Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
In September 2019, UNU-WIDER is launching its inaugural Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Industrial Policy and the Challenge for Africa
Transforming economies – for better jobs
WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNESCAP, 11-13 September 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand
WIDER Seminar Series
Live streamed | 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.
Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED)
The SA-TIED programme looks at ways to support policy-making for inclusive growth and economic transformation in the southern Africa region.
Research and policy briefs
Evidence-based policymaking is crucial. Use our publications search to browse nearly 200 briefs which highlight the findings and policy implications of our research.
NewsIn Memoriam: Wally Tyner
Professor Wallace “Wally” E. Tyner, dear friend, a great man, and a deeply respected contributor to UNU-WIDER, passed away on 17 August 2019 after a brief illness. Wally Tyner was a world-class expert in the area of climate, energy,...In memoriam
NewsIn Memoriam: Jaime Ros
Just as UNU-WIDER was disseminating the very recent publication in World Development journal an article in which Carlos Ibarra and Jaime Ros analysed the factors explaining the decline of the labour income share in Mexico, we received the sad news...In memoriam
NewsInclusive growth in Mozambique seminar series
The Inclusive growth in Mozambique programme is launching its seminar series for 2019. The seminar series showcases ongoing research on topics related to the work of the programme and its aim of supporting inclusive growth in Mozambique. The seminar...Mozambique Inclusive growth
NewsPress 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
NewsIn Memoriam: John Hudson
John Hudson, dear friend and respected contributor to UNU-WIDER, passed away on 13 July 2018 at the age of 71. He provided significant research support to the UNU-WIDER Re-Comm project and became an important and valued member of the UNU-WIDER...
NewsFinland’s Minister for Foreign Trade and Development visits UNU-WIDER
Director Finn Tarp today welcomed Finland’s Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Kai Mykkänen to the UNU-WIDER offices in Helsinki. Part of ongoing collaboration with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, it was the Minister’s...
NewsEvidence based policy making in Myanmar – New four-year programme in collaboration with the Central Statistical Organization launched
Director-General of the Central Statistical Organization Dr Wah Wah Maung, Ambassador of Denmark to Myanmar H.E. Peter Lysholt Hansen, and UNU-WIDER Director Finn Tarp at the project launch event on 17 March 2017. UNU-WIDER and the Central...Myanmar SMEs
NewsNew data on income inequality – WIID3.4 released
The UNU-WIDER World Income Inequality Database ― widely known by its acronym WIID ― collects and stores information on income inequality for developed, developing, and transition countries. WIID provides the most comprehensive set of income...
NewsIn memoriam – Sir Tony Atkinson, leading inequality economist, 1944-2017
It was with great sadness that we received the news of UNU-WIDER’s friend and colleague Professor Sir Tony Atkinson’s passing on 1 January 2017. Tony Atkinson was a pioneer in inequality research, how to measure it, and how to reduce it...
NewsGood news on poverty and well-being in Mozambique - Fourth National Poverty Assessment published
The Directorate of Economic and Financial Studies at the Ministry of Economics and Finance of Mozambique have just published the Fourth National Poverty Assessment for the country. The report — compiled with technical assistance from CEEG of...
NewsCall for papers - Immiserizing Growth: A Conference
The conference will be held in Toronto on 26-27 May 2017. Deadline for submissions is 31 December 2016.
News‘Responding to crises’ conference to be streamed on Periscope
A quick glance at our YouTube channel and Twitter feed clearly demonstrates our commitment to making sure the knowledge shared at our events reaches as many as possible. This work continues with our ‘Responding to crises’ conference; the...
NewsPress release - UNU-WIDER conference aims to improve global responses to crises
Experts available for press interviews on core crisis response issues Helsinki, Finland — Experts from around the world will gather this week at the ‘Responding to crises’ conference in Helsinki. The main goal of the event is to...
NewsPress release - Global income inequality has declined in relative terms, but gone up substantially in absolute amounts
Helsinki, Finland – Researchers from United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) have found that during the last four decades global income inequality decreased substantially in ‘relative...