Transforming economies, states, and societies

UNU-WIDER’s 2019-23 work programme concentrates on a wider conception of development aimed at overcoming the three challenges of transforming economies, states, and societies. These transformations are central to the achievement of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Our work programme maps the three challenges against five key SDGs (5, 8, 10, 16, 17). When these goals are achieved, we believe they can unlock the development potential of countries around the world. 

Explore and click on the table to learn about our current projects and the SDGs in focus or use the search function below to find projects.

Transforming economies
Transforming states
Transforming societies