Request for research proposals: Analysis on firms and taxation using micro data from Uganda
The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and UNU-WIDER have established a secure research lab in the premises of URA. Want to do research using quality-assured administrative tax data? See the Request for Research Proposals
Opportunities to work with UNU-WIDER
Check out our exciting open opportunities - including a request for research proposals, and vacancies in our team
Annual Report 2021
We look back at our key achievements over 2021 and highlight our recent contributions to the data revolution, SDG 8 (Decent work and economic growth) and SDG 16 (Peace, justice and strong institutions). Read more
Expert insights on Ukraine
Read expert commentary from the WIDER Network on the situation in Ukraine, drawing from research around the world. Read more
Social Mobility in Developing Countries: Concepts, Methods, and Determinants
NOW AVAILABLE | This *open access* edited volume fills a crucial gap in social mobility studies and provides the foundation for future research on social mobility in countries of the Global South. Download your copy today
Check out our research in brief
Our research and policy briefs provide a short overview with key findings, lessons, and policy implications, from some of our key research outputs.
PresentationUNU-WIDER at the World Village Festival 2022
VacanciesVacancy Research Fellow (P-2) - 2 positions
UNU-WIDER is hiring two Research Fellows in Pretoria, South Africa.
SeminarSustainable cities discussion forum: SDG8
VacanciesAssociate Programme Officer (NPSA)
UNU-WIDER is hiring an Associate Programme Officer in Pretoria, South Africa.
ConferenceThe puzzle of peace – towards inclusive development in fragile contexts
In 2022, UNU-WIDER hosts two WIDER Development Conferences, the first took place in Helsinki on 16–17 May 2022. Check the programme to find presentation slides and links to the posters prestented here . Across the two days, sessions covered a...
VacanciesOperations Manager (NO-A)
UNU-WIDER is hiring an Operations Manager in Helsinki, Finland.
BlogSeeking asylum from nowhere— how origin shapes the context of reception
Afghanistan is the world’s newest nowhere , a predicament that will shape the evacuation and resettlement prospects for millions of people for the foreseeable future. What does it mean to call Afghanistan a ‘nowhere’?...Refugees Forced migration Global Governance and Conflict
BlogFrom offshore oil to offshore finance: How tax havens facilitate corruption in the extractive industries
In many countries, news of an oil discovery or the award of an exploration license is rarely greeted with enthusiasm by the general public...Energy Corruption Tax avoidance
BlogDo elites capture foreign aid?
Does foreign aid end up in the pockets of elites instead of contributing to inclusive economic development?...Corruption Foreign aid Wealth inequality
BlogCould the war in Ukraine encourage Western leaders to finally deal with shadow finance?
' I say to the Russian oligarchs and the corrupt leaders who bilked billions of dollars off this violent regime: no more… We are coming for your ill-begotten gains.' -Joe Biden at the 1 March 2022, State of the Union Address One way th...Corruption
BlogThe war in Ukraine: Civilian vulnerability, resilience, and resistance
The current and future civilian impacts of the war in Ukraine are immense...
Working PaperExploring social policy trajectories in Mainland Tanzania: Driving for gender-inclusive development?
In July 2020, the United Republic of Tanzania gained the status of a lower-middle-income country. This came after two decades of significant social policy reforms and transformations in the country’s economic structures...Social policy Gender Tanzania
LearningIndustrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
UNU-WIDER is running its popular Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa , as a self-paced course, with an instructor and regular opportunities to interact. This course is based on a...Learning Industrialization Africa's Economic Development
Working PaperCorruption and crisis: do institutions matter?
While the short-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on lives and livelihoods are well understood, we know little about the effect of the pandemic for longer-term outcomes such as corruption...Corruption Institutions Crisis
BlogA new way to approach economic growth in fragile contexts
Weak legal systems, complex regulations, dishonoured agreements, corruption, general disorder - these are just some of the challenges that development agencies working in fragile and conflict-affected states face...UNU-WIDER Annual Report Deals & Development Fragile states
BlogWhat does ‘promoting sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth’ mean for everyday life?
Erica stands under a rudimentary market stall in Accra, Ghana, selling fruits — she has done this every day for 10 years now...Informal work Economic Transformation Database
BlogThe 2022 energy shock
The price and availability of energy is fundamental to the health of the global economy...Natural resources Energy resources Armed conflict
Journal ArticleThe impact of COVID-19 on consumption poverty in Mozambique
THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW | This study assesses the impact of COVID-19 on household consumption poverty. To predict changes in income and the associated effects on poverty, we rely on existing estimated macroeconomic impacts...COVID-19 Poverty Inequality
BlogDoes access to microfinance help or hinder women’s empowerment?
Almost everywhere, women are underrepresented in labour markets compared to men...Gender equality Gender equality; Labour markets Bangladesh
BlogCOVID-19 in India: cases, deaths, and vaccinations
The Omicron variant resulted in a third major wave of Covid-19 in India, with the number of cases exceeding those in the second wave, albeit causing less severe illness on average...COVID-19 India
Working PaperProfit-shifting behaviour of emerging multinationals from India
This paper examines the profit-shifting behaviour of emerging multinational firms from India...Corporate tax Multinational firms Offshore financial centres
ArticleUNU-WIDER ongoing work on the effect of COVID-19 on the economies, states, and societies of the Global South
It is clear that COVID-19 will have serious implications for economies, states, and societies of the Global South. At UNU-WIDER we are reorienting our work to think through what those implications are and possible mitigation and adaptation measures...COVID-19