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Pia 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...

5 October 2021
Plenary Hall, City Hall, Dresden, Germany
Past event
News
New 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
Research Brief
Trends in global inequality – a comprehensive approach Inequality Income inequality Global inequality
Book Chapter
What might explain today’s conflicting narratives on global inequality?

From the book: Inequality in the Developing World

Global inequality Measurement Household survey
Working Paper
Trends 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
Blog
Detecting 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
Impact
The WIID – an important source for the UN Economists Network report for the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations

New York, 17 September - The UN's top economists warned of crises of our own making if global 'megatrends' are left unchecked in a special report on six global megatrends . In a press release , UNDESA said, 'the chief economists in...

Global inequality
Blog
35 years of research for change: Bringing inequality to the fore (1998-2020)

UNU-WIDER released the world’s first estimates of the global wealth distribution in 2007 – one result of a 2004 – 05 project, ‘ Personal Assets from a Global Perspective ’...

Global inequality Economic inequality
Blog
The global distribution of routine and non-routine work – and why we should we care about it

The nature of work is changing due to technological progress, globalization, and the rapidly expanding supply of college-educated workers...

Earnings inequality Global inequality Labour dynamics
Blog
The WIID celebrates 20 years with a daring new plan

After 20 years of contributions to income inequality research, the World Income Inequality Database (the WIID) is getting a new expansion that will greatly strengthen knowledge on inequalities...

Global inequality
Journal Article
A proposal for a new universal development commitment

Most developed countries have accepted, in principle at least, the 50‐year‐old commitment of contributing 0.7 per cent of gross national income to supporting the development of developing countries...

Global inequality Poverty alleviation Growth
Panel discussion
Special panel on inequality A UNU-WIDER special panel on inequality — measurement, implications, and influencing change
28 February 2020
House of Science and Letters, Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Panel discussion
Human Development Report 2019 - Launch event in Helsinki

The UNDP Human Development Report 2019 focuses on inequalities in the twenty-first century and how they weaken social cohesion and economic growth, and damage people’s trust in government, institutions, and in each other. The Finnish launch,...

13 December 2019
Tiedekulma (Think Corner), Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Working Paper
A proposal for a new universal development commitment

Most Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development countries have accepted, in principle at least, the 50-year-old commitment of contributing 0.7 per cent of gross national income to supporting the development of countries in the Global Sout...

Global inequality Poverty alleviation Growth
Blog
In the Director's chair: Reflections on my first six months as Director

My first six months as Director of UNU-WIDER have been busy, enlightening, and rewarding...

SDGs SDG5 SDG8
Blog
Measuring inequality in middle-income countries

Income inequality is the result of complex processes with multiple interacting driving forces but understanding those drivers in emerging economies is particularly difficult because of data and analytical challenges...

Global inequality Economic inequality Top incomes
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