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​On 26th September UNU-WIDER helda policy seminar on 'Inequality and Development - trends and policies' at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. The seminar looked at current trends in inequality, the relationship between development and inequality, and the role of social protection and taxation in the development process. Read more

In this interview Finn Tarp, Director of UNU-WIDER, discusses the evidence uncovered in the aid and growth and other themes of the ReCom – Research and Communication on Foreign Aid programme, coordinated by UNU-WIDER  2011-13. Watch video and read more
The United Nations has announced that it has selected UNU-WIDER’s Development Under Climate Change (DUCC) project as ‘one to watch’ in its ‘Big Data Climate Challenge’ that is part of the build up to the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit on 23 September 2014 at UN Headquarters, New York. Read more
The Society for the Study of Economic Inequality has commissioned a series of papers appraising income inequality databases These evaluations are forthcoming in a special issue of The Journal of Economic Inequality. Professor Stephen Jenkins of the London School of Economics evaluated the WIID and the SWIID datasets for the issue. UNU-WIDER has taken into account the helpful suggestions in the review in the latest version of the data set,WIID3.0bRead more
The first installation of the new UNU-WIDER Policy Brief series examines the determinants of the recent decline of income inequality in Latin America. Read more
WIID - the world income inequality database

The WIID v3.0B extends the database by 2000 observations on income inequality for developed, developing, and transition countries. The database and its documentation are available here.

ReCom - Research and Communication on Foreign Aid
The ReCom - Research and Communication on Foreign Aid programme produced 247 original studies. It provides evidence on what does and could work in development, and what can be transferred and scaled up.

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