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Senior Research Fellow P-5

UNU-WIDER is looking for an outstanding individual (2 positions) with strong commitment and potential to support the 2019–23 research programme as well as the training programme and communication activities of the Institute Closing date: 13 July...

Reference number: 2018/UNU/WIDER/FTA/SRF/88041
Closing date: 13 July 2018
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Vacancies
Research Fellow P-4

UNU-WIDER is looking for an outstanding individual (2 positions) with strong commitment and potential to support the 2019–23 research programme as well as the training programme and communication activities of the Institute. Closing date: 13 July...

Reference number: 2018/UNU/WIDER/FTA/RF/86999
Closing date: 13 July 2018
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Research Associate

UNU-WIDER is looking for an outstanding individual (2 positions) with strong commitment and potential to support the 2019–23 research programme as well as the training programme and communication activities of the Institute. Closing date: 13 July...

Reference number: 2018/UNU/WIDER/FTA/RA/46
Closing date: 13 July 2018
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Team Lead – Information Systems Associate GS-7

UNU-WIDER is looking for an outstanding individual with strong commitment and potential to take the lead of the Information Services Team of the Institute and has backstopping and quality assurance skills on all IT related activities. Closing date:...

Reference number: 2018/UNU/WIDER/FTA/TLISA/39715
Conference
Think development - Think WIDER

For more than 30 years, UNU-WIDER has been associated with some of the most advanced thinking in development economics. Since the Institute’s start in 1985, UNU-WIDER has undertaken research on all the principal themes of development economics. It...

13 September 2018 08:3015 September 2018 18:30
Marina Congress Center (MCC), Katajanokanlaituri 6, 00160 Helsinki, Finland
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Photo: Hector Carcia
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Webmaster – Information Systems Associate GS-6

UNU-WIDER is looking for an outstanding individual with strong web and systems development skills to join the Knowledge & Information Services Team of the Institute. Closing date: 6 July 2018, 23:59 UTC+3...

Reference number: 2018/UNU/WIDER/FTA/WISA/66223
Panel discussion
classroom/barry-pousnan Public services at grassroots level in Africa [in Finnish]
26 May 2018
Taiga-lava (Kansallisteatterin lavaklubi), Läntinen Teatterikuja 1, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Open forum
UNU-WIDER at the World Village Festival

UNU-WIDER, with other UN agencies and affiliates, is present at the World Village Festival 2018. The festival takes place 26-27 May 2018 in Helsinki, Finland.

26 May 201827 May 2018
UN Village/YK-Kylä, Railway Square, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Policy Brief
The business environment of Mozambican manufacturing firms Economic growth Regulatory Framework
Policy Brief
Workforce and leadership characteristics in Mozambican manufacturing Economic growth Leadership charasteristics Entrepreneurship
Request for research proposals
Regional growth and development for southern Africa’s prosperity

UNU-WIDER, the National Treasury of the Republic of South Africa (NT), and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) invite proposals from qualified researchers for high quality economic and/or political economy analysis in any of the five focus...

Closing date: 25 May 2018
News
UNU-WIDER congratulates Professor Njuguna Ndung’u on his new appointment

Professor Njuguna Ndung’u has been appointed as the next African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Executive Director effective September 1, 2018. Over the years Professor Ndung’u has held a number of top positions in the field of...

Journal Article
How polarized is the global income distribution?

The interest in the level of global inequality has surged in recent years. This paper complements existing estimates of global inequality by providing the first estimates of the level of bipolarization of the global income distribution...

Polarization Bipolarization Polarization measures
Project
WIID - World Income Inequality Database

World Income Inequality Database (WIID), collects and stores information on income inequality for developed, developing, and transition countries. WIID provides the most comprehensive set of income inequality statistics available and can be...

Journal Article
The impact of intergovernmental transfers on local revenue generation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Tanzania

Do intergovernmental transfers reduce revenues collected by local government authorities (LGAs)?...

fiscal capacity intergovernmental grants Sub-Saharan Africa
Policy Brief
Measuring quality of health-care services: What is known and where are the knowledge gaps? Health SDG3 Universal Health Coverage
News
UNU-WIDER Director-Designate named

UNU-WIDER is pleased to announce that, following a highly successful 10 years under the leadership of Professor Finn Tarp, the Institute’s next director has been named. Professor Kunal Sen will join the Institute as Director-Designate on 1...

Blog
Information asymmetries in extractive industries: What can be done?

In the second part of this blog, Alan R. Roe discusses what is known about the informational failures that pose challenges for governments in projecting revenues from extractive industries. Read the first part here ...

Extractive industries Government revenue
Conference
2018 Nordic conference on development economics

Aalto University School of Business, University of Tampere and UNU-WIDER in collaboration with the Nordic Network in Development Economics will organize the 2018 Nordic Conference on Development Economics on 11-12 June 2018 in Helsinki, Finland.

11 June 201812 June 2018
Aalto University School of Business, Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Windmill
Working Paper
A 2015 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for Mozambique

This paper documents a 2015 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for Mozambique...

Social Accounting Matrix national accounts Supply table
News
Sustainable Development Explorer UNU-WIDER expertise part of new UNU Sustainable Development Explorer Sustainable Development Goals United Nations University
Blog
Forecasting revenues from extractive industries: Information asymmetries and other disadvantages of host governments

In the first part of this blog, Alan R. Roe writes about the difficulties governments face in predicting revenues from extractive industries. Read part two here ...

Extractive industries Government revenue
Journal Article
Optimal taxation and public provision for poverty reduction

The existing literature on optimal taxation typically assumes there exists a capacity to implement complex tax schemes, which is not necessarily the case for many developing countries...

Income tax Poverty Public goods
Report
SOUTHMOD country report Ethiopia: ETMOD v1.0

This report documents ETMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Ethiopia...

Tax Government revenue Government spending policy
Policy Brief
Measuring poverty and wellbeing in developing countries Poverty Poverty measurement Poverty assessment
Journal Article
Discrimination, Social Capital, and Financial Constraints: The Case of Viet Nam

This paper examines the relationship among gender, social capital, and access to finance of micro, small, and medium enterprises in the manufacturing sector in Viet Nam...

Entrepreneurship Financial constraints Gender
Journal Special Issue
Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic Development

This journal presents a synopsis of the contextual conditions, factors and challenges under which the recent evolution of tax systems has taken place, as an introduction to this United Nations University-World Institute for Development Economics Rese...

Fiscal policy Economic development Taxation
Project
Towards inclusive development in Myanmar

UNU-WIDER and the Central Statistical Organization (CSO) of the Ministry of Planning and Finance of Myanmar, supported financially by Danida , are working together to strengthen evidence-based policy-making and analysis, supporting the country...

Inclusive growth Economic reform Industrial policy
WIDER Seminar Series

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 touching on structural transformation, inclusion, and...

WIDER Seminar Series
Policy Brief
Aid is not dead: The latest evidence on the effectiveness of ODA Foreign aid Macroeconomics Tax revenue
News
Rachel Gisselquist gives TEDx talk on rethinking the diversity debate Ethnic diversity Equality and inequality
Working Paper
Stock-and-flow-consistent macroeconomic model for South Africa

We develop a stock-and-flow-consistent model for South Africa with four financial instruments and detailed balance sheets for the household, government, financial, non-financial, and foreign sectors and the Reserve Bank...

Stock and flow Macroeconomics Computable general equilibrium
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