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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UNU-WIDER launches a free online training course in tax-benefit microsimulation for Global South countries

In an innovative step toward democratizing access to advanced policy analysis tools, UNU-WIDER releases a comprehensive online training course on tax-benefit microsimulation modelling for policy analysis. The course teaches analysts and researchers...

Project workshop
Workshop on the MicroZAMOD update in Zambia

Members of the International Labour Organization, Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR), UNU-WIDER's SOUTHMOD team, and the Zambia Statistics Agency (ZAMSTATS) meet in Livingstone, Zambia to further develop Zambia's tax and...

Mon, 27 May 2024Thu, 30 May 2024
Protea Hotel, Livingstone, Zambia, Zambia
Past event
World Village Festival 2024 search image Courage and peace – UNU-WIDER at the World Village Festival 2024
Sat, 25 May 2024Sun, 26 May 2024
Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Media advisory: How can we secure the future for generations to come? – experts from around the world gather in Maputo from 14–16 May 2024

The 2024 WIDER Development Conference The world at crossroads – securing the future generations, from 14–16 May 2024, in Maputo, Mozambique, explores the pressing global issues of climate change, conflict, and inequality and their impact on securing...

Bridging the gap: Unveiling the potential of Tanzania's SMEs through VAT insights

UNU-WIDER Research Fellow Amina Ebrahim speaks at the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) in Bergen, Norway. She presents the findings of a forthcoming WIDER Working Paper to the research staff. Her findings support opportunities for expanding knowledge...

Mon, 29 April 2024
Bergen, Jekteviksbakken 31, Norway
Past event
UNU-WIDER research cited in major UN DESA and EU Tax Observatory reports

The 2023 Financing for Sustainable Development report and Global Tax Evasion Report 2024 include findings from UNU-WIDER research on illicit financial flows, structural transformation, and international monetary system. The 2024 Financing for Sustainable Development report highlights UNU-WIDER's Government Revenue Dataset (GRD) as a prominent source for revenue statistics.

In the media
Findings from recent research based on Ugandan administrative tax data gather visibility in the local media

Research insights and policy recommendations presented in an in-person workshop organised on 15 November 2023 in Kampala gathered visibility in several Ugandan news outlets.

New release of the World Income Inequality Database – new WIID version includes updates to the WIID Companion datasets

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 most countries and historical...

In the media
Stark estimates on eradication of poverty gain media interest

UNU-WIDER working paper on the progress towards eradication of poverty has been highlighted in several media.

Press release: Renowned speaker Dr. Arkebe Oqubay to deliver keynote address at academic and policy-relevant lecture on sustainable growth in African cities

Helsinki, Finland – The United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) and the African Cities Research Consortium (ACRC) are proud to announce a prestigious lecture by Dr. Arkebe Oqubay, former Senior...

UNU Statement on the Israel–Gaza Crisis

The United Nations University echoes calls for international humanitarian law and human rights law to be respected and upheld.

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