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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
Mehwish Ghulam Ali on do son preferences cause a gap between desired and actual fertility in Pakistan?
6 November 2019 15:0016:00
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
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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
Annual Lecture
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 17:0020:00
The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Maison de la Paix, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, Geneva, Switzerland
Open for registration
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Policy Brief
Can legal empowerment help to address ethnic exclusion?

‘Legal empowerment’ is defined as a process of systemic change through which the poor and excluded become able to use the law to protect and advance their rights and interests as citizens and economic actors...

Legal empowerment Group-based inequality Property rights
How (not) to build state capability

Effective and capable states are essential for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...

SDGs SDG16 Building State Capabilities
Journal Special Issue
Public economics and development action

Tax, and public-sector matters more generally, is high on the agenda of international development. This is clearly reflected in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) approved by the United Nations General Assembly in September of 2015...

Public economics Public finance International taxation
Asian Transformations: An Inquiry into the Development of Nations

Gunnar Myrdal published his magnum opus, Asian Drama: An Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations , in 1968. He was deeply pessimistic about development prospects in Asia...

Transforming 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 (ESCAP) will organize a three-day conference on transforming...

11 September 201913 September 2019
United Nations Conference Centre, Rajadamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok, Thailand
Past event
Better jobs conference
Oded Stark on repercussions of negatively selective migration for the behavior of non-migrants when preferences are social
23 October 2019 15:0016:00
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
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Project Management Services

UNU-WIDER is looking for an outstanding individual with strong commitment and potential to support the implementation of the Institute’s projects. The incumbent is a crucial team member of UNU-WIDER’s Projects Support Team, responsible for...

Reference number: 2019/UNU/WIDER/PSA/PMS/78
Closing date: 23 October 2019
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Industrial policy in the 21st century: The challenge for Africa

Why is there so little industry in Africa? Does it matter? What can be done about it?...

Policy Brief
Learning from a half-century of economic development in Asia

When Gunnar Myrdal published his magnum opus, Asian Drama: An Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations , in 1968, he was deeply pessimistic about the development prospects in Asia...

Development Economics Asia Industrial policy
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
Jakob Svensson on the low quality trap: evidence from the market for maize in Uganda
16 October 2019
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, United States
Past event
Journal Special Issue
Migration Governance and Policy in the Global South

Building knowledge about migration governance and policy in the Global South is a priority for research and policy...

Migration Migration policy Governance
Research Brief
Racial inequality and demographic change in South Africa: Impacts on economic development

Over the past 20 years, researchers have been looking at the economic lifecycle of individuals around the world using National Transfer Accounts (NTA) data...

demographic dividend economic lifecycle Intergenerational Mobility
SOUTHMOD country report Tanzania - TAZMOD v1.8

This report documents TAZMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Tanzania. This work was carried out by University of Dar es Salaam in collaboration with the project partners in the scope of the SOUTHMOD project...

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
Resurgent Asia: Diversity in Development

In 1820, Asia accounted for two-thirds of world population and over half of world income. The subsequent decline of Asia was attributable to its integration with a world economy shaped by colonialism and driven by imperialism...

Gunnar Myrdal Economic transformation Structural transformation
Kunal Sen on politicians and their promises in an uncertain world
15 August 2019
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Research Brief
Dancing with dragons: Can South African firms compete with Chinese imports?

China’s growing edge in export manufacturing has caused concern for low-income and middle-income countries seeking to develop robust manufacturing sectors...

Capabilities Import competition Import
In the Director's chair: Reflections on my first six months as Director

My first six months as Director of UNU-WIDER have been busy, enlightening, and rewarding...

SDGs sdg5 sdg8
SOUTHMOD country report Ecuador - ECUAMOD v1.4

This report documents ECUAMOD, the SOUTHMOD micrososimulation model developed for Ecuador. This work was carried out by the ISER in collaboration with the Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales and UNU-WIDER...

taxes Benefits microsimulation
Journal Special Issue
Inequalities in the least developed countries: Some lessons from Africa
In the media
SA-TIED working paper featured in the Financial Mail

A recent working paper from the SA-TIED programme ’s body of new research has been featured in the largest business weekly in South Africa. The Financial Mail’s feature is headlined: “ Reserve Bank vindicated — the critics...

Inflation (Finance) Monetary policy South Africa
In Memoriam: Jaime Ros

Just as UNU-WIDER was disseminating the very recent publication in World Development journal an article in which Carlos Ibarra and Jaime Ros analysed the factors explaining the decline of the labour income share in Mexico, we received the sad news...

In memoriam
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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