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
14 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Journal ArticleTransitional Justice, Gender Programming, and the UNSCR 1325: African Context and the Case of Kenya
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid for Gender Equality and DevelopmentDemocracy Economic assistance and foreign aid Justice, Administration of
Journal ArticleImpact Assessment of the Facilitadores Judiciales Programme in Nicaragua
Part of Journal Special Issue Development Assistance for PeacebuildingConflict management Justice, Administration of
BlogGetting into a State?
30 October 2013 Roger Williamson The UNU-WIDER meeting held last week in New York on the topic of fragility and aid argued forcefully that you cannot ‘fix’ failed states as you would a broken window...Agriculture Budget Conflict management
Working PaperLiberia’s Gender-Sensitive Police Reform: Starting from Scratch? Improving Representation and Responsiveness
After its 14-year civil war, Liberia worked with multiple donors and partners to restore security...Bureaucracy Crime Economic assistance and foreign aid
Working PaperImpact Assessment of the Facilitadores Judiciales Programme in Nicaragua
Facilitadores Judiciales is a programme run by the Organization of the American States and the Nicaraguan judiciary. The main objective of the programme is to improve access to justice for the disadvantaged people in Nicaragua...Justice, Administration of Rural development
BlogDemocracy, Transparency, and Parliamentary Broadcasting
22 August 2013 Patrick Gregory ‘Justice should not only be done, but should manifestly and undoubtedly be seen to be done’...Democracy Government accountability Justice, Administration of
Research BriefGender and Transitional Justice
Transitional justice processes often fail to adequately deal with gender issues. Attempting to deal with gender-based violence during periods of transitional justice is often seen as destabilizing and a threat to future stability...Democracy Economic assistance and foreign aid Justice, Administration of
BlogFrom The Editor's Desk (December 2012)
Tony Addison This year has rushed by at speed. For UNU-WIDER it’s been a year of big successes. We will have published some 110 working papers by the end of December, up from 96 in 2011 (go here for the latest list)...Economic aspects (Economic development) Economic aspects (Environment) Climatic changes
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (February 2012)
Tony Addison It’s now February, and Helsinki remains deep in snow. We had an extended blizzard last weekend, with temperatures hovering around minus five...Economic aspects (Human capital) Economic aspects (Nationalism) Democracy
Working PaperTransitional Justice and Aid
This paper examines the current security–governance–development nexus, something that is often also discussed under the concept of ‘transitional justice’ (TJ)...Democracy Economic assistance and foreign aid Justice, Administration of
Book ChapterEthics, Rhetoric and Politics of Post-Conflict Reconstruction: How Can the Concept of Social Contract Help Us in Understanding How to Make Peace Work?
From the book: Making Peace WorkConflict management Justice, Administration of Power (Economics)
Working PaperEthics, Rhetoric and Politics of Post-conflict Reconstruction: How Can the Concept of Social Contract Help Us in Understanding How to Make Peace Work?
Since existing injustices and the quest for justice are seen to be the main causes for violent clashes, it is often claimed that the restoration of justice must be the most important goal of post-conflict reconstruction...Conflict management Justice, Administration of Power (Economics)
Working PaperCrime, Isolation, and Law Enforcement
This paper investigates the relationship between criminal activity and geographical isolation...Conflict management Justice, Administration of Regional economics