35 years of knowledge for change: Bringing inequality to the fore (1998-2020)
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
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
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
UN at 75: slow death or a new direction? | Annual Lecture 24
RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE The 2020 WIDER Annual Lecture by Lord Mark Malloch-Brown discusses whether the UN can reinvent itself, or whether it will sink into irrelevance? More
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PresentationMaria Jouste on Tax for Development
Maria Jouste , UNU-WIDER Research Associate, will give a presentation at the Tax for Development webinar series on 17 November 2020 (CET). The webinar series is hosted by Chr. Michelsen Institute . The topic of Jouste's presentation will be...
Working PaperPartnership for inclusive growth: Can linkages with large firms spur the growth of SMEs in Tanzania?
A recent strand of literature on small and medium enterprise (SME) development identifies linkages with large firms as some of the enablers of development and competitiveness. However, there is a dearth of empirical studies on the topic...SMEs firm linkages firms
ReportMyanmar Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Survey 2019: Descriptive Report
The 2019 descriptive report of the Myanmar Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Survey is the second quantitative report of the Myanmar Enterprises Monitoring System (MEMS) project...SMEs Informal sector Manufacturing
From the book: Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in VietnamSMEs Microeconomics Private sector
Book ChapterPecuniary returns to working conditions
From the book: Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in VietnamWage differentials Working conditions Small and medium enterprises
Book ChapterCertification and business risk
From the book: Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in VietnamRisk SMEs Business
Book ChapterSlack resources and innovation in Vietnamese SMEs: A behavioural, stewardship, and institutional perspective
From the book: Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in VietnamInnovation Slack Institutional economics
From the book: Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in VietnamSMEs Microeconomics Data revolution
BookMicro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam
Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam provides a comprehensive analytic contribution to a crucial topic within development economics...SMEs Microeconomics Private sector
Journal ArticleSubnational home market bias in Vietnam: Evidence from enterprise‐level data
This paper contributes to the home (market) bias literature where administrative or political borders limit trade across borders. Home bias is well documented at the national and subnational level...Viet Nam Exporting Subcontracting
PresentationLaunching Ceremony of the Myanmar Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Qualitative Study Report (2018)
On 26 March the results and outcomes of the Myanmar Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Qualitative Study Report (2018) , SAM engagement, and four in-depth Studies were presented at a launching ceremony in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. The meeting brought...
ReportMyanmar Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises 2018 Qualitative Study
The purpose of this report is to give a nuanced picture of the SME business environment in Myanmar as a complement to the 2017 MSME quantitative survey conducted within the project ‘ Towards Inclusive Development in Myanmar ’...SMEs Manufacturing Informal sector
Working PaperManagerial attributes and enterprise access to formal credit in Myanmar
Using data from a new survey of small and medium-sized enterprises in Myanmar, we analyse enterprise demand for formal credit and the extent to which they are constrained in the formal credit market...formal credit Gender Personality traits
BlogCan natural resources jump-start industrialization?
At the end of last year, I filmed a lecture that will be part of a massive open online course (MOOC) on industrialization in Africa...Industrialization structural change Employment and Industry