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.
Annual Report 2020
Read about how our research shifted to address the effects of the global pandemic in 2020. The annual report also looks back at some of the highlights from our history as we celebrate 35 years of UNU-WIDER and the power of the WIDER network.
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
NEW OPEN ACCESS BOOK: Inequality in the Developing World
Inequality has emerged as a key development challenge. This book contributes to this important discussion by presenting assessments of the measurement and analysis of global inequality by leading inequality scholars. Read more
Have you heard about the GGDC/UNU-WIDER Economic Transformation Database?
The new database provides crucial information on changes in the economic structure of economies across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Preliminary findings suggest a trend reversal in many developing countries towards industrialization. Read more
77 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperHorizontal and intersecting inequalities in Mozambique: 1997–2017
This study seeks to add to the research on inequality in least developed countries, namely in Mozambique, by measuring and mapping indicators of horizontal wealth inequality along geographic regions and ethnolinguistic identities...Inequality Horizontal inequality Wealth inequality
Book ChapterComparing global inequality of income and wealth
From the book: Inequality in the Developing WorldWorld Income inequality Inequality
Journal ArticleThe Intergenerational Impact of China's New Rural Pension Scheme
Part of Journal Special Issue Welfare and distributive effects of social assistance in the Global SouthChina Intergenerational Mobility Pensions
Journal ArticleInequality in Education and Wealth in Tanzania: A 25-Year Perspective
Part of Journal Special Issue Horizontal inequality in the Global SouthEducation Equality and inequality Wealth
Working PaperInequality in India: A review of levels and trends
This paper contributes to the literature by reviewing levels, trends, and structure of inequality since the early 1990s in India...Consumption Data sources Economic inequality
Working PaperComparing global inequality of income and wealth
This paper is the first to compare global trends in income and wealth inequality this century. It is based on large income and wealth microdata samples designed to be representative of all countries in the world...World Income inequality Inequality
Book ChapterThe copper sector, fiscal rules, and stabilization funds in Chile: Scope and limits
From the book: Extractive IndustriesFiscal policy Natural resources Wealth
Journal ArticleEstimating the level and distribution of global wealth, 2000–2014
Part of Journal Special Issue InequalityWealth Assets Debt
Working PaperSmoothing or strengthening the ‘Great Gatsby curve’?: The intergenerational impact of China’s New Rural Pension Scheme
We examine the heterogeneous and dynamic impact of China’s New Rural Pension Scheme on intergenerational wealth dependence using a nationally representative longitudinal household survey covering the period 2011–13...China Intergenerational Mobility Pensions
Working PaperThe copper sector, fiscal rules, and stabilization funds in Chile: Scope and limits
Historically, Chile has been an economy dominated by mineral and agro-industrial products and subject to frequent external shocks particularly in copper prices...Fiscal policy Natural resources Wealth
Working PaperHorizontal inequality in education and wealth in Tanzania: A 20-year perspective
This study uses five series of demographic and health surveys to answer the question: ‘Is horizontal inequality in education and wealth increasing or decreasing in the 20-year interval between 1991 and 2010?’...Education Equality and inequality Wealth
BlogExtreme poverty - the poorest are being left behind
At our 30 th Anniversary Conference we took the chance to interview Martin Ravallion of Georgetown University—we asked him to discuss his recent work on extreme poverty, and to highlight what he believes the major challenges in this area will b...Consumption Equality and inequality Land tenure
Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 2.1Inequality Wealth Income
Research BriefMeasures of inequality: How much are we willing to allow top earners to squeeze the poor?
The majority of income inequality occurs at the tails of the income distribution The Gini coefficient does not provide a representative measure of income inequality When the top 10% of income earners expand their share of national income it often app...Economic development Economic growth Equality and inequality
BlogResearching Inequality – An Interview with James B. Davies
James B. Davies, Professor of Economics at the University of Western Ontario, played a key role in UNU-WIDER’s pioneering research into global personal and household wealth...Equality and inequality Households Wealth