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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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 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...
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...
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...
PresentationUNU-WIDER researchers present at a conference of IMD in Maputo
In the mediaUNU-WIDER findings on the influence of female elected officials on economic performance continues to make headlines
Reporting on UNU-WIDER research published in the working paper ‘ Women legislators and economic performance ’, news outlets The Quint , ThePrint.in , IndiaSpend , The Diplomat , and more, have published articles discussing the impact of...Gender Politics Economic growth
NewsUNU-WIDER welcomes new board members
UNU-WIDER is pleased to announce that Professors Ann E. Harrison , Justin Yifu Lin , and Benno Ndulu will join the WIDER Board in January 2019. All three new board members are prominent development economists who have worked closely with UNU-WIDER...
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