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
7 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperA proposal for a new universal development commitment
Most Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development countries have accepted, in principle at least, the 50-year-old commitment of contributing 0.7 per cent of gross national income to supporting the development of countries in the Global Sout...Global inequality Poverty alleviation Growth
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
Journal ArticleForeign Aid and Climate Change Policy: What Can(’t) the Data Tell Us?
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Impact and EffectivenessAdaptation Climate change Climate change mitigation
Working PaperForeign aid and climate change policy: What can(’t) the data tell us?
Climate-related foreign aid is on the rise, with signatories to the Paris Climate agreement pledging US$100 billion annually to promote mitigation and adaptation in recipient countries...Adaptation Climate change Climate change mitigation
WorkshopUNU-WIDER & UNU-CRIS Joint Session on South-South Integration in a North-South Context: Regional and Global Integration: Quo Vadis?
UNU-WIDER & UNU-CRIS Joint Session (Parallel 1.1) to be held on Saturday, 16 January, South-South Integration in a North-South Context.
WorkshopUNU-WIDER and UNU-CRIS International Workshop on South-South and North-South Trade Agreements: Compatibility Issues
South-South reciprocal trade agreements continue to surge in popularity despite arguments that they are a sub-optimal trade choice relative to North-South agreements or non-discriminatory trade liberalization. S-S agreements include both new...