Migration and mobility – new frontiers for research and policy
WIDER Development Conference jointly organized with ARUA, 5-6 October 2017, in Accra, Ghana
Public economics for development
This WIDER Development Conference focuses on the lessons from modern public and development economics which can guide policy makers to reform tax and public provision systems.
Tax and development - What can we learn from the Finnish experience?
This seminar, held on July 7 in Maputo, will examine the relevance of the Finnish development experience from the Mozambican perspective.
Research and policy briefs
Evidence-based policymaking is crucial. Use our publications search to browse nearly 200 briefs which highlight the findings and policy implications of our research.
Measuring poverty and wellbeing in developing countries
This new Open Access book provides detailed analyses of poverty and wellbeing in developing countries, based on household surveys that have been ongoing for more than three decades.
76 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
ReportSOUTHMOD country report Ecuador: ECUAMOD v1.0
This report documents ECUAMOD, the SOUTHMOD micrososimulation model developed for Ecuador. This work was carried out by the ISER in collaboration with the Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales and UNU-WIDER...Tax Government revenue Government spending policy
ReportSOUTHMOD country report Zambia: MicroZAMOD v1.0
This report documents MicroZAMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Zambia. This work was carried out by Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis & Research ( ZIPAR ) in collaboration with the project partners. in the scope of the SOUTHMOD project...Tax Government revenue Government spending policy
ReportSOUTHMOD country report Mozambique: MOZMOD v1.0
This report documents MOZMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Mozambique. This work was carried out by the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Mozambique in collaboration with the project partners in the scope of the SOUTHMOD project...Tax Government revenue Government spending policy
ReportSOUTHMOD country report Tanzania: TAZMOD v1.0
This report documents TAZMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Tanzania. This work was carried out by University of Dar es Salaam in collaboration with the project partners in the scope of the SOUTHMOD project...Tax Government revenue Government spending policy
Working PaperThe expansion of economic protection for older adults in Latin America: Key design features of non-contributory pensions
Over the past two decades, many Latin American countries have expanded the economic protection of older adults by developing non-contributory pensions or making eligibility rules more flexible...Equality Old age social pensions
Working PaperGovernment intervention need for social security improvement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: A theoretical analysis using the principal–agent model
African populations need better support through social protection mechanisms...Social security Pensions Contracts
Working PaperOn the spread of social protection systems
This paper undertakes an empirical analysis of the adoption of various components of social security systems as well as contribution rates...Panel analysis Social security Taxation
BlogFive lessons from Martin Ravallion’s WIDER Annual Lecture: Direct interventions against poverty in poor places
On 23 March researchers, policy makers, and politicians gathered at the Stockholm School of Economics (or joined online via the webcast ) to hear Professor Martin Ravallion deliver WIDER Annual Lecture 20 and discuss its implications...Equality and inequality Poverty Social security
BlogInequality in South Africa - An Interview with Murray Leibbrandt
At the UNU-WIDER Inequality conference September 2014 we interviewed Murray Leibbrandt, Professor of Economics at the University of Cape Town on issues of inequality in South Africa...Children Economic policy Education
Working PaperAssessing the Impact of Social Grants on Inequality: A South African Case Study
The democratic government in South Africa has developed a system of social grants to combat the high levels of poverty and inequality inherited from the apartheid regime...Equality and inequality Household survey Poverty
BlogUNU-WIDER Inequality Conference 2014: Country Comparisons and Conceptual Approaches
18 December 2014 Roger Williamson In an earlier article I reviewed a number of the high-profile contributions to the September 2014 conference on inequality . It is now time to dig deeper into the material presented at the event...Comparative economics Economic growth Government policy (Poor)
Research BriefThe Evolution of Social Protection in Latin America
Social insurance has not succeeded in reducing fiscal deficits and expanding coverage to more beneficiaries in Latin America Social assistance has had a greater impact on poverty and inequality than social insurance In lower-middle-income countries, ...Economic policy Equality and inequality Social security
Working PaperPoverty Dynamics and Programme Graduation from Social Protection: A Transitional Model for Mexico’s Oportunidades Programme
Social protection programmes have emerged as one of the most important anti-poverty policy strategies in developing countries. Their effects on poverty and well-being have been widely studied...Panel analysis Poverty Measurement (Poverty)
Position PaperAid and the Social Sectors
This position paper on Aid and the Social Sectors was prepared by UNU-WIDER under the ReCom programme of Research (Re) and Communication (Com) on foreign aid...Economic assistance and foreign aid Poverty Social security
Book ChapterOn the Distributional Implications of Social Protection Reforms in Latin America
From the book: Falling Inequality in Latin AmericaEconomic policy Equality and inequality Social security
BlogThe Bangladesh Paradox – An Interview with Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury
Carl-Gustav Lindén Bangladesh has made some remarkable strides in development and poverty reduction since independence, despite generally weak governance...Democracy Poverty Social security