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 mediaResearch on illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in West Africa in the news
On 18 January, Wisdom Akpalu , UNU-WIDER Research Fellow based in Ghana, co-chaired a seminar organised by the University of Ghana’s Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies (IESS) on illicit trade in marine resources of West Africa...
In the mediaResearchers from the Inclusive Growth in Mozambique programme interviewed in Dimensions magazine
UNU-WIDER research fellow Vincenzo Salvucci, and Finório Castigo, a specialist from the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Mozambique, were interviewed by Dimensions magazine on multidimensional poverty measurement. The article was published...Mozambique Multidimensional poverty measurement Poverty
NewsResearchers from the Inclusive Growth in Mozambique programme contribute to the book Challenges of Mozambique 2018
The Institute for Social and Economic Studies ( IESE ) launched the ninth edition of the book Desafios para Moçambique 2018 (Challenges of Mozambique 2018) on 8 November 2018 in Maputo, Mozambique. The book has 18 chapters divided into four...Mozambique Measurement (Poverty) Poverty
NewsDirector Kunal Sen contributes to blog on taxation in developing countries
The capability to raise revenues from taxes – often called fiscal capacity – is a crucial aspect for the functioning of every state, particularly in developing countries. They need higher revenues to invest in a number of economic and...Taxation SDGs Tax revenue
BlogWhy are workers getting a smaller share of the cake in Mexico?
As with many other developed and emerging economies, in recent decades Mexico has experienced a long-term decline in the labour income share. In other words, wages have decreased compared with other sources of income such as capital income...Income inequality Earnings inequality Wages
In the mediaSA-TIED researcher interviewed on tax haven research
SA-TIED researcher, Ludvig Wier, has featured in multiple South African news outlets explaining new research findings from the programme. Wier was invited to speak to anchors from South Africa’s national news channels, SABC and eNCA . He was...Profit shifting Multinational firms South Africa
In the mediaSA-TIED research on profit shifting gets national attention in South Africa Profit shifting corporate income tax Multinational firms
In the mediaUNU-WIDER Lessons on Development videos feature on VoxEU.org
Over the last decade, UNU-WIDER has produced over 2000 publications across a range of topics including poverty, inequality, economic transformation, development finance, climate change, gender and food security. In 2018 we produced a series of...
In the mediaEvents of the Inclusive Growth in Mozambique programme catch the attention of national media
The Inclusive Growth in Mozambique programme ended the year with two major events that were reported by the local media in Mozambique. On 27 November our programme held its annual conference in Maputo. With both local and international speakers, the...
BlogTransforming economies, states, and societies – building evidence for achieving the SDGs
I am delighted to take the helm at UNU-WIDER, an institution which has been associated with some of the most advanced thinking in development economics...
BlogGas revenues will come and go in Mozambique – now is the time to think how to use them wisely
Mozambique is still an agriculture-based economy. Huge offshore gas fields have been discovered in the country and plans for gas projects are in the process. However, one day the gas explorations will come to an end...Inclusive growth Extractives Mozambique
NewsNew data on income inequality – WIID4 released
The UNU-WIDER World Income Inequality Database ― widely known by its acronym WIID ― presents information on income inequality for developed, developing, and transition countries. The WIID provides the most comprehensive set of income inequality...
PresentationUNU-WIDER researchers present at a conference of IMD in Maputo
In the mediaUNU-WIDER findings on the influence of female elected officials on economic performance continues to make headlines
Reporting on UNU-WIDER research published in the working paper ‘ Women legislators and economic performance ’, news outlets The Quint , ThePrint.in , , IndiaSpend , and The Diplomat have published articles discussing the impact of women...Gender Politics Economic growth
NewsUNU-WIDER welcomes new board members
UNU-WIDER is pleased to announce that Professors Ann E. Harrison , Justin Yifu Lin , and Benno Ndulu will join the WIDER Board in January 2019. All three new board members are prominent development economists who have worked closely with UNU-WIDER...
NewsUNU-WIDER congratulates the Helsinki Graduate School of Economics on its inauguration
The Helsinki Graduate School of Economics (GSE) was inaugurated on 24 October at an opening ceremony that took place at the University of Helsinki. The goal of the new school is to strengthen and broaden the field of economic research in Finland. As...research Think tanks