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UNU-WIDER summer school in collaboration with DPRU-UCT on labour markets and economic development

The course will take place in Cape Town during 18-29 November 2019. The aim of the training is to provide early-career scholars in the Global South with an understanding of the theories, methods and data availability for conducting high-quality...

Closing date: 31 May 2019
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Communications Associate

Re-advertised due to technical reasons. Candidates, who have applied previously do not need to re-apply. Closing date: 7 may 2019, 23:59 UTC+3

Reference number: 2019/UNU/WIDER/PSA/CA/20
Closing date: 7 May 2019
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Datalab Assistant, Pretoria, South Africa

We are looking for an individual to support the data work and research efforts under the SA-TIED programme in Pretoria, South Africa. Closing date: 26 April 2019, 23:59 UTC+3

Reference number: 2019/UNU/WIDER/PSA/DLA/27
Closing date: 26 April 2019
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Panel discussion
Open dialogue on inequality in the 21st century
29 March 2019
Ex-Press Bar, Third Floor of the General Assembly, United Nations Headquarters, 1st Avenue at 46th Street, New York, United States
Past event
Aimable Nsabimana on weathering shocks: the effects of weather shocks on farm input use in sub-Saharan Africa

Aimable Nsabimana will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 8 May 2019. Abstract – Weathering shocks: the effects of weather shocks on farm input use in sub-Saharan Africa The main objective of this study was to provide evidence on the...

8 May 2019 15:0016:00
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
Open for registration
WIDER Seminar Series: Upcoming
Public Forum on extractive industry and development

The Inclusive growth in Mozambique programme will host a public forum on 26 March 2019 on the topic of Extractive Industry and Development. The Chief Economist and Deputy Director of UNU-WIDER Tony Addison will give a presentation based on a major...

26 March 2019
Complexo Pedagógico, Room 1501, Main Campus, Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, Mozambique
Past event
Progressive research with amazing people in a beautiful sauna-crazy country: Pui Yi Wong - 2018 PhD Fellow

In the fall of 2018 UNU-WIDER welcomed 11 doctoral students from around the world as part of our PhD Fellowship Programme ...

UNU-WIDER PhD Fellowship WIDER Seminar Series Culture
SOUTHMOD Country Report Viet Nam - VNMOD v1.0

This report documents VNMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Viet Nam. This work was carried out by the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) in collaboration with KU Leuven and the project partners...

taxes Benefits microsimulation
Project workshop
Photo: Bruno Ramos Lara Macro drivers of structural transformation
22 March 2019
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Ebaidalla Mahjoub Ahmed on understanding inequality of opportunity in child health in Sudan

Ebaidalla Mahjoub Ahmed will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 15 May 2019. Abstract – Understanding inequality of opportunity in child health in Sudan Despite huge agricultural resources, a large segment of population in Sudan suffers...

15 May 2019 15:0016:00
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
Open for registration
© UN Photo/JC McIlwaine
Journal Article
Commodity Prices and Intra-Household Labor Allocation

Volatility in commodity markets poses a distinct risk to farmers in developing countries who rely on cash crop agriculture...

Households Income Labor supply
Project workshop
UGAMOD Training - a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Uganda

The goal of this event is to give potential users of the model comprehensive training on the structure and use of the tax-benefit microsimulation model for Uganda, UGAMOD . As well as providing an overview of the model, the event will include...

10 April 201912 April 2019
Kampala, Uganda
Past event
Policy Brief
Toward gender equity and women’s empowerment

There are three main channels of women’s empowerment: legal or policy reforms, outside economic opportunities, and collective action...

Gender Equality Discrimination
Researchers from the Inclusive Growth in Mozambique programme contribute to the book Challenges of Mozambique 2018

The Institute for Social and Economic Studies ( IESE ) launched the ninth edition of the book Desafios para Moçambique 2018 (Challenges of Mozambique 2018) on 8 November 2018 in Maputo, Mozambique. The book has 18 chapters divided into four...

Mozambique Measurement (Poverty) Poverty
Journal Article
Family structure, education and women’s employment in rural India

This paper investigates if residing in a joint family affects non-farm employment for married women in rural India...

non-farm employment Family structure female autonomy
Project workshop
Photo: Alfons Morales Labour market effects of structural change
6 March 2019
Southern Sun Newlands hotel, 7 Main Road, Newsland, Cape Town, South Africa
Past event
Transforming economies, states, and societies – building evidence for achieving the SDGs

I am delighted to take the helm at UNU-WIDER, an institution which has been associated with some of the most advanced thinking in development economics...

Press release - Professor Kunal Sen starts as the director of UNU-WIDER

‘Economic transformation needs to be accompanied by political and social transformations if we are to see drastic increases in human wellbeing’

SDGs Transformation Informality
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
© World Bank
Can natural resources jump-start industrialization?

At the end of last year, I filmed a lecture that will be part of a massive open online course (MOOC) on industrialization in Africa...

Industrialization structural change Employment and Industry
Revenue data like you’ve never seen it before: Introducing the GRD Explorer

Let’s face it, data is important. It sits at the core of almost everything that we in the development economics research community do. However, the way in which we use, share, understand, interpret and present data is more important still...

Government revenue Taxation data
Costanza Biavaschi on taking the skill bias out of global migration

Costanza Biavaschi will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 6 February 2019. Abstract – Taking the skill bias out of global migration Global migration is heavily skill-biased, with tertiary-educated workers being four times more likely to...

6 February 2019
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6A, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Development programmes, security, and violence reduction: Evidence from an insurgency in India

Implementing development programmes in conflict-affected areas is crucial for conflict as well as poverty reduction. The big question is how do you carry out these programmes successfully?...

Conflict management Development Poverty reduction
Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED)

SA-TIED programme looks at ways to support policy-making for inclusive growth and economic transformation in the southern Africa region, through original research conceived and produced in collaboration between United Nations University World...

 Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development / SA-TIED
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
New data on income inequality – WIID4 released

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

Working Paper
Inequality in China: Development, transition, and policy

In this paper we describe the major trends in China’s income inequality over the past 40 years and explain them as the outcome of four interleaved stories...

China Inequality Development Economics
Research that matters: A report from the stakeholder workshop - 15 November 2018, Pretoria, South Africa

I found myself in the third-floor conference rooms of a Pretoria hotel for a meeting with economists, researchers, and policymakers involved in the SA-TIED programme ...

Economic inequality Data revolution Tax
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