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.
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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
In the mediaThai media attend WIDER Development Conference to discuss SDG8: inequality, and women’s empowerment
The Transforming economies – for better jobs conference was held in Bangkok, Thailand, 11-13 September, in partnership with United Nations ESCAP. The theme of the conference was SDG 8: promoting sustainable economic growth, productive...WIDER Development Conference
In the mediaAn energy expert from SA-TIED appears on SABC's The Bottom Line South Africa Energy Climate change
In the mediaInequality expert for SA-TIED hosted on South African national news channel eNCA Poverty Class Inequality
LearningIndustrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa Learning Industrialization Africa's Economic Development
In the mediaMOZMOD presentation makes national news
In the mediaSA-TIED working paper featured in the Financial Mail
A recent working paper from the SA-TIED programme ’s body of new research has been featured in the largest business weekly in South Africa. The Financial Mail’s feature is headlined: “ Reserve Bank vindicated — the critics...Inflation (Finance) Monetary policy South Africa
In the mediaUNU-WIDER findings on the influence of female elected officials on economic performance continues to make headlines
Reporting on UNU-WIDER research published in the working paper ‘ Women legislators and economic performance ’, news outlets The Times of India , The Quint , The Diplomat , and more, have published articles discussing the impact of women...Gender Politics Economic growth