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.
27 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperMillennium Development Goal 7: An Assessment of Progress With Respect to Water and Sanitation: Legacy, Synergy, Complacency or Policy?
Access to water and sanitation (target 10) is an important ingredient of quality of life. As per WHO-UNICEF assessments, globally, 77 per cent of population had access to water in 1990...Economic development Public utilities Water
Working PaperGetting Infrastructure Priorities Right in Post-Conflict Reconstruction
In this paper, an attempt is made to identify some key challenges for infrastructure sectors in post-conflict reconstruction...Infrastructure (Economics) Public goods Social conflict
Working PaperConsumer Preferences for Water Supply?: an Application of Choice Models to Urban India
This paper examines consumer preferences for the attributes of alternative sources of water supply in Chennai, based on a household survey where respondents were given the description of a set of options...Consumption (Economics) Public utilities Water
Working PaperWater 'Scarcity' in Chennai, India: Institutions, Entitlements and Aspects of Inequality in Access
The main contributions of the paper can be divided into five areas...Econometric models (Economic development) Equality and inequality Public goods
Book ChapterWater Scarcity as a Source of Crises
From the book: War, Hunger, and DisplacementPopulation Social conflict Water
Book ChapterReasons for Child Mortality and Anthropometric Failure
From the book: Poverty and UndernutritionChildren Econometric models Health
Book ChapterRegional Hydropolitics in Mainland South East Asia: A New Deal in a New Era International relations Natural resources Regional economics
Book ChapterPower and Water: The Coming Order in Southern Africa International economic relations Natural resources Power (Economics)
Book ChapterVital Infrastructure: Improvements in Urban Water Supply and Sanitation
From the book: UrbanizationInfrastructure (Economics) Urban planning Water
Book ChapterAnalysis and Management of Watersheds
From the book: The Environment and Emerging Development IssuesConservation of natural resources Management Water
Working PaperLush Fields and Parched Throats: The Political Economy of Groundwater in Gujarat
Groundwater resources in Gujarat (India) have been depleting at an darning rate in recent years. The most visible symptom of this phenomenon is the decline of water tables in large pats of the state...Environmental policy Equality and inequality Poor