Mining for Change
This new open access book presents research undertaken to understand how better management of the revenues and opportunities associated with natural resources can accelerate diversification and structural change in Africa.... Read more
Women in Science
On 11 February the world celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. UNU-WIDER, along with other institutes across United Nations University, are taking this day of celebration a step further with a month long campaign ... Read more
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.
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.
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.
Transforming economies – for better jobs
WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNESCAP, 11-13 September 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand
15 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperGovernment intervention need for social security improvement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: A theoretical analysis using the principal–agent model
African populations need better support through social protection mechanisms...Social security Pensions Contracts
Journal ArticleDo Non-Enforceable Contracts Matter?: Evidence from an International Lab Experiment
Part of Journal Special Issue Poverty, Development, and Behavioral EconomicsContracts Game theory
Journal ArticleOn the Non-Contractual Nature of Donor–Recipient Interaction in Development Assistance
Part of Journal Special Issue Development AidContracts Economic aspects (Contracts) Economic assistance and foreign aid
Working PaperOn the Non-Contractual Nature of Donor-Recipient Interaction in Development Assistance
This paper analyses three issues in strategic donor-recipient interaction motivated by the complexity of the rationale underlying aid. The first is when we have several principals with conflicting objectives...Contracts Economic aspects (Contracts) Economic assistance and foreign aid
Book ChapterThe Determinants of Loan Contracts to Business Firms: Empirical Evidence from a Private Bank in Vietnam
From the book: Domestic Resource Mobilization and Financial DevelopmentBanks and banking Business enterprises Contracts
Book ChapterResource-Poor Farmers in South India: On the Margins or Frontiers of Globalization
From the book: Globalization and the Poor in AsiaAgriculture Commerce Contracts
Working PaperResource-Poor Farmers in South India: On the Margins or Frontiers of Globalization?
It is often argued that an important reason why globalization may lead to GDP growth but fail to reduce poverty is because the poor are unable to participate in the new market opportunities and are marginalized...Agriculture Commerce Contracts
Working PaperThe Determinants of Loan Contracts to Business Firms: Empirical Evidence from a Private Bank in Vietnam
This paper deals with loan contracting from a private bank in Vietnam. We focus on the main loan contract features that the bank uses in lending to business firms, namely loan maturity, collateral and loan interest rate...Banks and banking Business enterprises Contracts
Journal ArticleStrategic Interaction and Donor Policy Determination
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Allocations and Development FinancingContracts Economic assistance and foreign aid Political science
Journal ArticleConditionality and Aid Effectiveness Re-evaluated
Part of Journal Special Issue Development FinancingContracts Economic aspects (Contracts) Economic assistance and foreign aid
Journal ArticleStrategic Interaction, Aid Effectiveness and the Formation of Aid Policies in Donor Nations
Part of Journal Special Issue Sustainability of External Development FinanceContracts Economic assistance and foreign aid Political science
Working PaperStrategic Interaction and Donor Policy Determination in a Domestic Setting
This paper examines some of the issues associated with the aid donor process arising from the theory of agency or principal-agent models and endogenous policy determination...Contracts Economic assistance and foreign aid Political science
Working PaperRecipient Governments' Willingness and Ability to Meet Aid Conditionality: The Effectiveness of Aid Finance and Conditions
This paper evaluates aid both by considering the evidence on aid effectiveness in promoting growth and by considering how effective has aid been in exerting leverage on policy choices. We argue that in both respects aid has had beneficial effects...Contracts Economic aspects (Contracts) Economic assistance and foreign aid
Journal ArticleCredibility and Reputation in Peacemaking
Part of Journal Special Issue Civil War in Developing CountriesConflict management Contracts Game theory