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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NewsSenior Research Fellow Patricia Justino appointed as Deputy Director of UNU-WIDER Conflict Trust Governance
NewsUNU-WIDER alum Nanak Kakwani releases a new book on poverty and inequality
Professor Nanak Kakwani is one of UNU-WIDER's first research fellows. Joining the institute in 1986, he is the author of the second WIDER Working Paper ever published. The first is Food, Economics, and Entitlements by UNU-WIDER founder and Nobel...Economics Poverty Inequality
NewsGRD 2022 update: Tax and revenue data for 197 countries in one dataset GRD Government revenue Database
NewsCall for Contributions: GlobalDev and UNU-WIDER Blog series on social mobility
In the last decades, globalization and technological advancements have improved the living standards of billions of people, and enabled many households to cross the poverty line. Nonetheless, these trends have also exacerbated inequalities around...Social mobility
NewsNew update of the World Income Inequality Database and WIID Companion — version 30 June 2022
The UNU-WIDER World Income Inequality Database ― widely known by its acronym WIID ― provides the most comprehensive set of income inequality statistics available. It presents detailed information on income inequality for developed, developing, and...
In the mediaUNU-WIDER experts and the WIDER Development Conference featured in the media
Kalle Hirvonen , Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER, was interviewed by YLE for a news article published on 10 March 2022 on the effects of the Ukraine war on global food security. ‘The war in Ukraine is causing a major supply shock to the world...WIDER Development Conference Conflict Food security
NewsMEDIA ADVISORY: International conference gathers conflict experts in Helsinki
Next week a high-level conference on peacebuilding and conflict brings more than 250 experts to Helsinki to discuss new research and current policy challenges in preventing and resolving conflicts and sustaining peace across the world. The two-day...
In the mediaAbove or below the poverty line – research on shifts in global poverty picked up by development media COVID-19 Global poverty Precarity
Policy workshopWorld Income Inequality Database project presents at the OECD's DAC Community of Practice on Poverty and Inequalities
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Community of Practice on Poverty and Inequalities (CoP-PI) hosts several thematic dialogues between researchers and practitioners on embedding...
NewsStatement on the situation in Ukraine
UNU-WIDER stands with the people of Ukraine. The unprovoked and unacceptable Russian military offensive of Ukraine is in direct opposition to the UN Charter , and international humanitarian and human rights laws. UNU-WIDER strongly condemns the...