UN at 75: slow death or a new direction? | Annual Lecture 24
The 2020 WIDER Annual Lecture by Lord Mark Malloch-Brown will take place online on 26 October. As the UN celebrates its 75th anniversary this WIDER Annual Lecture discusses whether the UN can reinvent itself, or whether it will sink into irrelevance? More
Why all countries should contribute to ending global poverty
Trillions of dollars have already been spent on the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and no one knows what the final bill will be. Is it possible to respond to a much longer crisis – global poverty – with even a fraction of these resources? More
COVID-19 intensifies global need to support informal workers in their struggle
The world is facing an existential crisis that poses challenging questions: whether to put people and nature before owners of capital and technology; whether to protect the rights of the disadvantaged or the interests of the elite. Read more
COVID-19 and employment: Insights from the sub-Saharan African experience
While the full socio-economic consequences remain uncertain, the pandemic’s impact on the labour market has become an issue of global concern. Read more
Journal Special Issue: Understanding agricultural development and change
Using the case of Vietnam, this special issue brings together a set of high-quality academic studies to answer key research questions of importance to understanding agricultural development and change in developing country settings. Read more
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NewsPress Release: Top UN economists warn of crises of our own making if global “megatrends” left unchecked
To avoid future failures, new report calls for overhaul of the way policies are madeInequality Urbanization Climate change
Journal ArticleFiscal Pressure of Migration and Horizontal Fiscal Inequality: Evidence from Indian Experience
Part of Journal Special Issue Migration Governance and Policy in the Global SouthMigration Inequality Demography
Working PaperFiscal pressure of migration and horizontal fiscal inequality: Evidence from Indian experience
This paper examines the patterns and trends in inter-state migration across Indian states and observes that migration is affected by demographic profile as well as the fiscal profile of states...Migration Inequality Demography
Panel discussionEconomic and political dynamics of Africa's emerging middle class
Economic and political dynamics of Africa's emerging middle class Robust economic growth in much of sub-Saharan Africa over the last decade is largely believed to have coincided with an expanding middle class. According to some estimates, the...
Panel discussionEconomies in transition: The long-run view
Chair: Erik Berglof, Chief Economist, EBRD Speakers: Professor Gérard Roland, University of California, Berkeley. Dr Rania Al-Mashat, Assistant Sub-Governor and Head of Monetary Policy Department, Central Bank of Egypt. Professor Roland,...
SeminarUrban governance and service delivery in Africa
Africa is one of the fastest urbanizing regions of the world. On the one hand, this demographic transformation offers important opportunities for growth, economic development, and innovation. On the other hand, rapid urbanization generates high...
PresentationGroup visit by American Women’s Club
‘Democratization in Sub-Saharan Africa: Progress, Setbacks, and New Directions’ by Danielle Resnick. In the past twenty years, many countries in sub-Saharan Africa have experienced significant strides towards becoming more democratic as...
ProjectAfrica's emerging middle-class
Sub-Saharan Africa currently is facing a range of demographic and socioeconomic shifts that hold important implications for both the region’s economic and political development. One of these shifts has been the emergence of a sizeable and dynamic...Development Democracy Demography