Developing Fiscal States in Africa
On 2 December 2021, at 15:00 CET (16:00 EET), UNU-WIDER and the OECD Development Centre will host an online panel discussion on Developing Fiscal States in Africa that brings together academia, policy practitioners and development partners. Read more
Annual Lecture 25 by Bina Agarwal
Women’s struggle for land in South Asia: Can legal reforms trump social norms? Join the online lecture on 9 December. Read more
Think WIDER Webinar Series – New perspectives on development
Think WIDER – New perspectives on development webinar series features a line-up of eminent researchers and development specialists who present their work and discuss new perspectives to the topic of global development. Learn more
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Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
Our MOOC on industrial policy is open! Join this free self-paced course, with an instructor and regular opportunities to interact. Learn more
5 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperThe determinants of occupational sorting: Evidence from Mozambique
We examine the link between individual characteristics and sorting into different occupations using data from university students in Mozambique...Occupational choice Mozambique Personality traits
Working PaperIntergenerational mobility in occupational choices: Are there gender differences in Ghana?
Historically, the issue of intergenerational evolution of income, wealth, and socioeconomic status has been the subject of considerable research in the analysis of inequality...Intergenerational Mobility socioeconomic status Occupational choice
Working PaperInformality, labour transitions, and the livelihoods of workers in Latin America
This paper studies the incidence and heterogeneity of labour informality in six Latin American countries—Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, and Peru...Informality Occupational turnover Education
Working PaperOccupational choice of skilled workers in the presence of a large development sector: Evidence from Sierra Leone
Using data from Sierra Leone, I explore the role of cognitive ability in sorting across sectors and the importance of perceptions in the employment decision-making process...Development Employment Foreign aid
ProjectPromoting entrepreneurial capacity
Entrepreneurship can play an important role in structural economic change and in improving wellbeing. Governments and international institutions are investing increasing resources to promote entrepreneurship. This project aims at a greater...Development and Finance Entrepreneurship Economic development