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
7 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
BookMicro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam
This book is not yet published, expected in February 2020. When published this book will be available open access...SMEs Microeconomics Private sector
From the book: Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in VietnamSMEs Microeconomics Private sector
From the book: Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in VietnamSMEs Microeconomics Data revolution
BlogData for development: Building an economy of inclusion in South Africa
As the largest economy in sub-Saharan Africa, South Africa’s successes and failures spill over into the broader region...Data revolution Database Inclusive growth
BlogResearch that matters: A report from the stakeholder workshop - 15 November 2018, Pretoria, South Africa
I found myself in the third-floor conference rooms of a Pretoria hotel for a meeting with economists, researchers, and policymakers involved in the SA-TIED programme ...Economic inequality Data revolution Tax
BlogHow to build a data revolution: First steps
This year UNU-WIDER is launching several video series to highlight the wide span of policy-relevant work undertaken by the Institute and its worldwide network...Data revolution SDGs
BlogMini-documentary: Viet Nam’s data revolution is well on its way
The international community rarely calls for a revolution. In this case, it has. A data revolution, says UNU-WIDER Director Finn Tarp. Viet Nam has seen large changes to its economy since the advent of doi moi , the new beginning, in the 1980s...Structural transformation Sustainable development SDG