Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
In September 2019, UNU-WIDER is launching its inaugural Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Industrial Policy and the Challenge for Africa
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WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNESCAP, 11-13 September 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand
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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.
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.
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.
62 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Book ChapterApproaches to supporting local and community development: The view from Zambia
From the book: Extractive Industriescommunity development Corporate social responsibility Environment
Journal Special IssueUNU-WIDER Special Symposium on Aid, Environment and Climate Change
This special section on aid and institutions discusses how they constitute an important element of the global response to interlinked global developmental and environmental challenges...Foreign aid Climate change Environment
Journal ArticleAid, Environment and Climate Change
Part of Journal Special Issue UNU-WIDER Special Symposium on Aid, Environment and Climate ChangeForeign aid Climate change Environment
NewsFinn Tarp opens Finnish Model UN conference
UNU-WIDER Director Finn Tarp opened Finland's only university-level Model UN conference on 5 April 2017 in Helsinki. He spoke to delegates about UNU-WIDER's ongoing work on transformation, inclusion, and sustainability, the Sustainable...SDG Environment
Working PaperApproaches to supporting local and community development: The view from Zambia
Mining is the largest sector of the Zambian economy but, as has been the case elsewhere, the relationship between mining companies and their host communities has been fractious, without a clear path towards sustainability...community development Corporate social responsibility Environment
Working PaperThe effects of climate risk on hydropower P3 contract value: Preliminary study of the Inga 3 Dam
Large hydropower dams are at the centre of a debate weighing the value and costs of renewable energy against the risks of climate change...Environment Renewable energy sources
Journal ArticleOptimized reservoir operation model of regional wind and hydro power integration case study: Zambezi basin and South Africa
Part of Journal Special Issue Prospects for Renewable Energy in AfricaEnvironment Infrastructure (Economics) Mathematical models
VideoGreening Cities in Developing Countries
Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 1.2Climate change Environment
Journal ArticleRisks of Coastal Storm Surge and the Effect of Sea Level Rise in the Red River Delta, Vietnam
Part of Journal Special Issue Economics of climate change impacts on developing countriesClimatic changes Environment Natural disasters
BlogThe Future of Development – Aid and Beyond
Just over a year ago, in March 2014, UNU-WIDER published a report entitled: What do we know about aid as we approach 2015?...Biodiversity conservation Children Climatic changes
Book ChapterInterrelationships among Health, Environmental Quality, and Economic Activity: What Consequences for Economic Convergence?
This chapter examines the link between health indicators, environmental variables, and economic development, and the consequences of this relationship on economic convergence...Environmental aspects (Economic development) Environment Gross national product
BlogWhy Ending Malnutrition is a Quintessential 21st Century Development Goal
In the run up to the announcement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) in September every development issue is clamouring for attention...Climatic changes Environment Equality and inequality
Journal ArticleIs the Clean Development Mechanism effective for emission reductions?
The UNFCCC COP 17 Durban conference confirmed the need to reach an all-party-inclusive global climate agreement by 2015 as the successor of the Kyoto Protocol...Climatic changes Econometrics Environment
Working PaperThe Role of Issue Linkage in Managing the Mekong
The Mekong River is the major water source in Southeast Asia and shared by six countries...Environment Game theory International relations
Working PaperOptimized Reservoir Operation Model of Regional Wind and Hydro Power Integration: Case Study: Zambezi Basin and South Africa
The present study develops a reliability assessment method of wind resource using optimum reservoir target power operations that maximizes the firm generation of integrated wind and hydro power...Mathematical models (Economics) Environment Infrastructure (Economics)