Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam
This new Open Access book provides a comprehensive analytic contribution to a crucial topic within development economics. Based on fifteen years of continued data collection and research efforts it brings together nine up-to-date studies on... read more
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.
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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.
11 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Research BriefSupporting Design of Green Cities
Development of green cities is one way to help address problems associated with climate change...Economic aspects (Urban planning) Economic assistance and foreign aid Sustainable development
Working PaperForeign Aid, Urbanization and Green Cities
Rapid urbanization, and particularly the associated problems of urban poverty, unsustainable development and environmental degradation, pose an enormous challenge to many developing countries...Economic assistance and foreign aid Sustainable development Economic aspects (Urban planning)
Working PaperSignificance of Public Space in the Fragmented City: Designing Strategies for Urban Opportunities in Informal Settlements of Buenos Aires City
This article surveys the problem of urban marginalization by one of its more critical expressions in the contemporary city: the slums...Public (Decision making) Segregation Urban planning
Working PaperUrban Myths and the Mis-use of Data that Underpin Them
This paper describes the gaps and limitations in the data available on urban populations for many low- and middle-income nations and how this limits the accuracy of international comparisons – for instance of levels of urbanization and of the s...Methodology (Quantitative research) Economic aspects (Rural planning) Economic aspects (Urban planning)
Working PaperEvolving City Systems
This paper reviews the literature on the forces driving urbanization in developing countries. It presents a model outlining how globalization can lead to the evolution of an urban structure which may approximate Zipf’s law...Economic development Regional economics Economic aspects (Regional planning)
Working PaperThe Legacy Effect of Squatter Settlements on Urban Redevelopment
The paper presents a theoretical model that seeks to answer the question of why former squatter settlements tend to upgrade/redevelop at a slower pace than otherwise similar settlements originating in the formal sector...Econometrics Institutional economics Land use
Working PaperViolent Urbanization and Homogenization of Space and Place: Reconstructing the Story of Sectarian Violence in Beirut
This paper aims at understanding the dynamics of sectarian violence in the city of Beirut, by looking at the early phase of violence in the Lebanese civil war (1975–90), and the process of dividing Beirut into various sectarian enclaves control...Urban economics Finance (Urban economics) Economic aspects (Urban planning)
Book ChapterUrban Myths and the Mis-use of Data that Underpin Them
From the book: Urbanization and DevelopmentMethodology (Quantitative research) Economic aspects (Rural planning) Economic aspects (Urban planning)
Book ChapterEvolving City Systems
From the book: Urbanization and DevelopmentEconomic development Regional economics Economic aspects (Regional planning)
Book ChapterThe Legacy Effect of Squatter Settlements on Urban Redevelopment
From the book: Urbanization and DevelopmentEconometrics Institutional economics Land use