2020 Annual Conference of the Inclusive growth in Mozambique programme
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UN at 75: slow death or a new direction? | Annual Lecture 24
RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE The 2020 WIDER Annual Lecture by Lord Mark Malloch-Brown discusses whether the UN can reinvent itself, or whether it will sink into irrelevance? More
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35 years of knowledge for change (1985-95)
Join our anniversary celebrations as we reflect on some of the greatest achievements of UNU-WIDER over the last 35 years and how we see our work creating change in the future. First we look at 1985-95 and changing IMF orthodoxy. Read more
COVID-19 and employment: Insights from the sub-Saharan African experience
While the full socio-economic consequences remain uncertain, the pandemic’s impact on the labour market has become an issue of global concern. Read more
Journal Special Issue: Understanding agricultural development and change
Using the case of Vietnam, this special issue brings together a set of high-quality academic studies to answer key research questions of importance to understanding agricultural development and change in developing country settings. Read more
How is COVID-19 changing development? A WIDER Webinar Series
Catch up on recordings from the WIDER Webinar Series to hear from renowned researchers on the impact of COVID-19 on development, and the implications for the Global South. More webinars to be announced soon!
Why all countries should contribute to ending global poverty
Trillions of dollars have already been spent on the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and no one knows what the final bill will be. Is it possible to respond to a much longer crisis – global poverty – with even a fraction of these resources? More
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Book ChapterSocial Provision in Finland: A Historical Perspective
From the book: Social Provision in Low-Income CountriesHistory, Local Income Nonprofit organizations
Book ChapterStrategies of Social Provision: Key Design Issues
From the book: Social Provision in Low-Income CountriesNonprofit organizations Government policy (Poor) Public - private sector cooperation
Working PaperRegulation of Social Services in the Least Developed Countries: What Are the Issues at Stake?
The privatization trend affecting the state involvement in productive sectors is also challenging the role of the state in the provision of social services...Privatization Public - private sector cooperation Public welfare
Working PaperThe Evolutionary Dynamics of China's Small- and Medium- Sized enterprises in the 1990s
Since 1992 a series of radical and successful reforms of their ownership and governance structures have been conducted by China's small and medium enterprises (SMEs)...Corporate governance Government business enterprises Post-communism
Working PaperThe Role of Civic Organizations in the Provision of Social Services: Towards Synergy
In recent years churches, NGOs and community associations, commonly referred to as civic organizations, have been playing an increasing role in the provision of social services in response to fiscal stress, state inefficiency and an ideological envir...Nonprofit organizations Public health Public - private sector cooperation
Working PaperA Review of Social Policy Implementation in Nigeria with Emphasis on Education
This paper presents a brief history of social services provision in Nigeria with special reference to education...Bureaucracy Central planning Education