UNU-WIDER governance structure

The United Nations University functions as a decentralized system comprised of the UNU Centre in Tokyo and a worldwide network of Research and Training Centres and Programmes (RTC-Ps) assisted by numerous associated and cooperating institutions. Within this framework:

  • The Council of the UNU determines the overall principles and policies guiding the whole university.
  • The Board of UNU-WIDER, comprising well-known economists, policy makers, and social scientists from different regions of the world, is entrusted by the UNU Council to advise on the research and other activities of UNU-WIDER.
  • The Director of UNU-WIDER has overall responsibility for the research and management of the Institute, and implements the research programme within the policies and guidelines set out by the Board and the Council.