Blog: Research insights, new friends and meeting Stiglitz
In this blog Shreya Bhattacharya, PhD candidate at University of Houston, talks about her research, future aspirations, and her experience as a PhD Fellow at UNU-WIDER.
Journal Article: What does it mean to be poor? Investigating the qualitative-quantitative divide in Mozambique
Open access | This article reflects on the merits of seeking to reconcile economic (quantitative) and anthropological (qualitative) analytical approaches.
Blog: Transforming economies, states, and societies – building evidence for achieving the SDGs
Presenting the new work programme
Book: Extractive Industries
Open access | New initiatives recognize that resource wealth can provide a means, when properly used, for poorer nations to decisively break with poverty by diversifying economies and funding development spending.
Inclusive growth in Mozambique – scaling-up research and capacity
The central goal of the project is to support inclusive growth, growth that substantially improves the living standards of the Mozambican population.
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.
VacanciesUNU-WIDER summer school in collaboration with DPRU-UCT on labour markets and economic development
The course will take place in Cape Town during 18-29 November 2019. The aim of the training is to provide early-career scholars in the Global South with an understanding of the theories, methods and data availability for conducting high-quality...
Policy BriefInequality dynamics in China: Income growth for the poor, but more for the rich
In the late 1970s, China embarked on a major programme of economic transition and reform...Welfare policy Social protection Income inequality
Re-advertised due to technical reasons. Candidates, who have applied previously do not need to re-apply. Closing date: 7 may 2019, 23:59 UTC+3
SeminarAimable Nsabimana on weathering shocks: the effects of weather shocks on farm input use in sub-Saharan Africa
Aimable Nsabimana will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 8 May 2019. Abstract – Weathering shocks: the effects of weather shocks on farm input use in sub-Saharan Africa The main objective of this study was to provide evidence on the...
Working PaperThe distributional impact of structural transformation in rural India: Model-based simulation and case-study evidence
The North Indian village of Palanpur has been the subject of close study over a period of six decades from 1957/8 to 2015. Himanshu et al...Income inequality non-farm employment Poverty
VacanciesDatalab Assistant, Pretoria, South Africa
We are looking for an individual to support the data work and research efforts under the SA-TIED programme in Pretoria, South Africa. Closing date: 26 April 2019, 23:59 UTC+3
Policy BriefGrowth, employment and poverty in Latin America
Some questions have been present since the very first days of development economics but have gained increased attention in recent years: Has economic growth resulted in gains in standards of living and reductions in poverty via improved labor market ...Economic growth Employment Poverty
Panel discussionOpen dialogue on inequality in the 21st century
SeminarEbaidalla Mahjoub Ahmed on understanding inequality of opportunity in child health in Sudan
Ebaidalla Mahjoub Ahmed will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 15 May 2019. Abstract – Understanding inequality of opportunity in child health in Sudan Despite huge agricultural resources, a large segment of population in Sudan suffers...
SeminarPublic Forum on extractive industry and development
The Inclusive growth in Mozambique programme will host a public forum on 26 March 2019 on the topic of Extractive Industry and Development. The Chief Economist and Deputy Director of UNU-WIDER Tony Addison will give a presentation based on a major...
BlogProgressive research with amazing people in a beautiful sauna-crazy country: Pui Yi Wong - 2018 PhD Fellow
In the fall of 2018 UNU-WIDER welcomed 11 doctoral students from around the world as part of our PhD Fellowship Programme ...UNU-WIDER PhD Fellowship WIDER Seminar Series Culture
ReportSOUTHMOD Country Report Viet Nam - VNMOD v1.0
This report documents VNMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Viet Nam. This work was carried out by the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) in collaboration with KU Leuven and the project partners...taxes Benefits microsimulation
Project workshopMacro drivers of structural transformation
Journal ArticleCommodity Prices and Intra-Household Labor Allocation
Volatility in commodity markets poses a distinct risk to farmers in developing countries who rely on cash crop agriculture...Households Income Labor supply
Project workshopUGAMOD Training - a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Uganda
The goal of this event is to give potential users of the model comprehensive training on the structure and use of the tax-benefit microsimulation model for Uganda, UGAMOD . As well as providing an overview of the model, the event will include...
Policy BriefToward gender equity and women’s empowerment
There are three main channels of women’s empowerment: legal or policy reforms, outside economic opportunities, and collective action...Gender Equality Discrimination
NewsResearchers from the Inclusive Growth in Mozambique programme contribute to the book Challenges of Mozambique 2018
The Institute for Social and Economic Studies ( IESE ) launched the ninth edition of the book Desafios para Moçambique 2018 (Challenges of Mozambique 2018) on 8 November 2018 in Maputo, Mozambique. The book has 18 chapters divided into four...Mozambique Measurement (Poverty) Poverty
ConferenceTransforming economies - for better jobs
United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) in partnership with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) will organize a three-day conference on transforming...
Journal ArticleFamily structure, education and women’s employment in rural India
This paper investigates if residing in a joint family affects non-farm employment for married women in rural India...non-farm employment Family structure female autonomy
Project workshopLabour market effects of structural change
BlogTransforming economies, states, and societies – building evidence for achieving the SDGs
I am delighted to take the helm at UNU-WIDER, an institution which has been associated with some of the most advanced thinking in development economics...
NewsPress release - Professor Kunal Sen starts as the director of UNU-WIDER
‘Economic transformation needs to be accompanied by political and social transformations if we are to see drastic increases in human wellbeing’SDGs Transformation Informality
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. In...WIDER Seminar Series
BlogCan natural resources jump-start industrialization?
At the end of last year, I filmed a lecture that will be part of a massive open online course (MOOC) on industrialization in Africa...Industrialization structural change Employment and Industry
BlogRevenue data like you’ve never seen it before: Introducing the GRD Explorer
Let’s face it, data is important. It sits at the core of almost everything that we in the development economics research community do. However, the way in which we use, share, understand, interpret and present data is more important still...Government revenue Taxation data
SeminarCostanza Biavaschi on taking the skill bias out of global migration
Costanza Biavaschi will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 6 February 2019. Abstract – Taking the skill bias out of global migration Global migration is heavily skill-biased, with tertiary-educated workers being four times more likely to...
BlogDevelopment programmes, security, and violence reduction: Evidence from an insurgency in India
Implementing development programmes in conflict-affected areas is crucial for conflict as well as poverty reduction. The big question is how do you carry out these programmes successfully?...Conflict management Development Poverty reduction