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Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam
This new Open Access book provides a comprehensive analytic contribution to a crucial topic within development economics. Based on fifteen years of continued data collection and research efforts it brings together nine up-to-date studies on... read more
175 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Book ChapterResolution of balance of payments crises: emergency financing and debt workouts
From the book: Resetting the International Monetary (Non)SystemBalance of payments Debt relief International agencies
Book ChapterThe provision of global liquidity: the global reserve system
From the book: Resetting the International Monetary (Non)SystemFinancial institutions International International agencies
VideoClimate Change and Development Co-operation
Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Plenary 1Climate change International agencies
Journal ArticleEmployment Effects of Multilateral Development Bank Support: The Case of the African Development Bank
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid and EmploymentEconomic assistance and foreign aid International agencies International finance
BlogEconomic Lessons from Recent Research for Achieving SDG8
This article is part of UNU’s “ 17 Days, 17 Goals ” series, featuring research and commentary in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, 25-27 September 2015 in New York City...Business enterprises Capital investments Economic assistance and foreign aid
Journal ArticleThe World Bank's Health Projects in Timor-Leste: The Political Economy of Effective Aid
Part of Journal Special Issue Development Assistance for PeacebuildingEconomic assistance and foreign aid Economic planning Health
Journal ArticleThe Yemen Social Fund for Development: An Effective Community-Based Approach amid Political Instability
Part of Journal Special Issue Development Assistance for PeacebuildingConflict management Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development projects
Working PaperAid, Social Policy, and Development
This paper discusses past and current social policy strategies in the international aid architecture. From the 1990s, aid strategy and policy shifted to put a stronger emphasis on human development...Economic assistance and foreign aid International agencies Millennium Development Goals
BlogDevelopment Finance: The Role for Aid in Africa
Aid’s future, its history, and its impact were the topics of a policy workshop held by UNU-WIDER in co-operation with the Embassy of Denmark in Dar es Salaam on 8 June ...Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic growth Economic policy
BlogThe Future of Development – Aid and Beyond
Just over a year ago, in March 2014, UNU-WIDER published a report entitled: What do we know about aid as we approach 2015?...Biodiversity conservation Children Climatic changes
BlogFrom the Editor’s Desk (January 2015)
We are now into 2015, and the year is already gathering speed. 2015 is of course the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, and a major year in global development with the conclusion of the MDG process, and the start of a new chapter with the SDGs...Agricultural industries Balance of payments Children
Working PaperResolution of balance of payments crises: Emergency financing and debt workouts
This paper analyses the history and effectiveness of the two major mechanisms of resolution of balance of payments crisis...Balance of payments Debt relief International agencies
Journal ArticleState Failure, State-Building, and Prospects for a “Functional Failed State” in Somalia
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid and Institution-Building in Fragile StatesEconomic development Economic policy International agencies
Working PaperThe Provision of Global Liquidity: The Global Reserve System
This paper analyses three major problems of the current international monetary system: the asymmetric-adjustment problem, dependence on the monetary policy of the main reserve-issuing country, and the large demand for self-insurance by developing cou...Financial institutions, International International agencies International finance
Working PaperThe Multilateral Aid System: An Assessment Following the Major Replenishments of 2013
The paper assesses the multilateral development financing system in the light of the replenishments of three key funds in 2013...Economic assistance and foreign aid Financial institutions, International International agencies
Journal ArticleDesigning Effective Civil Service Reform Lessons from Past Experience
Part of Journal Special Issue Aiding Government Effectiveness in Developing CountriesInternational agencies Corruption Public administration