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
2020 Annual Conference of the Inclusive growth in Mozambique programme
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35 years of knowledge for change (1985-95)
Join our anniversary celebrations as we reflect on some of the greatest achievements of UNU-WIDER over the last 35 years and how we see our work creating change in the future. First we look at 1985-95 and changing IMF orthodoxy. 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
How is COVID-19 changing development? A WIDER Webinar Series
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Why all countries should contribute to ending global poverty
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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