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Global inequality
Max Bohme / Unsplash Reducing inequality – the great challenge of our time
5 October 2022 08:307 October 2022 17:30
Universidad de los Andes, Cra. 1 #18a-12, Bogotá, Colombia
Reducing inequality — why working together is no longer just an option

The time limit to reach the goals of the 2030 Agenda is now just eight years away...

Global inequality SDG10 Partnerships for Development
Working Paper
The global inequality boomerang

This paper focuses on the past and potential future evolution of income (or consumption) inequality in the world over the period 1981–2040...

Global inequality COVID-19 Pandemic
Interview with Carlos Gradín on global inequality for the Conversation Weekly podcast

The following is an excerpt: mRNA vaccines, asteroid missions and collaborative robots: what to watch in science in 2022 – podcast Daniel Merino , The Conversation and Gemma Ware , The Conversation From new mRNA vaccines to space missions and d...

Global inequality WIID
Carlos Gradín at the UN-ESCAP Expert Group Meetings on Building Forward Fairer

The United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) holds a 3-day virtual conference to convene experts on social and economic policy for an inclusive recovery and inclusive development. The Expert Group Meetings invite...

3 December 2021
Online, Bangkok, Thailand
Past event
Pia Rattenhuber's keynote speech at UNU-FLORES United Nations Day 2021 commemorative event

United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and Resources ( UNU-FLORES ) organizes a commemorative event in Dresden on the occasion of the UN day 2021. The topic of the event is Inequalities in crises. UNU-WIDER...

5 October 2021
Plenary Hall, City Hall, Dresden, Germany
Past event
New updates to the World Income Inequality Database (WIID)

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...

WIID Inequality Income inequality
Research Brief
Trends in global inequality – a comprehensive approach Inequality Income inequality Global inequality
Book Chapter
What might explain today’s conflicting narratives on global inequality?

From the book: Inequality in the Developing World

Global inequality Measurement Household survey
Working Paper
Trends in global inequality using a new integrated dataset

This paper presents preliminary evidence of the annual global income distribution since 1950 using a new integrated dataset that aggregates standardized country income distributions at the percentile level estimated from various sources in the World ...

Global inequality Income distribution WIID
Detecting global income inequality trends: And why it matters

More accurate estimates of inequality trends allow us to measure progress towards achieving reductions in inequality within and between countries...

Income inequality Global inequality
The WIID – an important source for the UN Economists Network report for the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations

New York, 17 September - The UN's top economists warned of crises of our own making if global 'megatrends' are left unchecked in a special report on six global megatrends . In a press release , UNDESA said, 'the chief economists in...

Global inequality
35 years of research for change: Bringing inequality to the fore (1998-2020)

UNU-WIDER released the world’s first estimates of the global wealth distribution in 2007 – one result of a 2004 – 05 project, ‘ Personal Assets from a Global Perspective ’...

Global inequality Economic inequality
The global distribution of routine and non-routine work – and why we should we care about it

The nature of work is changing due to technological progress, globalization, and the rapidly expanding supply of college-educated workers...

Earnings inequality Global inequality Labour dynamics
The WIID celebrates 20 years with a daring new plan

After 20 years of contributions to income inequality research, the World Income Inequality Database (the WIID) is getting a new expansion that will greatly strengthen knowledge on inequalities...

Global inequality
Journal Article
A proposal for a new universal development commitment

Most developed countries have accepted, in principle at least, the 50‐year‐old commitment of contributing 0.7 per cent of gross national income to supporting the development of developing countries...

Global inequality Poverty alleviation Growth
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