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
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Social Mobility in Developing Countries: Concepts, Methods, and Determinants
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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.
29 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
WorkshopAuthor workshop on tax-benefit systems and crisis
PresentationSOUTHMOD presented at Tampere University
The Global Health and Social Policy research unit of Tampere university organized an in person The Futures of Global Social Policy Workshop on 30 May 2022. UNU-WIDER Research Associate Jesse Lastunen and Research Assistant Enrico Nichelatti...
SeminarLaunch of the Uganda Revenue Authority secure research lab
PresentationMicroZAMOD work presented at a social protection conference
The Southern African Social Protection Experts Network (SASPEN) conference ' Social protection at a crossroads: Between COVID-19 and the SDGs - Southern African perspectives ' is organized 9-12 May 2022. MicroZAMOD team member Miselo Bwalya...
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 in-person between UNU-WIDER and the Tanzania Revenue Authority ( TRA ) in Dar es Salaam 9 May...
WorkshopFifth training round on ECUAMOD – a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Ecuador
As part of the SOUTHMOD project , the national team at FLACSO in collaboration with UNU-WIDER and University of Essex organizes the fifth training event on the ECUAMOD model , which will provide participants with comprehensive training to use the...
PresentationJukka Pirttilä on personal income tax reform in Uganda
Jukka Pirttilä , UNU-WIDER Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow, gives a presentation at the Tax for Development webinar series on 5 April 2022 (CET). The webinar series is hosted by Chr. Michelsen Institute . The topic of Pirttilä's...
WorkshopStata intermediate course for revenue authorities
An online intermediate Stata course is provided to 21 participants, representing researchers and tax experts at the revenue authorities in Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia, on 5-7 April 2022. Stata is a software for statistics and data science. The aim...
AboutBuilding up efficient and fair tax systems – lessons from Rwanda
This project analyses administrative tax data in Rwanda to provide knowledge for better policy-making with respect to mobilizing public revenue for inclusive economic development. The project conducts new, policy-relevant research based on the...Tax administration data SDG17 Rwanda
WorkshopMetadata and data curation training for revenue authorities
An online microdata and metadata management course is provided to 10 participants, representing researchers and tax experts at the revenue authorities in Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, and to three UNU-WIDER researchers. In the training participants...
LectureKunal Sen on institutions and development
UNU-WIDER Director Kunal Sen gives a lecture to the staff of the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis ( KIPPRA ). The topic of the lecture is Institutions and development. In his presentation Kunal Sen will discuss the role of...
Project workshopDomestic savings workshop for authors
Project workshopWork-in-progress meeting on tax-benefit microsimulation model for Rwanda
As part of the SOUTHMOD - simulating tax and benefit policies for development project, a work-in progress meeting is held online between UNU-WIDER and the Rwanda Revenue Authority ( RRA ) on 14 March 2022. The objective of the workshop is to present...
PresentationSOUTHMOD presented at the EU Commission's Joint Research Centre
UNU-WIDER Research Fellow Pia Rattenhuber presents SOUTHMOD tax-benefit microsimulation work at EU Commission's Joint Research Centre's ( JRC ) biweekly seminar series on 3 March 2022. The seminar is open to all European Commission staff and...