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.
7 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
BlogWhat does ‘promoting sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth’ mean for everyday life?
Erica stands under a rudimentary market stall in Accra, Ghana, selling fruits — she has done this every day for 10 years now...Informal work Economic Transformation Database
NewsKunal Sen invited to expert consultation with UNIDO on manufacturing responses to COVID-19
UNU-WIDER Director Kunal Sen was invited to contribute to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization's (UNIDO) High-Level Expert Consultation (HLEC) which took place online on 18 May 2021. He joined eminent experts including Joseph E...Economic Transformation Database Structural transformation
PresentationKunal Sen contributes to UNIDO’s High-level Expert Consultation for the Industrial Development Report 2022
On 18 May UNU-WIDER Director, Kunal Sen , joins UNIDO’s High-Level Expert Consultation (HLEC) on Manufacturing responses to COVID-19: Lessons for governance and policy coordination in the face of global disasters . Kunal will present recent...
NewsFindings from new GGDC/UNU-WIDER database grab attention of academia and media Economic Transformation Database Economic transformation Deindustrialization
NewsPress Release: New data reveals developing economies are bucking trend of de-industrialization Economic Transformation Database Deindustrialization Economic transformation
BlogFrom the editor's desk: Focus on data
This month, a partnership between UNU-WIDER and the Groningen Growth and Development Center (GGDC) brings a new database on economic transformation public...Data Economic Transformation Database Income inequality
Working PaperA manufacturing renaissance? Industrialization trends in the developing world
This paper examines industrialization trends in developing countries...Industrialization Economic Transformation Database Manufacturing