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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.
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.
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.
267 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Journal ArticleAgricultural extension, intra-household allocation and malaria
Can agricultural development programs improve health-related outcomes? We exploit a spatial discontinuity in the coverage of a large-scale agricultural extensionprogram in Uganda to causally identify its effects on malaria...Administrative law Agriculture Economic development
Journal ArticleLegal Empowerment of the Poor through Property Rights Reform: Tensions and Trade-offs of Land Registration and Titling in Sub-Saharan Africa
Part of Journal Special Issue Legal Empowerment and Group-Based InequalityProperty Land rights
Journal ArticleCan commercial farming promote rural dynamism in sub-Saharan Africa?: Evidence from Mozambique
The impact of commercial farms on smallholders in developing countries remains highly controversial...Agriculture Farm produce Welfare economics
Working PaperMarket constraints, misallocation, and productivity in Viet Nam agriculture
We examine important changes in agriculture in Viet Nam in the context of ongoing structural changes in the economy...Agriculture Misallocation Productivity
Working PaperImpacts of accessing extension on agricultural production profit: Empirical evidence from the Viet Nam Access to Rural Households Survey
This paper aims to evaluate the impact of accessing agricultural extension on households’ agricultural profit...Agricultural extension Agriculture Fixed effects
Journal ArticleThe Happy Farmer: Self-Employment and Subjective Well-Being in Rural Vietnam
Using a unique survey data set this paper documents a positive effect of self-employment in farming on subjective well-being. This direct effect is only partly offset by negative, indirect effects working through income and other variables...Agriculture Job satisfaction Quality of life
Working PaperUnderstanding farmers’ valuation of agricultural insurance: Evidence from Viet Nam
We employ a novel approach to investigate the reasons for a low demand for agricultural insurance. We confirm that farmers systematically undervalue agricultural insurance...Insurance Agriculture Risk
Working PaperIncentives to labour migration and agricultural productivity: The Bayesian perspective
Understanding how internal labour migration affects the agricultural sector is important for all developing countries whose markets do not work well or are non-existent...Labour migration Agriculture Bayesian treatment analysis
Book ChapterForeign Aid and Sustainable Agriculture in Africa
From the book: Aid Effectiveness for Environmental SustainabilityAgriculture Sustainable development Food security
Book ChapterFinancing Sustainable Agriculture under Climate Change with a Specific Focus on Foreign Aid
From the book: Aid Effectiveness for Environmental SustainabilitySustainable development Foreign aid Agriculture
BlogIncome generation and malaria in Uganda
Several large-scale efforts have been made to combat malaria in the last decade under the Millennium Development Goals, and while these have led to a rapid decline in cases, malaria continues to exact a heavy toll on sub-Saharan Africa, both in terms...Administrative law Agriculture Economic development
ReportCharacteristics of the Vietnamese rural economy (in Vietnamese): Evidence from a 2016 rural household survey in 12 provinces of Viet Nam
Tiếp nối sự thành công của chương trình cải cách Đổi mới, Việt Nam đã gặt hái được rất nhiều thành tựu kinh tế về tăng trưởng và giảm nghèo, Việt nam đã phát triển nhanh hơn ...Agriculture Household surveys Rural development
ReportCharacteristics of the Vietnamese rural economy: Evidence from a 2016 rural household survey in 12 provinces of Viet Nam
Following the successful implementation of the Doi Moi reform programme, Viet Nam has experienced outstanding economic progress, for example in aggregate output and poverty reduction...Agriculture Household surveys Rural development
Working PaperThe effects of land titling in Tanzania
We use household survey data to investigate the effects of formal, private property rights to agricultural land on agricultural investment, land valuation and access to credit in Tanzania...Property rights Land titling Agriculture
BookGrowth, Structural Transformation, and Rural Change in Viet Nam (in Vietnamese): A Rising Dragon on the Move
Giới thiệu Việt Nam là một nước đông dân ở khu vực Đông Nam Á với lịch sử lâu đời và đặc trưng về kinh tế, chính trị và xã hội.2 Sau khi kết thúc chiến tranh với Hoa Kỳ năm 1975...Growth Structural transformation Rural development