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
13 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Journal ArticleCan commercial farming promote rural dynamism in sub-Saharan Africa?: Evidence from Mozambique
The impact of commercial farms on smallholders in developing countries remains highly controversial...Agriculture Farm produce Welfare economics
Working PaperCan commercial farming promote rural dynamism in sub-Saharan Africa?: Evidence from Mozambique
The impact of large commercial farms on neighbouring smallholders in low-income sub-Saharan Africa remains controversial...Agriculture Farm produce Welfare economics
Working PaperInter- and intra-farm land fragmentation in Vietnam
This paper uses panel data at commune, household, and plot levels to study the causes and effects of agricultural land fragmentation in rural Vietnam...Agriculture Farm produce Land tenure
Journal ArticleClimate Change, Agriculture and Food Security in Tanzania
Part of Journal Special Issue Climate Change and Economic DevelopmentAgriculture Climatic changes Farm produce
Book ChapterOn-Street Upgrading?: Assessing the Consequences of Allocation and Regulation Policy in Santiago de Chile’s Ferias Libres
From the book: Latin American Urban Development into the 21st CenturyCommercial policy Farm produce Informal sector (Economics)
Working PaperClimate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security in Tanzania
The consequences of climate change for agriculture and food security in developing countries are of serious concern...Agriculture Climatic changes Farm produce
Working PaperReputation, Policy Risk, and Land Use: A Study of China’s ‘Grain for Green’ Programme
Since 1999, China has spent RMB 50 billion (about US$7 billion) to implement the ‘Grain for Green’ programme, the largest land retirement programme in the developing world...Conservation of natural resources Farm produce Forests and forestry
Working PaperSocio-Spatial Implications of Street Market Regulation Policy: The Case of Ferias Libres in Santiago de Chile
Unlike in most Latin American cities, street vendors organized in farmers’ markets popularly known as ferias libres in Santiago de Chile, gained legal recognition early in the twentieth century...Commercial policy Competition Farm produce
Working PaperA Tale of Two Countries: Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Rice Productivity in China and Brazil
This paper looks at differences in spatial and temporal variation of rice yields in China and Brazil. We find that rice yields in China have converged over time and that rice production has become more and more homogeneous...Agricultural industries Agricultural innovations Farm produce
Working PaperEmpowering Women Through Livelihoods Orientated Agricultural Service Provision: A Consideration of Evidence from Southern Africa
The paper considers the impact of livelihoods oriented agricultural service provision for smallholder farmers on gender relationships and food security...Farm produce Food security Rural development
Working PaperFood Marketing Reconsidered: An Assessment of the Liberalization of Food Marketing in Sub-Saharan Africa
The liberalization of food marketing has been implemented as part of structural adjustment programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa...Agriculture Farm produce Free enterprise
Book ChapterIs Co-operation Habit-Forming?
From the book: The Environment and Emerging Development IssuesCooperative societies Farm produce Game theory