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.
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Evidence-based policymaking is crucial. Use our publications search to browse nearly 200 briefs which highlight the findings and policy implications of our research.
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NewsIn Memoriam: Wally Tyner
Professor Wallace “Wally” E. Tyner, dear friend, a great man, and a deeply respected contributor to UNU-WIDER, passed away on 17 August 2019 after a brief illness. Wally Tyner was a world-class expert in the area of climate, energy,...In memoriam
NewsIn Memoriam: Jaime Ros
Just as UNU-WIDER was disseminating the very recent publication in World Development journal an article in which Carlos Ibarra and Jaime Ros analysed the factors explaining the decline of the labour income share in Mexico, we received the sad news...In memoriam
NewsIn Memoriam: Alexander A. Kwapong, Former UNU Vice-Rector
It is with great sadness that the United Nations University announces the death of Prof. Alexander Adum Kwapong, UNU Vice-Rector from 1976 to 1988. Prof. Kwapong died in Accra, Ghana on 9 August 2014, aged 87.In memoriam
NewsIn Memoriam: Elinor Ostrom
Our good friend and colleague Elinor Ostrom passed away on 12 June 2012 after a long illness. Elinor was the first, and to date only, woman to win a Nobel Prize in economics. Ravi Kanbur, who worked closely with Elinor, reflects on her life and work:In memoriam
NewsUNU-WIDER Remembers President Václav Havel, 1936-2011
In 1989, everything changed for Václav Havel and his country. The former lab technician, now playwright, led Czechoslovakia’s extraordinary Velvet Revolution which toppled the ruling regime. The world watched in astonishment at the display of an...In memoriam