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ConferenceReducing inequality – the great challenge of our time
BlogReducing inequality — the great challenge of our time
Early in October 2022, international and Colombian researchers gathered together for three days at the UNIANDES campus, located at the foot of the impressive Monserrate in Bogotá, Colombia...Inequality Social mobility Group-based inequality
BlogReport from the WIDER Development Conference on reducing inequality
For several decades, UNU-WIDER has actively worked on pathfinding and groundbreaking research on inequalities. We host one of the most extensive collections of income inequality statistics in the world freely available and updated annually...Inequality Social mobility Group-based inequality
Panel discussionAddressing group-based inequalities presents at the APSA 2022 annual meeting
On 17 September 2022 UNU-WIDER is organising a panel at the 2022 American Political Science Association’s (APSA) Annual Meeting & Exhibition on the topic of Addressing ethnic inequality: Experiences of reform. The panel, chaired by UNU-...
ProgrammeConference programme: Reducing inequality – the great challenge of our time
Programme for Reducing inequality – the great challenge of our time Spanish version of the programme here . *CEC indicates that this session is part of the VII Colombian Economic Congress...Global inequality Economic inequality Group-based inequality
BlogSunshine, elephants, and boomerangs: Is a dramatic rise in global income inequality looming?
Global Inequality 101: Global inequality is the distribution of income across all people on the planet from the poorest to the richest...Inequalities Inequality Global inequality
BlogReducing inequality — why working together is no longer just an option
The time limit to reach the goals of the 2030 Agenda is now just eight years away...Global inequality SDG10 Partnerships for Development
Working PaperThe global inequality boomerang
This paper focuses on the past and potential future evolution of income (or consumption) inequality in the world over the period 1981–2040...Global inequality COVID-19 Pandemic
BlogInterview with Carlos Gradín on global inequality for the Conversation Weekly podcast
The following is an excerpt: mRNA vaccines, asteroid missions and collaborative robots: what to watch in science in 2022 – podcast Daniel Merino , The Conversation and Gemma Ware , The Conversation From new mRNA vaccines to space missions and d...Global inequality WIID
WorkshopCarlos Gradín at the UN-ESCAP Expert Group Meetings on Building Forward Fairer
The United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) holds a 3-day virtual conference to convene experts on social and economic policy for an inclusive recovery and inclusive development. The Expert Group Meetings invite...
PresentationPia Rattenhuber's keynote speech at UNU-FLORES United Nations Day 2021 commemorative event
United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and Resources ( UNU-FLORES ) organizes a commemorative event in Dresden on the occasion of the UN day 2021. The topic of the event is Inequalities in crises. UNU-WIDER...
NewsNew updates to the World Income Inequality Database (WIID)
The UNU-WIDER World Income Inequality Database ― widely known by its acronym, WIID ― provides the most comprehensive set of income inequality statistics available. It presents detailed information on income inequality for developed, developing, and...WIID Inequality Income inequality
Book ChapterWhat might explain today’s conflicting narratives on global inequality?
From the book: Inequality in the Developing WorldGlobal inequality Measurement Household survey
Working PaperTrends in global inequality using a new integrated dataset
This paper presents preliminary evidence of the annual global income distribution since 1950 using a new integrated dataset that aggregates standardized country income distributions at the percentile level estimated from various sources in the World ...Global inequality Income distribution WIID
BlogDetecting global income inequality trends: And why it matters
More accurate estimates of inequality trends allow us to measure progress towards achieving reductions in inequality within and between countries...Income inequality Global inequality