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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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
NewsUnderstanding taxpayer behaviour better – New data research collaboration in Zambia Taxation Tax administration data Zambia
PresentationPia Rattenhuber's keynote speech at UNU-FLORES United Nations Day 2021 commemorative event
United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and Resources ( UNU-FLORES ) organizes a commemorative event in Dresden on the occasion of the UN day 2021. The topic of the event is Inequalities in crises. UNU-WIDER...
NewsPress Release | New UN study reveals limited impact of tax and social protection policies in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa Africa SOUTHMOD Tax-benefit microsimulation
BlogI was a visiting PhD fellow at UNU-WIDER — this is my experience
Virgi Agita Sari joined UNU-WIDER as a visiting PhD fellow in the summer of 2017. Coming from Indonesia, Virgi joined five other fellows from across the globe...UNU-WIDER PhD Fellowship Capacity development Capacity building
BlogCOVID-19 and the Global South — From crisis response to sustainable development
Around the world, the pandemic, and the measures taken to address it, have had far reaching effects on poverty, inequality, and governance...COVID-19 WIDER Development Conference
ImpactWIID – a main source to monitor progress on SDG10 in the Sustainable Development Outlook 2021
The World Income Inequality Database (WIID), hosted by UNU-WIDER, is cited in the Sustainable Development Outlook 2021: From Anguish to Determination as a main source of data on progress achieved worldwide towards reducing income inequality.
In the mediaSeveral UNU-WIDER research projects featured in the media
Several projects from UNU-WIDER’s core work programme on Transforming economies, states, and societies are referenced in recent media. The citations of UNU-WIDER’s ongoing research demonstrate that the institute is a go-to source for new...
NewsKunal Sen at the high-level LDC regional review meeting
UNU-WIDER director Kunal Sen has been invited to contribute as a panelist to the High-level Asia-Pacific Regional Review Meeting on the Istanbul Programme of Action in Preparation for the Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed...Least Developed Countries Sustainable development COVID-19