014)
28 May 2014 Tony Addison One indispensible part of modern life is the mobile phone. The communications revolution continues to surprise almost everyone—including those most directly involved in rolling out the new technology...Ecology Food security Methodology (Economics)