Opportunities to work with UNU-WIDER
Check out our exciting open opportunities - including a request for research proposals, and vacancies in our team
Request for research proposals: Analysis on firms and taxation using micro data from Uganda
The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and UNU-WIDER have established a secure research lab in the premises of URA. Want to do research using quality-assured administrative tax data? See the Request for Research Proposals
Annual Report 2021
We look back at our key achievements over 2021 and highlight our recent contributions to the data revolution, SDG 8 (Decent work and economic growth) and SDG 16 (Peace, justice and strong institutions). Read more
Expert insights on Ukraine
Read expert commentary from the WIDER Network on the situation in Ukraine, drawing from research around the world. Read more
Social Mobility in Developing Countries: Concepts, Methods, and Determinants
NOW AVAILABLE | This *open access* edited volume fills a crucial gap in social mobility studies and provides the foundation for future research on social mobility in countries of the Global South. Download your copy today
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.
VideoRegional Growth and Development in Southern Africa project - an interview with Channing Arndt
Channing Arndt , Senior Research Fellow of UNU-WIDER, outlines the main research areas for this project on economic growth in the Southern African region. The project has two main elements – one specifically on the South African economy; the...South Africa Industrialization Regional economics
VideoThe Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions project - an interview with Channing Arndt
Channing Arndt , Senior Research Fellow of UNU-WIDER, presents the thinking behind this project and the study of implementation of clean energy policies. With the forthcoming Paris Conference of the Parties (CoP 21, December 2015) attention is...Sustainable energy Climate change mitigation Political economy
VideoThe rise of social protection
In this interview Professor Armando Barrientos from the University of Manchester explains why the use of social protection is increasing and highlights a number of success stories. But he also explains why foreign aid can play only a limited role in...
VideoAmartya Sen: Feminism is an issue of humanity
“I think gender inequality is not the natural human condition. But the idea that somehow women have to be in an inferior position – or not quite such dominant position – is really wholly artificial for me” says Amartya Sen...Gender equality Feminism Economic inequality
VideoReCom results meeting: Jobs – Aid at work
The ReCom results meeting under the theme ‘Growth & Employment’ titled 'Jobs – Aid at Work' was held 8 October in Copenhagen, Denmark. Speakers included policy makers, practitioners and academics. More about the event...
VideoResearch communication: Why doesn’t research turn into policy?
At the recent UNU-WIDER research conference on development and climate change, the communications team took the opportunity to ask participants visiting us here in Helsinki for their views on how research turns into policy. We heard many interesting...
VideoCost of capital: the real price of green energy
Despite massive potential investments, green energy is not up to speed in Africa. The reason is not the cost or durability of the technology but a financial factor—the cost of capital.