Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
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Evidence-based policymaking is crucial. Use our publications search to browse nearly 200 briefs which highlight the findings and policy implications of our research.
121 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Project workshopSocial mobility workshop
Journal ArticleFiscal Pressure of Migration and Horizontal Fiscal Inequality: Evidence from Indian Experience
This article examines the patterns and trends in inter‐State migration across the Indian States and observes that along with the demographic factors, migration is also affected by the fiscal profile of States...Migration Inequality Demography
SeminarCharles Gore on Inequality Reduction as a Global Goal: The Nature and Logic of SDG 10
Charles Gore presented at the WIDER Seminar Series on 19 June 2019. Abstract – Inequality Reduction as a Global Goal: The Nature and Logic of SDG 10 Presentation slides An important feature of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agreed as...
Journal ArticleEstimating the scale of profit shifting and tax revenue losses related to foreign direct investment
This article is currently available for early online view. Governments’ revenues are lower when multinational enterprises avoid paying corporate income tax by shifting their profits to tax havens...Foreign Direct Investment corporate income tax tax avoidance
Journal ArticleInvestigating Growing Inequality in Mozambique
Part of Journal Special Issue Inequalities in the least developed countriesInequality Mozambique Decomposition
SeminarRachel Gisselquist presents in an expert group meeting on inequality
UNU-WIDER Senior Research Fellow Rachel Gisselquist will give a presentation at an expert group meeting ‘ Reducing Inequalities: SDG 10 Progress and Prospects ’, organized by the World Bank and UN DESA in Geneva 2-3 April. The event will...
Journal ArticleLegal Empowerment and Group-Based Inequality
Part of Journal Special Issue Legal Empowerment and Group-Based InequalityLegal empowerment Ethnicity Horizontal inequality
ProjectInequalities - measurement, implications, and influencing change
Theme: Current programmeInequality Inclusive institutions Data sources
ProjectVarieties of structural transformation
Theme: Current programmeStructural transformation Inclusive growth Inequality
Working PaperLearning from the ʻbestʼ: The impact of tax-benefit systems in Africa
Redistributive systems in Africa are still in their infancy but are constantly expanding in order to finance increasing public spending...Tax-benefit microsimulation tax-benefit policy microsimulation
Policy BriefInequality in India on the rise
Following the introduction of economic reforms in the early 1990s, India today is achieving unprecedented per capita growth rates. Poverty reduction has also accelerated and is justly celebrated...Inequality Decomposition Welfare dynamics
Policy BriefInequality in Mexico: On the rise again
Since 1989, inequality in Mexico has risen, declined, and risen again. The evolution of labour income inequality is at the core of this pattern...Labour income Inequality Top incomes
Working PaperInequality trends and dynamics in India: The bird’s-eye and the granular perspectives
India today is achieving per capita growth rates that are historically unprecedented. Poverty reduction has also accelerated. There is concern, however, that this growth is being accompanied by rising inequality...Inequality Decomposition Welfare dynamics
Working PaperInequality in Mexico: Labour markets and fiscal redistribution 1989–2014
Income inequality in Mexico increased between 1989 and 1994; between 1994 and 2006, inequality declined; and, between 2006 and 2014, inequality was again on the rise...Labour income Inequality Top incomes
Working PaperIntergenerational mobility, human capital accumulation, and growth in India
Productivity and socio-economic progress are inter-connected. Economic growth funds policies that promote socio-economic progress, while the latter serves as a growth engine...Intergenerational Mobility Inequality Growth