Sustainable Development Explorer
UNU has launched its Sustainable Development Explorer, a new campaign highlighting ongoing work to support each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Inclusive growth in Mozambique – scaling-up research and capacity
The central goal of the project is to support inclusive growth, growth that substantially improves the living standards of the Mozambican population.
Book: Resetting the International Monetary (Non)System
This new Open Access book provides an analysis of the global monetary system and the necessary reforms that it should undergo to play an active role in the twenty-first century and proposes a comprehensive yet evolutionary reform of the system.
Policy brief: Africa's Lions
A survey of six major African economies — Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, and South Africa — shows that there are three major constraints which could reinforce a pattern of low growth accompanied with limited poverty-reduction
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.
1407 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Journal ArticleIntroduction: Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic Development
Part of Journal Special Issue Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic Developmenttax policy Economic development Developing countries
Journal Special IssueFiscal Policy, State Building and Economic Development
This journal presents a synopsis of the contextual conditions, factors and challenges under which the recent evolution of tax systems has taken place, as an introduction to this United Nations University-World Institute for Development Economics Rese...Fiscal policy Economic development Taxation
Journal ArticleThe Effects of the Value-Added Tax on Revenue and Inequality
This paper examines the impact of the introduction of the value-added tax on inequality and government revenues using newly released macro data...Economic development Equality and inequality Taxation
Journal ArticleExploring regional and gender disparities in Beninese primary school attendance: A multilevel approach
DHS data is combined with school supply statistics to study primary school attendance in the 2005–06 school year in Benin, a country that has seen almost unparalleled increases in attendance since the 1990s...Economic development Demand for schooling Africa
Working PaperWhat determines administrative capacity in developing countries?
While it is recognized that effective state institutions are pivotal for economic development, it is not well understood what their origins are and what explains their cross-country differences...state capacity Administrative capacity Public finance management
Working PaperFiscal policy, state building and economic development
This paper presents a synopsis of the contextual conditions, factors and challenges under which the recent evolution of tax systems has taken place over the past three decades...tax policy Economic development Developing countries
BlogIncome generation and malaria in Uganda
Several large-scale efforts have been made to combat malaria in the last decade under the Millennium Development Goals, and while these have led to a rapid decline in cases, malaria continues to exact a heavy toll on sub-Saharan Africa, both in terms...Administrative law Agriculture Economic development
Working PaperEducational inequality in Mozambique
In very poor countries, inequality often means that a small part of the population maintains living standards far above the rest...Education Economic development Inequality
Working PaperDevelopment and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa
This paper puts sub-Saharan Africa’s economic development into perspective...Sub-Saharan Africa Economic development Transformation
From the book: Growth, Employment, and Poverty in Latin AmericaEconomic development Income distribution Labor market
Working PaperCareer dynamics and gender gaps among employees in the microfinance sector
While microfinance institutions (MFIs) are increasingly important as employers in the developing world, there is little micro-level evidence on gender differences among MFI employees and MFIs’ relation to economic development...gender gaps Job mobility Promotion
Working PaperExploring regional and gender disparities in Beninese primary school attendance: A multilevel approach
This study combines household survey data from the Beninese Demographic and Health Survey with school supply statistics in order to investigate regional and gender disparities in primary school attendance rates in Benin...Economic development Demand for schooling Africa
BookGrowth, Structural Transformation, and Rural Change in Viet Nam (in Vietnamese): A Rising Dragon on the Move
Giới thiệu Việt Nam là một nước đông dân ở khu vực Đông Nam Á với lịch sử lâu đời và đặc trưng về kinh tế, chính trị và xã hội.2 Sau khi kết thúc chiến tranh với Hoa Kỳ năm 1975...Growth Structural transformation Rural development
BlogHow big supermarket chains in southern Africa keep out small suppliers
A shopper prepares to pay at an informal shop in Soweto, South Africa. Smaller retailers are struggling to grow. Supermarkets are a key route to market for many suppliers of food and household consumable products...Supermarkets Growth Economic development
Journal ArticleStructural Transformation, Biased Technological Change and Employment in Vietnam
Employment in Vietnam and elsewhere in Asia has grown more slowly than GDP over the last several decades. This means GDP per capita is rising...Economic development Economic growth Labor