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.
10 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Journal ArticlePolicy and trade issues for a future regional biofuels market in Southern Africa
Part of Journal Special Issue Bioenergy in Southern AfricaBiofuel policy
Journal ArticleEconomic impacts of developing a biofuel industry in Mozambique
Part of Journal Special Issue Bioenergy in Southern AfricaBiofuel Computable general equilibrium Food security
Journal ArticleInstitutional arrangements of outgrower sugarcane production in Southern Africa
Part of Journal Special Issue Bioenergy in Southern AfricaBiofuels Sugarcane outgrowers
Working PaperOptions for suitable biofuel farming: Experience from Southern Africa
Southern African countries’ interest in biofuel is due of its rural development potential. Finding models to optimize this benefit is therefore paramount...Biofuel Jatropa Sugarcane
Working PaperLand and agronomic potential for biofuel production in Southern Africa
The Southern African region, from a purely biophysical perspective, has huge potential for biofuel production, especially in Mozambique and Zambia...Biofuel southern Africa Production potential
Working PaperBiofuels in Southern Africa: Political economy, trade, and policy environment
Expansion of biofuels production and consumption at the regional and national levels relies on both supportive energy prices and policy interventions...Biofuel policy
Working PaperPotential biofuel feedstocks and production in Zambia
The need for energy security and climate change mitigation have increased blending mandates worldwide; in Southern Africa, demand for biofuels could increase following South Africa’s planned blending mandates...Biofuel feedstocks
Working PaperReview of social issues for large-scale land investment in Zambia
Given unsuccessful experiences to date in establishing large-scale investments for biofuels in Zambia, this paper explores the social constraints that may hinder future efforts to use the same models...Biofuel Social constraints Zambia
Working PaperA review of social issues for biofuels investment in Mozambique
This study discusses the potential for expanding cultivation of biofuel feedstock in Mozambique from several angles...Biofuel Mozambique Sugarcane
Working PaperEconomic impacts of developing a biofuel industry in Mozambique
Mozambique is one of the most promising African countries for producing biofuels and the national biofuel policy of 2009 identifies measures to incentivize biofuel production...Biofuel Computable general equilibrium Food security