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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ConferenceAchieving Sustainable Development in the Least Developed Countries - Towards LDC5
NewsShaping our future together – UNU-WIDER celebrates United Nations' 75th anniversary United Nations anniversary Sustainable Development Goals
Working PaperThe political economy of the resource curse: A development perspective
This paper reviews the recent literature on the developmental effects of resource abundance, assessing likely effects and channels with respect to income inequality, poverty, education, and health...resource abundance Inequality Institutions
BlogHow can developing countries pay for the SDGs?
With official development assistance under strain, achieving the Sustainable Development Goals will require developing countries to rely increasingly on their own resources...SDGs Sustainable Development Goals Millennium Development Goals
SeminarCharles Gore on Inequality Reduction as a Global Goal: The Nature and Logic of SDG 10
Charles Gore presented at the WIDER Seminar Series on 19 June 2019. Abstract – Inequality Reduction as a Global Goal: The Nature and Logic of SDG 10 Presentation slides An important feature of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agreed as...
ProjectSustainable development solutions for Tanzania – strengthening research to achieve SDGs
Theme: Transforming economiesSustainable Development Goals Sustainable development Research institutes
NewsUNU-WIDER expertise part of new UNU Sustainable Development Explorer Sustainable Development Goals United Nations University
Working PaperIntersecting inequalities and the Sustainable Development Goals: Insights from Brazil
Concerns about the dramatic rise in income inequality across the world and, at the same time, assessments of national progress on the Millennium Development Goals made it clear that it is the intersection of income inequality, marginalized social ide...Income distribution Intersecting inequalities Labour market segmentation