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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NewsIn Memoriam: Stephan Klasen
On 27 October 2020, Professor Stephan Klasen passed away after a serious and prolonged illness which took his life too early. We have lost one of Europe’s leading development economists, a brilliant mind and generous soul. With his unceasing...In memoriam
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 Sustainable Development Goals
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
In the mediaWill COVID-19 lead to better social protection systems? UNU-WIDER's expertise on social impacts highlighted in a Finnish development magazine
NewsUNU-WIDER joins major new research consortium analysing African cities Urban economics Informal sector Partnerships for Development
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
BlogAn interview with José Antonio Ocampo: Why is 'Resetting the international monetary (non)system' one of the most popular economic titles at Oxford University Press?
The UNU-WIDER book ‘Resetting the International Monetary (Non)system’ by José Antonio Ocampo was recently ranked among the top ten economics books on Oxford Scholarship Online ...International Monetary Fund IMF History (Monetary policy)
NewsPress release: Survey finds the manufacturing sector remains instrumental for Myanmar’s economic growth and transformation
YANGON, MYANMAR and HELSINKI, FINLAND – A new report published by the Central Statistical Organisation (CSO) and the United Nations World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) says that Myanmar’s manufacturing sector...Myanmar Myanmar enterprises monitoring system MEMS
In the mediaThe cost of the pandemic to the poor – media on new research on impact of COVID-19 on global poverty
In a new paper , researchers from UNU-WIDER, Kings College London, and the Australian National University confirmed recent estimates on the shocking impact of COVID-19 on global poverty. They called on global leaders to take urgent action to avert a...