NewsIn Memoriam: Stephan Klasen
On 27 October 2020, Professor Stephan Klasen passed away after a serious and prolonged illness which took his life too early. We have lost one of Europe’s leading development economists, a brilliant mind and generous soul. With his unceasing...In memoriam
NewsShaping our future together – UNU-WIDER celebrates United Nations' 75th anniversary United Nations anniversary Sustainable Development Goals
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NewsPress Release: Top UN economists warn of crises of our own making if global “megatrends” left unchecked
To avoid future failures, new report calls for overhaul of the way policies are madeInequality Urbanization Climate change
NewsKunal Sen is awardee of the 2020-22 V. K. R. V. Rao Chair at ISEC
Kunal Sen , our Director, has been awarded the prestigious Dr V K R V Rao Chair Professorship by the Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) . The Chair is named after one of India’s most important economists, is awarded biennially to...
NewsPress release: Survey finds the manufacturing sector remains instrumental for Myanmar’s economic growth and transformation
YANGON, MYANMAR and HELSINKI, FINLAND – A new report published by the Central Statistical Organisation (CSO) and the United Nations World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) says that Myanmar’s manufacturing sector...Myanmar Myanmar enterprises monitoring system MEMS
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...
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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...