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Conference: Better Jobs for Development

The 3rd Jobs and Development conference will be held in Warsaw on 21-22 May 2020. Deadline for submissions is 20 January 2020.

Closing date: 20 January 2020
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In the media
Unsplash / Yi Ling International media and events share lessons from Deepak Nayyar’s new book Asia Economic transformation Gunnar Myrdal
Dylan LowthianUNDP Global partnerships for sustainable development
26 June 2020 08:3027 June 2020 17:30
Scandic Marina Congress Center, Katajanokanlaituri 6, Helsinki, Finland
The Politics of Social Protection in Eastern and Southern Africa

The notion that social protection should be a key strategy for reducing poverty in developing countries has now been mainstreamed within international development policy and practice...

Social protection Social assistance International development organizations
Achieving Sustainable Development in the Least Developed Countries – Towards LDC-V

The United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) is organizing an academic Conference in collaboration with UNU-WIDER and the...

15 October 2020 09:0016 October 2020 17:00
Bangladesh © World Bank
UNU-WIDER releases new version of the World Income Inequality Database Equality and inequality WIID
Working Paper
Globotics and development: When manufacturing is jobless and services are tradable

Globalization and robotics (globotics) are transforming the world economy at an explosive pace since they are driven by digital technology that is advancing in phenomenal increments...

Globalization robotics Service-led development
Working Paper
Was Kuznets right?: New evidence on the relationship between structural transformation and inequality

We examine the Kuznets postulate that structural transformation leads to higher inequality using comparable panel data for a large number of developing and developed countries for 1960–2012...

Structural transformation Inequality Kuznets
Mining for Change: Natural Resources and Industry in Africa

This book is not yet published, expected in January 2020. When published this book will be available open access...

Mining Industrial policy Extractive industries
Annual Lecture
WIDER Annual Lecture 23 - Informality: addressing the Achilles heel of social protection in Latin America

The 2019 WIDER Annual Lecture by Santiago Levy is to be held on Wednesday 30 October 2019 at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. The event is organized in collaboration with the Graduate Institute’s Centre for...

30 October 2019
The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Maison de la Paix, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, Geneva, Switzerland
Past event
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UNU-WIDER and Norad agree on new USD 10 million research and capacity-building programme on domestic revenue mobilization
Annual Lecture
How are people poor?: Measuring global progress toward zero poverty and the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs SDG1 Poverty
Call for posters
WIDER Development Conference: Global Partnerships for Sustainable Development

The deadline for submissions is 17 January 2020 23:59 UTC+2.

Closing date: 17 January 2020
Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam

This book is not yet published, expected in February 2020. When published this book will be available open access...

SMEs Microeconomics Private sector
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 in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa . This course is based on a decade of research by UNU-WIDER, in partnership with the...

Learning Industrialization Africa's Economic Development
MOOC lecture
Journal Article
Improving Financial Inclusion through the Delivery of Cash Transfer Programmes: The Case of Mexico’s Progresa-Oportunidades-Prospera Programme

This paper follows a quasi-experimental research design to assess the impact of the electronic payment system of Mexico’s Progresa-Oportunidades-Prospera (POP) programme...

Cash transfers Financial inclusion
Journal Article
How the cases you choose affect the answers you get, revisited

External validity is a major challenge for experimental research...

experiments Case study Experimental design
Research Brief
Revenue losses from tax-motivated mispricing in South Africa

New research provides the first direct evidence of tax-motivated transfer mispricing in a developing country...

Tax International taxation Profit shifting
Randomized control trials – why they deserve the Nobel and what should happen next

This year’s Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer for their experimental approach — randomized control trials (RCTs) — to alleviating global poverty...

Development Economics Nobel Prize
WIDER Seminar Series

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
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Policy Brief
Annual Lecture Brief - Informality: The Achilles Heel of Social Protection in Latin America: Making a case for universal social protection in Latin America
Editor’s Choice Articles celebrating the EER 50th Anniversary includes UNU-WIDER research

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the European Economics Review (EER), making it one of the oldest general-interest economics journals in Europe. As part of the celebrations, the journal has announced two Editor’s Choice Articles and a...

SOUTHMOD country report Uganda - UGAMOD v1.1

This report documents UGAMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Uganda. This work was carried out by Uganda Revenue Authority ( URA ) and Makerere University in collaboration with the project partners...

Policy Brief
Aid effectiveness: Growth and beyond

The questions of whether aid has impact and is effective have been the subject of considerable attention...

Aid effectiveness aid and growth Development aid
Working Paper
The corruption–growth relationship: Do political institutions matter?

Corruption is widely believed to negatively affect economic growth...

Corruption Democracy Economic growth
Policy Brief
Social protection, government revenue and microsimulation in developing countries

Social protection has attracted increasing interest in developing countries in recent decades and policies have been initiated in all developing regions...

SOUTHMOD Microsimulation modelling Tax-benefit microsimulation
Working Paper
Involuntary migration, inequality, and integration: National and subnational influences

Across the world, we observe different experiences in terms of inequality between migrant and ‘host-country’ populations. What factors contribute to such variation?...

Economic integration Horizontal inequality Inequality
Reflections on the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics

The award of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics to Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo of MIT, and Michael Kremer of Harvard University, has led to a flurry of blogs and op-ed pieces ...

Nobel Prize Development Economics Structural transformation
UNU-WIDER work programme 2019-2023: Transforming economies, states, and societies

Creating, strengthening, and sharing knowledge for development Over the period 2019–23 UNU-WIDER research will focus on the interlinked development challenges of transforming economies, states, and societies. These transformations are central...

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