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
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Read about the latest work from our SOUTHMOD project, as well as a round up of our new research papers, opportunities, events, and more.
Opportunities to work with UNU-WIDER
Find the open opportunities, including two requests for research proposals, and stay up to date on calls for papers and vacancies.
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Our research and policy briefs provide a short overview with key findings, lessons, and policy implications, from some of our key research outputs.
Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
Our MOOC on industrial policy is open! Join this free self-paced course, with an instructor and regular opportunities to interact. Learn more
Annual Lecture 25 by Bina Agarwal
RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE | Women’s struggle for land in South Asia: Can legal reforms trump social norms? Join the online lecture on 9 December. Read more
Think WIDER Webinar Series – New perspectives on development
NEW WEBINARS ANNOUNCED SOON. Think WIDER – New perspectives on development webinar series features eminent researchers and development specialists. Learn more
23 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
LectureStata training for Domestic savings country authors
Capacity development on using Stata software is provided to the country authors of The domestic savings shortfall in developing countries – what can be done about it? project. The training is provided virtually by UNU-WIDER Research Associate...
BlogI was a visiting PhD fellow at UNU-WIDER — this is my experience
Virgi Agita Sari joined UNU-WIDER as a visiting PhD fellow in the summer of 2017. Coming from Indonesia, Virgi joined five other fellows from across the globe...UNU-WIDER PhD Fellowship Capacity development Capacity building
BlogHow can research help Least Developed Countries achieve sustainable development?
The next decade is a make-or-break for the world’s most vulnerable countries. To tackle the unprecedented confluence of COVID-19, climate, and economic crises, new solutions are desperately needed...Least Developed Countries Sustainable development Research
BlogCo-creation for fair and efficient taxation: Research recommendations to improve policies
How can we determine the taxation of wage earners or multinational corporations in a fair manner? Will simplifying tax administration help increase tax compliance in a low-income country context?...Taxation Administrative data Domestic revenue mobilization
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
BlogBeing the change you want to see
While growing up, I was troubled by the scale of the socioeconomic gap between the haves and the have-nots in the community around me...Capacity building
BlogSolving the PhD puzzle: My experience as a visiting PhD Fellow
I am now in my fourth year as a PhD student in development studies at SOAS, University of London, working on my thesis, ‘The Dynamics of Chinese Private Outward Foreign Direct Investment in Ethiopia: A Comparison of Light Manufacturing Industry...UNU-WIDER PhD Fellowship Capacity building
BlogBuilding skills to influence policy at home and abroad: Learning and growing with UNU-WIDER
UNU-WIDER has featured prominently in my research career to date...UNU-WIDER Summer School Capacity building
BlogA summer of learning: Takeaways from the first UNU-WIDER Summer School
As an applied economist working as a lecturer and researcher in Nigeria, opportunities to learn and exchange ideas with peers can be few and far between...Labour market Household data Economic policy
Book ChapterLessons Learnt about Foreign Aid for Climate Change Related Capacity-Building
From the book: Aid Effectiveness for Environmental SustainabilityForeign aid Climate change Capacity building
Book ChapterForeign Aid for Capacity Building to Address Climate Change
From the book: Aid Effectiveness for Environmental SustainabilityForeign aid Capacity building Climate change
AboutPhotos - AL16
The folk and the formula– pathways to capable states...Capacity building Institutional economics Socio-Economic Transformation
AboutPresentation - AL16
The 2012 WIDER Annual Lecture was given by Professor Lant Pritchett. He discussed the importance of building state capability in developing countries for tackling long-term development challenges. View or download slides as pdfCapacity building Institutional economics Socio-Economic Transformation