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
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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.
Transforming economies – for better jobs
WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNESCAP, 11-13 September 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand
6 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Journal ArticleWhat Is the Aggregate Economic Rate of Return to Foreign Aid?
In recent years, academic studies have been converging towards the view that foreign aid promotes aggregate economic growth...Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development Simulation methods (Economics)
Working PaperWhat is the Aggregate Economic Rate of Return to Foreign Aid?
Does foreign aid promote aggregate economic growth? In contrast to widespread perceptions, academic studies of this question have been rapidly converging towards a positive answer...Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development Simulation methods (Economics)
Journal ArticleCorruption and the Efficiency of Capital Investment in Developing Countries
This paper tests the effect of corruption on the efficiency of capital investment...Capital investments Economic development Corruption
Working PaperCorruption and the Efficiency of Capital Investment in Developing Countries
This paper considers the effect of corruption on the efficiency of capital investment...Capital investments Economic development Corruption
Journal ArticleWhat determines public education expenditures in Russia?
Recent studies suggest that the allocation of expenditures in education is important for growth...Education Expenditures, Public Institutional economics
Working PaperWhat Determines Public Education Expenditures in a Transition Economy?
Recent studies suggest that the allocation of expenditures in education matters for growth. Public education spending in many transition economies, however, is often inefficient and inequitable with education outlays misallocated across sectors...Education Expenditures, Public Institutional economics