In the name of progress: Will technology solve inequality?
On 7 October Daron Acemoğlu delivers the 2022 WIDER Annual Lecture, challenging the techno-optimism of our age. Register to join the live stream. Read more
Think WIDER Webinar Series – New perspectives on domestic revenue mobilization
A new webinar series aims to facilitate a discussion on how domestic revenue mobilization can be supported in the Global South. Read more
Reducing inequality – the great challenge of our time
WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNIANDES | Bogotá, Colombia, on 5-7 October 2022 | Join us as we discuss innovative, theoretical, and empirical research on inequality, and its policy take-aways. Read more
The developer’s dilemma: Structural transformation, inequality dynamics, and inclusive growth
NOW AVAILABLE | This *open access* edited volume explores the developer’s dilemma between structural transformation and income inequality. Download your copy today
Opportunities to work with UNU-WIDER
Check out our exciting open opportunities - including a request for research proposals, and vacancies in our team
Journal Special Issue: What sustains informality
This Open Access special issue explores critical issues related to the nature of informal employment and its determinants. Read more
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Our research and policy briefs provide a short overview with key findings, lessons, and policy implications, from some of our key research outputs.
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Panel discussionSocial mobility in the Global South – beyond poverty and inequality reduction
A new book, Social Mobility in Developing Countries: Concepts, Methods, and Determinants, produced by UNU-WIDER and edited by Vegard Iversen, Anirudh Krishna, and Kunal Sen and published by Oxford University Press offers students, researchers, and...
SeminarCEEG Seminar Series: A spatial analysis of poverty in Mozambique
On Wednesday 6 April 2022, 12:00-13:00 (UTC+2), Isa Chiconela, independent researcher, will present her recent study in progress entitled 'Spatial analysis of poverty in Mozambique'. The seminar is part of the CEEG Seminar Series , organized...
In the mediaAbove or below the poverty line – research on shifts in global poverty picked up by development media COVID-19 Global poverty Precarity
SeminarCEEG Seminar Series: The economic recession in Mozambique
On Wednesday 23 February 2022, Michael Sambo, Researcher at IESE , will present a recent study entitled The economic recession in Mozambique: Was it COVID-19? – A look from the external sector . The seminar is part of the CEEG Seminar Series...
Journal ArticleMeasuring global poverty before and during the pandemic: A political economy of overoptimism
THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW. The contribution of this study is to question the ‘official’ estimates of global monetary poverty up to and during the COVID-19 pandemic...COVID-19 Crisis Global poverty
BlogAbove or below the poverty line: Three key questions for understanding shifts in global poverty
In 2010 and the following years, there was attention to the fact that much of global poverty had shifted to middle-income countries (for example here , here , and here )...COVID-19 Global poverty Crisis
Journal ArticleCOVID-19 and global poverty: Are LDCs being left behind?
The study paper provides a preliminary assessment of COVID-19’s impact on global poverty in the light of IMF’s growth forecasts...COVID-19 Global poverty Least Developed Countries
BlogWhy all countries should contribute to ending global poverty
In 1969, richer countries agreed to commit 0.7% of their gross national income to international development aid...Global poverty Aid policy
NewsPress release: COVID-19 could drive global poverty back over one billion people as the world’s poorest face up to US$500 million per day in lost income
In dramatic new numbers researchers estimate that extreme poverty could spike as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, on the day the postponed meeting of the world’s richest nations, the G7, should have finished. The researchers are now calling...COVID-19 Global poverty SDG1
BlogPoverty and the pandemic in the Pacific
COVID-19 has had a far greater economic impact than health impact on Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the Pacific...COVID-19 Pandemic Global poverty
BlogThe end of poverty postponed?: Over a billion people living in poverty and a $500 million per day loss of income for the poorest people in the world could soon be reality
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to dominate headlines as the death toll rises and economies falter...COVID-19 Global poverty Poverty and consumption
Working PaperPrecarity and the pandemic: COVID-19 and poverty incidence, intensity, and severity in developing countries
This paper makes a set of estimates for the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on poverty incidence, intensity, and severity in developing countries and on the distribution of global poverty...COVID-19 Crisis Global poverty
Working PaperCOVID-19 and global poverty: Are LDCs being left behind?
This paper provides a preliminary assessment of COVID-19’s impact on global poverty in the light of the IMF’s April 2020 growth forecasts...COVID-19 Global poverty Least Developed Countries
Working PaperEstimates of the impact of COVID-19 on global poverty
In this paper we make estimates of the potential short-term economic impact of COVID-19 on global monetary poverty through contractions in per capita household income or consumption...Global poverty COVID-19 SDGs
BlogSouth Asia: how to ensure progress on reducing poverty isn't reversed by coronavirus
South Asia accounted for nearly two-fifths of the world’s poor, nearly half of the world’s malnourished children and was home to the largest number of stunted children in 2015...COVID-19 Global poverty