UNU-WIDER Summer School in collaboration with DPRU-UCT on labour markets and economic development
The course will take place in Cape Town during 18-29 November 2019. Deadline for application is 31 May 23:59 UTC+3.
Journal Article: What does it mean to be poor? Investigating the qualitative-quantitative divide in Mozambique
Open access | This article reflects on the merits of seeking to reconcile economic (quantitative) and anthropological (qualitative) analytical approaches.
Event: UNU-WIDER at the World Village Festival
25-26 May 2019 | What kind of world would you like to see in 2030? Join us in the UN Village at the 2019 World Village Festival and you’ll have the opportunity to call decision makers to action and be part of a campaign for a more sustainable world.
WIDER Seminar Series
Live streamed | The WIDER Seminar Series showcases the latest research on key topics in development economics. At the weekly sessions, early-career and senior researchers present recent and ongoing work related to UNU-WIDER’s current work programme.
Inclusive growth in Mozambique – scaling-up research and capacity
The central goal of the project is to support inclusive growth, growth that substantially improves the living standards of the Mozambican population.
Research and policy briefs
Evidence-based policymaking is crucial. Use our publications search to browse nearly 200 briefs which highlight the findings and policy implications of our research.
12 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Journal ArticleEditorial - SOUTHMOD: Modelling Tax-benefit Systems in Developing Countries
Social protection has attracted increasing interest in developing countries in recent decades and policies have been initiated in all developing regions...SOUTHMOD Tax-benefit microsimulation tax-benefit policy
Journal Special IssueSOUTHMOD: Modelling Tax-benefit Systems in Developing Countries
Social protection has attracted increasing interest in developing countries in recent decades and policies have been initiated in all developing regions...SOUTHMOD Microsimulation modelling Tax-benefit microsimulation
Journal ArticleA Role for Universal Pension?: Simulating Universal Pensions in Ecuador, Ghana, Tanzania and South Africa
We use four novel, cross-country comparable tax-benefit microsimulation models for Ecuador, Ghana, Tanzania and South Africa to analyse ex ante the expansion of a universal old-age pension in a static setting...Old-age benefit Poverty SOUTHMOD
Working PaperMicrosimulation analysis of the impact of indirect tax benefits on income distribution and poverty alleviation in Tanzania: An application of TAZMOD
This paper analyses the impacts of indirect tax policy reforms on income distribution and poverty in Tanzania by applying a standard static microsimulation model TAZMOD v1.8...Income distribution SOUTHMOD Tax-benefit microsimulation
Working PaperFinancial disincentives to formal work: Evidence from Ecuador and Colombia
The aim of this paper is to quantify the financial cost that informal workers would incur in the event of entering formality, accounting for potential earnings gains upon entry...formalization Informal sector Informality
Working PaperLearning from the ʻbestʼ: The impact of tax-benefit systems in Africa
Redistributive systems in Africa are still in their infancy but are constantly expanding in order to finance increasing public spending...Tax-benefit microsimulation tax-benefit policy microsimulation
Working PaperAssessing the quality of the income data used in SAMOD, a South African tax-benefit microsimulation model
In this paper we explore the income data in two surveys that underpin a South African tax-benefit microsimulation model...Tax-benefit microsimulation Income distribution data
Working PaperTax-benefit microsimulation model in developing countries: A feasibility study for an extension of SOUTHMOD in Indonesia
This study aims to expand the use of tax-benefit microsimulation tools in Indonesia...EUROMOD SOUTHMOD microsimulation
Working PaperThe distributional impact of tax and benefit systems in six African countries
This paper assesses the effects of public policies on income taxes and benefits in six African countries...Tax-benefit microsimulation Poverty Income inequality
Working PaperA role for universal pension? Simulating universal pensions in Ecuador, Ghana, Tanzania, and South Africa
We use four novel, cross-country comparable tax-benefit microsimulation models for Ecuador, Ghana, Tanzania, and South Africa to evaluate ex ante the expansion of a universal old-age pension in a static setting...Old-age benefit Poverty SOUTHMOD
BlogGHAMOD launch and training: A tax-benefit microsimulation model for Ghana
Better social protection coverage and greater benefits in developing countries would certainly be welcomed by many...Tax-benefit microsimulation GHAMOD SOUTHMOD