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
56 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
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
PresentationDistributional Impacts of the 2008 Global Food Price Spike in Vietnam
Presented at: A Festschrift in Honor of Per Pinstrup-Andersen : New Direction in the Fight Against hunger and Malnutrition. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA. Presentation See full programme New directions in the fight against hunger and...
BlogDevelopment Agenda after 2015: Finishing the Job we have Started
9 May 2013 Andris Piebalgs, EU Commissioner for Development Imagine a world where global poverty is at a record low; growth in Africa—at a record high; EU development aid—unprecedentedly generous...Economic assistance and foreign aid Education Environment
BlogAid and the Social Sectors: Reflections from the Stockholm Results Meeting
17 April 2013 Tony Addison and Miguel Niño-Zarazúa We learnt much from the ReCom Results meeting on 13th March in Stockholm on aid and the social sectors...Children Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic growth
BlogReflecting Change: The Second Edition of ‘From Poverty to Power’
Duncan Green Updating a book on contemporary events can be unnerving. In the intervening years, events and new thinking combine to expose the weaknesses of any text...Democracy Ecology Economic development
Policy BriefCan We Eradicate Hunger?
World hunger is prevalent yet receives relatively less attention compared to poverty. The MDGs have taken a step to address this with the resolution of halving the number of starving people in the world by 2015...Food security Human rights Hunger
ProjectGender and food security
UNU-WIDER’s recent project ‘Hunger and Food Security’ exerted a strong attraction for academia, international organizations (FAO, WFP, and UNCTAD), civil society organizations, and the media. The first project meeting, held in...Poverty Inequality and Well-being Hunger
Book ChapterComplex Humanitarian Emergencies: Concepts and Issues
From the book: War, Hunger, and DisplacementHumanitarian assistance Hunger Natural disasters
Working PaperThe Age of Humanitarian Emergencies
The Age of Humanitarian Emergencies makes an effort to define and operationalize a humanitarian emergency...Humanitarian assistance Hunger Natural disasters
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 ChapterThe Food Problems of Bangladesh
From the book: The Political Economy of HungerAgriculture and state Famines Food security
Book ChapterIntroduction to The Political Economy of Hunger
From the book: The Political Economy of HungerFamines Food security Hunger
Book ChapterThe Intrafamily Distribution of Hunger in South Asia
From the book: The Political Economy of HungerHunger Women
Book ChapterFamine Prevention in Africa: Some Experiences and Lessons
From the book: The Political Economy of HungerAgriculture Hunger Public goods
Book ChapterAn Independent Press and Anti-hunger Strategies
From the book: The Political Economy of HungerHunger Poverty Public goods