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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In the mediaAsian Transformations hits media outlets throughout Asia
The recent release of the open access book Asian Transformations has been widely covered by media across Asia. An op-ed written by Deepak Nayyar, who edited the collection featuring the works of 21 experts, was picked up by media outlets across Asia...Gunnar Myrdal Economic transformation
In the mediaThai media attend WIDER Development Conference to discuss SDG8: inequality, and women’s empowerment
The Transforming economies – for better jobs conference was held in Bangkok, Thailand, 11-13 September, in partnership with United Nations ESCAP. The theme of the conference was SDG 8: promoting sustainable economic growth, productive...WIDER Development Conference
In the mediaAn energy expert from SA-TIED appears on SABC's The Bottom Line South Africa Energy Climate change
In the mediaInequality expert for SA-TIED hosted on South African national news channel eNCA Poverty Class Inequality
LearningIndustrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa Learning Industrialization Africa's Economic Development
In the mediaMOZMOD presentation makes national news
In the mediaSA-TIED working paper featured in the Financial Mail
A recent working paper from the SA-TIED programme ’s body of new research has been featured in the largest business weekly in South Africa. The Financial Mail’s feature is headlined: “ Reserve Bank vindicated — the critics...Inflation (Finance) Monetary policy South Africa
In the mediaUNU-WIDER findings on the influence of female elected officials on economic performance continues to make headlines
Reporting on UNU-WIDER research published in the working paper ‘ Women legislators and economic performance ’, news outlets The Times of India , The Quint , The Diplomat , and more, have published articles discussing the impact of women...Gender Politics Economic growth
NewsThe Estonian School of Diplomacy and The UN Association of Tampere visit UNU-WIDER
During May UNU-WIDER was pleased to welcome visitors from the Estonian School of Diplomacy and The UN Association of Tampere.
NewsPress release: Sustainable development goals at risk without effective climate action – UN organizations in Finland call on MPs and MEPs to make climate policy priority
A group of UN agencies working in Finland come together to remind newly elected members of parliament and members of European parliament who are elected next Sunday, of the importance of urgently addressing climate change through policy making...
In the mediaUNU-WIDER book informs Forbes article on the future of extractives Extractive industries Extractives
In the mediaNational media coverage on public forum on extractives
The Inclusive Growth in Mozambique programme organized a public forum on Extractive Industry and Development on 26 March 2019, in Maputo. The public forum explored the growing role and importance of oil and gas and mining in developing countries, as...Mozambique Extractives extractives industry
SeminarRachel Gisselquist presents in an expert group meeting on inequality
UNU-WIDER Senior Research Fellow Rachel Gisselquist will give a presentation at an expert group meeting ‘ Reducing Inequalities: SDG 10 Progress and Prospects ’, organized by the World Bank and UN DESA in Geneva 2-3 April. The event will...