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 mediaReport on the impact of COVID-19 to Ghana’s labour market hits headlines
A new report from the Transforming informal work and livelihoods project has caught the attention of policy makers and media in Ghana. Researchers from UNU-WIDER and the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of...COVID-19 Informal sector Ghana
NewsNo one is safe until everyone is safe: Finland must advance global COVID-19 solidarity COVID-19 vaccine United Nations Finland
NewsNew release of the World Income Inequality Database — new WIID version includes companion datasets to improve study of global inequality
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...Equality and inequality WIID
NewsOnline PhD Fellowship launching in April 2021
In 2021 the UNU-WIDER Visiting PhD Fellowship Programme will be delivered online. Applications will open on 1 April 2021 and close on 30 April. Details here . The programme gives registered doctoral students the opportunity to utilize the resources...UNU-WIDER PhD Fellowship Learning
NewsFindings from new GGDC/UNU-WIDER database grab attention of academia and media Economic Transformation Database Economic transformation Deindustrialization
In the mediaReducing the gender gap in innovations – UNU-WIDER and UONGOZI Institute's research highlighted on several outlets Tanzania SDG5 Women
In the mediaEBA/UNU-WIDER study on democracy aid featured in Kehityslehti Democracy aid Democracy Aid effectiveness
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