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.
22 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
ConferenceReducing inequality – the great challenge of our time
Working PaperOn data and trends in horizontal inequality
Economic, social, and political inequalities are at the forefront of today’s public debate...Inequality Group-based inequality Horizontal inequality
Panel discussionRachel Gisselquist speaks at panel on ‘Human insecurity as a threat to human development’ at the UNDP Virtual Human Development Symposium
The United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Office of the Human Development Report will host a virtual symposium over four days from 8-11 June on ‘A New Generation of Human Security’. Through a series of keynote addresses and panel discussions...
SeminarWho is being left behind? Closing the horizontal inequality gap
On Monday 17 May Rachel Gisselquist will join the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) Seminar Series as discussant in their event on closing the horizontal inequality gap. Find more UNU-WIDER research on horizontal ineqality here...
Blog'Love thy neighbour'?: Evidence from a randomized neighbourhood relocation policy in India
Caste in India plays an instrumental role in determining access to education, jobs, public spaces, and social networks...Group-based inequality Inequalities Anti-discrimination measures
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
Policy seminarPolitical economy of ethnic inequalities and exclusion: Implications for development policy
The Chief Economist Team at the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) will host a policy seminar with UNU-WIDER Senior Research Fellow Rachel Gisselquist as a part of the SIDA Evidence for Action Seminar Series. The seminar,...
Journal Special IssueHorizontal inequality in the Global South: Data, measurement, and trends
Inequality and social exclusion receive considerable contemporary policy attention...Ethnic group Group-based inequality Horizontal inequality
Policy BriefHorizontal inequality: Global trends and data challenges
Inequality—both vertical (between individuals and households) and horizontal (between groups)—is a core concern in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development...Group-based inequality Horizontal inequality Ethnic group
Policy BriefCan legal empowerment help to address ethnic exclusion?
‘Legal empowerment’ is defined as a process of systemic change through which the poor and excluded become able to use the law to protect and advance their rights and interests as citizens and economic actors...Legal empowerment Group-based inequality Property rights
Journal ArticleHorizontal Inequality and Data Challenges
Part of Journal Special Issue Horizontal inequality in the Global SouthEthnic group Group-based inequality Horizontal inequality
Journal ArticleCan Business Rights Alleviate Group-Based Inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa?: Understanding the Limits to Reform
Part of Journal Special Issue Legal Empowerment and Group-Based InequalityGroup-based inequality Minorities Business
Journal Special IssueLegal Empowerment and Group-Based Inequality
The articles in the forthcoming special issue are already available online on full open access. The special issue will be officially published in March 2019, vol. 55, issue 3...Legal empowerment Group-based inequality Property rights
ProjectAddressing group-based inequalities
Theme: Transforming societiesGroup-based inequality Horizontal inequality Global inequality
Journal Special IssueHorizontal Inequality: Persistence and Change
A considerable body of research suggests that horizontal inequality between ethnic groups has major socioeconomic implications, in particular for peace and economic development...Group-based inequality Horizontal inequality Ethnic group