NewsIn Memoriam: Ron Findlay
UNU-WIDER was greatly saddened to receive the message about the passing in October 2021 of Ron Findlay, Professor of Economics at Columbia University, New York. Ron was a good friend of UNU-WIDER from the Institute’s earliest days, and...In memoriam
NewsUnderstanding taxpayer behaviour better – New data research collaboration in Zambia Taxation Tax administration data Zambia
NewsPress Release: New UN study reveals limited impact of tax and social protection policies in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa Africa SOUTHMOD Tax-benefit microsimulation
NewsGood jobs transitions for post-pandemic development – UNU-WIDER in the 5th annual Jobs and Development Conference
The 5th annual Jobs and Development conference took place online over 1-3 September, hosted by the World Bank, IZA, the Network on Jobs and Development, and UNU-WIDER. The 2021 event focused on ‘good jobs transitions for post-pandemic...
NewsSeveral UNU-WIDER research projects featured in the media
Several projects from UNU-WIDER’s core work programme on Transforming economies, states, and societies are referenced in recent media. The citations of UNU-WIDER’s ongoing research demonstrate that the institute is a go-to source for new...
NewsKunal Sen at the high-level LDC regional review meeting
UNU-WIDER director Kunal Sen has been invited to contribute as a panelist to the High-level Asia-Pacific Regional Review Meeting on the Istanbul Programme of Action in Preparation for the Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed...Least Developed Countries Sustainable development COVID-19
NewsBuilding up fair taxation – New data research collaboration in Tanzania Taxation Tanzania Administrative capacity
NewsNew release of the Government Revenue Dataset (GRD) covers up to 40 years of tax and revenue data GRD Government revenue Database
NewsMinistry of Labour and Social Security launches IGM report on school-to-work transition of TVET students in Mozambique
On 24 June 2021, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of Mozambique (MITSS) launched the final report of the survey on the School-to-Work Transition of Technical and Vocational Training Graduates in Mozambique . The report analyses the...
NewsThree UNU-WIDER books in top five most accessed economics titles on Oxford Scholarship Online
According to a listing by Oxford University Press, three UNU-WIDER books are among its top five most visited economics titles during the past year (April 2020–March 2021).
NewsUNU-WIDER releases guidebook on economic growth in fragile contexts Fragile states Inclusive growth Elites
NewsMinistry of Economy and Finance trains social sectors in MOZMOD
A six-day MOZMOD retreat, organized in partnership between the National Directorate of Economic and Development Policies (DNPED) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Mozambique, UNU-WIDER, the Southern Africa for Social Policy Research Insights...MOZMOD SOUTHMOD Social sectors
NewsUNU-WIDER experts in key role in global roundtable process on extractives
Over the past eight months, various heads of state, ministers, and other stakeholders from around the world have participated in a dialogue to discuss the pressing issues and the future of the extractives sector. UNU-WIDER researchers Tony Addison...Extractive industries Extractives United Nations
NewsNew updates to the World Income Inequality Database (WIID)
The UNU-WIDER World Income Inequality Database ― widely known by its acronym, WIID ― provides the most comprehensive set of income inequality statistics available. It presents detailed information on income inequality for developed, developing, and...WIID Inequality Income inequality