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 mediaUNU-WIDER experts and the WIDER Development Conference featured in the media
Kalle Hirvonen , Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER, was interviewed by YLE for a news article published on 10 March 2022 on the effects of the Ukraine war on global food security. ‘The war in Ukraine is causing a major supply shock to the world...WIDER Development Conference Conflict Food security
NewsMEDIA ADVISORY: International conference gathers conflict experts in Helsinki
Next week a high-level conference on peacebuilding and conflict brings more than 250 experts to Helsinki to discuss new research and current policy challenges in preventing and resolving conflicts and sustaining peace across the world. The two-day...
In the mediaAbove or below the poverty line – research on shifts in global poverty picked up by development media COVID-19 Global poverty Precarity
Policy workshopWorld Income Inequality Database project presents at the OECD's DAC Community of Practice on Poverty and Inequalities
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Community of Practice on Poverty and Inequalities (CoP-PI) hosts several thematic dialogues between researchers and practitioners on embedding...
NewsStatement on the situation in Ukraine
UNU-WIDER stands with the people of Ukraine. The unprovoked and unacceptable Russian military offensive of Ukraine is in direct opposition to the UN Charter , and international humanitarian and human rights laws. UNU-WIDER strongly condemns the...
NewsNew tax research collaboration and additional SOUTHMOD model for Rwanda Rwanda Tax administration data Tax-benefit microsimulation
In the mediaSOUTHMOD Cash Plus dissemination event in the Zambian media Zambia Tax-benefit microsimulation SDG17
In the mediaSOUTHMOD study on the impact of COVID-19 in Africa gains attention in media and different outlets COVID-19 Africa Inequality
In the mediaLDC Future Forum and UNU-WIDER research mentioned in several media outlets Least Developed Countries Conference Research
BlogThe new normal: My experience in an online cohort of visiting PhD Fellows
Everyone that has been engaged in a PhD experience agrees that the whole process is a tough and sometimes lonely challenge...UNU-WIDER PhD Fellowship Capacity building
NewsPathfinding new book on Social Mobility in Developing Countries out now Economics social sciences Social mobility
BlogDr Pia Rattenhuber on inequality in crises — an interview
How do crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic influence inequality and the other way around? This year’s UN Day Dresden put a spotlight on “ Inequalities in Crises ”...Inequality COVID-19 Crisis