Annual Lecture 25 by Bina Agarwal
Women’s struggle for land in South Asia: Can legal reforms trump social norms? Join the online lecture on 9 December. Read more
Think WIDER Webinar Series – New perspectives on development
Think WIDER – New perspectives on development webinar series features a line-up of eminent researchers and development specialists who present their work and discuss new perspectives to the topic of global development. Learn more
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Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
Our MOOC on industrial policy is open! Join this free self-paced course, with an instructor and regular opportunities to interact. Learn more
Developing Fiscal States in Africa
RECORDING AVAILABLE | UNU-WIDER and the OECD Development Centre host an online panel discussion on Developing Fiscal States in Africa that brings together academia, policy practitioners and development partners. Read more
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WorkshopSubnational governance in Ghana – does decentralization improve democratic outcomes?
UNU-WIDER researchers in The state and statebuilding in the Global South — international and local interactions project attend an authors’ workshop at the London School of Economics. Rachel Gisselquist, Daniel Chachu, and Michael Danquah...
Project workshopCOVID-19 impact and policy response across Indian States
The researchers under this component of The state and statebuilding in the Global South – international and local interactions project meet to discuss ongoing research on 'COVID-19 and the state —comparative experiences in the Global...
Project workshopCOVID-19 and the State —comparative experiences in the Global South
Panel discussionRachel Gisselquist at Finland's Development Policy Days 2021
Rachel M. Gisselquist joins a panel discussion at the annual Development Policy Days event hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland. The event is held 9-10 November 2021 both online and at Finlandia Hall, Helsinki from 8:30 – 16:30...
Project workshopProject workshop: Fiscal states – the origins and development implications
BlogMozambique's difficult decade: Three lessons to inform next steps
At the start of the last decade, Mozambique’s prospects looked stellar...Foreign Direct Investment Foreign investments Natural resource management
AboutSub-national institutional performance across Ghana’s districts and regions – variation and causes Ghana Institutional performance State capacity
PresentationHow (not) to build state capability in developing countries
ProjectThe state and statebuilding in the Global South – international and local interactions
Theme: Transforming statesBuilding State Capabilities State capacity Aid effectiveness
ProjectHow do effective states emerge?
Theme: Transforming statesBuilding State Capabilities State capacity Inclusive growth
ProjectFiscal states – the origins and developmental implications
Theme: Transforming statesFiscal capacity Taxation Building State Capabilities
Working PaperDoing business in a deals world: The doubly false premise of rules reform
The World Bank’s Doing Business reports have evoked an intense policy debate about whether countries should simplify regulatory rules in order to stimulate investment and growth, or make them more stringent in order to achieve public policy obj...Business Rules Building State Capabilities
BlogHow (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
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