2020 Annual Conference of the Inclusive growth in Mozambique programme
Join us for the 'Evidence to enhance inclusive growth' conference on 2-6 November. Read more
UN at 75: slow death or a new direction? | Annual Lecture 24
RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE The 2020 WIDER Annual Lecture by Lord Mark Malloch-Brown discusses whether the UN can reinvent itself, or whether it will sink into irrelevance? More
Support COVID-19 research - take the survey today
Life with Corona, a global survey tracking the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 around the world has just been released with updated questions. Take part in the survey here, and share the link with your colleagues, friends and family! Read more
35 years of knowledge for change (1985-95)
Join our anniversary celebrations as we reflect on some of the greatest achievements of UNU-WIDER over the last 35 years and how we see our work creating change in the future. First we look at 1985-95 and changing IMF orthodoxy. Read more
COVID-19 and employment: Insights from the sub-Saharan African experience
While the full socio-economic consequences remain uncertain, the pandemic’s impact on the labour market has become an issue of global concern. Read more
Journal Special Issue: Understanding agricultural development and change
Using the case of Vietnam, this special issue brings together a set of high-quality academic studies to answer key research questions of importance to understanding agricultural development and change in developing country settings. Read more
How is COVID-19 changing development? A WIDER Webinar Series
Catch up on recordings from the WIDER Webinar Series to hear from renowned researchers on the impact of COVID-19 on development, and the implications for the Global South. More webinars to be announced soon!
Why all countries should contribute to ending global poverty
Trillions of dollars have already been spent on the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and no one knows what the final bill will be. Is it possible to respond to a much longer crisis – global poverty – with even a fraction of these resources? More
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ConferenceEvidence to enhance inclusive growth
Journal ArticleCOVID-19 and global poverty: Are LDCs being left behind?
THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW: The study paper provides a preliminary assessment of COVID-19’s impact on global poverty in the light of IMF’s growth forecasts...COVID-19 crisis impact global poverty
UNU-WIDER is looking for a postdoctoral fellow to serve as a Research Associate to the project on ‘Institutional legacies of violent conflict’. Closing date: 2 December 2020, 23:59 UTC+2
NewsShaping our future together – UNU-WIDER celebrates United Nations' 75th anniversary United Nations anniversary Sustainable Development Goals
Annual LectureUN at 75: slow death or new direction?
The recording of the 2020 WIDER Annual Lecture by Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, discussion and Q&A, is now available on YouTube...
BlogUNU-WIDER at 35: Letter from the Director
2020 promised to be a big year for UNU-WIDER, with the celebration of our 35th anniversary, the 45th birthday of UNU, and 75 years of the UN...Structural adjustment (Economic policy) IMF Human Development Report
AboutDomestic Revenue Mobilization programme
The aim of UNU-WIDER’s Domestic Revenue Mobilization (DRM) programme is to help improve developing countries’ tax systems and to strengthen their domestic capacities for revenue collection. Efficient domestic resource mobilization will...Domestic revenue mobilization
BlogData for better policies: Introducing the Government Revenue Dataset 2020
Thanks to the updated version of the Government Revenue Dataset ( GRD ) we are now able to gain a clear picture of tax and other revenue trends in over 190 countries over the past four decades, now up until 2018...Government revenue Taxation data
UNU-WIDER is looking for an outstanding individual with strong web and systems development skills to join the institute’s ICT Team.
NewsUNU-WIDER joins major new research consortium analysing African cities
A partnership of urban development experts – including UNU-WIDER – has been awarded a contract of £32 million to establish the African Cities Research Consortium (ACRC).Urban economics Informal sector Partnerships for Development
Blog35 years of knowledge for change: Changing IMF orthodoxy (1985-95)
UNU-WIDER was among the first to challenge IMF orthodoxy on macroeconomic stabilization...UNU-WIDER global impact IMF
Journal Special IssueInvoluntary Migration, Inequality, and Integration: Vietnamese and Afghan migrants in Canada, Germany, the UK, and the US
THIS COLLECTION OF ARTICLES IS ON EARLY VIEW. Migration is an inherent feature of human history. A rich literature considers the experiences of global migrants across diverse environments...Involuntary migration Inequality
Research BriefTackling poverty and inequality in Southern Africa: Transnational growth corridors as a solution
Comprehensive harmonization is crucial to eliminate inefficiencies that hamper free movement of goods and services in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region...Growth growth corridors intra-regional trade
BlogBarriers to opportunity for students in Mozambique: In their own words
Across Mozambique, 1,600 secondary school graduates from technical and vocational (TVET) institutes are being tracked as part of the school-to-work transition survey of the Inclusive growth in Mozambique programme — the country’s first lo...school -to-work transitions Labour force participation education policy
NewsCall for participation: Life with Corona survey round 2
Life with Corona, a global survey tracking the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 around the world has just been released with updated questions.COVID-19 Trust pandemic
Working PaperIs there a gender bias in intergenerational mobility?: Evidence from Cameroon
We examine the intergenerational mobility of women relative to men, using paired mother-daughter and father-son data on occupation and education for Cameroon...Occupational mobility Educational mobility Intergenerational Mobility
Research BriefSolutions for designing better special economic zones programmes in Africa
Special economic zones (SEZ) in Africa are generally regarded as underperforming relative to their peers in the rest of the world...design attributes geographic areas implementation
BlogDecent work and COVID-19 – it’s time for a just deal for all workers
Seven months into the unprecedented crisis of COVID-19, we already see significant effects on employment and earnings worldwide...Decent Work Informality COVID-19
BlogGraduating in the shadow of the pandemic: The impact of COVID-19 on the transition of young Mozambicans from school to work
Since appearing in 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic has plunged the world into an unprecedented health and socioeconomic crisis...school -to-work transitions Labour market Education
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...
BlogFive ways coronavirus is deepening global inequality
Before coronavirus, inequality was already increasing in many parts of the developing world . But the pandemic is going to greatly heighten existing economic and social inequalities...COVID-19 Inequality Decent Work
BlogCOVID-19 intensifies global need to support informal workers in their struggle: Three guiding principles for a better deal
The world is facing an existential crisis that poses challenging questions: whether to put people and nature before owners of capital and technology; whether to protect the rights of the disadvantaged or the interests of the elite...Decent Work Informality women's work
BlogInternational tax research: Why does more than numbers matter
Can tax research be inspiring? Looking back at the three years of collaboration between UNU-WIDER and the Uganda Revenue Authority ( URA ), the answer is yes – but even that is just the start...Taxation Administrative data Domestic revenue mobilization
Working PaperPolarization in the South African labour market: Economy-wide scenarios
Technical change impacts both the employment intensity of production and the composition of occupations and skills of employment...Labour market Polarization Computable general equilibrium
Journal Special IssueIncome inequalities and redistribution in China
This special section presents the main findings about long-run trends in inequality in China and its driving factors as they emerge from a country case study carried out under a UNU-WIDER-supported project...
Working PaperCOVID-19: macroeconomic dimensions in the developing world
The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented global crisis. The task for economic policy is to help keep people alive, enterprises afloat, and households out of poverty. The pandemic has macroeconomic dimensions...commodities COVID-19 Debts
Working PaperChanges in inequality within countries after 1990
In this paper, we use the World Income Inequality Database to assess the main trends in inequality within countries since around 1990...Inequality Income WIID
Creating, strengthening, and sharing knowledge for development Over the period 2019–23 UNU-WIDER research will focus on the interlinked development challenges of transforming economies, states, and societies. These transformations are central...