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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UNU-WIDER research cited on major UN DESA and EU Tax Observatory reports

The 2023 Financing for Sustainable Development report and Global Tax Evasion Report 2024 include findings from UNU-WIDER research on illicit financial flows, structural transformation, and international monetary system.

In the media
Findings from recent research based on Ugandan administrative tax data gather visibility in the local media

Research insights and policy recommendations presented in an in-person workshop organised on 15 November 2023 in Kampala gathered visibility in several Ugandan news outlets.

New release of the World Income Inequality Database – new WIID version includes updates to the WIID Companion datasets

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 most countries and historical...

In the media
Stark estimates on eradication of poverty gain media interest

UNU-WIDER working paper on the progress towards eradication of poverty has been highlighted in several media.

Press release: Renowned speaker Dr. Arkebe Oqubay to deliver keynote address at academic and policy-relevant lecture on sustainable growth in African cities

Helsinki, Finland – The United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) and the African Cities Research Consortium (ACRC) are proud to announce a prestigious lecture by Dr. Arkebe Oqubay, former Senior...

UNU Statement on the Israel–Gaza Crisis

The United Nations University echoes calls for international humanitarian law and human rights law to be respected and upheld.

Media advisory: How can sustainable development be financed in the Global South? Experts from around the world gather in Oslo 6-8 September

How can profit shifting—a bane on development efforts in the Global South—be stopped? What is the potential of social benefit systems to deliver during crises? How are collaborations between researchers and tax authorities benefiting policymaking in...

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