The Policy Briefs series is designed to reach policymakers in developing countries and those groups and individuals seeking to influence the policymaking process at national and international levels. The production of each Brief is a collaborative effort, bringing together experts from specialised research institutions located in both the North and the South. The experts participate in the selection of topics to be covered and contribute articles on one of the agreed topics. UNU-MERIT coordinators edit these contributions into a coherent 8-12 page Policy Brief.
The specific objectives of the PB series are to:
Research briefs are written for scholars/researchers and report on recent research findings.
UNU Policy Brief, Number 4, 2020, Hammer or Nudge? Science-based Policy Advice in the COVID-19 Pandemic. By Luc Soete
UNU Policy Brief, Number 3, 2020, Industrialisation and De-Industrialisation in the Developing World. By Andy Sumner
UNU Policy Brief, Number 2, 2020, Jobs and Structural Transformation in Developing Countries. By Marco Sanfilippo
UNU Policy Brief, Number 1, 2020, Automation, Industrialisation and Development. By Lukas Schogl
UNU Policy Brief, Number 1, 2019, Measuring Women’s Empowerment in the Middle East and North Africa. By Micheline Goedhuys & Eleonora Nillesen
UNU Policy Brief, Number 4, 2018, The Importance of Social Protection for Children in the Balkans. By Franziska Gassmann & Eszter Timar
UNU Policy Brief, Number 2, 2018, Rates of Return to Social Protection: Social Cash Transfers in Uganda. By Stephan Dietrich & Franziska Gassmann
UNU Policy Brief, Number 1, 2018, The Economic Impacts of Social Cash Transfers in Integrated and Remote Areas in Uganda. By Maria Klara Kuss & Franziska Gassmann
UNU Policy Brief, Number 1, 2016. Social Cash Transfers as Economic Investments: Contextualising the Transmission Channels between Uganda’s Senior Citizens Grant and Economic Growth. By Maria Klara Kuss & Paddy Llewellin
UNU Policy Brief, Number 2, 2015. Swiss Migration Partnerships: A New Tool for Bilateral Cooperation on Migration? By Elaine McGregor, Katrin Marchand & Melissa Siegel
UNU Policy Brief, Number 1, 2014. Migrant and Refugee Integration in Global Cities: The Role of Cities and Businesses. By Teressa Juzwiak, Elaine McGregor & Melissa Siegel
UNU Policy Brief, Number 5, 2013. Women in the Informal Economy: Experiments in Governance from Emerging Countries. By Shyama V. Ramani, Sutapa Chattopadhyay & Ajay Thutupalli
UNU Research Brief, Number 1, 2010. The Global Financial Crisis and Africa’s “Immiserizing Wealth” (PDF 289 KB). By Alexis Habiyaremye & Luc Soete
UNU Policy Brief, Number 4, 2009. Toward a Global Science and Technology Policy Agenda for Sustainable Development (PDF 70 KB). By Paul A. David, Can Huang, Luc Soete & Adriaan van Zon
UNU Policy Brief, Number 1, 2009. The Internationalization of Chinese and Indian Firms: Trends, Motivations and Policy Implications (PDF 353 KB). By Suma Athreye & Sandeep Kupar
UNU Research Brief, Number 1, 2008. Measuring Eco-Innovation (PDF 272 KB). By René Kemp
UNU Policy Brief, Number 11, 2006. Using Science and Technology Indicators to support knowledgebased economies (PDF 220 KB). By Robert Tijssen & Hugo Hollanders
UNU Policy Brief, Number 10, 2006. Foreign Direct Investment: Key Issues for Promotion Agencies (PDF 204 KB). By Mariana Zanatta, Ionara Costa & Sergey Filippov
UNU Policy Brief, Number 3, 2006. Hydrogen Fuel Cells and Transport Alternatives: Issues for Developing Countries (PDF 204 KB). By Lynn Mytelka & Grant Boyl
UNU Policy Brief, Number 1, 2006. Open Source and Open Standards: A New Frontier for Economic Development? (PDF 401 KB). By Rishab Aiyer Ghosh & Jan Philipp Schmidt, March 2006.
Technology Policy Brief, Volume 4, Issue 1 (PDF 131 Kb)
Measuring Innovation: Making Innovation Surveys Work for Developing Countries, Goedhuys, Micheline (Ed.), December 2005
UNU Policy Brief, Number 1, 2005. Regulating Bioprospecting: Institutions for Drug Research, Access and Benefit-Sharing (PDF 397 KB). By Padmashree Gehl Sampath, March 2005.
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