In the name of progress: Will technology solve inequality?
On 7 October Daron Acemoğlu delivers the 2022 WIDER Annual Lecture, challenging the techno-optimism of our age. Register to join the live stream. Read more
Think WIDER Webinar Series – New perspectives on domestic revenue mobilization
A new webinar series aims to facilitate a discussion on how domestic revenue mobilization can be supported in the Global South. Read more
Reducing inequality – the great challenge of our time
WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNIANDES | Bogotá, Colombia, on 5-7 October 2022 | Join us as we discuss innovative, theoretical, and empirical research on inequality, and its policy take-aways. Read more
The developer’s dilemma: Structural transformation, inequality dynamics, and inclusive growth
NOW AVAILABLE | This *open access* edited volume explores the developer’s dilemma between structural transformation and income inequality. Download your copy today
Opportunities to work with UNU-WIDER
Check out our exciting open opportunities - including a request for research proposals, and vacancies in our team
Journal Special Issue: What sustains informality
This Open Access special issue explores critical issues related to the nature of informal employment and its determinants. Read more
Check out our research in brief
Our research and policy briefs provide a short overview with key findings, lessons, and policy implications, from some of our key research outputs.
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WebinarSocial protection and taxation in crises – How can tax-benefit systems support households through crisis?
WebinarHarnessing big data and ICT to boost revenues
WebinarWorld energy: Looking ahead to COP27
WebinarTax effort revisited: How much tax can low-income countries expect to collect?
NewsGRD 2022 update: Tax and revenue data for 197 countries in one dataset GRD Government revenue Database
BlogWhat can the GRD do for policymakers?
A few months ago, I was asked to deliver a lecture at the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies on the UNU-WIDER Government Revenue Dataset (GRD) ...GRD Domestic revenue mobilization Database
Policy seminarTony Addison at the 18th Plenary Meeting of the OECD Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-based Development
Tony Addison represents UNU-WIDER as one of the invited partner organizations and institutions in the OECD’s Policy Dialogue on Natural Resources Development , which will take place online on 27-28 June 2022. This dialogue is part of the OECD...
Project workshopAuthor workshop on detecting and countering illicit financial flows
This project workshop brings together authors that were selected to produce research papers for the Detecting and countering illicit financial flows project, to discuss their papers. The workshop takes place online. Following the second call for...
WorkshopStata intermediate course for revenue authorities
An online intermediate Stata course is provided to 21 participants, representing researchers and tax experts at the revenue authorities in Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia, on 5-7 April 2022. Stata is a software for statistics and data science. The aim...
AboutBuilding up efficient and fair tax systems – lessons from Rwanda
This project analyses administrative tax data in Rwanda to provide knowledge for better policy-making with respect to mobilizing public revenue for inclusive economic development. The project conducts new, policy-relevant research based on the...Tax administration data SDG17 Rwanda
LectureKunal Sen on institutions and development
UNU-WIDER Director Kunal Sen gives a lecture to the staff of the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis ( KIPPRA ). The topic of the lecture is Institutions and development. In his presentation Kunal Sen will discuss the role of...