NEW POLICY GUIDEBOOK: Deals and development in fragile and conflict-affected states
The guidebook is designed to help economic advisers to analyse country context and design interventions with the goal of enabling positive growth that reduces fragility.
Annual Report 2020
Read about how our research shifted to address the effects of the global pandemic in 2020. The annual report also looks back at some of the highlights from our history as we celebrate 35 years of UNU-WIDER and the power of the WIDER network.
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
NEW OPEN ACCESS BOOK: Inequality in the Developing World
Inequality has emerged as a key development challenge. This book contributes to this important discussion by presenting assessments of the measurement and analysis of global inequality by leading inequality scholars. Read more
Have you heard about the GGDC/UNU-WIDER Economic Transformation Database?
The new database provides crucial information on changes in the economic structure of economies across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Preliminary findings suggest a trend reversal in many developing countries towards industrialization. Read more
50 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperThe impact of a higher leverage ratio on the South African economy
We employ a micro-founded and stock-and-flow-consistent model to study the impact of a higher leverage ratio on the South African economy. The model provides a rich representation of institutional balance sheets...Computable general equilibrium Financial dynamics Leverage ratio
Journal ArticleRisks of Coastal Storm Surge and the Effect of Sea Level Rise in the Red River Delta, Vietnam
Part of Journal Special Issue Economics of climate change impacts on developing countriesClimate change Environment Natural disasters
BlogHow Can Governments Better Respond to Global Food Price Fluctuations?
Much of UNU-WIDER’s research in the last few years was initiated under the 2010-13 work programme on the triple crisis of finance, food, and climate change. The financial crisis from 2008 onwards has received massive worldwide attention...Economic policy Structural adjustment (Economic policy) Food security
Journal ArticlePoverty, Vulnerability, and Reference-Dependent Utility
Part of Journal Special Issue Poverty, Development, and Behavioral EconomicsPoverty Risk management Uncertainty
BlogCost of Capital: The Real Price of Green Energy
4 July 2013 Carl-Gustav Lindén In recent years the price of green energy technology has come down dramatically. This means that European investments in renewable energy can be very competitive...Capital Capital market Cost effectiveness
BlogAid and our Changing Environment: What did we Learn?
24 June 2013 Tony Addison The Stockholm ReCom results meeting at Sida on 4 June was a lively exchange on all aspects of foreign aid and climate change finance (including the role of private finance)...Climate change Economic assistance and foreign aid Environmental policy
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (May 2013)
9 May 2013 Tony Addison With May ending, we head into a very busy June for UNU-WIDER (and midsummer). Next week we are back in Stockholm at Sida for the ReCom results meeting on ‘Aid, climate change, and the environment ’...Econometric models (Economic development) Climate change Corporate governance
Working PaperRisks of Coastal Storm Surge and the Effect of Sea Level Rise in the Red River Delta, Vietnam
This paper considers the impact of sea level rise and storm surge on the Red River delta region of Vietnam an area already known to be highly vulnerable to coastal risks...Climate change Environment Natural disasters
Journal ArticleIn Violence as in Peace: Violent Conflict and Rural Entrepreneurship in the Philippines
Part of Journal Special Issue Small Business, Entrepreneurship, and Violent Conflict in Developing CountriesConflict management Entrepreneurship Investment analysis
Journal ArticleMeasuring Vulnerability: An Overview and Introduction
Part of Journal Special Issue Vulnerability in DevelopmentConflict management Poverty Poverty measurement
Journal ArticleMeasuring the Vulnerability of Subnational Regions in South Africa
Part of Journal Special Issue Vulnerability in DevelopmentPoverty measurement Regional economics Risk
Journal Special IssueVulnerability in Development: Advances in Concept and Measurement
The six papers in this Special Issue to provide insights into advances in conceptualizing and measuring vulnerability, in particularly household vulnerability to poverty and country and regional vulnerability to external shocks...Conflict management Poverty Poverty measurement
Book ChapterMeasuring Vulnerability and Poverty: Estimates for Rural India
From the book: Vulnerability in Developing CountriesGovernment policy (Poor) Poverty measurement Risk
Book ChapterVulnerability Dynamics and HIV Risk in the Semi-Arid Tropics of Rural Andhra Pradesh
From the book: Vulnerability in Developing CountriesAgriculture Health Internal migration
Working PaperMeasuring the Vulnerability of Subnational Regions
A small but growing literature has been concerned about the economic (and environmental) vulnerability on the level of countries. Less attention is paid to the economic vulnerability of different regions within countries...Poverty measurement Regional economics Risk
Working PaperAssessing Vulnerability Before, During and After a Natural Disaster in Fragile Regions: Case Study of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami in Sri Lanka and Indonesia
Current approaches of measuring vulnerability to natural hazards generally use a rather static perspective that focuses on a single point in time—often before a hazardous event occurs...Humanitarian assistance Natural disasters Poverty measurement