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The vital role of aid in development

The UNU-WIDER research programme on foreign aid ( ReCom ) began in 2010, in a period of strong aid scepticism. Dambisa Moyo’s well-known book, Dead Aid (2009), is just one example...

Aid effectiveness Aid policy Conflict management
Request for research proposals
Regional growth and development for Southern Africa’s prosperity

UNU-WIDER, together with SA-TIED partners the National Treasury of the Republic of South Africa (NT) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), invite proposals from qualified researchers for high quality economic and/or political economy...

Closing date: 7 July 2019
wider.unu.edu
Request for research proposals
Supporting development policies towards sustainable livelihoods, industrialization and resource mobilization in Tanzania

In order to enhance the understanding of the dynamics, challenges, and opportunities in the focus areas outlined above, UNU-WIDER together with the UI invite proposals from qualified researchers under the three research themes, particularly in the...

Closing date: 31 July 2019
wider.unu.edu
Research Brief
The impact of tax-benefit systems in Africa Tax-benefit microsimulation tax-benefit policy microsimulation
Seminar
Charles Gore on Inequality Reduction as a Global Goal: The Nature and Logic of SDG 10

Charles Gore will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 19 June 2019. Abstract – Inequality Reduction as a Global Goal: The Nature and Logic of SDG 10 An important feature of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agreed as part of the 2030...

19 June 2019
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Research Brief
Inequality in rural India: Are non-farm jobs the driver or a brake? Income inequality non-farm employment Poverty
Blog
Measuring inequality in middle-income countries

Income inequality is the result of complex processes with multiple interacting driving forces but understanding those drivers in emerging economies is particularly difficult because of data and analytical challenges...

Global inequality Economic inequality Top incomes
Research Brief
The missing billionaires: Correcting the data on top incomes in China Top incomes Income inequality Taxation
Blog
Inequality: Driving forces and policy solutions

The many faces of inequality Measuring inequality isn’t as simple as it may seem. We know that since the 1970s global inequality has been falling in relative terms, but absolute inequality has been increasing over the same period...

Global inequality WIID Income inequality
Project
UNU-WIDER Summer School

In 2019 UNU-WIDER launches a summer school programme on applied labour economics.

Capacity building data Quantitative research
Vacancies
Procurement Assistant

UNU-WIDER is looking for an outstanding procurement or administrative professional with strong commitment and potential to support the Procurement Team of the Institute. Closing date: 14 June 2019, 23:59 UTC+3

Reference number: 2019/UNU/WIDER/PSA/PA/38
Closing date: 14 June 2019
Request for research proposals
Transforming informal work and livelihoods

UNU-WIDER invites proposals from qualified researchers for papers examining the constraints to the growth of informal enterprises and livelihood enhancement for the working poor in the informal sector. Submission deadline: 15 July 2019, 23:59 UTC+3

Closing date: 15 July 2019
wider.unu.edu
Blog
Narendra Modi’s performance on the Indian economy: Five key policies assessed

When Narendra Modi became India’s prime minister in spring 2014 the Indian economy was in the doldrums...

demonitisation Political economy Elections
Working Paper
The individual poverty incidence of growth

The canonical approach to analysing the poverty impact of growth is based on the comparison of poverty before and after growth...

income mobility Poverty Dynamics Pro-poor
Blog
India’s General Elections 2019: The potential electoral consequences of demonetisation

In the campaign leading up to the Lok Sabha elections in spring 2014, one of the more important promises that Narendra Modi made was to ‘clean up’ the economy by bringing back to India all the illicit money that was purportedly stashed aw...

demonitisation Political economy Elections
Blog
How can developing countries deliver effective public financial planning?

In many less developed countries, there is little problem identifying the need for public investment in programmes aimed at improving things such as infrastructure, health and education. The problem comes in delivering them...

SDGs SDG16 SDG17
Working Paper
Gender and the South African labour market: Policy relevant research possibilities using South African tax data

This paper has three primary objectives...

Administrative data Employment Gender
Policy Brief
Reducing inequalities in South Africa: Progress on equality thwarted by slow growth and success of top earners

South Africa has the highest rate of measured inequality in the world. Often thought to be a legacy of the apartheid system, inequality in South Africa has stubbornly persisted...

Earnings personal income tax Survey data
Conference
Transforming economies - for better jobs

United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) in partnership with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) will organize a three-day conference on transforming...

11 September 2019 08:3013 September 2019 17:00
United Nations Conference Centre, Rajadamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok, Thailand
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Policy Brief
Inequality in Brazil: Inclusive growth trend of this millennium is over

After three decades of persistently high inequality, Brazil has been experiencing a downward trend since 2001, accompanied by a rise in household incomes. These trends lasted until 2014 when a major reversal took place on both fronts...

Income inequality Fiscal redistribution Household income
Blog
What should Mozambique do with the revenue from natural gas projects? (Part III)

At the beginning of this decade, large offshore natural gas fields were discovered in north-east Mozambique. Investment is now flowing into the country, and a boom in the natural gas sector is expected...

Extractives Mozambique Revenues
Research Brief
Financing the social cash transfer scale-up in Zambia: A tax-benefit microsimulation Economic inequality Poverty Social cash transfers
Blog
What should Mozambique do with the revenue from natural gas projects? (Part II)

At the beginning of this decade, large offshore natural gas fields were discovered in north-east Mozambique. Investment is now flowing into the country, and a boom in the natural gas sector is expected...

Extractives Mozambique Revenues
WIDER Seminar Series

The WIDER Seminar Series showcases the latest research on key topics in development economics. At the weekly sessions, early-career and senior researchers present recent and ongoing work related to UNU-WIDER’s current work programme. In...

WIDER Seminar Series
WIDER Seminar Series: Upcoming
Blog
What should Mozambique do with the revenue from natural gas projects? (Part I)

At the beginning of this decade, large offshore natural gas fields were discovered in north-east Mozambique. Investment is now flowing into the country, and a boom in the natural gas sector is expected...

Extractives Mozambique Revenues
Workshop
UNU-WIDER and the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs workshop on inequality

On 6 May 2019, UNU-WIDER will partner with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) in organizing a workshop on inequality. The workshop will provide an opportunity to present and discuss some of the lessons learned in...

6 May 2019
United Nations Headquarters, 46th St & 1st Ave, New York, United States
Past event
Research Brief
Wage inequality in urban China Wages Income inequality Wage growth
Policy Brief
Inequality dynamics in China: Income growth for the poor, but more for the rich

In the late 1970s, China embarked on a major programme of economic transition and reform...

Welfare policy Social protection Income inequality
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