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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BlogWhat should Mozambique do with the revenue from natural gas projects? (Part I)
At the beginning of this decade, large offshore natural gas fields were discovered in north-east Mozambique. Investment is now flowing into the country, and a boom in the natural gas sector is expected...Extractives Mozambique Revenues
In the mediaSA-TIED research on South Africa's energy future in the news Climate change climate mitigation climate adaptation
Policy seminarTony Addison presents at a high-level policy dialogue in Maputo
WorkshopCourse on advanced poverty analysis
As part of the programme Inclusive Growth in Mozambique , researchers Vincenzo Salvucci and José Cardoso, will deliver a 5-day training course on advanced poverty analysis for officials from the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Mozambique...
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 research on profit shifting gets national attention in South Africa Profit shifting corporate income tax Multinational firms
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 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...