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
Transforming economies – for better jobs
WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNESCAP, 11-13 September 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand
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.
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.
BlogFrom Africa rising to rising debt in Africa: The looming debt crisis
Africa’s rising public debt continues to attract increased attention regionally and internationally. The narrative about Africa seems to have gradually shifted from ‘Africa rising’ to ‘rising debt in Africa’...Debts debt crisis Development finance
BlogDeveloping countries would benefit from improved tax collection: What can help?
The ability to raise revenues from taxes – called “fiscal capacity” – is a crucial aspect for the functioning of any state...Tax revenue fiscal capacity Income tax
VideoWIDER Annual Lecture by Justin Yifu Lin
View the WIDER Annual Lecture on New Structural Economics.Structural transformation Productivity Economic policy
AboutPhotos - AL15
Selection of images from the WIDER Annual Lecture 15.Structural transformation Productivity Economic policy
AboutPhotos - AL12
Selection of images from the WIDER Annual Lecture 12.Developing countries History (Economics) GDP
NewsThree Myths About Industry in Africa
Read the article on key myths about industry in Africa written by John Page, Non-resident Fellow at UNU-WIDER in the Foresight Africa 2014 series issued by the Brookings Institution. Page co-leads with Finn Tarp the Learning to Compete (L2C):...Industrial policy Manufacturing Manufacturing industries
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 15 - New Structural Economics
NewsOpinion - UNU-WIDER on the 'Triple Crisis'
Three interconnected crises - of the global financial system, food security and global warming - potentially threaten peace and stability. Multilateral action must be combined with a clearer understanding of how they affect each other and their...Financial crisis GDP Climate change