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.
54 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
SeminarAmina Ebrahim on can a wage subsidy system help reduce 50 per cent youth unemployment? Evidence from South Africa
SeminarShreshti Rawat on inequality of opportunity: informal sector estimates for India and policy implications
Shreshti Rawat will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 4 June 2019. Abstract – Inequality of opportunity: informal sector estimates for India and policy implications The persistence of a large informal sector in India has been a matter of...
SeminarPatricia Funjika on social stratification and intergenerational mobility in Africa - examining linkages with pre-colonial African society
SeminarKhoa Vu on the causal relationship between parental and children's educational attainment: Evidence from Vietnam
SeminarVito Peragine on Measuring inequality of opportunity: recent empirical findings and some new theoretical results
SeminarEbaidalla Mahjoub Ebaidalla on understanding inequality of opportunity in child health in Sudan
SeminarRitwik Banerjee on the link between corruption and tax evasion - an experimental investigation
SeminarAimable Nsabimana on weathering shocks: the effects of weather shocks on farm input use in sub-Saharan Africa
SeminarOpeyemi Akinyemi on green energy and green growth strategy for the sustainable development of sub-Saharan Africa
Opeyemi Akinyemi will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 17 April 2019. Abstract – Green energy and green growth strategy for the sustainable development of sub-Saharan Africa Sustainable development is gaining ground as a paradigm shift...
SeminarSaidou Abdoulaye Sy on Measuring energy poverty in Senegal
SeminarMaureen Were on is export-led growth a mirage? The case of Kenya
Maureen Were will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 10 April 2019. Abstract – Is export-led growth a mirage? The case of Kenya The role of exports in promoting economic growth has been widely acknowledged. However, despite trade...
SeminarVegard Iversen on employee referral, social proximity and worker discipline: theory and suggestive evidence from India
Vegard Iversen will present this paper at the WIDER Seminar Series on 3 April 2019. Abstract – Employee referral, social proximity and worker discipline: theory and suggestive evidence from India We propose a new theory to explain why...
SeminarSandra Halvorsen on factory employment and fertility decisions
Sandra Halvorsen will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 27 March 2019. Abstract – Factory employment and fertility decisions: Field experimental evidence from Ethiopia Female labor force participation and fertility rates are often found...