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Book Chapter
Data and methodology

From the book: Tasks, skills, and institutions

Data Earnings Methodology
Bootcamp for better tax policies in Africa

‘I intend to see a world in which tax policy research is based on evidence, and policy decisions are data-driven.’ This is an aspiration expressed by a participant of the WIDER Winter School 2022 ...

Tax compliance Capacity building Data
Working Paper
The COVID-19 pandemic and the state in Bihar

This paper presents a critical analysis of official data related to COVID-19 in Bihar state, India, which points to the manipulation of data for political ends...

Data Pandemic COVID-19
In the media
Above or below the poverty line – research on shifts in global poverty picked up by development media COVID-19 Global poverty Precarity
Metadata and data curation training for revenue authorities

An online microdata and metadata management course is provided to 10 participants, representing researchers and tax experts at the revenue authorities in Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, and to three UNU-WIDER researchers. In the training participants...

22 March 2022
online, Cape Town, South Africa
Past event
Research Brief
Three key insights for research on social mobility in developing countries

The volume, Social Mobility in Developing Countries: Concepts, Methods, and Determinants , brings together leading scholars from a range of social science disciplines working on a variety of issues related to social mobility...

Social mobility Inequality & Human Development Human capital
Data for development

The first of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is to end poverty in all its forms, everywhere. The monumental task — a long-time dream of humanity — is followed by 16 more goals under the 2030 Agenda...

Data SDGs UNU-WIDER Annual Report
Working Paper
Ethnic dominance and exclusion: Unpacking cross-national data

It is widely accepted that the distribution of power between ethnic groups within a country plays a key role in major social, political, and economic outcomes...

Exclusion Ethnicity Data
Research Brief
What do we need to know about social mobility in the Global South?

The volume, Social Mobility in Developing Countries: Concepts, Methods and Determinants, brings together leading scholars from several disciplines to advance research practice on social mobility...

Social mobility Inequality & Human Development Human capital
Technical Note
Ethnic conflict, tensions, and protests: taking stock of available cross-country data

This note provides an overview of available cross-country data on ethnic conflict, tensions, and protests...

Data Ethnic conflict Ethnic tensions
Journal Article
Data deprivations, data gaps and digital divides: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic

This study draws lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic for the relationship between data-driven decision making and global development...

Data science Data Artificial intelligence
Working Paper
Exploring the quality of income data in two African household surveys for the purpose of tax-benefit microsimulation modelling: Imputing employment income in Tanzania and Zambia

The quality of data on employment income is explored using Tanzanian and Zambian household survey datasets. The extent of missing and implausible income data is assessed and four different methods are applied to impute missing or implausible values...

Income Imputation Microsimulation
Working Paper
How far does the apple really fall from the tree?: Practical guidance on measuring intergenerational mobility from a simulation framework

Despite the importance attributed to intergenerational educational mobility in the process of development, there remains little consensus on how mobility should be measured...

Mobility Measurement error Sample truncation
Technical Note
WIID Companion (May 2021): data selection

This document is part of a series of technical notes describing the compilation of a new companion database that complements the World Income Inequality Database (WIID)...

Data Inequality WIID
Research Brief
Trends in global inequality – a comprehensive approach Inequality Income inequality Global inequality
New WIID Companion to improve the study of inequality

There is a growing need to understand income inequality trends and how they interplay with other social, economic, and political outcomes, both at the country level and worldwide...

Inequality Equality Economic inequality
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