Development challenges in Africa in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic
UNU-WIDER in partnership with UONGOZI Institute will organize a two-day online conference on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic in Africa, 11-12 February 2021. Read more
35 years of research for change – what's next?
Join our anniversary celebrations as we reflect on some of the greatest achievements of UNU-WIDER over the last 35 years and how we see our work creating change in the future. Read more
Journal Special Issue: Involuntary Migration, Inequality, and Integration
Looking at Vietnamese and Afghan migrants in Canada, Germany, the US, this special issue explores such experiences with a focus on inequality between migrants and host populations in countries of settlement. Read more
NEW: Domestic Revenue Mobilization (DRM) programme
The aim of UNU-WIDER’s DRM programme is to help improve developing countries’ tax systems and to strengthen their domestic capacities for revenue collection. The DRM programme is financed by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad). More
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How is COVID-19 changing development? A WIDER Webinar Series
Check out the upcoming WIDER Webinar Series events to hear from renowned researchers on the impact of COVID-19 on development, and the implications for the Global South. Recordings of past events available too. Click here for more details
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117 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperInequality, institutions, and cooperation
We examine the effects of randomly introduced economic inequality on voluntary cooperation, and whether this relationship is influenced by the quality of local institutions, as proxied by corruption...Inequality Institutions Corruption
Book ChapterWhy do women co-operate more in women's groups?
From the book: Towards Gender Equity in DevelopmentPublic goods Gender Bayesian estimation
Journal ArticleEthnic fragmentation, public good provision and inequality in India, 1988–2012
Part of Journal Special Issue Horizontal Inequality: Persistence and ChangeEducation Equality and inequality Health care
Journal ArticleOptimal taxation and public provision for poverty reduction
The existing literature on optimal taxation typically assumes there exists a capacity to implement complex tax schemes, which is not necessarily the case for many developing countries...Income tax Poverty Public goods
Working PaperWhy do women co-operate more in women’s groups?
We examine a public goods game in 83 communities in northern Liberia...Public goods Gender Bayesian estimation
Journal ArticlePublic disclosure for carbon abatement: African decision-makers in a PROPER public good experiment
A linear public good experiment adopted from Holt and Laury [1997. Classroom games: Voluntary provision of a public good...Field experiments Pollution Public goods
Working PaperEthnic fragmentation, public good provision, and inequality in India, 1988-2012
Using data from various rounds of the nationally representative NSSO survey between 1988 and 2012, we first construct national, state, and district-level figures for overall, within and between consumption inequality...Education Equality and inequality Health care
VideoWIDER Annual Lecture by Antonio Ocampo
View the WIDER Annual Lecture on Reforming the International Monetary and Financial Architecture.Public goods International finance Financial stability
AboutPhotos - AL14
Selection of images from the WIDER Annual Lecture 14.Public goods International finance Financial stability
NewsPress release - AL 14
WIDER Annual Lecture 14: Reforming the International Monetary and Financial Architecture, by José Antonio Ocampo, New York, USAPublic goods International finance Financial stability
AboutPresentation - AL14
Professor José Antonio Ocampo will deliver the UNU-WIDER 14th Annual Lecture on 9 December 2010 at the UN headquarters in New York. The lecture addresses Reforming the International Monetary and Financial Architecture. Amidst still unsettled...Public goods International finance Financial stability
Journal ArticleThe Impact of the Sectoral Allocation of Foreign aid on Gender Inequality
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid for Gender Equality and DevelopmentEconomic assistance and foreign aid Econometric models (Economic development) Expenditures, Public
BlogDiversity debit vs. diversity dividend: Challenging the conventional wisdom
It is widely accepted in recent work in economics and political science that ethnic diversity has a negative impact on the provision of public goods such as health and education...Education Health Public goods
Journal ArticleEthnic Heterogeneity and Public Goods Provision in Zambia: Evidence of a Subnational “Diversity Dividend”
The “diversity debit” hypothesis – that ethnic diversity has a negative impact on social, economic, and political outcomes – has been widely accepted in the literature...Education Health Public goods
Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 1.4Taxation Inequality Poverty
Journal ArticleDonor Coordination for Effective Government Policies?
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid, Social Policy and DevelopmentEconomic assistance and foreign aid Economic development Government spending policy