Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam
This new Open Access book provides a comprehensive analytic contribution to a crucial topic within development economics. Based on fifteen years of continued data collection and research efforts it brings together nine up-to-date studies on... read more
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.
123 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
BlogReport from the UNU-WIDER symposium on ‘The Political Economy of Social Protection in Developing Countries’ – Mexico City
The sculpture below in Mexico City is called ‘ El Ángel de la Securidad Social ’ ( The Angel of Social Security ) and was created by Jorge Marín in 2013 to commemorate the 70 th anniversary of the founding of the Instituto M...Income Taxation
Working PaperCoffee price volatility and intra-household labour supply: Evidence from Vietnam
Volatility in commodity markets poses an acute risk to farmers in developing countries who rely on cash crop agriculture...Households Income Labor supply
Working PaperChild deprivation and income poverty in Ghana
This study assesses temporal and spatial distribution of child deprivation and income poverty using the fifth and sixth rounds of the Ghana Living Standards Survey...Children Income Poverty
Working PaperTax-benefit microsimulation in Ecuador: A feasibility study
The aim of this study is to evaluate the feasibility to implement a tax and benefit microsimulation model for Ecuador using EUROMOD as an interface...Income Taxation
VideoInequality, Gender and Nutrition
Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 4.4Gender Inequality Nutrition
Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 3.4Education Health Inequality
Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 2.4Behavioral economics Poverty Income
VideoSpecial Session on South Africa 1
Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 2.2Inequality Education Income
Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 2.1Inequality Wealth Income
Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 1.1Inequality Income Growth
VideoOpening and key note
Finn Tarp opens the UNU-WIDER conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies, followed by the key note from the Marcelo Côrtes Neri, Minister of Strategic Affairs of Brazil, on inequality in Brazil.Inequality Poverty Income
Working PaperEthnic disadvantage in Vietnam: Evidence using panel data
This study investigates the ethnic disadvantage in rural Vietnam, focusing on the magnitude of the majority–minority gap and the constraints on ethnic minority households that contribute to the gap...Equality and inequality Ethnic relations Households
Working PaperIncome and malaria: Evidence from an agricultural intervention in Uganda
We exploit a spatial discontinuity in the coverage of an agricultural extension program in Uganda to causally identify its effects on malaria...Administrative law Agriculture Economic development
Working PaperOn the fertility transition in Africa: Income, child mortality, or education?
A consensus among social scientists is that fertility rates in Africa are declining. What determines these declines?...Economic growth Education Fertility, Human
Working PaperIncome Mobility in Ecuador: New Evidence from Individual Income Tax Returns
This paper presents new evidence on the study of income mobility in Ecuador over the period 2004–11...Equality and inequality Income Income distribution
Journal ArticleWhen do relative prices matter for measuring income inequality?: The case of food prices in Mozambique
Changes in relative prices of commodities consumed in different shares across income groups can be expected to alter real income differentials between these groups...Equality and inequality Income Index numbers (Economics)