In the name of progress: Will technology solve inequality?
On 7 October Daron Acemoğlu delivers the 2022 WIDER Annual Lecture, challenging the techno-optimism of our age. Register to join the live stream. Read more
Think WIDER Webinar Series – New perspectives on domestic revenue mobilization
A new webinar series aims to facilitate a discussion on how domestic revenue mobilization can be supported in the Global South. Read more
Reducing inequality – the great challenge of our time
WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNIANDES | Bogotá, Colombia, on 5-7 October 2022 | Join us as we discuss innovative, theoretical, and empirical research on inequality, and its policy take-aways. Read more
The developer’s dilemma: Structural transformation, inequality dynamics, and inclusive growth
NOW AVAILABLE | This *open access* edited volume explores the developer’s dilemma between structural transformation and income inequality. Download your copy today
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Journal Special Issue: What sustains informality
This Open Access special issue explores critical issues related to the nature of informal employment and its determinants. Read more
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Policy seminarTony Addison at the 18th Plenary Meeting of the OECD Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-based Development
Tony Addison represents UNU-WIDER as one of the invited partner organizations and institutions in the OECD’s Policy Dialogue on Natural Resources Development , which will take place online on 27-28 June 2022. This dialogue is part of the OECD...
BlogUkraine: War, energy, and net zero
Just over seven months ago the United Nations convened its 26th Climate Change Conference (COP-26) in Glasgow, with the world nervously emerging from the pandemic...Ukraine Climate change Extractives
Policy seminarTony Addison at the 17th Plenary Meeting of the OECD Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-based Development
Tony Addison represents UNU-WIDER as one of the invited partner organizations and institutions in the OECD’s Policy Dialogue on Natural Resources Development , which will take place online on 14-15 December 2021. This dialogue is part of the...
BlogReducing wasted gas emissions is an opportunity for clean air and climate
The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) is seen as the last best chance for countries and companies to set out how they are actually going to deliver the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) target of no more tha...COP26 Climate change Extractive industries
Policy seminarTony Addison at the 16th Plenary Meeting of the OECD Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-based Development
Tony Addison represents UNU-WIDER as one of the invited partner organizations and institutions in the OECD’s Policy Dialogue on Natural Resources Development , which takes place online on 30 June – 2 July 2021. This dialogue is part of...
Book ChapterEnhancing local content in Uganda
From the book: Mining for ChangeLocal content Oil and gas Tax administration data
Book ChapterLocal content law and practice: The case of Ghana
From the book: Mining for ChangeLocal content Law Oil and gas
ProjectExtractives for Development (E4D) – risks and opportunities
Theme: Transforming statesExtractives Oil and gas Mining
Working PaperLocal content law and practice: The case of the oil and gas industry in Ghana
Local content and local participation policy and legislation have come to stay in Ghana’s oil and gas industry...Local content Law Oil and gas
From the book: Extractive IndustriesMining Extractive industries Climate change
Book ChapterDoubling down: National oil companies as instruments of risk and reward
From the book: Extractive IndustriesState-owned enterprises National oil companies Oil and gas
Book ChapterExtractives for development: Introduction and ten main messages
From the book: Extractive IndustriesOil and gas Resource revenues Mining
BookExtractive Industries: The Management of Resources as a Driver of Sustainable Development
This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations...Resource revenues Climate change Mining
Working PaperEnhancing local content in Uganda’s oil and gas industry
This paper analyses policy options to promote local content in Uganda as it transitions into an oil-producing country...Local content Oil and gas Tax administration data
Working PaperDoubling down: National oil companies as instruments of risk and reward
National oil companies tend to elicit unequivocal views. To political leaders within petroleum-producing countries, they often represent a sine qua non of a strategy capable of delivering long-term benefits to citizens...State-owned enterprises National oil companies Oil and gas