What is research impact?
This page documents cases where we believe our research and communication activities have had an impact on the wider world of development. UNU-WIDER aims not only to create high-quality policy relevant research, but also to ensure that this research is shared with those who set the course of development policy. Our three core audiences, researchers, international development agencies, and national decision-makers, all rely on accurate and timely information to get their job done. We aim to provide that information in as many forms as possible, through events, the press, videos, social media, and our publications.
210 impact pages
NewsPress Release: COVID-19 fallout could push half a billion people into poverty in developing countries
New research published by UNU-WIDER today warns that the economic fallout from the global pandemic could increase global poverty by as much as half a billion people, or 8% of the total human population. This would be the first time that poverty has...
BlogWill COVID-19 lead to half a billion more people living in poverty in developing countries?
The impacts of COVID-19 in developing countries are starting to be felt. The Economist went as far as to call it the ‘next calamity’ , noting how overlooked the impact on poorer countries has been...COVID-19 poverty and consumption
Working PaperEstimates of the impact of COVID-19 on global poverty
In this paper we make estimates of the potential short-term economic impact of COVID-19 on global monetary poverty through contractions in per capita household income or consumption...global poverty COVID-19 SDGs
In the mediaResearcher from Inclusive growth in Mozambique programme interviewed on COVID-19 impact in Mozambique
Sam Jones, UNU-WIDER Research Fellow, comments on possible socioeconomic effects of coronavirus in Mozambique to Zitamar News.COVID19 Global health Mozambique
ArticleUNU-WIDER ongoing work on the effect of COVID-19 on the economies, states and societies of the Global South
Blog7555 km and beyond: Working together to achieve the SDGs
'It was great to have enough time to discuss each paper. I received useful and frank feedback. The topics are relevant for everyone...
NewsWomen and Girls in Science 2020 campaign
Video of Women in Science - With Simone Schotte 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...
BlogFrom small beginnings, big impact
2020 marks the 35th year of UNU-WIDER’s impact in the sphere of development economics...
NewsUNU-WIDER releases new version of the World Income Inequality Database Equality and inequality WIID
NewsUNU-WIDER and Norad agree on new USD 10 million research and capacity-building programme on domestic revenue mobilization
In the mediaInternational media and events share lessons from Deepak Nayyar’s new book Asia Economic transformation Gunnar Myrdal
NewsFindings from a new study on poverty and consumption featured in the national news
A UNU-WIDER Working Paper ‘Simulating the effect on households’ real consumption and poverty of the increase in prices that followed the 2015–16 economic crisis in Mozambique’, published in 2018, has been featured in one the leading national...poverty and consumption simulation study house hold survey
NewsEditor’s Choice Articles celebrating the EER 50th Anniversary includes UNU-WIDER research
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the European Economics Review (EER), making it one of the oldest general-interest economics journals in Europe. As part of the celebrations, the journal has announced two Editor’s Choice Articles and a...
In the mediaAsian Transformations hits media outlets throughout Asia
The recent release of the open access book Asian Transformations has been widely covered by media across Asia. An op-ed written by Deepak Nayyar, who edited the collection featuring the works of 21 experts, was picked up by media outlets across Asia...Gunnar Myrdal Economic transformation