35 years of knowledge for change: Bringing inequality to the fore (1998-2020)
Join our anniversary celebrations as we reflect on some of the greatest achievements of UNU-WIDER over the last 35 years and how we see our work creating change in the future. Read more
How is COVID-19 changing development? A WIDER Webinar Series
Check out the upcoming WIDER Webinar Series events to hear from renowned researchers on the impact of COVID-19 on development, and the implications for the Global South. Recordings of past events available too. Click here for more details
Journal Special Issue: Involuntary Migration, Inequality, and Integration
Looking at Vietnamese and Afghan migrants in Canada, Germany, the US, this special issue explores such experiences with a focus on inequality between migrants and host populations in countries of settlement. Read more
NEW: Domestic Revenue Mobilization (DRM) programme
The aim of UNU-WIDER’s DRM programme is to help improve developing countries’ tax systems and to strengthen their domestic capacities for revenue collection. The DRM programme is financed by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad). More
UN at 75: slow death or a new direction? | Annual Lecture 24
RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE The 2020 WIDER Annual Lecture by Lord Mark Malloch-Brown discusses whether the UN can reinvent itself, or whether it will sink into irrelevance? More
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Life with Corona, a global survey tracking the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 around the world has just been released with updated questions. Take part in the survey here, and share the link with your colleagues, friends and family! Read more
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20 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
ProjectSustainable development solutions for Tanzania – strengthening research to achieve SDGs
Theme: Transforming economiesSustainable Development Goals Sustainable development Research institutes
BlogInstitutions and Impact – Some Reflections on the UNU-WIDER Method
I have spent much of the last two years on behalf of UNU-WIDER engaged in thinking about these two issues, but only on this current trip to Toronto, to interview Professor Gerry Helleiner with my colleague Annett Victorero, have I seen that instituti...Economic policy Information technology Institutional economics
BlogWIDER Annual Lectures – Taking Stock
I am looking forward to WIDER Annual Lecture 18, held 18 November in New York not only because I expect that Peter Timmer will make a distinguished contribution to the understanding of economic transformation, but also because the cumulative impact...Climatic changes Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
BlogNew Winds at UNU-WIDER – An Interview with Channing Arndt
25 June 2014 Professor Channing Arndt is a US citizen who recently started as a Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER...Climatic changes Research (Education, Higher) Research institutes
PresentationGroup visit by students from University of Tampere
Group visit by students of University of Tampere, Finland, for briefing on UNU-WIDER's mandate and research, particularly ongoing research work within the project on Foreign Aid: Research and Communications ...
BlogUNU-WIDER in Ghana – An Interview with Wisdom Akpalu
23 April 2014 Wisdom Akpalu joined UNU-WIDER as a Research Fellow based in Ghana in the beginning of 2014...Economic policy (Business enterprises) Economic aspects (Natural resources) Ecology
WorkshopRegional Research Workshop
The purpose of the workshop is to initiate a four year programme of research on opportunities to spur growth and development in the Southern Africa region. The workshop is by invitation only.
BlogBringing in Public Economics – An Interview with Jukka Pirttilä
29 March 2014 Quite a few prominent Finnish economists have been collaborating with UNU-WIDER throughout the years. One of them is Jukka Pirttilä, who in the beginning of March 2014 became a Research Fellow at the Institute...Economic development Research (Education, Higher) Public goods
PresentationGroup visit by the Finnish parliamentary Development Policy Committee
Group visit by 12 members of the Finnish parliamentary Development Policy Committee, for a briefing on UNU-WIDER's research projects, particularly research work within the ReCom - Research and Communication on Foreign Aid...
BlogFrom Helsinki to Hanoi – An Interview with UNU-WIDER Alumnus Aziz Karimov
21 February 2014 Susan Servas An interview with WIDER alumnus, Aziz Karimov Every year UNU-WIDER hosts a number of PhD interns and young scholars from around the world who participate in the different research and professional development activities ...Education, Higher Job satisfaction Research institutes
BlogDear Nicholas Kristof, We Are Here, Too!
21 February 2014 Rachel M. Gisselquist Earlier this month, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof published a scathing critique of the role of academics in public debate...Methodology (Economics) Political science Research institutes
BlogOpen Access and UNU-WIDER
21 February 2014 Tony Addison Development researchers live in a world where research on development, not just in economics but also political science, environmental science, anthropology (to name just a few areas of inquiry) is abundant...Economic development Government policy (Poor) Measurement (Poverty)
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (January 2014)
28 January 2014 Tony Addison The first Angle of 2014 comes amidst the start up of our new research programme which is now kicked off. It has three big themes: transformation, inclusion and sustainability...Economic development Equality and inequality Research (Education, Higher)
PresentationSymposium on the Interface of Academic Research and Government Policy
BlogAn Interview with David Malone
17 October 2013 In this video we interview the Rector of the United Nations University (UNU), David Malone from Canada, who has held both diplomatic and academic research positions, and who locates the UNU within the UN system as being on the interfa...Economic development Qualitative research Quantitative research
Working PaperForeign Aid and Sustainable Fisheries Management in Sub-Saharan Africa
The fisheries sector in sub-Saharan Africa has benefited from high and increasing amounts of foreign aid for over four decades...Biodiversity conservation Econometric models Economic assistance and foreign aid