NEW PROJECT: Institutional legacies of violent conflict
This project seeks to increase understanding among policymakers, academics and practitioners of how institutional dynamics that develop during violent conflicts shape state-building and economic development trajectories in the long run. More
How is COVID-19 changing development? A WIDER Webinar Series
Check out the upcoming WIDER Webinar Series events to hear from renowned researchers on the impact of COVID-19 on development, and the implications for the Global South. Recordings of past events available too. Click here for more details
NEW OPEN ACCESS BOOK: Inequality in the Developing World
Inequality has emerged as a key development challenge. This book contributes to this important discussion by presenting assessments of the measurement and analysis of global inequality by leading inequality scholars. Read more
Have you heard about the GGDC/UNU-WIDER Economic Transformation Database?
The new database provides crucial information on changes in the economic structure of economies across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Preliminary findings suggest a trend reversal in many developing countries towards industrialization. Read more
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9 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperCan integrated infrastructure investment plans contribute to more effective public spending?: The case of Mozambique
All countries, especially developing countries with limited financial resources, face difficult decisions in prioritizing public funds for investment projects in order to achieve strategic public goals in the face of multiple demands...Infrastructure (Economics) Development strategy Budget
SeminarThe post-2015 development framework: Priorities for the least developed countries
Conference participant, Finn Tarp, Director. For more information please see the Wilton Park event page here .
ProjectUnderstanding the African lions - growth traps and opportunities in six dominant African economies
Theme: TransformationAfrica Labour market Growth
ConferenceUNU-WIDER Information booth at the Development Studies Association 2013 Annual Conference
UNU-WIDER organized an information booth at the Development Studies Association 2013 Annual Conference in Birmingham, UK.
PresentationThe post-2015 environment: Crafting a current and future research agenda
Presentation at an International workshop by the Director Finn Tarp. ‘The Post-2015 Environment: Crafting a Current and Future Research Agenda...
Panel discussionDevelopment success: Strategies and lessons from more advanced countries and the developing world
Video: panel discussion which took place on Monday 18 March 2013 in Oxford: http://fsmevents.com/csae/session6/ What lessons can be learnt from developed countries that might be useful for developing and emerging economies? With an emphasis on long-...
SeminarDevelopment strategy and policy analysis: The economics (and politics) behind South Africa’s carbon tax
South Africa announced in February 2012 that it will introduce a carbon tax to reduce the country’s high levels of greenhouse gas emissions and assist in the global effort to curb climate change. This makes South Africa one of the first...
SeminarThe political economy of green growth
Finn Tarp, Director of UNU-WIDER delivered a seminar on ' The Political Economy of Green Growth' as part of the TCD/UCD Development Research Seminar Series 2012 organised by the Trinity International Development Initiative (TIDI) at Trinity...
WorkshopSystematic analysis of climate resilient development (SACReD)
The principal objective of the workshop was to evaluate the implications of climate change for developing countries including impacts, adaptation policies, mitigation policies, and their interactions with appropriate development strategies.