The end of poverty postponed?
Over a billion people living in poverty and a $500 million per day loss of income for the poorest people in the world could soon be reality. Blog by Andy Sumner, Chris Hoy, Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez discusses their new research.
Africa’s lockdown dilemma: High poverty and low trust
There is growing unease that blindly replicating the COVID-19 policy responses of high-income countries might inflict irreparable damage to poor households and foment social unrest in developing countries. Read more
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Catch up on recordings from the WIDER Webinar Series to hear from renowned researchers on the impact of COVID-19 on development, and the implications for the Global South. More webinars to be announced soon!
COVID-19: macroeconomic dimensions in the developing world
The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented global crisis. The task for economic policy is to help keep people alive, enterprises afloat, and households out of poverty.
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Journal Article: Tax-motivated transfer mispricing in South Africa - direct evidence using transaction data
This new Open Access article provides the first direct systematic evidence of profit shifting through transfer mispricing in a developing country.
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BlogHow can developing countries pay for the SDGs?
With official development assistance under strain, achieving the Sustainable Development Goals will require developing countries to rely increasingly on their own resources...SDGs Sustainable Development Goals Millennium Development Goals
VideoWIDER Annual Lecture by C. Peter Timmer
View the WIDER Annual Lecture on Managing structural transformation post-2015.Structural transformation Income distribution Millennium Development Goals
AboutPresentation - AL18
The WIDER Annual Lecture 18 was delivered on 18 November at the UN Headquarters in New York. The lecture, given by Professor Emeritus C. Peter Timmer of Harvard University, focused on the topic of structural transformation, especially within the...Structural transformation Income distribution Millennium Development Goals
AboutPhotos - AL18
Selection of images from the WIDER Annual Lecture 18.Structural transformation Income distribution Millennium Development Goals
AboutContributors - AL18
Short biographies of those who contributed to the event.Structural transformation Income distribution Millennium Development Goals
Journal ArticleImpact of Aid and Public Spending—A Macro–micro Framework
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid, Social Policy and DevelopmentEconomic assistance and foreign aid Millennium Development Goals
Journal ArticleAid, social policy and development
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid, Social Policy and DevelopmentEconomic assistance and foreign aid Financial institutions, International Millennium Development Goals
Journal Special IssueAid, Social Policy and Development
The UNU-WIDER Special Issue aims to address collectively the following questions: (1) What are the principles and facts that have underpinned the evolution of bilateral and multilateral social sector aid over the past 25 years?...Economic assistance and foreign aid Millennium Development Goals Sustainable development
BlogJoseph Stiglitz and Amartya Sen on the Sustainable Development Goals
World leaders are now meeting at a special UN summit from 25–27 September to formally adopt the SDGs, which will then be implemented from 1 January 2016...Democracy Economic development Human rights
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
Working PaperLessons for Japanese Foreign Aid from Research on Aid’s Impact
Japan has an impressive history when it comes to aid, industrial policy, and infrastructure development, both as a country that saw meteoric development of its own, and as a country that has been one of the world’s largest donors for decades...Economic assistance and foreign aid Infrastructure (Economics) Millennium Development Goals
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
BlogWhy Ending Malnutrition is a Quintessential 21st Century Development Goal
In the run up to the announcement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) in September every development issue is clamouring for attention...Climatic changes Environment Equality and inequality
BlogHow to Achieve Structural Transformation in Developing Economies? — An Interview with C. Peter Timmer
In this interview C. Peter Timmer, Professor Emeritus at Harvard University, reflects on the conditions of possibility of structural transformation in developing countries, particularly in Africa...Economic growth Equality and inequality Income distribution
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 18 - Managing Structural Transformation Post-2015
BlogWhat can we Learn from Popular Representations of Development?
17 October 2013 David Lewis, Dennis Rodgers, and Michael Woolcock When asked why she wrote novels about poverty rather than gather what we would now call ‘hard’ data, the Victorian novelist George Eliot famously responded that ‘a pi...Economic development Methodology (Qualitative research) Mass media