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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NewsUnderstanding taxpayer behaviour better – New data research collaboration in Zambia Taxation Tax administration data Zambia
PresentationPia Rattenhuber's keynote speech at UNU-FLORES United Nations Day 2021 commemorative event
United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and Resources ( UNU-FLORES ) organizes a commemorative event in Dresden on the occasion of the UN day 2021. The topic of the event is Inequalities in crises. UNU-WIDER...
NewsPress Release: New UN study reveals limited impact of tax and social protection policies in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa Africa SOUTHMOD Tax-benefit microsimulation
BlogCOVID-19 and the Global South — From crisis response to sustainable development
Around the world, the pandemic, and the measures taken to address it, have had far reaching effects on poverty, inequality, and governance...COVID-19 WIDER Development Conference
NewsSeveral UNU-WIDER research projects featured in the media
Several projects from UNU-WIDER’s core work programme on Transforming economies, states, and societies are referenced in recent media. The citations of UNU-WIDER’s ongoing research demonstrate that the institute is a go-to source for new...
NewsKunal Sen at the high-level LDC regional review meeting
UNU-WIDER director Kunal Sen has been invited to contribute as a panelist to the High-level Asia-Pacific Regional Review Meeting on the Istanbul Programme of Action in Preparation for the Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed...Least Developed Countries Sustainable development COVID-19
NewsBuilding up fair taxation – New data research collaboration in Tanzania Taxation Tanzania Administrative capacity
NewsNew release of the Government Revenue Dataset (GRD) covers up to 40 years of tax and revenue data GRD Government revenue Database
In the mediaEnding the COVID-19 vaccine apartheid - WIDER webinar speaker interviewed for a Finnish development news portal
Jayati Ghosh, Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts and Jawaharlal Nehru University gave a presentation on vaccine inequality at the WIDER webinar series in June 2021, and was interviewed for an article published on the Finnish...
In the mediaMedia on the effect of COVID-19 to the extreme poor with data from UNU-WIDER
The global economy might be showing signs of recovering from the pandemic, but the impacts have been worst felt by the most vulnerable and recovery will be slow. In a feature story by local Finnish news service Yle, UNU-WIDER Director, Kunal Sen ,...
In the mediaDevelopment Today highlights new UNU-WIDER guidebook
UNU-WIDER policy guidebook 'Deals and development in fragile and conflict-affected states' published earlier this month has been featured in Development Today.Fragile states
NewsMinistry of Labour and Social Security launches IGM report on school-to-work transition of TVET students in Mozambique
On 24 June 2021, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of Mozambique (MITSS) launched the final report of the survey on the School-to-Work Transition of Technical and Vocational Training Graduates in Mozambique . The report analyses the...
NewsThree UNU-WIDER books in top five most accessed economics titles on Oxford Scholarship Online
According to a listing by Oxford University Press, three UNU-WIDER books are among its top five most visited economics titles during the past year (April 2020–March 2021).
NewsUNU-WIDER releases guidebook on economic growth in fragile contexts Fragile states Inclusive growth Elites
NewsUNU-WIDER experts in key role in global roundtable process on extractives
Over the past eight months, various heads of state, ministers, and other stakeholders from around the world have participated in a dialogue to discuss the pressing issues and the future of the extractives sector. UNU-WIDER researchers Tony Addison...Extractive industries Extractives United Nations
In the mediaChild labour during pandemia - UNU-WIDER expert interviewed for a Finnish development news portal
UNU-WIDER Research Associate Milla Nyyssölä was interviewed for an article discussing the increase of child labour during corona pandemia. The article is published on a Finnish development news portal Maailma.net.Corona pandemia Child labour Children