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Want to catch up on UNU-WIDER research? Here are 10 of the most interesting papers published over the last year

In this blog, the managing editor of the WIDER Angle shares his personal view on some of the most important —and potentially overlooked— work recently released in the WIDER Working Paper Series...

Inequality Macroeconomics Indonesia
Journal Article
Gender and vulnerable employment in the developing world: Evidence from global microdata

This study investigates gender inequality in vulnerable employment: forms of employment typically featuring high precariousness, inadequate earnings, and lack of decent working conditions...

Vulnerable employment Gender gap Developing countries
Can the electric vehicle revolution solve the climate crisis and create opportunities for developing countries?

Electric vehicles (EVs) are confidently expected to decarbonize road transportation, contribute substantially to the net zero agenda, and so help to solve the climate crisis...

Climate change Natural resources Economic development
People Operations Manager (P-2)

UNU-WIDER is hiring a People Operations Manager (P-2) in Helsinki, Finland. As a People Operations Manager, you would be part of our global HR team. Your responsibilities would include service design, service provision, supervision of local team,...

Closing date: 9 August 2022
UNU Careers
Policy Brief
Inequality is not an inevitable consequence of economic development: Overcoming the developer’s dilemma
Research Associate (NPSA)

The application period has been extended. Closing date: 14 August 2022

Closing date: 14 August 2022
UNU Careers
Data Developer (NPSA)

The application period has been extended. Closing date: 14 August 2022

Closing date: 14 August 2022
UNU Careers
Data Scientist (NPSA)

The application period has been extended. Closing date: 14 August 2022

Closing date: 14 August 2022
UNU Careers
The 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...

16 May 202217 May 2022
Scandic Marina Congress Center, Katajanokanlaituri 6, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
The puzzle of peace - conference image
Digital Workplace Technician (GS-6)

The application period has been extended. Closing date: 17 August 2022

Closing date: 17 August 2022
UNU Careers
The developer’s dilemma: Structural transformation, inequality dynamics, and inclusive growth

The developer’s dilemma is thus: developing countries seek inclusive economic development — i.e., structural transformation — sufficiently broad-based to raise the income of the poor...

Structural transformation Economic development Income inequality
Bootcamp for better tax policies in Africa

‘I intend to see a world in which tax policy research is based on evidence, and policy decisions are data-driven.’ This is an aspiration expressed by a participant of the WIDER Winter School 2022 ...

Tax compliance Capacity building Data
Confronting low domestic savings in Africa

What are the linkages between national savings and sustainable economic growth? Why are there differences in the amounts of savings between different countries?...

Informal work Developing countries Domestic savings
New release of the World Income Inequality Database: now version 30 June 2022, with main and companion datasets updated

The UNU-WIDER World Income Inequality Database ― widely known by its acronym WIID ― provides the most comprehensive set of income inequality statistics available. It presents detailed information on income inequality for developed, developing, and...

Research Brief
The employment and poverty effects of in-work policies in Ecuador Informal work Child labour Tax revenue
Journal Special Issue
What sustains informality

The special issue contributes significantly to critical issues related to the nature of informal employment and its determinants, how informal firms can grow their business and productivity, and the effects of labour market regulations and social ins...

Informal work Informality Labour market
Decent work – discussion on working conditions in Helsinki and globally

How committed is Helsinki to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals? The discussion forum at the City Hall on Tuesday addressed one of the goals, namely decent work and economic growth...

Informal economy Decent Work SDG8
UNU-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...

Can access to finance spur entrepreneurship in Indian informal sector?

Credit constraints, a consequence of the widespread failure of credit markets in developing countries, are widely regarded as a key constraint to entrepreneurship...

India Informality Entrepreneurship
Solving the puzzle of peace: Overcoming the curse of Finland

At The puzzle of peace conference in Helsinki, Adnan Khan, Chief Economist at the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office, lamented what he called the ‘Curse of Finland’...

Seeking 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
Call for Contributions: GlobalDev and UNU-WIDER Blog series on social mobility

In the last decades, globalization and technological advancements have improved the living standards of billions of people, and enabled many households to cross the poverty line. Nonetheless, these trends have also exacerbated inequalities around...

Social mobility
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