Research Communication

This Project aims to make UNU-WIDER's research readily available to stakeholders and audiences in a form they can use.

Date Published
1 Jan 2014
Expected Start Date
01 Jan 2014
Expected End Date
31 Dec 2023
Project Types
Capacity Development Research
Project Status

The purpose of this project is to facilitate the dissemination and understanding of knowledge created in UNU-WIDER with a focus on the primary target audiences; including national and international policy makers and UN institutions. The project concentrates on creating iterative processes of internal and external learning and capacity building, training, brokering, translating, sharing and transferring knowledge throughout the programme cycle with the aim of effectively communicating research results to decision makers and development practitioners. Translating and sharing takes place through synthesizing, summarizing and re-working the research with the aim of making it available for UNU-WIDER’s stakeholders in a form they can use. An important part of this is 'people-to-people' communication via presentations at meetings, the WIDER development conferences, policy workshops, seminars, the Annual Lecture, book launches, results meetings, and special events. Furthermore, efforts to make UNU-WIDER's outputs freely available through open access are supported by this project alongside all virtual outreach and dissemination activities that take place at UNU-WIDER using its website, social media channels and blogs.