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
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WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNESCAP, 11-13 September 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand
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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.
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Evidence-based policymaking is crucial. Use our publications search to browse nearly 200 briefs which highlight the findings and policy implications of our research.
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SeminarRavi Pendakur on the impact of federal modern agreements on income inequality in Indigenous communities
Ravi Pendakur will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 8 November 2019. Abstract - The impact of federal modern agreements on income inequality in Indigenous communities In Canada, modern agreements allow Indigenous groups to govern their...
SeminarSimone Bertoli on co-residence patterns of the individuals left behind by the migrants and their analytical implications: evidence from Mexico
Simone Bertoli will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 18 September 2019. Abstract – Co-residence patterns of the individuals left behind by the migrants and their analytical implications: Evidence from Mexico Co-authors: Elsa Gautrain and...
BlogLessons from Behavioural Economics for Development Policy
23 April 2014 Jukka Pirttilä In conventional economic theory, agents are assumed to be able to make rational choices, unaffected by emotions and not constrained by decision-making errors...Decision making Economic development Psychological aspects (Economics)
Journal ArticleSome Forward Looking Thoughts on Studying Climate Adaptation for an Uncertain Future: A Postscript Editorial Comment
Part of Journal Special Issue Climate Change and Economic DevelopmentClimatic changes Decision making Global warming
Book ChapterThe Causes and Measurement of State Fragility
From the book: Fragile StatesDecision making Economic assistance and foreign aid Index numbers (Economics)
Book ChapterDecentralizing Aid with Interested Parties
From the book: Development AidDecision making Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Book ChapterApplying Behavioural Economics to International Development Policy
From the book: Advancing DevelopmentDecision making Economic development Economic policy
Working PaperApplying Behavioural Economics to International Development Policy
Many development policies and programmes are premised on a traditional economic model of rationality to predict how individuals will respond to changes in incentives...Decision making Economic development Economic policy
Working PaperDecentralizing Aid with Interested Parties
This paper analyses the decentralization of decisionmaking in aid-giving in a theoretical rent-seeking framework. In this analysis the root donor establishes a necessary criterion for potential recipients: good governance...Decision making Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Working PaperA Contract Perspective on the International Finance Facility
The present paper is a first attempt to develop a theoretical model using a short-term vis-à-vis long-term contract framework within which donor countries’ endorsement or rejection decision towards the recently proposed International Finance Fa...Decision making Economic assistance and foreign aid Simulation methods (Economics)
Journal ArticleBilateral Donors' Aid Allocation Decisions: A Three-dimensional Panel Analysis
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Allocations and Development FinancingDecision making Economic assistance and foreign aid Government accountability
Journal ArticleArab-related Bilateral and Multilateral Sources of Development Finance: Issues, Trends, and the Way Forward
Part of Journal Special Issue Development FinancingDecision making Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development projects
Working PaperBilateral Donors' Aid Allocation Decisions: A Three-dimensional Panel Analysis
The present paper adds to the already large existing literature on aid distribution as it runs an equation on bilateral aid allocation on a very rich dataset, covering 20 years (1980-99), 22 donors and 137 recipients, which permits a three-dimensiona...Decision making Economic assistance and foreign aid Government accountability
Working PaperArab-Related Bilateral and Multilateral Sources of Development Finance: Issues, Trends, and the Way Forward
This article analyses the organizational structure as well as the characteristics of development finance provided by Arab donor countries...Decision making Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development projects