NewsWomen and Girls in Science 2020 campaign
Video of Women in Science - With Simone Schotte On 11 February the world celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science . UNU-WIDER, along with other institutes across United Nations University, are taking this day of celebration a...
NewsUNU-WIDER releases new version of the World Income Inequality Database Equality and inequality WIID
NewsUNU-WIDER and Norad agree on new USD 10 million research and capacity-building programme on domestic revenue mobilization Domestic revenue mobilization
NewsFindings from a new study on poverty and consumption featured in the national news
A UNU-WIDER Working Paper ‘Simulating the effect on households’ real consumption and poverty of the increase in prices that followed the 2015–16 economic crisis in Mozambique’, published in 2018, has been featured in one the leading national...Poverty and consumption Simulation study Household survey
NewsPress release: Fixing Latin America’s social protection system
On the evening of 30 October, Santiago Levy, main architect of Progresa/Oportunidades — Mexico's incentive-based health, nutrition and education programme for the poor — will deliver the 23rd WIDER Annual Lecture.
NewsEditor’s Choice Articles celebrating the EER 50th Anniversary includes UNU-WIDER research
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the European Economics Review (EER), making it one of the oldest general-interest economics journals in Europe. As part of the celebrations, the journal has announced two Editor’s Choice Articles and a...
NewsIn Memoriam: Wally Tyner
Professor Wallace “Wally” E. Tyner, dear friend, a great man, and a deeply respected contributor to UNU-WIDER, passed away on 17 August 2019 after a brief illness. Wally Tyner was a world-class expert in the area of climate, energy,...In memoriam
NewsIn Memoriam: Jaime Ros
Just as UNU-WIDER was disseminating the very recent publication in World Development journal an article in which Carlos Ibarra and Jaime Ros analysed the factors explaining the decline of the labour income share in Mexico, we received the sad news...In memoriam
NewsThe Estonian School of Diplomacy and The UN Association of Tampere visit UNU-WIDER
During May UNU-WIDER was pleased to welcome visitors from the Estonian School of Diplomacy and The UN Association of Tampere.
NewsPress release: Sustainable development goals at risk without effective climate action – UN organizations in Finland call on MPs and MEPs to make climate policy priority
A group of UN agencies working in Finland come together to remind newly elected members of parliament and members of European parliament who are elected next Sunday, of the importance of urgently addressing climate change through policy making...
NewsInclusive growth in Mozambique seminar series
The Inclusive growth in Mozambique programme is launching its seminar series for 2019. The seminar series showcases ongoing research on topics related to the work of the programme and its aim of supporting inclusive growth in Mozambique. The seminar...Mozambique Inclusive growth
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 Poverty measurement 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
NewsPress release - Professor Kunal Sen starts as the director of UNU-WIDER
‘Economic transformation needs to be accompanied by political and social transformations if we are to see drastic increases in human wellbeing’SDGs Transformation Informality