Press Release: New UN study on tax and social protection policies in Africa during COVID-19
In the first study of its kind on Africa, researchers found that tax and benefit policies provided limited income protection to poorest households but failed to offset the increase in poverty. Read more
COP26: Are We Ready?
On 28 October 2021 at 16:00 (UTC+3), UNU-WIDER organizes an online panel discussion titled COP26: Are We Ready? An international panel of experts specialising in mining, oil and gas will discuss key issues. Read more
Think WIDER Webinar Series – New perspectives on development
Think WIDER – New perspectives on development webinar series features a line-up of eminent researchers and development specialists who present their work and discuss new perspectives to the topic of global development. Learn more
NEW POLICY GUIDEBOOK: Deals and development in fragile and conflict-affected states
The guidebook is designed to help economic advisers to analyse country context and design interventions with the goal of enabling positive growth that reduces fragility.
Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
Our MOOC on industrial policy is open! Join this free self-paced course, with an instructor and regular opportunities to interact. Learn more
194 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
NewsUnderstanding taxpayer behaviour better – New data research collaboration in Zambia Taxation Tax administration data Zambia
ReportSOUTHMOD country report Ghana - GHAMOD v2.3
This report documents GHAMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Ghana. The report describes the different tax-benefit policies in place, how the microsimulation model picks up these different provisions, and the database on which the model runs...Taxation Government revenue GHAMOD
ReportSOUTHMOD country report Ecuador - ECUAMOD v2.0
This report documents ECUAMOD, the SOUTHMOD micrososimulation model developed for Ecuador...Taxes Benefits Microsimulation
ReportSOUTHMOD country report Mozambique - MOZMOD v2.6a
This report documents MOZMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Mozambique. It describes the different tax-benefit policies in place, how the microsimulation model picks up these different provisions, and the database on which the model runs...Fiscal policy Revenues Taxation
NewsBuilding up fair taxation – New data research collaboration in Tanzania Taxation Tanzania Administrative capacity
NewsNew release of the Government Revenue Dataset (GRD) covers up to 40 years of tax and revenue data GRD Government revenue Database
BlogCo-creation for fair and efficient taxation: Research recommendations to improve policies
How can we determine the taxation of wage earners or multinational corporations in a fair manner? Will simplifying tax administration help increase tax compliance in a low-income country context?...Taxation Administrative data Domestic revenue mobilization
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...
Project workshopProject workshop: Fiscal states – the origins and development implications
Project workshopTax and development workshop
The Tax and Development workshop will bring together researchers, tax experts and practitioners to exchange experiences on using administrative tax data in their respective countries for research purposes. The event will be attended by 40 experts...
BlogData for better tax policy analysis: Introducing the latest version of the Government Revenue Dataset
Thanks to the updated version of the Government Revenue Dataset ( GRD ) we are now able to gain a clear picture of tax and other revenue trends in over 190 countries over the past four decades, up until 2018...Government revenue Taxation Data
PresentationMaria Jouste on Tax for Development
Maria Jouste , UNU-WIDER Research Associate, will give a presentation at the Tax for Development webinar series on 17 November 2020 (CET). The webinar series is hosted by Chr. Michelsen Institute . The topic of Jouste's presentation will be...
PresentationMaria Jouste at the North East Universities Development Consortium
Maria Jouste , UNU-WIDER Research Associate, will present a research paper at the North East Universities Development Consortium on 6 November 2020. The virtual conference, hosted by Dartmouth College , will be held 6-7 November (EST). The topic of...
Journal ArticleAre less developed countries more exposed to multinational tax avoidance?: Method and Evidence from Micro-Data
This study uses a global dataset with information about 210,000 corporations in 142 countries to investigate whether tax avoidance by multinational firms is more prevalent in less-developed countries...International business enterprises Tax evasion Taxation
Working PaperTaxing extractive resources in the transition to a low-carbon future
This paper explores the potential impacts of the transition to a low-carbon future for the taxation of extractive resources...Taxation Climate change low-carbon future
BlogInternational tax research: Why does more than numbers matter
Can tax research be inspiring? Looking back at the three years of collaboration between UNU-WIDER and the Uganda Revenue Authority ( URA ), the answer is yes – but even that is just the start...Taxation Administrative data Domestic revenue mobilization