Opportunities to work with UNU-WIDER
Check out our exciting open opportunities - including a request for research proposals, and vacancies in our team
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
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.
16 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperAid's impact on democracy
This paper investigates the impact of foreign aid on democratic outcomes using a panel of countries for the period between 1995 and 2018...Foreign aid Democracy Democracy aid
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...
BlogForeign aid can help stem the decline of democracy, if used in the right way
Democracy is having a hard time. In India, once the world’s largest democracy, the pandemic has hastened the country’s slide toward authoritarianism ...Foreign aid Development aid Aid effectiveness
ProjectEffects of aid on social protection systems in sub-Saharan Africa
Theme: Transforming statesForeign aid Development aid Aid effectiveness
Policy BriefAid effectiveness: Growth and beyond
The questions of whether aid has impact and is effective have been the subject of considerable attention...Aid effectiveness Aid and growth Development aid
ProjectEffects of Swedish and international democracy support
Theme: Transforming statesDemocracy Development aid Aid effectiveness
BlogTackling gender inequality from all directions
Improving the position of women continues to be an important concern in development...Gender equality Development aid SDGs
PresentationIs Development cooperation still relevant in Africa? Lessons from UNU-WIDER research on aid effectiveness
A presentation by Finn Tarp , Director of UNU-WIDER at the 'Annual Meeting of Finnish Heads of Mission: Interdependence will come to the fore in global political changes'. For more information see here . Presentation slides here...
NewsFinn Tarp Moderates Public Meeting on Nordic Development Cooperation
The Finnish Minister for International Development Pekka Haavisto invited his Nordic colleagues to Helsinki to discuss how to enhance cooperation on development policy issues.Development aid Sustainable development Poverty
NewsPress Release: Nordic Ministers for Development Cooperation to Helsinki - Towards Closer Cooperation
Minister for International Development Pekka Haavisto has invited his Nordic colleagues to Helsinki on 13–14 March. The purpose of the meeting is to enhance Nordic cooperation on development policy issues. The participants in the meetings will be...Development aid Fragile states Development finance
NewsFragility and Aid-What Works? New York, NY, USA
The UNU and UNU-WIDER event on ‘Fragility and Aid - What Works?’ on 25 October 2013, at the Permanent Mission of Germany to the UN, draws on research from UNU-WIDER’s diverse global network with the aim of providing an opportunity for discussion of...Fragility Development aid
PresentationDoes aid contribute to economic development?
Presentation UNU-WIDER and research on foreign aid. A large and comprehensive, joint research, documentation and communications initiative.
PresentationAid, growth and development
The Danish Society for International Development and the Centre for African Studies at Copenhagen University are pleased to announce an international conference on The new Africa – no longer the hopeless continent? Presentation by Finn Tarp,...
ProjectConference on aid - principles, policies and performance
Aid is one of the most challenging development issues facing the international community. There is now a pressing need to evaluate performance to date, and the future for aid in light of recent events such as the post-Monterrey consensus to...Development and Finance Development aid Financing the MDGs
ProjectFragility and development
In recent years there is a growing concern within the international donor community regarding the plight of a special group of countries labeled as 'Fragile States'. These states, which according to current donor lists currently numbers more...Development and Finance Fragility Fragile states