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
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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.
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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.
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BlogUNU-WIDER @ 30
2015 marks the 30th anniversary of UNU-WIDER. The Institute opened its doors in 1985. It has been quite a ride ever since. We have had thousands of economists and other social scientists through those Helsinki doors since 1985...Climatic changes History (Economics) Equality and inequality
Book ChapterCan Food-for-Work Programmes Reduce Vulnerability?
From the book: Insurance Against PovertyEconomic assistance and foreign aid Famines Poverty
Journal ArticleGrowth and shocks: evidence from rural Ethiopia
Using panel data from rural Ethiopia, the article discusses the determinants of consumption growth (1989–1997), based on a microgrowth model, controlling for heterogeneity...Famines Risk
Working PaperCan Food-for-Work Programmes Reduce Vulnerability?
Food-for-work (FFW) programmes have been widely heralded as a means of providing self-targeting transfers coupled with investment in public goods...Economic assistance and foreign aid Famines Poverty
BookThe Political Economy of Hunger: Selected Essays
Hailed in its initial publication as a work with urgent implications for countless lives, Dréze and Sen's The Political Economy of Hunger is the classic analysis of an extraordinary paradox: in a world of food surpluses and satiety, hunger kills ...Famines Food security Hunger
Book ChapterFeeding China: The Experience Since 1949
From the book: The Political Economy of HungerCentral planning Commune Communist state
Book ChapterThe Food Problems of Bangladesh
From the book: The Political Economy of HungerAgriculture and state Famines Food security
Book ChapterFamine Prevention in India
From the book: The Political Economy of HungerAgriculture and state Central planning Famines
Book ChapterIntroduction to The Political Economy of Hunger
From the book: The Political Economy of HungerFamines Food security Hunger
Book ChapterThe Food Crisis in Africa: A Comparative Structural Analysis
From the book: The Political Economy of HungerAgriculture Famines Food security
Working PaperThe Entitlement Approach to Famine: An Assessment
Famines Marketing (Farm produce) Food supply
Working PaperExternal Imbalances, Famines And Entitlements: A Case Study
The study proceeded by broadly categorizing the various defects of the economy as manifestations of two disequilibria in the system...Balance of payments Famines Structural adjustment (Economic policy)
Working PaperThe Ethiopian Famines, Entitlements and Governance
Famines Marketing (Farm produce) Food supply
BookThe Political Economy of Hunger: Endemic Hunger : Volume 3
This book is the third of three volumes...Famines Food security Hunger
BookThe Political Economy of Hunger: Famine Prevention : Volume 2
This book is the second of three volumes...Famines Marketing (Farm produce) Food security
BookThe Political Economy of Hunger: Entitlement and Well-being : Volume 1
This book is the first of three volumes...Famines Marketing (Farm produce) Food security