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.
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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.
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
22 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
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