Annual Lecture 25 by Bina Agarwal
Women’s struggle for land in South Asia: Can legal reforms trump social norms? Join the online lecture on 9 December. Read more
Think WIDER Webinar Series – New perspectives on development
Think WIDER – New perspectives on development webinar series features a line-up of eminent researchers and development specialists who present their work and discuss new perspectives to the topic of global development. Learn more
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Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
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Developing Fiscal States in Africa
RECORDING AVAILABLE | UNU-WIDER and the OECD Development Centre host an online panel discussion on Developing Fiscal States in Africa that brings together academia, policy practitioners and development partners. Read more
27 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperTax effort revisited: new estimates from the Government Revenue Dataset
Attention on domestic resource mobilization—particularly in developing countries—has increased significantly in recent years...Tax effort Domestic revenue mobilization Tax
LectureStata training for Domestic savings country authors
Capacity development on using Stata software is provided to the country authors of The domestic savings shortfall in developing countries – what can be done about it? project. The training is provided virtually by UNU-WIDER Research Associate...
NewsUnderstanding taxpayer behaviour better – New data research collaboration in Zambia Taxation Tax administration data Zambia
WorkshopSTATA intermediate course for revenue authorities
A new 3-day Stata Intermediate training course is provided to 21 participants, representing researchers and tax experts at revenue authorities and research institutes in Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. The course is prepared and presented by...
Working PaperThe effects of a risk-based approach to tax examinations: Evidence from Tanzania
While technical assistance and increased use of ICT in the area of tax administration have been regarded to hold considerable promise for greater revenue collection, the evidence on how these activities work in the real-world circumstances of develop...Risk-based approach Tax compliance Tanzania
BlogUnlocking the mystery of domestic savings: What difference do they make?
The socioeconomic fallout from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the fore discussions on domestic resource mobilization (hereafter DRM)...Domestic revenue mobilization Domestic savings Investments
BlogCo-creation for fair and efficient taxation: Research recommendations to improve policies
How can we determine the taxation of wage earners or multinational corporations in a fair manner? Will simplifying tax administration help increase tax compliance in a low-income country context?...Taxation Administrative data Domestic revenue mobilization
BlogSocial protection at a crossroad
How can we ensure a resilient and inclusive recovery from COVID-19? How can we hold on to the target of eradicating poverty and hunger by 2030, with the pandemic still ongoing?...COVID-19 Social assistance Social protection
WorkshopStata introduction course for revenue authorities
An online Stata introduction course was provided to 38 participants, representing researchers and tax experts at the revenue authorities and research institutes in Zambia and Tanzania. Stata is a software for statistics and data science. The aim of...
PresentationSOUTHMOD presented at the CeMPA General Meeting
CeMPA , Centre for Microsimulation and Policy Analysis, organized its yearly general meeting for experts working in the area of tax-benefit microsimulation on 12 May 2021. The meeting was held virtually. SOUTHMOD microsimulation models and ongoing...
Project workshopDomestic savings mini workshop for country case authors
This project workshop brought together the authors responsible for the country case studies of The domestic savings shortfall in developing countries – what can be done about it? project. The country studies will be included in a book volume...
SeminarNeryvia Pillay Bell and Harry Kemp on the elasticity of taxable income, new data and estimates for South Africa.
PresentationMaria Jouste on Tax for Development
Maria Jouste , UNU-WIDER Research Associate, will give a presentation at the Tax for Development webinar series on 17 November 2020 (CET). The webinar series is hosted by Chr. Michelsen Institute . The topic of Jouste's presentation will be...
Project workshopDetecting and countering illicit financial flows - 1st network meeting
PresentationMaria Jouste at the North East Universities Development Consortium
Maria Jouste , UNU-WIDER Research Associate, will present a research paper at the North East Universities Development Consortium on 6 November 2020. The virtual conference, hosted by Dartmouth College , will be held 6-7 November (EST). The topic of...