What is research impact?
This page documents cases where we believe our research and communication activities have had an impact on the wider world of development. UNU-WIDER aims not only to create high-quality policy relevant research, but also to ensure that this research is shared with those who set the course of development policy. Our three core audiences, researchers, international development agencies, and national decision-makers, all rely on accurate and timely information to get their job done. We aim to provide that information in as many forms as possible, through events, the press, videos, social media, and our publications.
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NewsPress Release: New data reveals developing economies are bucking trend of de-industrialization Economic Transformation Database Deindustrialization Economic transformation
In the mediaUNU-WIDER expert interviewed on COVID-19 impacts on trust in governments in Finnish development magazine COVID-19
NewsPress release: New study shows democracy aid works
Does development cooperation aimed at strengthening democracy work? A new study from the Expert Group for Aid Studies (EBA) addresses critical knowledge gaps on aid assistance. The report, published today, is the most comprehensive study on...Aid effectiveness Democracy aid Democracy
In the mediaFinance, gender, and entrepreneurship in India — study findings highlighted by national media
In a new WIDER Working Paper Finance, gender, and entrepreneurship — India’s informal sector firms , researchers Ira N. Gang, Rajesh Raj Natarajan, and Kunal Sen find strong evidence of the crucial role played by financial access in...
ImpactThe WIID – an important source for the UN Economists Network report for the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations
New York, 17 September - The UN's top economists warned of crises of our own making if global 'megatrends' are left unchecked in a special report on six global megatrends . In a press release , UNDESA said, 'the chief economists in...Global inequality
In the mediaUNU-WIDER’s expert interviewed on social impacts of the COVID-19 crisis in Portuguese media
NewsShaping our future together – UNU-WIDER celebrates United Nations' 75th anniversary United Nations Anniversary SDGs
Blog35 years of research for change: Bringing inequality to the fore (1998-2020)
UNU-WIDER released the world’s first estimates of the global wealth distribution in 2007 – one result of a 2004 – 05 project, ‘ Personal Assets from a Global Perspective ’...Global inequality Economic inequality
NewsUNU-WIDER joins major new research consortium analysing African cities Urban economics Informal sector Partnerships for Development
In the mediaWill COVID-19 lead to better social protection systems? UNU-WIDER's expertise on social impacts highlighted in a Finnish development magazine
NewsPress Release: Top UN economists warn of crises of our own making if global “megatrends” left unchecked
To avoid future failures, new report calls for overhaul of the way policies are madeInequality Urbanization Climate change
In the mediaMany workers in India’s informal sector in dead-end jobs – findings of new study featured in national news
In a new WIDER Working Paper Transitions between informal and formal jobs in India – patterns, correlates, and consequences , researchers from UNU-WIDER, Sikkim University, and the University of Manchester show that despite high economic...
BlogWhy all countries should contribute to ending global poverty
In 1969, richer countries agreed to commit 0.7% of their gross national income to international development aid...Global poverty Aid policy