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...
Working PaperSpillover Effects of International Standards: Work Conditions in Vietnamese Small and Medium Enterprises
Most studies focus on trade effects and organizational outcomes of international standards, neglecting the effect of standards on employees...Labor contracts Labor policy Small business
Book ChapterWhat Can Latin America Learn from China's Labour Market Reforms?
From the book: Falling Inequality in Latin AmericaLabor market Labor policy Labor unions
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
BlogChina and India’s Development Strategies: Lessons for Developing Countries
Amelia U. Santos-Paulino and Guanghua Wan China and India have become global economic powers. Even at the market exchange rate, China overtook Japan in 2010 as the second largest economy...Economic development Measurement (Poverty) Industrial policy
Book ChapterGlobal Labour Standards and Local Freedoms
From the book: Wider Perspectives on Global DevelopmentLabor Labor laws and legislation Labor policy
Annual LectureGlobal Labour Standards and Local Freedoms
Kaushik Basu is known for the expert way in which he brings the tools of economic and philosophical analysis to bear on current development issues...Labor Labor laws and legislation Labor policy
Book ChapterLabour Standards in Exports and Developing Countries
From the book: Globalization, Marginalization and DevelopmentCommercial policy International trade Labor
Book ChapterVietnam: Transition as a Socialist Project in East Asia
From the book: Transition and InstitutionsEconomic development Industrial policy Labor policy
Working PaperLabour Standards in Exports and Developing Countries
This paper investigates the impact labour regulation, as defined by labour standards, have on the international trade regime...Commercial policy International trade Labor
Book ChapterFighting Unemployment and Stress: Labour Market Policies in Central and Eastern Europe
From the book: The Mortality Crisis in Transitional EconomiesHealth Labor market Labor policy
Working PaperUnemployment, Labour Policies and Health in Transition: Evidence from Kazakhstan
A sharp rise in unemployment and a sharp rise in mortality have been two recurrent aspects of the process of transition...Labor policy Life expectancy Macroeconomics
Working PaperViet Nam: Transition as a Socialist Project in East Asia
In analyzing Viet Nam's recent economic adjustments, this paper attempts to distinguish events and policies that are properly assigned to the transition effort (defined as the process of increasing the market determination of economic outcomes) a...Economic development Industrial policy Labor policy
Working PaperEmerging Labour Markets: Labour Market Developments and Transitional Unemployment in Central and Eastern European Countries
Structural adjustment (Economic policy) Labor market Labor policy