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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NewsPress release: COVID-19 could drive global poverty back over one billion people as the world’s poorest face up to US$500 million per day in lost income
In dramatic new numbers researchers estimate that extreme poverty could spike as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, on the day the postponed meeting of the world’s richest nations, the G7, should have finished. The researchers are now calling...COVID-19 global poverty SDG1
NewsUNU-WIDER congratulates Deepak Nayyar on appointment to IDS board
Deepak Nayyar, long-time supporter of UNU-WIDER and former chair of the WIDER Board, has been appointed as chair of the Board of Trustees at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). Professor Nayyar has played a significant role in UNU-WIDER...
In the mediaPoverty estimates featured in worldwide media
In a recent paper for UNU-WIDER, economists estimated that close to half a billion people could fall into poverty as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. This would set back progress on ending poverty by at least a decade. In some countries,...
NewsPress Release: COVID-19 fallout could push half a billion people into poverty in developing countries
New research published by UNU-WIDER today warns that the economic fallout from the global pandemic could increase global poverty by as much as half a billion people, or 8% of the total human population. This would be the first time that poverty has...
BlogWill COVID-19 lead to half a billion more people living in poverty in developing countries?
The impacts of COVID-19 in developing countries are starting to be felt. The Economist went as far as to call it the ‘next calamity’ , noting how overlooked the impact on poorer countries has been...COVID-19 poverty and consumption
Working PaperEstimates of the impact of COVID-19 on global poverty
In this paper we make estimates of the potential short-term economic impact of COVID-19 on global monetary poverty through contractions in per capita household income or consumption...global poverty COVID-19 SDGs
ArticleUNU-WIDER ongoing work on the effect of COVID-19 on the economies, states, and societies of the Global South
In the mediaResearcher from Inclusive growth in Mozambique programme interviewed on COVID-19 impact in Mozambique
Sam Jones, UNU-WIDER Research Fellow, comments on possible socioeconomic effects of coronavirus in Mozambique to Zitamar News.COVID19 Global health Mozambique
Blog7555 km and beyond: Working together to achieve the SDGs
'It was great to have enough time to discuss each paper. I received useful and frank feedback. The topics are relevant for everyone...
NewsWomen and Girls in Science 2020 campaign
Video of Women in Science - With Simone Schotte On 11 February the world celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science . UNU-WIDER, along with other institutes across United Nations University, are taking this day of celebration a...
BlogFrom small beginnings, big impact
2020 marks the 35th year of UNU-WIDER’s impact in the sphere of development economics...