35 years of research for change – what's next?
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Journal Special Issue: Involuntary Migration, Inequality, and Integration
Looking at Vietnamese and Afghan migrants in Canada, Germany, the US, this special issue explores such experiences with a focus on inequality between migrants and host populations in countries of settlement. Read more
NEW: Domestic Revenue Mobilization (DRM) programme
The aim of UNU-WIDER’s DRM programme is to help improve developing countries’ tax systems and to strengthen their domestic capacities for revenue collection. The DRM programme is financed by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad). More
UN at 75: slow death or a new direction? | Annual Lecture 24
RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE The 2020 WIDER Annual Lecture by Lord Mark Malloch-Brown discusses whether the UN can reinvent itself, or whether it will sink into irrelevance? More
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15 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
SeminarNeryvia Pillay Bell and Harry Kemp on the elasticity of taxable income, new data and estimates for South Africa.
PresentationMaria Jouste on Tax for Development
Maria Jouste , UNU-WIDER Research Associate, will give a presentation at the Tax for Development webinar series on 17 November 2020 (CET). The webinar series is hosted by Chr. Michelsen Institute . The topic of Jouste's presentation will be...
Project workshopDetecting and countering illicit financial flows - project workshop
PresentationMaria Jouste at the North East Universities Development Consortium
Maria Jouste , UNU-WIDER Research Associate, will present a research paper at the North East Universities Development Consortium on 6 November 2020. The virtual conference, hosted by Dartmouth College , will be held 6-7 November (EST). The topic of...
Project workshopExtractive Industries: Taxation and Revenues
Working PaperTaxing extractive resources in the transition to a low-carbon future
This paper explores the potential impacts of the transition to a low-carbon future for the taxation of extractive resources...Taxation Climate change low-carbon future
AboutDomestic Revenue Mobilization programme
The aim of UNU-WIDER’s Domestic Revenue Mobilization (DRM) programme is to help improve developing countries’ tax systems and to strengthen their domestic capacities for revenue collection. Efficient domestic resource mobilization will...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
ProjectExtractives for Development (E4D) – risks and opportunities
Theme: Transforming statesExtractives Oil and gas Mining
ProjectDetecting and countering illicit financial flows
Theme: Transforming statesIFFs tax avoidance Norad
ProjectFiscal states – the origins and developmental implications
Theme: Transforming statesfiscal capacity Taxation Building State Capabilities
ProjectThe domestic savings shortfall in developing countries – what can be done about it?
Theme: Transforming statesDomestic savings Domestic revenue mobilization Economic growth
ProjectSOUTHMOD - simulating tax and benefit policies for development Phase 2
Theme: Transforming statesSOUTHMOD Tax-benefit microsimulation tax-benefit policy
ProjectBuilding up efficient and fair tax systems – lessons based on administrative tax data
Theme: Transforming statesTaxation Administrative data Tax compliance