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Great Gatsby and the Global South: Intergenerational mobility, income inequality, and development Global south Mobility Inequality
Data Scientist (NPSA)

UNU-WIDER is hiring a Data Scientist in Pretoria, South Africa. As a Data Scientist, you will contribute to the data extraction and data preparation for our Southern African – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED) programme.

Closing date: 22 March 2023
Visiting PhD Fellowship

Our Visiting PhD Fellowship Programme gives registered doctoral students an opportunity to utilize the resources and facilities at UNU-WIDER for their PhD dissertation or thesis research on developing economies, and to work with our researchers in...

Closing date: 31 March 2023
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Along the PhD path: A change in environment for a new perspective

After two years of COVID-19 restrictions, I was thrilled to receive an acceptance letter to UNU-WIDER's Visiting PhD Fellowship Programme...

Corruption and theft in the global oil and gas sector

Our Think WIDER Webinar Series – New perspectives on domestic revenue mobilization continues on 18 April 2023 at 16:00 (UTC+3) with a presentation and a panel discussion on corruption and theft in the global oil and gas sector. Register here...

18 April 2023 16:00
Online, Finland
Open for registration
Research Brief
New estimates on the share of tax evasion in Zambia Tax gap Value-added tax Bottom-up approach
From Monterrey to Addis Ababa, and what has happened since?

The importance of domestic revenue mobilization and taxation for sustainable development is widely acknowledged in global development discussions, but for real change to happen the amounts of development aid and political engagement need to live up t...

Domestic revenue mobilization Taxation Sustainable development
Working Paper
Fiscal dependence on extractive revenues: Measurement and concepts

The aims of this paper are twofold...

Extractives Government revenue Taxation
Journal Article
Educational expansion and shifting private returns to education: Evidence from Mozambique

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW | We examine how returns to education have evolved in the context of post-conflict reconstruction and economic growth in Mozambique over the period 1996–2015...

Returns to education Workforce Employment
Working Paper
Inequality of opportunity and intergenerational persistence in Latin America

How strong is the transmission of socio-economic status across generations in Latin America?...

Inequality of opportunities Intergenerational Mobility Latin America
Working Paper
The institutions and policies of aid-recipient countries and aid effectiveness: The case of Afghanistan

The aid effectiveness principles have limits if the recipient is fragile. The problem of relevance exists if the recipient has an authoritarian or totalitarian regime...

Aid effectiveness State fragility Regime type
Is there a silver lining to COVID-19? The effects of government responses on financial inclusion

The toll of the COVID-19 pandemic is still being assessed. Meanwhile, new variants continue to threaten as the reservoir of infected people remains large enough for mutations to proliferate...

Journal Article
Improving parenting practices for early child development: Experimental evidence from Rwanda

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW | This study investigates the short- and medium-term impact of a randomized group-based early child development program targeting parents of children aged 6–24 months in a poor, rural district of Rwanda...

Child education Child development Parenting programme
Unravelling the puzzle of peace: Short videos on key issues in peace and conflict research

A new series of nine short videos produced by the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) has just been released. The Puzzle of peace video series features leading economists, political scientists,...

Legacies of violent conflict - cover
Not too long and not too short: Introducing the new UNU-WIDER and Cambridge University Press series in Development Economics

Simon Kuznets’ pipe dream was to have economic inequality data that rarely existed when he was writing. What are the pipe dreams of today’s development economists?...

Social mobility COVID-19 Academic excellence
Direct support to small scale farmers reduces poverty: What Zambia is doing right

Over half of Zambia’s population lived below the national poverty line in 2015. In rural areas, where 89% of households are engaged in agriculture, the poverty rate was even higher, at 77% of the population. Coffee harvest at a farm in Zambia...

Agricultural policy Tax Cash transfers
Working Paper
The loser’s long curse: electoral consequences of a class conflict

This paper presents evidence of political legacies of exposure to a violent class conflict over 100 years...

Civil conflict Class Elections
Working Paper
Don’t rock the boat? Fears of conflict and support for protest in Iraq and beyond

Why do people support—or refrain from supporting—nonviolent protests for political change?...

protest Nonviolene Conflict
UNU-WIDER launches new series: Cambridge Elements in Development Economics

UNU-WIDER is excited to publish the first titles in a new series of peer-reviewed, original, authoritative, and succinct publications combining the best features of books and journals, made especially for digital access.

Cambridge Elements image
Marinella Leone on What drives parental investments in early childhood
8 February 2023
Hybrid, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Working Paper
The unintended long-run impacts of agro-terrorism in Brazil

This paper studies the unintended long-run effects of a permanent agricultural shock led by agro-terrorism in Brazil on the education and labour market...

Education Wages Agriculture
Climate resilience and sustainable sovereign debt

2022 is already a record-breaker in the number of climate change-related events , and developing countries must now pay for the repairs and remediation needed to combat the consequences...

Debt sustainability Fiscal sustainability Sustainability
Global tax reforms, net-zero, and domestic revenue: Food for thought from the DRM programme

Domestic revenue mobilization (DRM) and taxation have gained prominence lately on the global agenda, most recently with the resolution for the United Nations (UN) to lead the global discourse on tax rules ...

Domestic revenue mobilization Net Zero Illicit financial flows
Senior Research Fellow Patricia Justino appointed as Deputy Director of UNU-WIDER

The United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) appoints Senior Research Fellow Patricia Justino as Deputy Director on 1 August 2022.

Conflict Trust Governance
The puzzle of peace - conference image
Working Paper
The link between public debt and public investment in Tanzania

In a bid to realize its development aspirations, Tanzania has made concerted efforts to increase public investment, particularly in the last decade...

Public investments Tanzania Public debt
Teamwork and capacity strengthening to promote development: The case of Mozambique

Designing and implementing public policies requires caution to guarantee the best use of scarce resources, especially in middle- and lower-income countries...

Social protection Tax-benefit microsimulation Tax-benefit policy
Working Paper
Determinants of gender gaps in youth employment in urban Mozambique

In this study, we explore the correlates of the employment gender gap among urban youth in Mozambique. Young people are confronted with simultaneous decisions about education, work and family life influenced by social norms around gender roles...

Gender gap Employment Decomposition
Urban poverty: cities, slums, and the need for policy action

Developing countries will be predominantly urban by 2030...

Social mobility India Urbanization
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