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...
BlogIn the Director's chair: Reflections on my first six months as Director
My first six months as Director of UNU-WIDER have been busy, enlightening, and rewarding...SDGs sdg5 sdg8
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
LearningUNU-WIDER Summer School
UNU-WIDER, in collaboration with the Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) at University of Cape Town (UCT), is holding the 2-week intensive UNU-WIDER Summer School on applied labour economics in Cape Town 18-29 November 2019.Database Labour market Quantitative research
Working PaperThe size distribution of monetary policy effects among South African manufacturing firms: Firm-level evidence from administrative tax data
Monetary policy is believed to have a disproportionate effect on firms, depending on their size...credit channel Firm heterogeneity Financial constraints
VideoProgress in Data and Measurement
Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 5.1Database Inequality Health
VideoAppraising World Income Inequality Databases
Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Journal of Economic Inequality panelDatabase Inequality Income distribution
The purpose of this project is to advance data collection, measurement, and research regarding the development of inequality in the world. A major focus in this research area is the maintenance, updating, and development of the World Income...Global inequality Database Measurement