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
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.
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Research BriefThree key insights for research on social mobility in developing countries
The volume, Social Mobility in Developing Countries: Concepts, Methods, and Determinants , brings together leading scholars from a range of social science disciplines working on a variety of issues related to social mobility...Social mobility Inequality & Human Development Human capital
Journal ArticleDecomposing learning inequalities in East Africa: How much does sorting matter?
Inequalities in learning opportunities arise from both household- and school-related factors...Africa Inequality of opportunities Sorting
BlogDual learning disadvantages in East Africa: And how to deal with them
Children from poorer families in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda face a double disadvantage in their opportunity to access learning: not only is the overall quality of education low in these countries, but they also attend relatively poorer-quality schoo...Inequality of opportunities Sorting Variance decomposition
Working PaperStructural transformations and the lack of inclusive growth: The case of Chile
This paper describes the structural transformations that Chile has experienced in the last 50 years and how they have contributed—or not—to inclusive growth and genuine economic modernization from a historical perspective...Chile Deindustrialization Inclusive growth
Working PaperDoes sorting matter for learning inequality?: Evidence from East Africa
Inequalities in children’s learning are widely recognized to arise from variations in both household- and school-related factors...Africa Inequality of opportunities Sorting
Working PaperInequality of opportunity in child health in Sudan: Across-region study
This study aims to examine the drivers of inequality of opportunity in health outcome among children below 5 years of age, using the Sudanese 2014 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey...Health Children Inequality of opportunities
Journal ArticleInequality Between Whom?: Patterns, Trends, and Implications of Horizontal Inequality in the Philippines
Part of Journal Special Issue Horizontal inequality in the Global SouthEthnic group Horizontal inequality Indigenous peoples
AboutSA-TIED work stream 4: Turning the tide on inequality
Under this work stream UNU-WIDER, the National Treasury (NT), and the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) will work jointly to address distributional issues in both the bottom half and the top of the income distribution. While...Income inequality Inequality of opportunities The bottom fifty per cent
Working PaperInequality of opportunities among ethnic groups in the Philippines
This paper contributes to the scant body of literature on inequalities among and within ethnic groups in the Philippines by examining both the vertical and horizontal measures in terms of opportunities in accessing basic services such as education, e...Ethnic group Horizontal inequality Indigenous peoples