UN at 75: slow death or a new direction? | Annual Lecture 24
The 2020 WIDER Annual Lecture by Lord Mark Malloch-Brown will take place online on 26 October. As the UN celebrates its 75th anniversary this WIDER Annual Lecture discusses whether the UN can reinvent itself, or whether it will sink into irrelevance? More
Why all countries should contribute to ending global poverty
Trillions of dollars have already been spent on the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and no one knows what the final bill will be. Is it possible to respond to a much longer crisis – global poverty – with even a fraction of these resources? More
COVID-19 intensifies global need to support informal workers in their struggle
The world is facing an existential crisis that poses challenging questions: whether to put people and nature before owners of capital and technology; whether to protect the rights of the disadvantaged or the interests of the elite. Read more
COVID-19 and employment: Insights from the sub-Saharan African experience
While the full socio-economic consequences remain uncertain, the pandemic’s impact on the labour market has become an issue of global concern. Read more
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BlogInternational tax research: Why does more than numbers matter
Can tax research be inspiring? Looking back at the three years of collaboration between UNU-WIDER and the Uganda Revenue Authority ( URA ), the answer is yes – but even that is just the start...Taxation Administrative data Domestic revenue mobilization
ReportSOUTHMOD country report Ghana - GHAMOD v2.0
This report documents GHAMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Ghana. The report describes the different tax-benefit policies in place, how the microsimulation model picks up these different provisions, and the database on which the model runs...Taxation Government revenue GHAMOD
ReportSOUTHMOD country report Zambia - MicroZAMOD v2.4
This report documents MicroZAMOD, the SOUTHMOD micrososimulation model developed for Zambia...Taxation Government revenue MicroZAMOD
ReportSOUTHMOD country report Uganda - UGAMOD v1.4
This report documents UGAMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Uganda...SOUTHMOD UGAMOD Taxation
ReportSOUTHMOD country report Ecuador - ECUAMOD v1.5
This report documents ECUAMOD, the SOUTHMOD micrososimulation model developed for Ecuador...taxes Benefits microsimulation
ReportSOUTHMOD country report Mozambique - MOZMOD v2.6
This report documents MOZMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Mozambique. The report describes the different tax-benefit policies in place, how the microsimulation model picks up these different provisions, and the database on which the model runs...Fiscal policy Revenues Taxation
Journal ArticleAre less developed countries more exposed to multinational tax avoidance?
ARTICLE ON EARLY VIEW: This paper uses a global dataset with information about 210,000 corporations in 142 countries to investigate whether tax avoidance by multinational firms is more prevalent in less-developed countries...International business enterprises Tax evasion Taxation
ProjectFiscal states - the origins and developmental implications
Theme: Transforming statesfiscal capacity Taxation Building State Capabilities
ProjectBuilding up efficient and fair tax systems - lessons based on administrative tax data
Theme: Transforming statesTaxation Administrative data Tax compliance
BlogHow multinationals continue to avoid paying hundreds of billions of dollars in tax: New research
Tax havens have become a defining feature of the global financial system. Multinational companies can use various schemes to avoid paying taxes in countries where they make vast revenues...corporate income tax Taxation Profit shifting
Journal ArticleHow do small firms respond to tax schedule discontinuities? : Evidence from South African tax registers
Part of Journal Special Issue Public economics and development actionCorporate governance Small business Taxation
ReportSOUTHMOD country report Uganda - UGAMOD v1.1
View the latest UGAMOD country report here . This report documents UGAMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Uganda. This work was carried out by Uganda Revenue Authority ( URA ) and Makerere University in collaboration with the project partners...SOUTHMOD UGAMOD Tax
ReportSOUTHMOD country report Mozambique - MOZMOD v2.3
View the latest MOZMOD country report here . This report documents MOZMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Mozambique...Fiscal policy Revenue Taxation
Working PaperThe tax elasticity of formal work in African countries
A key policy problem in most developing countries is the size of the informal sector and its persistence over time...Developing countries Informality Labour supply
Working PaperTrade tax reforms and poverty in developing countries: Why do some countries benefit and others lose?
This paper studies the relationship between trade tax and domestic tax reforms and poverty in developing countries, and explores whether the role of public goods provision matters in this relationship...Common factor models Government spending policy Taxation