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.
14 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
SeminarLaunch of the Uganda Revenue Authority secure research lab
LearningUNU-WIDER Winter School on tax policy research
UNU-WIDER is launching a Winter School on tax policy research. The aim of the course is to provide African researchers with an understanding of the theories, methods, and data availability for conducting high quality analysis on tax and development...Tax policy Tax administration data Research
In the mediaLDC Future Forum and UNU-WIDER research mentioned in several media outlets Least Developed Countries Conference Research
Project workshopWork-in-progress meeting on tax research collaboration in Tanzania
As part of the Building up efficient and fair tax systems – lessons based on administrative tax data project, a work-in progress meeting was held online between UNU-WIDER, Tanzania Revenue Authority ( TRA ) and Department of Economics of the...
Project workshopSOUTHMOD modelling mini-retreat
On 14 and 18 October 2021, 15 researchers from different countries gathered together for a SOUTHMOD mini-retreat. The participants discussed different aspects of the SOUTHMOD tax-benefit microsimulation software and examined possible changes to the...
BlogLeast Developed Countries are facing five major challenges: Four suggestions to tackle them
This month we had the honour to co-host the first ever LDC Future Forum here in Helsinki. It was our first large-scale live event since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, which made it particularly exciting to be involved in...Least Developed Countries Research Sustainable development
BlogHow can research help Least Developed Countries achieve sustainable development?
The next decade is a make-or-break for the world’s most vulnerable countries. To tackle the unprecedented confluence of COVID-19, climate, and economic crises, new solutions are desperately needed...Least Developed Countries Sustainable development Research
BlogConflict-prone countries are not doomed to an eternal trap
The situation of Afghanistan has drawn a picture of a poor, conflict-prone, doomed country. But this does not have to be the case...Least Developed Countries Productivity Sustainable development
Project workshopWorkshop on detecting and countering illicit financial flows
This project workshop brings together authors that were selected to produce research papers for the Detecting and countering illicit financial flows project, to discuss the first drafts of the papers. The workshop takes place online. Following the...
PresentationTax data work in Tanzania presented at the Nordic Development Conference
Heikki Palviainen, Doctoral Researcher at the Tampere University , presented the collaborative research paper on the Effects of a Risk-based Approach to Tax Examinations in Tanzania , at the Nordic Development Conference ( NCDE ) on 16 June 2021...
AboutThe domestic savings shortfall in developing countries - contributors and research papers Domestic savings Research Domestic revenue mobilization
PresentationKunal Sen presents his work at SIDA
On 19 February, Professor Kunal Sen will visit the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) in Stockholm to present his research and discuss research quality and evaluation methods. During his visit, Professor Sen will present his...
NewsUNU-WIDER congratulates the Helsinki Graduate School of Economics on its inauguration
The Helsinki Graduate School of Economics (GSE) was inaugurated on 24 October at an opening ceremony that took place at the University of Helsinki. The goal of the new school is to strengthen and broaden the field of economic research in Finland. As...Research Think tanks
PresentationLearning to Compete: What did we learn?
UNU-WIDER Director Finn Tarp presents the book 'Made in Africa' in a Special Session at the AERC Biannual Research Workshop.