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
290 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
BlogGraduating in the shadow of the pandemic: The impact of COVID-19 on the transition of young Mozambicans from school to work
Since appearing in 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic has plunged the world into an unprecedented health and socioeconomic crisis...School-to-Work Labour market Education
Journal ArticleEducational opportunities in Indonesia: Are factors outside individual responsibility persistent over time?
Not all sources of inequality in educational achievements are fair. But how strong and persistent is the burden of unequal opportunities that each person carries on in their life?...Education Inequality Education policy
NewsBaseline survey reveals challenges faced by vocational students in Mozambique Mozambique Education Labour market
Working PaperExplaining income inequality trends: An integrated approach
In large parts of the world, income inequality has been rising in recent decades. Other regions have experienced declining trends in income inequality...Education Income distribution
NewsStudy reveals mismatch between qualifications and market needs in Mozambique
Tracer study suggests Mozambique’s economy is not generating enough demand for employees with a university-level education, and that students are often poorly aware of career paths and what different jobs require. First published in November 2019,...Mozambique Education Labour market
Working PaperStructural transformation, inequality, and inclusive growth in China
In this paper, we analyse the relationship between China’s structural transformation and the inclusiveness of its economic growth...Inequality Education Migration
Working PaperThe effect of class assignment on academic performance and the labour market: Evidence from a public federal university in Brazil
Can students’ rank in the ability distribution of their class impact their academic achievement?...Affirmative action Brazil Education
Journal ArticleCash Transfers and Gender Differentials in Child Schooling and Labor: Evidence from the Lesotho Child Grants Programme
Part of Journal Special Issue Welfare and distributive effects of social assistance in the Global SouthChildren Education Labour
Working PaperChina and the United States: Different economic models but similarly low levels of socioeconomic mobility
The United States and China are the world’s largest economies. Together they are responsible for about one-third of the world’s economic output...Intergenerational Mobility Equality of opportunity Education
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
Journal ArticleDoes Horizontal Inequality Matter in Vietnam?
Part of Journal Special Issue Horizontal inequality in the Global SouthViet Nam Horizontal inequality Ethnic relations
Working PaperColonial origin, ethnicity, and intergeneration mobility in Africa
This paper estimates the relationship between differences in skills measured among within-country ethnic groups and individual human capital accumulation in eight African countries...Colonialism Education Ethnicity
Journal ArticleIs the Education of Local Children Influenced by Living near a Refugee Camp?: Evidence from Host Communities in Rwanda
Part of Journal Special Issue Migration Governance and Policy in the Global SouthRefugees Impact of refugees Host communities