Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam
This new Open Access book provides a comprehensive analytic contribution to a crucial topic within development economics. Based on fifteen years of continued data collection and research efforts it brings together nine up-to-date studies on... read more
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.
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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.
9 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Journal ArticleWhat Can Experiments Tell Us About How to Improve Government Performance?
Part of Journal Special Issue Experiments in Development EconomicsPublic (Decision making) Economic development Corruption
Research BriefSuccesses and Challenges of Public Financial Management in Sierra Leone
Fragile and conflict-affected states, like Sierra Leone, can maintain a strong public financial management structure if they are able to find foreign support for administrative capacity and sufficient domestic political and executive support...Conflict management Economic policy Fiscal policy
Working PaperSuccess When Stars Align: Public Financial Management Reforms in Sierra Leone
Since the end of the civil war, the Government of Sierra Leone has made substantial progress in strengthening public financial management...Conflict management Public (Decision making) Economic policy
Book ChapterPolicy Processes and Food Price Crises: A Framework for Analysis and Lessons from Country Studies
From the book: Food Price Policy in an Era of Market InstabilityAgriculture Public (Decision making) Food security
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (August 2013)
22 August 2013 Tony Addison Angle returns from its Nordic summer break, to bring you more news and results from UNU-WIDER’s programme...Econometric models (Economic development) Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Working PaperWhat Can Experiments Tell Us About How to Improve Governance?
In recent years, randomized controlled trials have become increasingly popular in the social sciences...Public (Decision making) Economic development Corruption
Working PaperPolicy Process and Food Price Crisis: a Framework for Analysis and Lessons from Country Studies
During the recent food crisis, developing countries responded with a wide variety of policy responses to protect their population...Agriculture Public (Decision making) Food security
Working PaperSignificance of Public Space in the Fragmented City: Designing Strategies for Urban Opportunities in Informal Settlements of Buenos Aires City
This article surveys the problem of urban marginalization by one of its more critical expressions in the contemporary city: the slums...Public (Decision making) Segregation Urban planning
Working PaperHoping or Discounting the Future: A New Perspective on the Transmission of HIV/AIDS
Public policy debates, about HIV and prevention policy, have tended to occupy one of two extreme positions derived from either rational choice and or structuralists theories...Public (Decision making) Health Poverty