Social Mobility in Developing Countries: Concepts, Methods, and Determinants
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Special issue of the WIDERAngle out now
Read about the latest work from our SOUTHMOD project, as well as a round up of our new research papers, opportunities, events, and 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.
Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
Our MOOC on industrial policy is open! Join this free self-paced course, with an instructor and regular opportunities to interact. Learn more
Annual Lecture 25 by Bina Agarwal
RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE | 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
NEW WEBINARS ANNOUNCED SOON. Think WIDER – New perspectives on development webinar series features eminent researchers and development specialists. Learn more
11 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
In the mediaLDC Future Forum and UNU-WIDER research mentioned in several media outlets Least Developed Countries Conference Research
Project workshopSOUTHMOD modelling mini-retreat
On 14 and 18 October 2021, 15 researchers from different countries gathered together for a SOUTHMOD mini-retreat. The participants discussed different aspects of the SOUTHMOD tax-benefit microsimulation software and examined possible changes to the...
BlogLeast Developed Countries are facing five major challenges: Four suggestions to tackle them
This month we had the honour to co-host the first ever LDC Future Forum here in Helsinki. It was our first large-scale live event since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, which made it particularly exciting to be involved in...Least Developed Countries Research Sustainable development
BlogHow can research help Least Developed Countries achieve sustainable development?
The next decade is a make-or-break for the world’s most vulnerable countries. To tackle the unprecedented confluence of COVID-19, climate, and economic crises, new solutions are desperately needed...Least Developed Countries Sustainable development Research
BlogConflict-prone countries are not doomed to an eternal trap
The situation of Afghanistan has drawn a picture of a poor, conflict-prone, doomed country. But this does not have to be the case...Least Developed Countries Productivity Sustainable development
Project workshopWorkshop 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 the first drafts of the papers. The workshop takes place online. Following the...
PresentationTax data work in Tanzania presented at the Nordic Development Conference
Heikki Palviainen, Doctoral Researcher at the Tampere University , presented the collaborative research paper on the Effects of a Risk-based Approach to Tax Examinations in Tanzania , at the Nordic Development Conference ( NCDE ) on 16 June 2021...
AboutThe domestic savings shortfall in developing countries - contributors and research papers Domestic savings Research Domestic revenue mobilisation
PresentationKunal Sen presents his work at SIDA
On 19 February, Professor Kunal Sen will visit the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) in Stockholm to present his research and discuss research quality and evaluation methods. During his visit, Professor Sen will present his...
NewsUNU-WIDER congratulates the Helsinki Graduate School of Economics on its inauguration
The Helsinki Graduate School of Economics (GSE) was inaugurated on 24 October at an opening ceremony that took place at the University of Helsinki. The goal of the new school is to strengthen and broaden the field of economic research in Finland. As...Research Think tanks
PresentationLearning to Compete: What did we learn?
UNU-WIDER Director Finn Tarp presents the book 'Made in Africa' in a Special Session at the AERC Biannual Research Workshop.