The end of poverty postponed?
Over a billion people living in poverty and a $500 million per day loss of income for the poorest people in the world could soon be reality. Blog by Andy Sumner, Chris Hoy, Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez discusses their new research.
Africa’s lockdown dilemma: High poverty and low trust
There is growing unease that blindly replicating the COVID-19 policy responses of high-income countries might inflict irreparable damage to poor households and foment social unrest in developing countries. Read more
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Catch up on recordings from the WIDER Webinar Series to hear from renowned researchers on the impact of COVID-19 on development, and the implications for the Global South. More webinars to be announced soon!
COVID-19: macroeconomic dimensions in the developing world
The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented global crisis. The task for economic policy is to help keep people alive, enterprises afloat, and households out of poverty.
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Journal Article: Tax-motivated transfer mispricing in South Africa - direct evidence using transaction data
This new Open Access article provides the first direct systematic evidence of profit shifting through transfer mispricing in a developing country.
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Book ChapterRethinking Asian Drama: Fifty Years Later
From the book: Asian TransformationsGunnar Myrdal History (Economics) Transformation
Working PaperRethinking Asian Drama
Gunnar Myrdal published Asian Drama in 1968, a work which made important analytical contributions to our understanding of development but was deeply pessimistic about Asia’s future prospects...Gunnar Myrdal History (Economics) Transformation
Working PaperOn the mobilization of domestic resources in oil countries: The role of historical factors
This paper investigates the sources of variability in the mobilization of domestic tax revenue in oil-producing countries...Tax Natural resources History (Economics)
VideoWIDER Annual Lecture by Ronald Findlay
View the WIDER Annual Lecture on The Trade-Development Nexus in Theory and History.International trade Industrialization History (Economics)
AboutPhotos - AL12
Selection of images from the WIDER Annual Lecture 12.Developing countries History (Economics) GDP
AboutPhotos - AL13
Selection of images from the WIDER Annual Lecture 13.International trade Industrialization History (Economics)
NewsPress release - AL13
Professor Ronald Findlay, Author of 'Power and Plenty' at United Nations University — WIDERInternational trade Industrialization History (Economics)
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (April 2015)
So we have reached April. The year is starting to move fast...Climatic changes Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic policy
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
Working PaperThe Colonial Legacy: Income Inequality in Former British African Colonies
This paper examines the distribution of top incomes in 15 former British colonies in Africa, drawing on evidence available from income tax records. It seeks to throw light on the position of colonial elites during the period of British rule...History (Economics) Equality and inequality Income distribution
Working PaperThe Evolution of Industry in Uganda
The paper looks at the evolution of industry in Uganda examining drivers and constraints since the pre-colonial period in the 1940s to date...History (Economics) Evolutionary economics Industrial organization (Economic theory)
BookDevelopment Success: Historical Accounts from More Advanced Countries
What lessons can be learnt from 'developed' countries that might be useful for developing and emerging economies?...Economic development Economic aspects (Economic development) History (Economics)
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (April 2013)
30 April 2013 Tony Addison As April closes, our thoughts turn to UNU-WIDER’s spring/summer programme. And it’s a busy one...Economic aspects (Industrialization) Econometric models (Economic development) Economic aspects (Economic development)
BookAchieving Development Success: Strategies and Lessons from the Developing World
This book presents development strategies and lessons based on a large range of 'success' countries across the developing world. In addition to the country cases, it presents regional and overall syntheses that cover orthodox vs...Economic development Economic policy History (Economics)
Policy BriefDevelopment Success: Historical Accounts from More Advanced Countries
What, if anything, can today's developing countries learn from the past strategies of more advanced countries? the answer is 'a great deal', despite the obvious fact that the development environment has changed significantly...Economic development History (Economics) Industrial policy
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (February 2013)
Tony Addison As the snow continues to lie deep across Helsinki, UNU-WIDER is putting the last touches to the ReCom results meeting on ‘aid and the social sectors’, which takes place at Sida in Stockholm on 13 March...Economic aspects (Industrialization) Econometric models (Economic development) Children