In the name of progress: Will technology solve inequality?
On 7 October Daron Acemoğlu delivers the 2022 WIDER Annual Lecture, challenging the techno-optimism of our age. Register to join the live stream. Read more
Think WIDER Webinar Series – New perspectives on domestic revenue mobilization
A new webinar series aims to facilitate a discussion on how domestic revenue mobilization can be supported in the Global South. Read more
Reducing inequality – the great challenge of our time
WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNIANDES | Bogotá, Colombia, on 5-7 October 2022 | Join us as we discuss innovative, theoretical, and empirical research on inequality, and its policy take-aways. Read more
The developer’s dilemma: Structural transformation, inequality dynamics, and inclusive growth
NOW AVAILABLE | This *open access* edited volume explores the developer’s dilemma between structural transformation and income inequality. Download your copy today
Opportunities to work with UNU-WIDER
Check out our exciting open opportunities - including a request for research proposals, and vacancies in our team
Journal Special Issue: What sustains informality
This Open Access special issue explores critical issues related to the nature of informal employment and its determinants. Read more
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.
12 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperGender preference at birth: A new measure for son preference based on stated preferences and observed measures of parents' fertility decisions
Investigating preference for sons is a continuing focal area of development economics and demographic research...Human fertility Family planning Welfare
Working PaperAccess to microfinance and female labour force participation
Although microfinance started as a movement to improve women’s economic well-being through increased female entrepreneurship in particular, its impact on women’s attitudes toward and participation in the labour market is not fully underst...Microfinance female entrepreneurship Wellbeing
Working PaperTrust in the time of corona
The global spread of COVID-19 is one of the largest threats to people and governments since the Second World War...COVID-19 Pandemic Survey data
Journal ArticleLiving Conditions and Basic Needs: Evidence from African Countries
Part of Journal Special Issue Inequalities in the least developed countriesLiving conditions Multidimensional poverty Wellbeing
NewsResearchers from the Inclusive Growth in Mozambique programme contribute to the book Challenges of Mozambique 2018
The Institute for Social and Economic Studies ( IESE ) launched the ninth edition of the book Desafios para Moçambique 2018 (Challenges of Mozambique 2018) on 8 November 2018 in Maputo, Mozambique. The book has 18 chapters divided into four...Mozambique Poverty measurement Poverty
Working PaperLiving conditions and well-being: Evidence from African countries
We here use five rounds of Afrobarometer data covering more than 100,000 individuals over the 2004-2016 period to explore the link between self-assessed measures of living conditions and objective measures of individual well-being (access to basic ne...Living conditions Multidimensional poverty Wellbeing
Working PaperPoverty and wellbeing impacts of microfinance: What do we know?
Over the last 35 years, microfinance has been generally regarded as an effective policy tool in the fight against poverty. Yet, the question of whether access to credit leads to poverty reduction and improved wellbeing remains open...Microfinance Poverty Wellbeing
ReportPoverty and well-being in Mozambique - Fourth national poverty assessment
This report provides a comprehensive analysis of poverty and well-being, including temporal trends, in Mozambique. It is based on the 2014/15 household budget survey data ( Inquérito aos Agregados Familiares sobre Orçamento Familiar (...Poverty Wellbeing
VideoThe Poorest and Most Excluded
Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 1.3Poverty Children Households
Results meetingAid for Gender Equality
In recent decades, aid donors have recognised that gender equality and women’s empowerment are central to improving living standards, well-being, and economic growth. This insight has led to a fourfold increase in the flows of foreign aid...
ProjectHealth inequalities and development
The purpose of this project was to investigate issues related to health inequality. Although health is an important indicator of overall wellbeing, it is only recently that research has focused on health inequality. This project brings forth issues...Poverty Inequality and Well-being Health
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 5 - Horizontal Inequality: A Neglected Dimension of Development
This lecture will focus on horizontal inequality, i.e. inequality among culturally defined groups (e.g. the Malays and Chinese in Malaysia, Hutus and Tutsis in Rwanda, or Catholic and Protestants in N.Ireland), and the implications this has for...