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.
150 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
BlogMini-documentary: Viet Nam’s data revolution is well on its way
The international community rarely calls for a revolution. In this case, it has. A data revolution, says UNU-WIDER Director Finn Tarp. Viet Nam has seen large changes to its economy since the advent of doi moi , the new beginning, in the 1980s...Structural transformation Sustainable development SDG
Working PaperHow do we legislate for improved community development?
A large mining project has the potential to be a partner in assisting local communities in their development efforts. Communities located in close proximity to a large mine have every right to expect that the project will benefit their community...Community development agreement Mining Mining law
Working PaperBiofuels technology: A look forward
This paper assesses biofuels technology readiness and provides foresight to biofuels development in Southern Africa...Biofuels bioenergy Technology maturity
SeminarTowards a new consensus on the principles of policy-making for the contemporary world
Working PaperThe role of gender in the extractives industries
In recognizing that women’s participation and gender equity is a precondition for the achievement of acceptable development outcomes, extractives industry companies are increasingly making public commitments to integrating gender equality, incl...extractives industry Gender equality Sustainable development
Working PaperThe role of participation in sustainable community development programmes in the extractives industries
A major challenge for almost all extractives activity is that benefits accrue predominantly at the national level while disruptions are invariably highly localized close to the resource...community development community participation Sustainable development
Working PaperModeling sustainable long-term electricity supply–demand in Africa
This paper develops a scenario-based model to identify and provide an array of electricity demand in Africa, and to derive them from the African power system of development...Energy planning Electricity Sustainable development
Working PaperTowards contribution analysis
Since the early 1990s, at least 45 initiatives have been mounted to improve the environmental and social performance of the mining industry across the world. Many changes in the formal legal and regulatory systems have also been introduced...Contribution analysis Mining Sustainability
NewsStockholm Statement – Towards a new consensus on the principles of policy-making for the contemporary world
Thirteen economists, which included four former Chief Economists of the World Bank, met over two days at Saltsjöbaden, Sweden, on 16-17 September 2016, to discuss the challenges faced by today’s economic policy makers. The meeting was...New Directions in Development Economics Equality and inequality Sustainable development
Working PaperVertical and horizontal inequality in Ecuador: The lack of sustainability
We analyse vertical and horizontal inequality in Ecuador from a long-run perspective, as well as during and after the commodities boom...Equality and inequality Poverty Sustainable development
BlogResponding to crises - a personal approach to the conference theme
Crisis can mean different things to different people. In response to this week's WIDER conference , we must ask ‘Which crises, and crises for whom?’. The crises with the biggest impact may be long-term rather than short-lived...Economic development Sustainable development
SeminarDecent Work in the Era of Sustainable Development
What is the role of decent work in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) era? This was the main topic of discussion in the seminar organized by the Global Sustainability Foundation and the Trade Union Solidarity Centre of Finland (SASK) , which...
Working PaperThe political economy of clean energy transitions at sub-national level: Understanding the role of international climate regimes in energy policy in two Brazilian states
This paper examines the political economy aspects, particularly the influence of the Clean Development Mechanism, in clean energy and climate change policies in the states of Bahia and Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil...Climatic changes Renewable energy sources Sustainable development
BlogWill Norway’s model of Sovereign Wealth Fund work in Tanzania?: A reality check
Several countries in Africa – including Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Uganda - have recently discovered large oil and gas or other mineral resources...Economic assistance and foreign aid Fiscal policy Mineral industries
Working PaperBorder adjustment mechanisms: Elements for economic, legal, and political analysis
This paper examines, from a multidisciplinary perspective, plausible hypotheses for implementation of border carbon adjustment mechanisms, seen as a complement to strong environmental regulation...Environmental justice International trade Political science
Working PaperVarieties of clean energy transitions in Europe: Political-economic foundations of onshore and offshore wind development
The paper introduces a novel framework for classifying different types of national political economies...Capitalism Industrial productivity Renewable energy sources