Request for research proposals: Analysis on firms and taxation using micro data from Uganda
The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and UNU-WIDER have established a secure research lab in the premises of URA. Want to do research using quality-assured administrative tax data? See the Request for Research Proposals
Opportunities to work with UNU-WIDER
Check out our exciting open opportunities - including a request for research proposals, and vacancies in our team
Annual Report 2021
We look back at our key achievements over 2021 and highlight our recent contributions to the data revolution, SDG 8 (Decent work and economic growth) and SDG 16 (Peace, justice and strong institutions). Read more
Expert insights on Ukraine
Read expert commentary from the WIDER Network on the situation in Ukraine, drawing from research around the world. Read more
Social Mobility in Developing Countries: Concepts, Methods, and Determinants
NOW AVAILABLE | This *open access* edited volume fills a crucial gap in social mobility studies and provides the foundation for future research on social mobility in countries of the Global South. Download your copy today
Check out our research in brief
Our research and policy briefs provide a short overview with key findings, lessons, and policy implications, from some of our key research outputs.
14 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
WorkshopSubnational governance in Ghana – does decentralization improve democratic outcomes?
UNU-WIDER researchers in The state and statebuilding in the Global South — international and local interactions project attend an authors’ workshop at the London School of Economics . ( Download programme ). Rachel Gisselquist, Daniel...
Project workshopCOVID-19 impact and policy response across Indian States
The researchers under this component of The state and statebuilding in the Global South – international and local interactions project meet to discuss ongoing research on 'COVID-19 and the state —comparative experiences in the Global...
Project workshopCOVID-19 and the State —comparative experiences in the Global South
Panel discussionRachel Gisselquist at Finland's Development Policy Days 2021
Rachel M. Gisselquist joins a panel discussion at the annual Development Policy Days event hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland. The event is held 9-10 November 2021 both online and at Finlandia Hall, Helsinki from 8:30 – 16:30...
Project workshopProject workshop: Fiscal states – the origins and development implications
BlogMozambique's difficult decade: Three lessons to inform next steps
At the start of the last decade, Mozambique’s prospects looked stellar...Foreign Direct Investment Foreign investments Natural resource management
AboutSub-national institutional performance across Ghana’s districts and regions – variation and causes Ghana Institutional performance State capacity
PresentationHow (not) to build state capability in developing countries
ProjectThe state and statebuilding in the Global South – international and local interactions
Theme: Transforming statesBuilding State Capabilities State capacity Aid effectiveness
ProjectHow do effective states emerge?
Theme: Transforming statesBuilding State Capabilities State capacity Inclusive growth
ProjectFiscal states – the origins and developmental implications
Theme: Transforming statesFiscal capacity Taxation Building State Capabilities
Working PaperDoing business in a deals world: The doubly false premise of rules reform
The World Bank’s Doing Business reports have evoked an intense policy debate about whether countries should simplify regulatory rules in order to stimulate investment and growth, or make them more stringent in order to achieve public policy obj...Business Rules Building State Capabilities
BlogHow (not) to build state capability
Effective and capable states are essential for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...SDGs SDG16 Building State Capabilities
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