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.
15 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperWho demands labour (de)regulation in the developing world?: Insider–outsider theory revisited
Contrary to the predictions of the insider–outsider model, we show that the large majority of outsiders in developing countries support, rather than oppose, protective labour regulations...Formal and informal Labour Labour market segmentation
Working PaperLinking taxation and social protection: Evidence on redistribution and poverty reduction in Ethiopia
The reduction of poverty, and more recently inequality, are pressing concerns in many low- and middle-income countries, not in the least as a result of the Sustainable Development Goals committing countries to significant improvements by 2030...Equity Income tax Taxation
BlogTaxation: Inequality, Equity, and Efficiency – An Interview with Michael Keen
8 October 2014 by Roger Williamson Michael Keen from the International Monetary Fund addressed the UNU-WIDER Development Conference in September 2014 “Equity Objectives and Puzzles in Linking Tax and Spending”...Government policy (Poor) Equality and inequality Equity
BlogRising Inequality – How to Reverse It?
30 October 2014 Dominik Etienne and Annett Victorero The last decade has witnessed a revival of concern over the impact of high-income concentration on economic development and wellbeing...Economic development Economic growth Economic policy
Working PaperCan Climate Finance Achieve Gender Equity in Developing Countries?
We develop the climate finance-gender equity framework in this paper and use the ‘contextual-procedural-distributive’ equity as a lens of analysis to examine how climate finance helps challenge, and reinforce, gender inequities in the mit...Sociological aspects (Economics) Environmental economics Equity
Working PaperConcepts and Operationalization of Pro-Poor Growth
Growth that reduces poverty is often considered pro-poor regardless of whether the poor benefit from it more than the non-poor. Such growth could simply be termed poverty-reducing growth...Economic development Equity Income distribution
Working PaperDevelopment of Financial Intermediation and the Dynamics of Rural-Urban Inequality: China, 1978-98
Using China as a test case, this paper empirically investigates how the development of financial intermediation affects rural-urban income disparity (RUID)...Banks and banking, Central Economic planning Equity
Working PaperDevelopment Policy: An Introduction for Students
This paper discusses development policy objectives, noting how these have changed over the years, with a more explicit focus on poverty reduction coming recently to the fore...Economic development Equity Poverty
Book ChapterEconomic Policy, Distribution, and Poverty: The Nature of Disagreements
From the book: Growth, Inequality and PovertyEconomic development Economic policy Equity
Working PaperIdiosyncratic Risk in the 1990s: Is It an IT Story?
This paper examines trends in idiosyncratic risk in different ‘new economy’ and ‘old economy’ industries, and explores whether these developments can be attributed to the use of IT...Capital market Equity Information technology
Book ChapterCost Recovery and Equity in the Health Sector: The Case of Zimbabwe
From the book: Social Provision in Low-Income CountriesEquity Financial crisis Health care
Book ChapterRegional Integration on Uneven Terms: The Case of Mexico within NAFTA
From the book: National Perspectives on the New Regionalism in the NorthEquity Free trade International economic relations
Book ChapterRegional Integration - Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Entity: In Whose Interest?
From the book: National Perspectives on the New Regionalism in the SouthEconomic integration Equity International economic relations
Book ChapterOpenness, Financial Innovation, Changing Patterns of Ownership, and the Structure of Financial Markets
From the book: Financial Openness and National AutonomyEconomic policy Equity Finance