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
9 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperRural financial intermediation and poverty reduction in Ghana: A micro-level analysis
The financial sector in rural areas, where most of the poor people in sub-Saharan Africa are found, has transformed massively in recent times, notably through the increased penetration of several types of rural financial intermediaries in addition to...rural financial intermediation Poverty reduction Welfare
Journal ArticleWelfare and Redistributive Effects of Social Assistance in the Global South
Part of Journal Special Issue Welfare and distributive effects of social assistance in the Global SouthSocial assistance Social protection Poverty
Journal Special IssueWelfare and distributive effects of social assistance in the Global South
This special issue presents an analysis of the recent evolution of social assistance in the developing world, looking at its complex typological configuration...Welfare Redistribution global south
Working PaperWelfare and redistributive effects of social assistance in the Global South
This paper presents an analysis of the recent evolution of social assistance in the developing world, looking at its complex typological configuration, which has interlinked with, and partly reflects the complex demographic and epidemiological transi...Social assistance Social protection Poverty
Journal ArticleIdentity Documents, Welfare Enhancement, and Group Empowerment in the Global South
Part of Journal Special Issue Legal Empowerment and Group-Based InequalityIdentity Legal empowerment Welfare
Book ChapterMarital trajectories and women's wellbeing in Senegal
From the book: Towards Gender Equity in DevelopmentDivorce Senegal Welfare
Journal ArticleFood access and subjective welfare in a developing country
Understanding the relationship between food access and welfare is critical in the design of social welfare policies, but the literature on this relationship is scarce...Food access Welfare Equivalent scale
Working PaperMarital trajectories and women’s wellbeing in Senegal
Divorce and widowhood followed by remarriage are common for women in Africa. A key question is how such discontinuous marital trajectories affect women’s wellbeing...Divorce Senegal Welfare
Working PaperEnergy system and economy-wide implications of a rapid transition to decarbonized energy in South Africa
Developed as well as developing countries will have to increase their ambition relative to their stated Nationally Determined Contributions to limit global temperature increases to 2°C above pre-industrial levels...Energy Climate policy Welfare