NewsChairperson of the WIDER Board writes on the future role of the World Bank
Ravi Kanbur, Chairperson of the WIDER board and Professor of Economics at Cornell University, argues that the World Bank needs to transform its role on the world stage in a new vox.eu column.WIDER Board World Bank
NewsFinn Tarp opens Finnish Model UN conference
UNU-WIDER Director Finn Tarp opened Finland's only university-level Model UN conference on 5 April 2017 in Helsinki. He spoke to delegates about UNU-WIDER's ongoing work on transformation, inclusion, and sustainability, the Sustainable...SDG Environment
NewsGovernment officials and researchers in Ecuador gather for ECUAMOD training
How does raising income tax affect government revenue? What are the costs and benefits of implementing a state pension? Tax and benefit microsimulation is a useful technique for determining how policy changes affect the distribution of income and...Microsimulation modelling Ecuador
NewsFinland’s Minister for Foreign Trade and Development visits UNU-WIDER
Director Finn Tarp today welcomed Finland’s Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Kai Mykkänen to the UNU-WIDER offices in Helsinki. Part of ongoing collaboration with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, it was the Minister’s...
NewsEvidence based policy making in Myanmar – New four-year programme in collaboration with the Central Statistical Organization launched
Director-General of the Central Statistical Organization Dr Wah Wah Maung, Ambassador of Denmark to Myanmar H.E. Peter Lysholt Hansen, and UNU-WIDER Director Finn Tarp at the project launch event on 17 March 2017. UNU-WIDER and the Central...Myanmar SMEs
NewsNew data on income inequality – WIID3.4 released
The UNU-WIDER World Income Inequality Database ― widely known by its acronym WIID ― collects and stores information on income inequality for developed, developing, and transition countries. WIID provides the most comprehensive set of income...
NewsIn memoriam – Sir Tony Atkinson, leading inequality economist, 1944-2017
It was with great sadness that we received the news of UNU-WIDER’s friend and colleague Professor Sir Tony Atkinson’s passing on 1 January 2017. Tony Atkinson was a pioneer in inequality research, how to measure it, and how to reduce it...
NewsStockholm Statement – Towards a new consensus on the principles of policy-making for the contemporary world
Thirteen economists, which included four former Chief Economists of the World Bank, met over two days at Saltsjöbaden, Sweden, on 16-17 September 2016, to discuss the challenges faced by today’s economic policy makers. The meeting was...New Directions in Development Economics Equality and inequality Sustainable development
NewsGood news on poverty and well-being in Mozambique - Fourth National Poverty Assessment published
The Directorate of Economic and Financial Studies at the Ministry of Economics and Finance of Mozambique have just published the Fourth National Poverty Assessment for the country. The report — compiled with technical assistance from CEEG of...
NewsCall for papers - Immiserizing Growth: A Conference
The conference will be held in Toronto on 26-27 May 2017. Deadline for submissions is 31 December 2016.
NewsCaren Grown of the World Bank on gender equality and past work at UNU-WIDER
World Bank Senior Director Caren Grown spoke about women’s empowerment and the World Bank Group’s gender strategy at a discussion event on 28 October, organized by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. In her presentation, she...Gender equality
NewsThe role of tax and benefit simulation in informed policy-making - Building TAZMOD for inclusive growth
News‘Responding to crises’ conference to be streamed on Periscope
A quick glance at our YouTube channel and Twitter feed clearly demonstrates our commitment to making sure the knowledge shared at our events reaches as many as possible. This work continues with our ‘Responding to crises’ conference; the...
NewsPress release - UNU-WIDER conference aims to improve global responses to crises
Experts available for press interviews on core crisis response issues Helsinki, Finland — Experts from around the world will gather this week at the ‘Responding to crises’ conference in Helsinki. The main goal of the event is to...
NewsPress release - Global income inequality has declined in relative terms, but gone up substantially in absolute amounts
Helsinki, Finland – Researchers from United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) have found that during the last four decades global income inequality decreased substantially in ‘relative...