NewsPress release: COVID-19 could drive global poverty back over one billion people as the world’s poorest face up to US$500 million per day in lost income
In dramatic new numbers researchers estimate that extreme poverty could spike as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, on the day the postponed meeting of the world’s richest nations, the G7, should have finished. The researchers are now calling...COVID-19 global poverty SDG1
NewsUNU-WIDER congratulates Deepak Nayyar on appointment to IDS board
Deepak Nayyar, long-time supporter of UNU-WIDER and former chair of the WIDER Board, has been appointed as chair of the Board of Trustees at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). Professor Nayyar has played a significant role in UNU-WIDER...
NewsBaseline survey reveals challenges faced by vocational students in Mozambique Mozambique Education Labour market
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...
NewsData on firms in Mozambique’s manufacturing sector now available Mozambique Database Economic surveys
NewsStudy reveals mismatch between qualifications and market needs in Mozambique
Tracer study suggests Mozambique’s economy is not generating enough demand for employees with a university-level education, and that students are often poorly aware of career paths and what different jobs require. First published in November 2019,...Mozambique Education Labour market
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...
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
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
NewsPress release: Fixing Latin America’s social protection system
On the evening of 30 October, Santiago Levy, main architect of Progresa/Oportunidades — Mexico's incentive-based health, nutrition and education programme for the poor — will deliver the 23rd WIDER Annual Lecture.