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Several 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 knowledge on development economics. Several articles reference, in particular, UNU-WIDER’s work on issues related to inequality and the institute’s contribution to understanding, monitoring, and reducing inequality in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 10 and 5 (Reduced Inequalities and Gender Equality).

The World Income Inequality Database is cited in the Premium Times article, Nigeria: Fixing democracy to enable development and in The Conversation UK article, Global inequality may be falling, but the gap between haves and have-nots is growing.

The database also underlies a major report from the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) on how to achieve SDGs 1, 2, 3, 8, and 10. The Sustainable Development Outlook 2021: From anguish to determination charts a way forward for the world community to achieve the SDGs, despite the setback caused by COVID-19.

The International Economics Association’s featured economist column interviews Kanika Mahajan about her work in the Changing nature of work and inequality project.

A UNU-WIDER Working Paper on South Africa’s wealth distribution, from the Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED) project was featured in Building wealth for future generations by South Africa’s News24.

UNU-WIDER’s work on international migration is cited in a recent article of Finland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ magazine Kehitys (Development). The Extractives for Development (E4D) project is also featured in the issue. Both articles include interviews with UNU-WIDER research fellows.

The Indian newspaper The Print also ran a story on a WIDER Working Paper from the Social mobility in developing countries project: No big impact of childbirth on women’s job prospects, says UN study on rural Indian women.