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.
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BlogYoung Afghan refugees and asylum seekers in the UK: Does more education mean better futures?
Education is my freedom ... if I have my education, everything is still possible for me in the future. Mohammed grinned, and looked down at his newly acquired university student card...Migration Refugees Youth
Working PaperThe impact of educational achievement on the integration and wellbeing of Afghan refugee youth in the UK
Unprecedented numbers of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children have arrived in Europe over the last decade, and young Afghans account for the highest proportion of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children across the UK...Migration Refugees Youth
Book ChapterKenya: Economic growth, labor market dynamics, and prospects for a demographic dividend
From the book: Africa's LionsEconomic growth Labor Labor productivity
BlogAfrican Lions - Tapping the potential of Kenya's economic growth
From 2000-2014, like many other sub-Saharan African countries, Kenya experienced high growth, at an average of 4.37 percent...Economic growth Labor Labor productivity
Working PaperThe African Lions: Kenya country case study
This paper mainly analyses the drivers of economic growth in Kenya and the linkages to the labour market dynamics, with a focus on population growth, its structure, and the prospects of reaping a demographic dividend...Economic growth Labor Labor productivity
Book ChapterConclusions: Moving Beyond Conventional Wisdoms
From the book: African Youth and the Persistence of Marginalization...Economic growth Population Youth
Book ChapterThe Success of Learnerships: Lessons from South Africa’s Training and Education Programme
From the book: African Youth and the Persistence of MarginalizationEconomic aspects (Education) Human capital Unemployment
Book ChapterEducation Policy, Vocational Training, and the Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa
From the book: African Youth and the Persistence of MarginalizationEducation Finance (Education) Population
Book ChapterYoung People, Agriculture and Employment in Rural Africa
From the book: African Youth and the Persistence of MarginalizationAgriculture Economic development Entrepreneurship
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
Book ChapterProtesting for a Better Tomorrow?: Youth Mobilization in Africa
Democracy Political science Social movement
Book ChapterIntroduction: African Youth at a Crossroads
Introduction Across the globe, today’s youth are often paradoxically considered both ‘agents of change’ who are driven by their aspirations for a better life and ‘a lost gen-eration’ who are trapped by their economic vul...Economic growth Population Youth
Working PaperYoung People, Agriculture, and Employment in Rural Africa
This paper examines the current interest in addressing the problem of young people’s unemployment in Africa through agriculture...Agriculture Economic development Entrepreneurship
Working PaperEducation Policy, Vocational Training, and the Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa
Technical, vocational education, and training has remained an explosive topic because it can create a divided society in terms of education and the benefits associated with it...Education Finance (Education) Population
Working PaperThe Success of Learnerships?: Lessons from South Africa’s Training and Education Programme
Vocational training programmes, like South Africa’s learnership programme, which combine classroom learning and on-the-job training seem like the type of intervention which can create skills, get young people into jobs quicker, and reduce youth...Economic aspects (Education) Human capital Unemployment