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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
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Social Mobility in Developing Countries: Concepts, Methods, and Determinants
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BlogOver 2 billion workers globally are informal — what should we do about it?
Informality is a pervasive phenomenon in the labour markets of developing countries. Two billion workers, representing 61.2 per cent of the world’s employed population, are in informal employment ...Informal poor Labour market outcomes Equality and inequality
BlogBetter measures of informality can improve poverty reduction policy
In a recent study , my co-authors and I propose a new way to measure informality by household, rather than by individual worker...Informality Labour rights Labour market outcomes
Working PaperTowards sustainable livelihood in the Tanzanian informal economy: Facilitating inclusion, organization, and rights for street vendors
In spite of having some intensive national strategies to address poverty, Tanzania lacks a coherent national strategy to ensure sustainable livelihoods for those working in its informal economy, of which street vending is an important sector...Tanzania Livelihoods Informal sector
BlogCOVID-19 intensifies global need to support informal workers in their struggle: Three guiding principles for a better deal
The world is facing an existential crisis that poses challenging questions: whether to put people and nature before owners of capital and technology; whether to protect the rights of the disadvantaged or the interests of the elite...Decent Work Informality Women's work