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.
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.
942 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperWelfare and redistributive effects of social assistance in the Global South
This paper presents an analysis of the recent evolution of social assistance in the developing world, looking at its complex typological configuration, which has interlinked with, and partly reflects the complex demographic and epidemiological transi...Social assistance Social protection Poverty
Journal ArticleVertical and Horizontal Inequality in Ecuador: The Lack of Sustainability
Part of Journal Special Issue Horizontal inequality in the Global SouthEquality and inequality Poverty Sustainable development
Journal ArticleDoes Horizontal Inequality Matter in Vietnam?
Part of Journal Special Issue Horizontal inequality in the Global SouthViet Nam Horizontal inequality Ethnic relations
SeminarOlivier Bargain on intra-household allocation and individual poverty
Olivier Bargain will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 28 August 2019. Abstract – Intra-household allocation and individual poverty Welfare analyses conducted by policy practitioners around the world usually rely on equivalized or per...
In the mediaInequality expert for SA-TIED hosted on South African national news channel eNCA Poverty Class Inequality
BlogMozambique case study shows that poverty is about much more than income
What does it mean to be poor? On the face of it, this may not sound like a very difficult question. In developed countries, almost all official and everyday definitions refer to poverty in income terms...Poverty Quantitative research anthropology
From the book: Asian TransformationsTransitional economies Economic growth Poverty
Research BriefBalancing tax collection and equality: The case of value-added tax in South Africa
In a democratic system, taxation is a critical part of the social contract between the state and its citizens. The tax system can be used to help address the unacceptably high levels of poverty, inequality, and unemployment in South Africa...value-added tax microsimulation Redistribution
Journal ArticlePoverty dynamics and graduation from conditional cash transfers: A transition model for Mexico’s Progresa-Oportunidades-Prospera program
The effects of conditional cash transfers (CCTs) on poverty and well-being have been widely studied. However, there is limited knowledge on how a CCT should respond to the dynamics of poverty...Panel analysis Poverty Measurement (Poverty)
BlogPoverty measurements for policy makers
In order to reduce poverty you must be able to measure it...Poverty Measurement (Poverty) Multidimensional poverty measurement