Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
In September 2019, UNU-WIDER is launching its inaugural Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Industrial Policy and the Challenge for Africa
Transforming economies – for better jobs
WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNESCAP, 11-13 September 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand
WIDER Seminar Series
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.
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.
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.
51 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
BookAfrican Youth and the Persistence of Marginalization: Employment, politics, and prospects for change
The much heralded growth and transformation of many economies in sub-Saharan Africa over the last decade continues to receive prominent attention in academic scholarship and among policy practitioners...Discrimination in employment Economic development Rural development
Journal ArticleUrban Service Delivery in Africa and the Role of International Assistance
Part of Journal Special Issue Urban Governance and Service Delivery in sub-Saharan AfricaLocal government Urban planning Urbanization
Journal ArticleUrban Governance and Service Delivery in African Cities: The Role of Politics and Policies
Part of Journal Special Issue Urban Governance and Service Delivery in sub-Saharan AfricaDelivery of goods Policy sciences Public goods
Journal Special IssueUrban Governance and Service Delivery in sub-Saharan Africa
This special issue comprises UNU-WIDER research focusing on key governance challenges related to addressing gaps in urban service delivery in sub-Saharan Africa...Economic assistance and foreign aid Decision making (Public administration) Public goods
BlogFrom The Editor's Desk (December 2012)
Tony Addison This year has rushed by at speed. For UNU-WIDER it’s been a year of big successes. We will have published some 110 working papers by the end of December, up from 96 in 2011 (go here for the latest list)...Economic aspects (Economic development) Economic aspects (Environment) Climatic changes
Research BriefUrban Service Delivery in Africa and the World Bank
Various studies have shown that there is a positive correlation between urban population levels and gross national income...Central planning Local government Urban planning
BookLatin American Urban Development into the 21st Century: Towards a Renewed Perspective on the City
According to UN-Habitat, Latin America is the most urbanized region in the world...Quality of life Urban economics Urban planning
BookUrbanization and Development in Asia: Multidimensional Perspectives
The 20th century was one of rapid urbanization—that is urbanization by urban growth, and by rural-to-urban migration...Economic development Urban economics Urban planning
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (June-July 2012)
Tony Addison I started writing this ‘From the Editor’s Desk’ in Accra, to the sound of an African drum band, preparing for a ceremony to mark the launch of the joint University of Ghana-UNU-WIDER Research and Post-Graduate Teaching ...Economic aspects (Informal sector (Economics)) Environmental aspects (Economic development) Economic development
BlogUrbanization and Development in Asia: Linkages with Globalization and Migration
Lorraine Telfer-Taivainen The Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary, was the venue for the launch on 16 June 2012 of the just-published UNU-WIDER book Urbanization and Development in Asia: Multidimensional Perspectives , edited by Jo...Economic development Economic growth Emigration and immigration
Working PaperDonor Assistance and Urban Service Delivery in Africa
Sub-Saharan African cities have been growing at historically unprecedented rates. Since the early 1970s, they have welcomed international assistance involving a succession of major thematic objectives...Central planning Local government Urban planning
Book ChapterCreating Place for the Displaced: Migration and Urbanization in Asia
From the book: Urbanization and Development in AsiaEmigration and immigration Urban economics Urban planning
Book ChapterModerating Urbanization and Managing Growth: Can Colombo Prevent the Emerging Chaos?
From the book: Urbanization and Development in AsiaEconomic development Economic policy Urban planning
Book ChapterWomen and Landed Property in Urban India: Negotiating Closed Doors and Windows of Opportunity
From the book: Urbanization and Development in AsiaGovernment spending policy Land tenure Urban planning
Book ChapterRe-thinking the Latin American City
From the book: Latin American Urban Development into the 21st CenturyQuality of life Urban economics Urban planning