Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam
This new Open Access book provides a comprehensive analytic contribution to a crucial topic within development economics. Based on fifteen years of continued data collection and research efforts it brings together nine up-to-date studies on... read more
Mining for Change
This new open access book presents research undertaken to understand how better management of the revenues and opportunities associated with natural resources can accelerate diversification and structural change in Africa.... Read more
Women in Science
On 11 February the world celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. UNU-WIDER, along with other institutes across United Nations University, are taking this day of celebration a step further with a month long campaign ... Read more
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Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED)
The SA-TIED programme looks at ways to support policy-making for inclusive growth and economic transformation in the southern Africa region.
NewsUNU-WIDER releases new version of the World Income Inequality Database Equality and inequality WIID
BlogIn the Director's chair: Reflections on my first six months as Director
My first six months as Director of UNU-WIDER have been busy, enlightening, and rewarding...SDGs sdg5 sdg8
BlogInequality: Driving forces and policy solutions
The many faces of inequality Measuring inequality isn’t as simple as it may seem. We know that since the 1970s global inequality has been falling in relative terms, but absolute inequality has been increasing over the same period...Global inequality WIID Income inequality
Panel discussionOpen dialogue on inequality in the 21st century
Working PaperEconomic inequality and subjective well-being across the world
We here use repeated cross-section data from the Afrobarometer, Asianbarometer Latinobarometer, and Eurobarometer to analyse the variables that are correlated with both current and future evaluations of standards of living...Baromters Gini coefficient Inequality
NewsStephen Jenkins on the World Income Inequality Database
The Society for the Study of Economic Inequality has commissioned a series of papers appraising databases containing information about inequality in different countries and globally.These evaluations are forthcoming in a special issue of The Journal...WIID Inequality
NewsUpdated Version of World Income Inequality Database now Freely Downloadable
The UNU-WIDER World Income Inequality Database (WIID) collects and stores data on income inequality for developed, developing, and transition countries.WIID Inequality
LectureGlobal personal economic inequality and population dynamics
Presentation For more information on this lecture series, please refer to Critical Academy . UNU-WIDER WIID The UNU-WIDER World Income Inequality Database (WIID) collects and stores information on income inequality for developed, developing, and...