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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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
In the mediaMedia coverage on presenting the findings of the Myanmar MSME Survey 2017
The Myanmar Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Survey 2017, presented in Nay Pyi Taw in August 2018, has featured in international media.
In the mediaWIDER Development Conference in Helsinki draws media attention
The 2018 WIDER development conference, Think development – Think WIDER , took place in Helsinki, Finland, on 13-15 September. The conference focused on the main themes and findings of UNU-WIDER’s research over the last 10 years—...WIDER Development Conference Development Economics Event
In the mediaThe public forum on higher education in Mozambique covered by the national media
On 4 September 2018, the Inclusive Growth in Mozambique Programme hosted a Public Forum in Maputo to share the findings of its report Baseline Survey on the School-to-Work Transitions of University Graduates in Mozambique . The event gathered...Education Education, Higher
NewsPress release: Public Forum on Higher Education: A Profile of Mozambican Graduates
‘ Inclusive growth in Mozambique ’ programme to launch a report at a public forum on 04 September 2018 Researchers will be available for interviews at the event The Inclusive growth in Mozambique programme will host a public forum at the...Education Higher education Employment
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
WorkshopTraining on research methods
The Inclusive Growth in Mozambique programme will hold a 2-day training workshop on research methods, on 27-28 June at the Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo. The event focuses on literature reviews and data sources, including training on the...
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.
NewsRicardo Santos reviews what is known on the Mozambican labour force
The Mozambican work force is still mostly rural, mostly working in agriculture and outside of the formal labour market. According to official statistics, the rural and urban labour markets differ a lot in Mozambique. In rural areas 90% of the labour...Labour market Mozambique Housing
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 ’ (...
NewsPress release: Mozambican business environment continues to pose challenges for manufacturing firms
Press release: Inclusive growth in Mozambique programme to launch report at public forum on 23 April 2018 Maputo — Mozambican manufacturing firms continue to face logistical, regulatory, and financial constraints that hinder their ability to...Manufacturing firms Manufacturing Manufacturing industries
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...