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
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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
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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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Our research and policy briefs provide a short overview with key findings, lessons, and policy implications, from some of our key research outputs.
78 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
PresentationCarlos Gradín shares project findings at JICA-IPD Employment Task Force meeting at Columbia University
UNU-WIDER Research Fellow Carlos Gradín is invited to speak at the JICA-IPD Employment Task Force meeting convened by the Japan International Cooperation Agency ( JICA ) and the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University ( IPD )...
Panel discussionSocial mobility in the Global South – beyond poverty and inequality reduction
A new book, Social Mobility in Developing Countries: Concepts, Methods, and Determinants, produced by UNU-WIDER and edited by Vegard Iversen, Anirudh Krishna, and Kunal Sen and published by Oxford University Press offers students, researchers, and...
Working PaperImpact of female peer composition on gender norm perceptions and skills formation in secondary school
This paper examines peer effects on students’ gender norm perceptions and skills formation...Peer effect Gender norms Gender inequality
BlogWhy women are made to rely on vulnerable work
The gender pay-gap is one of the foremost indicators of gender inequality and thus a guide for women’s economic empowerment policies...Gender Gender gap Developing countries
Working PaperDoes the adoption of peer-to-government mobile payments improve tax revenue mobilization in developing countries?
Developing countries need to raise sufficient tax revenue to finance development. Revenue mobilization is often hampered by limited tax compliance, weak institutions, and technical problems with tax collection...Mobile money Tax revenue Propensity score matching
NewsPathfinding new book on Social Mobility in Developing Countries out now Economics social sciences Social mobility
PresentationSOUTHMOD presented at the Zurich Conference on Public Finance in Developing Countries
The 6th Zurich Conference on Public Finance in Developing Countries brings together leading economists working on public economics in developing countries on 13-15 December 2021. The online event provides an opportunity for researchers from...
Working PaperIndustrialization in developing countries: is it related to poverty reduction?
This paper proposes an empirical framework that relates poverty reduction to production growth...Poverty Production Growth
BlogFrom summits to solutions: what success means at COP26
At the 76 th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, world leaders discussed the need to scale-up ambition to address key global challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, political extremism, and widening inequality...COP26 Developing countries Climate change
BlogReducing wasted gas emissions is an opportunity for clean air and climate
The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) is seen as the last best chance for countries and companies to set out how they are actually going to deliver the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) target of no more tha...COP26 Climate change Extractive industries
BlogLooking ahead to COP26
The long-awaited COP26 in Glasgow is about to start. Billed as the most important COP to date, it is widely seen as a last chance to avoid a global temperature rise beyond 1.5°C. Yet expectations of major breakthroughs weaken by the week...COP26 Developing countries Climate change
Book ChapterSocial mobility in developing countries: Directions for research practice, knowledge gaps and policy support
From the book: Social mobility in developing countriesSocial mobility Inequality Income inequality
Book ChapterEconomic approach to intergenerational mobility: Measures, methods, and challenges in developing countries
From the book: Social mobility in developing countriesSocial mobility Intergenerational elasticity Developing countries
Book ChapterEducational mobility in the developing world
From the book: Social mobility in developing countriesEducational mobility Developing countries Educational expansion
Book ChapterIncome mobility in the developing world: Recent approaches and evidence
From the book: Social mobility in developing countriesIntragenerational mobility Intergenerational Mobility Welfare dynamics