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.
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.
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.
Transforming economies – for better jobs
WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNESCAP, 11-13 September 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand
17 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
In the mediaThe public forum on higher education in Mozambique covered by the national media
On 4 September 2018, the Inclusive Growth in Mozambique Programme hosted a Public Forum in Maputo to share the findings of its report Baseline Survey on the School-to-Work Transitions of University Graduates in Mozambique . The event gathered...Education Education, Higher
Working PaperDouble jeopardy?: Caste, affirmative action, and stigma
This paper presents the results of an attitude survey administered to university students in India that attempts to delineate the social–psychological mechanisms of ‘externalization’ and ‘internalization’ to understand t...Caste Education, Higher Equality and inequality
BlogHigher education and role models key for supporting further gender equality
Gender equality is one of the cross-cutting concerns of the UNU-WIDER work programme 2014-18 ...Education, Higher Equality and inequality Women
VideoSpecial Session on South Africa 2
Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 3.2Health Poverty Economic surveys
BlogBeyond the Crisis of the African University - Why Institutions Matter
I recently returned from a week at the University of Western Cape (UWC) in South Africa, speaking at a conference honouring Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu who had been Chancellor of the university for 25 years—and had helped to encourage and defen...Education, Higher Expenditures, Public Structural adjustment (Economic policy)
BlogFrom the Editor’s Desk (June-August 2015)
And so we come to the summer Angle . We have just passed the longest day (midsummer) in Helsinki, with 19 or so hours of daylight...Agriculture Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic growth
BlogFrom Helsinki to Hanoi – An Interview with UNU-WIDER Alumnus Aziz Karimov
21 February 2014 Susan Servas An interview with WIDER alumnus, Aziz Karimov Every year UNU-WIDER hosts a number of PhD interns and young scholars from around the world who participate in the different research and professional development activities ...Education, Higher Job satisfaction Research institutes
Working PaperForeign Aid and Sustainable Forestry
Foreign aid can contribute to sustainable forestry in many ways. The goal is to secure forest benefits of the future, without compromising the needs of the present generations. This paper elaborates on forestry aid as it has evolved in the past...Agriculture Conservation of natural resources Economic assistance and foreign aid
BlogThe Gothenburg Graduates and their Impact in Africa – How Aid has Worked: An Interview with Wisdom Akpalu
29 August 2013 Carl-Gustav Lindén Since 1997 the University of Gothenburg, Sweden has been running a unique PhD programme on environmental and development economics with a large participation of graduate students from developing countries...Education Education, Higher Environmental economics
PresentationGroup visit by the students of Hokkaido University
Group visit by students of Hokkaido University, Japan, for briefing on UNU-WIDER's mandate and research, particularly ongoing research work within the project on Foreign Aid, Recom: Research and Communications...
Project meetingLaunch of collaboration for joint University of Ghana–UNU-WIDER research and post-graduate teaching programme
UNU-WIDER’s collaboration with the University of Ghana for a joint research and post-graduate teaching programme is launched in presence of the Rector of the United Nations University Professor Konrad Osterwalder and the Vice-Chancellor of the...
BlogYouth Unemployment in the Arab World: What Do We know? What is the Way Forward?
Imed Drine Many observers see youth unemployment as the major reason behind the recent popular uprisings in a number of Arab countries...Democracy Economic surveys Education
PresentationGroup visit by the Helsinki Students' UN Association (HYKY ry)
Group visit by the Helsinki Students’ UN Association for a seminar on UNU-WIDER’s mandate and research programme, with a research presentation on the UNU-WIDER project ‘ Development Under Climate Change ’ given by James...
ReportWorkshop on Employment in Tunisia: What Do We Know? What Is the Way Forward?
On the 10th of April, 2012, the African Development Bank and UNU-WIDER organized a research workshop on the theme of ‘Employment in Tunisia: What Do We Know? What is the Way Forward?’...Education, Higher Labor market Labor supply
Book ChapterTwo for the Price of One?: The Contribution to Development of the New Female Elites
From the book: The Role of Elites in Economic DevelopmentDiscrimination in employment Economic development Education, Higher
Working PaperTwo for the Price of One? The Contribution to Development of the New Female Elites
This paper describes the very different role played by female elites in contemporary developing countries, as compared to the 'early' industrializing countries of the nineteenth and early twentieth century...Discrimination in employment Economic development Education, Higher