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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Check out our exciting open opportunities - including a request for research proposals, and vacancies in our team
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.
36 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
BlogDoes access to microfinance help or hinder women’s empowerment?
Almost everywhere, women are underrepresented in labour markets compared to men...Gender equality Gender equality; Labour markets Bangladesh
BlogThe COVID-19 crisis, informal workers, and gender — understanding the intersections
The COVID-19 crisis — the pandemic, restrictions, and recession — has not been a grand leveler...Equality and inequality COVID-19 Gender
BlogA fiercely contested omission — or why we need to keep talking about unpaid care
In the late 1950s, the United Nations System of National Accounts was set up to promote the collection of internationally comparable data on productive activity in different countries...Unpaid labour Gender equality Gender inequality
NewsPathfinding new book on Social Mobility in Developing Countries out now Economics social sciences Social mobility
Policy BriefSix sets of policy actions to promote social mobility
Promoting social mobility is an essential task of development, and a multi-faceted one. Precarious livelihoods are widespread. Containing downward mobility is an important precondition for sustaining upward mobility...Social mobility Poverty Inequality
BlogA summer reading list of our latest papers, articles, and books
At the UNU-WIDER offices here in Helsinki, Finland, the summer holidays are almost upon us. Looking at the list of new UNU-WIDER publications, it is easy to see how much we accomplished this past year, despite the many constraints faced...Inequality Gender equality Gender inequality
PresentationPanel on the ‘Structure and drivers of the quantity and quality of women’s work in Latin America’ at the 29th Annual International Association for Feminist Economics
The UNU-WIDER project on ‘Women’s work — routes to economic and social empowerment’ presents at the 29th IAFFE Annual Conference, held virtually between 22 – 25 June 2021.
Working PaperA macro–micro analysis of gender segregation and job quality in Latin America
Latin America has seen vast improvements in gender educational and health equality...Gender equality Latin America Macroeconomics
SeminarKunal Sen at WEDGE/EMERGE "Interrogating Gender" Seminar
Kunal Sen speaks at the WEDGE and EMERGE programme's first web-based discussion on gender equality and data. The discussion explores what we measure in labor force surveys, what we do not count, and how decisions regarding measurement shape...
Project workshopWomen's work – Routes to social and economic empowerment
ProjectWomen's work – routes to economic and social empowerment
Theme: Transforming societiesWomen's economic empowerment Female labour force participation Gender equality
Book ChapterThe role of gender in the extractive industries
From the book: Extractive IndustriesExtractive industries Gender equality Sustainable development
BlogTackling gender inequality from all directions
Improving the position of women continues to be an important concern in development...Gender equality Development aid SDGs
Working PaperThe role of gender in the extractives industries
In recognizing that women’s participation and gender equity is a precondition for the achievement of acceptable development outcomes, extractives industry companies are increasingly making public commitments to integrating gender equality, incl...Extractive industries Gender equality Sustainable development
BookGrowth, Structural Transformation, and Rural Change in Viet Nam (in Vietnamese): A Rising Dragon on the Move
Giới thiệu Việt Nam là một nước đông dân ở khu vực Đông Nam Á với lịch sử lâu đời và đặc trưng về kinh tế, chính trị và xã hội.2 Sau khi kết thúc chiến tranh với Hoa Kỳ năm 1975...Growth Structural transformation Rural development