Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
In September 2019, UNU-WIDER is launching its inaugural Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Industrial Policy and the Challenge for Africa
Transforming economies – for better jobs
WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNESCAP, 11-13 September 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand
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.
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.
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Evidence-based policymaking is crucial. Use our publications search to browse nearly 200 briefs which highlight the findings and policy implications of our research.
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Journal ArticleIdentity Documents, Welfare Enhancement, and Group Empowerment in the Global South
Part of Journal Special Issue Legal Empowerment and Group-Based InequalityIdentity Legal empowerment Welfare
Working PaperGovernment intervention need for social security improvement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: A theoretical analysis using the principal–agent model
African populations need better support through social protection mechanisms...Social security Pensions Contracts
Working PaperFormalizing safety nets and the requirements to obtain them: An increased role for identity documents in the Global South
Having a birth certificate is a stepping stone to acquiring an array of rights and benefits, including other documents necessary to navigate in and outside of one’s home country...Pensions Transfer payments
BlogStandards, Codes and Pension Flows
by Helmut Reisen The case for mutual benefits arising from the global diversification of portfolios holds well for funded retirement savings...Accounting Financial institutions Institutional economics
BookFinance and the Real Economy: Issues and Case Studies in Developing Countries
The present volume contains six papers on financial-policy issues and country experiences, presented at a joint ECLAC/UNU-WIDER/UNCTAD seminar held at ECLAC headquarters in Santiago, Chile, on 5-6 October 1992...Banks and banking Finance Pensions
Book ChapterPension System Reforms and Savings in Latin America and Caribbean Countries with Special Reference to Chile
From the book: Finance and the Real EconomyBanks and banking Finance Pensions
BookSocial Security in Developing Countries
The term "social security" has a very different meaning in underdeveloped countries -- whose populations live in great insecurity -- and is best understood as poverty alleviation...Pensions Public welfare Social security