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UNU-WIDER marked its 25th anniversary with a conference of leading academics and policymakers from across the world for comprehensive discussions on the topics of finance, food and climate change. The Conference
was held at the Marina Congress Center, Helsinki, Finland from 13-15 May 2010. Read more...

Paavo Väyrynen, Finland's Minister for Foreign Trade and Development
Paavo Väyrynen, Finland's Minister for Foreign Trade and Development gives an opening statement at UNU-WIDER's 25th Anniversary Conference: The Triple Crisis – Finance, Food and Climate Change, Helsinki, Finland



 

Erik Thorbecke, Machiko Nissanke, and Charles Gore
Erik Thorbecke, Machiko Nissanke, and Charles Gore at the Book Launch: The Poor Under Globalization in Asia, Latin America, and Africa, Helsinki, Finland

 

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Web Based Forum on Innovation, Technological Diffusion and Growth. Department for International Development (DFID), UK
3-30 June 2010

 

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MAY 2010 


FEATURE ARTICLES AND HIGHLIGHTS


The Triple Crisis: Finance, Food and Climate Change
Tony Addison and Finn Tarp. Full article.

Do the Awakening Giants Have Feet of Clay?
Pranab Bardhan.
Full article.

 

The Triple Crisis Panel from left to right: Amar Bhattacharya (G24), Shenggen Fan (IFPRI), William Lyakurwa (AERC), and Jomo K. Sundaram (UN DESA).
The Triple Crisis Panel from left to right: Amar Bhattacharya (G24), Shenggen Fan (IFPRI), William Lyakurwa (AERC), and Jomo K. Sundaram (UN DESA).
 

 

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Responding to The Triple Crisis: Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Structural Change: UNU-WIDER organized session at the Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE), Stockholm, Sweden
31 May 2010

The (Evolving) Role of Agriculture in Poverty Reduction: An Empirical Perspective, with Luc Christiaensen. New York, USA
2 June 2010

Nordic Conference in Development Economics (NCDE), Helsinki, Finland
18-19 June 2010

Global Crises and Entrepreneurial Incentives with Wim Naudé. New York, USA
24 June 2010

RECENT EVENTS

Climate Change Uncertainty and Adaptation Policy, Bergen, Norway
10 May 2010

Book Launch: The Poor Under Globalization in Asia, Latin America, and Africa, Helsinki, Finland
12 May 2010

UNU-WIDER 25th Anniversary Conference: The Triple Crisis – Finance, Food and Climate Change, Helsinki, Finland
13-15 May 2010 

Aid, Growth, and Development by Finn Tarp, Director of UNU-WIDER, Bergen, Norway
19 May 2010

PUBLICATIONS
Books and Journals

World Development Special Issue: Globalization, Poverty, and Inequality in Latin America (forthcoming)
Guest Editors Machiko Nissanke and Erik Thorbecke
http://www.wider.unu.edu/publications/books-and-journals/2010/en_GB/wd38_6/

The Poor Under Globalization in Asia, Latin America and Africa
Edited by Machiko Nissanke and Erik Thorbecke
http://www.wider.unu.edu/publications/books-and-journals/2010/en_GB/poor-under-globalization-asia/

Southern Engines of Global Growth
Edited by Amelia U. Santos-Paulino and Guanghua Wan
http://www.wider.unu.edu/publications/books-and-journals/2010/en_GB/Southern-Engines-of-Global-Growth/

UNU-WIDER Special Issue on Fragility and Development in Small Island Developing States
Edited by Amelia U. Santos-Paulino, Mark McGillivray and Wim Naudé
http://www.wider.unu.edu/publications/books-and-journals/2010/en_GB/JDS/_print/

 

Information on all of WIDER's publications is available on our website: http://www.wider.unu.edu/publications/

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WIDER Working Papers

Into the Void: Governing Finance in Central and Eastern Europe
Katharina Pistor WP/65   

Moderating Urbanization and Managing Growth: How Can Colombo Prevent the Emerging Chaos?
Ranjith Dayaratne WP/64

The New Grand Bourgeoisie under Post-Communism
Iván Szelényi WP/63

Reform and Inequality during the Transition: An Analysis Using Panel Houshold Survey Data, 1990-2005
Branko Milanovic and Lire Ersado WP/62

The Excluded Poor: How Targeting Has Left out the Poor in Peripheral Cities in the Philippines
Michael P. Canares WP/61

The Travails of Unification: East Germany's Economic Transition since 1989
Charles S. Maier WP/60

Twenty Years Later and the Socialist Heritage is still Kicking: the Case of Russia
Gur Ofer WP/59

Fiscal Decentralization and Urbanization in Indonesia
Margherita Comola and Luiz de Mello WP/58

Entrepreneurship, Structural Change and a Global Economic Crisis
Thomas Gries and Wim Naudé WP/57

Women and Landed Property in Urban India: Negotiating Closed Doors and Windows of Opportunity
Bipasha Baruah WP/56

Ethnic Entrepreneurs and Collective Violence: Assessing Spatial Variations in Anti-Chinese Rioting within Jakarta during the May 1998 Riots
Suranjan Weeraratne WP/55

Entrepreneurship and the National System of Innovation: What is Missing in Turkey?
Elif Bascavusoglu-Moreau WP/54

Central Asia after Two Decades of Independence 
Richard Pomfret WP/53

Foreign Banks and Credit Volatility: The Case of Latin American Countries Meriem Haouat, Diego Nicolas Moccero, and Ramiro Sosa Navarro WP/52

The Challenges of Global Environmental Change for Urban Africa
David Simon WP/51

The Tangled Web of Associational Life 
Kate Meagher WP/50

Passage, Profit, Protection and the Challenge of Participation 
Loren B. Landau WP/49

Is There Such a Thing as a Post-Apartheid City? 
Bill Freund WP/48

Concepts and Operationalization of Pro-Poor Growth 
Mario Negre WP/47

The Allocation of Entrepreneurial Talent and Destructive Entrepreneurship 
Mark Sanders and Utz Weitzel WP/46

Urban Development Transitions and their Implications for Poverty Reduction and Policy Planning in Uganda
Paul Isolo Mukwaya, Hannington Sengendo, Shuaib Lwasa WP/45

A Phoenix in Flames? Portfolio Choice and Violence in Civil War in Rural Burundi  Eleonora Nillesen and Philip Verwimp WP/44

Infrastructure and Poverty Reduction: Implications for Urban Development in Nigeria
T. P. Ogun WP/43

Cityness and African Urban Development 
Edgar Pieterse WP/42

Transition in Southeast Europe: Understanding Economic Development and Institutional Change 
Milica Uvalic WP/41

The Great Transformation 1989-2029: Could It Have Been Better? Will It Be Better?
Grzegorz W. Kolodko WP/40

Identity and Space on the Borderland between Old and New in Shanghai: A Case Study
Deljana Iossifova WP/39

Civil Society, Institutional Change and the Politics of Reform: The Great Transition
László Bruszt, Nauro F. Campos, Jan Fidrmuc, and Gérard Roland WP/38

UNU Policy Briefs

Linking Globalization to Poverty in Asia, Latin America and Africa
Machiko Nissanke and Erik Thorbecke 03/2010

Promoting Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries: Policy Challenges
Wim Naudé 04/2010

Information on all of WIDER's publications is available on our website: http://www.wider.unu.edu/publications/