Mining for Change
This new open access book presents research undertaken to understand how better management of the revenues and opportunities associated with natural resources can accelerate diversification and structural change in Africa.... Read more
Women in Science
On 11 February the world celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. UNU-WIDER, along with other institutes across United Nations University, are taking this day of celebration a step further with a month long campaign ... Read more
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.
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.
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.
Transforming economies – for better jobs
WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNESCAP, 11-13 September 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand
71 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
SeminarRajeev Goel on corruption beyond the glass ceiling - do women entrepreneurs perceive corruption differently?
Rajeev Goel will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 20 April Abstract – Corruption beyond the glass ceiling: do women entrepreneurs perceive corruption differently? Adding to the corruption-gender nexus, this paper contributes across...
SeminarMarcela Ibanez on the intrinsic value of decision making - evidence from a bargaining experiment in Egypt
SeminarJeffrey Hammer on one hundred homes - a visual survey of wealth and poverty in India
Jeffrey Hammer will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 12 March Abstract - One hundred homes - a visual survey of wealth and poverty in India In 2018, a multi-disciplinary team from India and four other countries collected expenditure data,...
SeminarMarijke Verpoorten on aggrieved artisanal miners in Eastern Congo
SeminarOsman Ouattara on temperature shocks and inflation - are there any ramifications?
SeminarMarkus Jäntti on income distribution in Uganda – a tax register-based assessment
SeminarSaurabh Singhal on inequality, corruption and cooperation
SeminarSushanta Mallick on is financial inclusion good for banks?
SeminarEmma Nkonoki on inclusive innovation ecosystems - why we need NGOs to ensure that no one is left behind
SeminarNeil Ruiz on demographic trends and attitudes towards migration globally
SeminarBereket Kebede on endowment effects and gender in the efficiency and equity of team allocation
Bereket Kebede will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 22 January Abstract – E ndowment effects and gender in the Efficiency and Equity of Team Allocation We conduct a novel experiment in which pairs of subject make separable allocative...
SeminarErwin Bulte on participatory resource management, elite capture and local livelihoods
SeminarMariapia Mendola on agricultural transformation and farmers' expectations
SeminarFantu Cheru and Christopher Cramer on the Oxford Handbook of the Ethiopian economy
Fantu Cheru and Christopher Cramer will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 04 December. Abstract – The Oxford Handbook of the Ethiopian economy Ethiopia has recently attracted research interest because of its unique development path and...
SeminarJoshua Magero Otieno on ethnicity, politics and wellbeing in Kenya
Joshua Magero Otieno will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 20 November. Abstract – Ethnicity, politics and wellbeing in Kenya Perceived or real welfare imbalances fundamentally impacts individuals’ civic participation, inclusivity...
SeminarWeiWei Chen on the political economy of Chinese private investment in Ethiopia
WeiWei Chen will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 20 November 2019. Abstract - The political economy of Chinese private investment in Ethiopia: a case study of Eastern Industry Park Conventional wisdom sees a large role for Chinese state-owned...