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.
152 impact pages
In the mediaUNU-WIDER findings on the positive influence of female elected officials on economic performance makes headlines
Reporting on UNU-WIDER research published in the working paper ‘ Women legislators and economic performance ’, news outlets The Quint and ThePrint.in have published articles discussing the impact of women’s participation in...Gender Politics Economic growth
NewsUNU-WIDER shortlisted for the Prospect Think Tank Awards 2018
UNU-WIDER has been shortlisted for the Prospect Magazine’s Think Tank Awards 2018 . The Institute is ranked in the category of international economic & financial think tanks based on the research on industrial policy, including the project...Think tanks Industrial policy
Policy seminarUNU-WIDER at the World Village Festival
UNU-WIDER, with other UN agencies and affiliates, is present at the World Village Festival 2018. The festival takes place 26-27 May 2018 in Helsinki, Finland.
ReportMyanmar Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Survey 2017: Descriptive Report
Myanmar’s transition to a market-based economy is accompanied by rapid development of the private manufacturing sector, which has large potential for improving economic growth...SMEs Manufacturing Informal sector
NewsUNU-WIDER congratulates Professor Njuguna Ndung’u on his new appointment
Professor Njuguna Ndung’u has been appointed as the next African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Executive Director effective September 1, 2018. Over the years Professor Ndung’u has held a number of top positions in the field of...
In the mediaFindings from the ‘Survey of Mozambican Manufacturing Firms 2017’ covered by Mozambican media
On 23 April, the ‘Inclusive Growth in Mozambique’ project hosted a public forum at the Polana Serena Hotel in Maputo. At the event UNU-WIDER and its partners published the ‘ Survey of Mozambican Manufacturing Firms 2017 ’ (...
NewsKey Finnish economics journal highlights UNU-WIDER’s work in its theme issue on development economics
The Finnish language open access journal Kansantalouden aikakauskirja (KAK) , published by the Finnish Economic Association , today published its first issue of the year, which highlights a theme less studied in the Nordic country —...
NewsUNU-WIDER Director-Designate named
UNU-WIDER is pleased to announce that, following a highly successful 10 years under the leadership of Professor Finn Tarp, the Institute’s next director has been named. Professor Kunal Sen will join the Institute as Director-Designate on 1...
NewsUNU-WIDER expertise part of new UNU Sustainable Development Explorer Sustainable Development Goals United Nations University
NewsRachel Gisselquist gives TEDx talk on rethinking the diversity debate Ethnic diversity Equality and inequality
NewsNew collaborative programme focusing on economic transformation and inequality launched with South African government and other regional organizations Structural economic transformation Economic inequality Employment and Industry
In the mediaConference on poverty and inequality grabs attention of local media in Mozambique
The conference on poverty and inequality in Mozambique, part of the Inclusive growth in Mozambique project, took place at the end of November in Maputo, drawing interest from local policymakers, academics, and development practitioners – in...
NewsTony Addison speaks on extractives industries and development during Mozambican MPs’ visit to Finnish parliament
UNU-WIDER Chief Economist-Deputy Director, Tony Addison , presented on the extractives industries and development during the exchange visit of the 5th Commission of the Parliament of Mozambique to Finland on 14 November 2017. Tony Addison presenting...Extractives Mozambique
Policy seminarGirls’ education research and policy symposium: Reaching the most marginalized
Each year the Center for Universal Education at Brookings (CUE) convenes policymakers, practitioners, and stakeholders in the girls’ education arena to discuss the most pressing issues as identified by the Echidna Global Scholars , a group of...