Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
In September 2019, UNU-WIDER is launching its inaugural Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Industrial Policy and the Challenge for Africa
Transforming economies – for better jobs
WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNESCAP, 11-13 September 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand
WIDER Seminar Series
Live streamed | The WIDER Seminar Series showcases the latest research on key topics in development economics. At the weekly sessions, early-career and senior researchers present recent and ongoing work related to UNU-WIDER’s current work programme.
Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED)
The SA-TIED programme looks at ways to support policy-making for inclusive growth and economic transformation in the southern Africa region.
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Evidence-based policymaking is crucial. Use our publications search to browse nearly 200 briefs which highlight the findings and policy implications of our research.
391 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
From the book: Growth, Employment, and Poverty in Latin AmericaEconomic growth Income distribution Labor market
Working PaperHorizontal inequalities and affirmative action: An analysis of attitudes towards redistribution across groups in Africa
Inequalities between ethnic or racial groups, defined as horizontal inequalities, are pervasive and persistent. They persist due to cumulative and reinforcing inequalities arising from unequal access to different types of capital...Equality and inequality Ethnic relations Income distribution
Working PaperTaxation and inequality in developing countries: Lessons from the recent experience of Latin America
This paper aims to advance understanding about the relationship between taxation and inequality in developing countries, focusing on the recent experience of Latin America...Economic policy Equality and inequality Income distribution
Working PaperGlobal inequality: How large is the effect of top incomes?
In this paper, we estimate the recent evolution of global interpersonal inequality and examine the effect of omitted top incomes on the level and direction of global inequality...Equality and inequality Income Income distribution
VideoWIDER Annual Lecture by C. Peter Timmer
View the WIDER Annual Lecture on Managing structural transformation post-2015.Structural transformation Income distribution Millennium Development Goals
AboutPresentation - AL18
The WIDER Annual Lecture 18 was delivered on 18 November at the UN Headquarters in New York. The lecture, given by Professor Emeritus C. Peter Timmer of Harvard University, focused on the topic of structural transformation, especially within the...Structural transformation Income distribution Millennium Development Goals
AboutPhotos - AL18
Selection of images from the WIDER Annual Lecture 18.Structural transformation Income distribution Millennium Development Goals
AboutContributors - AL18
Short biographies of those who contributed to the event.Structural transformation Income distribution Millennium Development Goals
BlogThe world’s new middles - Implications for the future of development and aid
The storyline The basic storyline of this blog is economic growth since the Cold War. It is outlined how growth has produced two new middles...Economic growth Equality and inequality Income distribution
Working PaperThe world’s two new middles: Growth, precarity, structural change, and the limitations of the special case
This paper discusses the emergence of two new middles since the Cold War, namely middle-income countries and people living above absolute poverty but below a security-from poverty-line. The paper sets out what has happened...Economic growth Equality and inequality Income distribution
Working PaperEstimating the level and distribution of global wealth, 2000–14
Davies et al. (2008, 2011) provided the first estimates of the global distribution of wealth, using 2000 as the benchmark year...Econometrics Income distribution
VideoProgress in Data and Measurement
Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 5.1Database Inequality Health
VideoNew Approaches to Measurement
Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 4.3Index numbers (Economics) Inequality Measurement (Poverty)
VideoAppraising World Income Inequality Databases
Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Journal of Economic Inequality panelDatabase Inequality Income distribution
VideoMiddle Classes and Polarization
Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 1.2Income distribution Middle class Inequality
The dataset on Income Distribution in Latin America (IDLA) has been developed in the context of the UNU – WIDER’s Research Project on “The New Policy Model, Inequality and Poverty in Latin America: Evidence from the Last Decade and Prospects for the...Latin America Income distribution Inequality