NewsPress Release: New research reveals close to $1 trillion in profits shifted to tax havens
A new research paper published by the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) shows the first global estimates of profits shifted to tax havens between 1975-2019. The study documents a remarkable...Profit shifting Corporate tax Taxes
NewsPress Release: Economic experts meet in Helsinki to discuss solutions to rising debt in developing countries Debt Climate change Inequality
NewsSenior Research Fellow Patricia Justino appointed as Deputy Director of UNU-WIDER Conflict Trust Governance
NewsUNU-WIDER alum Nanak Kakwani releases a new book on poverty and inequality
Professor Nanak Kakwani is one of UNU-WIDER's first research fellows. Joining the institute in 1986, he is the author of the second WIDER Working Paper ever published. The first is Food, Economics, and Entitlements by UNU-WIDER founder and Nobel...Economics Poverty Inequality
NewsGRD 2022 update: Tax and revenue data for 197 countries in one dataset GRD Government revenue Database
NewsTshilidzi Marwala of South Africa Named as Next Rector of United Nations University
The United Nations University (UNU) is pleased to announce that Prof. Tshilidzi Marwala of South Africa, currently Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Johannesburg, has been appointed as the next Rector of UNU.United Nations University
NewsCall for Contributions: GlobalDev and UNU-WIDER Blog series on social mobility
In the last decades, globalization and technological advancements have improved the living standards of billions of people, and enabled many households to cross the poverty line. Nonetheless, these trends have also exacerbated inequalities around...Social mobility
NewsNew update of the World Income Inequality Database and WIID Companion — version 30 June 2022
The UNU-WIDER World Income Inequality Database ― widely known by its acronym WIID ― provides the most comprehensive set of income inequality statistics available. It presents detailed information on income inequality for developed, developing, and...
NewsMEDIA ADVISORY: International conference gathers conflict experts in Helsinki
Next week a high-level conference on peacebuilding and conflict brings more than 250 experts to Helsinki to discuss new research and current policy challenges in preventing and resolving conflicts and sustaining peace across the world. The two-day...
NewsStatement on the situation in Ukraine
UNU-WIDER stands with the people of Ukraine. The unprovoked and unacceptable Russian military offensive of Ukraine is in direct opposition to the UN Charter , and international humanitarian and human rights laws. UNU-WIDER strongly condemns the...