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
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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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WebinarWorld energy: Looking ahead to COP27
Working PaperIllicit financial flows and country-by-country reporting in extractive industries
Economic data are important in governing the international political economy...Tax avoidance Illicit financial flows Extractive industries
BlogWant to catch up on UNU-WIDER research? Here are 10 of the most interesting papers published over the last year
In this blog, the managing editor of the WIDER Angle shares his personal view on some of the most important —and potentially overlooked— work recently released in the WIDER Working Paper Series...Inequality Macroeconomics Indonesia
Panel discussionTony Addison joins a panel discussion at UNESCAP
On Thursday, 19 May 2022, 13:00-15:00 (UTC+7), UNU-WIDER non-resident senior research fellow Tony Addison presents at a moderated panel discussion entitled "Energy transition and the extractives industry in Asia-Pacific: National and Regional...
SeminarExtractive industries: taxation and revenues V
A fifth researcher seminar on the topic of extractives and domestic revenue mobilisation will be held on 27 April 2022 from 16:00-18:00 (UTC +3). The event, "Fiscal Regime Reforms in the Extractives Sector," will be hosted jointly by UNU-...
BlogReducing wasted gas emissions is an opportunity for clean air and climate
The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) is seen as the last best chance for countries and companies to set out how they are actually going to deliver the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) target of no more tha...COP26 Climate change Extractive industries
BlogLooking ahead to COP26
The long-awaited COP26 in Glasgow is about to start. Billed as the most important COP to date, it is widely seen as a last chance to avoid a global temperature rise beyond 1.5°C. Yet expectations of major breakthroughs weaken by the week...COP26 Developing countries Climate change
BlogThe value of non-renewable resources in the era of climate change
The economic decline of Nauru, an island in the Central Pacific, is a cautionary tale. Nauru was the highest GDP per capita country in the world in the 1970s, due to the value of its phosphate deposits...COP26 Climate change Extractive industries
BlogThe zero carbon agenda and metals demand: some major dilemmas
The transition to net zero over the next few decades will involve a large increase in the global demand for many metals essential to the renewables revolution driving that transition...COP26 Climate change Extractive industries
NewsUNU-WIDER experts in key role in global roundtable process on extractives
Over the past eight months, various heads of state, ministers, and other stakeholders from around the world have participated in a dialogue to discuss the pressing issues and the future of the extractives sector. UNU-WIDER researchers Tony Addison...Extractive industries Extractives United Nations
SeminarExtractive industries: taxation and revenues II
PresentationTony Addison and Alan Roe at the United Nations Global Roundtable on Extractive Industries
PresentationTony Addison and Alan Roe at 5th UN Roundtable on Extractives
On 15 March, 2021, Tony Addison and Alan Roe , both Non-Resident Senior Research Fellows at UNU-WIDER, will be presenting at a high-level United Nations Roundtable titled ' Extractive industries and sustainable development and the 2030 Agenda in...
PresentationTony Addison and Alan Roe at 4th UN Roundtable on Extractives
On 4 February, 2021, Tony Addison and Alan Roe , both Non-Resident Senior Research Fellows at UNU-WIDER, will be presenting at a high-level United Nations Roundtable titled " Extractive industries and sustainable development and the 2030 Agenda...
Working PaperTransparency in extractive industry commodities trading
The paper reviews the debate about transparency in extractive industry commodities trade. It examines the obstacles to improved transparency...Transparency Commodity trading Extractive industries