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Seminar
Philippe De Vreyer and François Roubaud on the informal economy in developing countries: measurement issues and economic challenges
25 September 2019 15:0016:00
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
Open for registration
Policy Brief
Resurgent Asia: Diversity in Development

In 1820, Asia accounted for two-thirds of world population and over half of world income. The subsequent decline of Asia was attributable to its integration with a world economy shaped by colonialism and driven by imperialism...

Gunnar Myrdal Economic transformation Structural transformation
Policy Brief
Learning from a half-century of economic development in Asia

When Gunnar Myrdal published his magnum opus, Asian Drama: An Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations , in 1968, he was deeply pessimistic about the development prospects in Asia...

Development Economics Asia Industrial policy
Vacancies
Travel Management Assistant

UNU-WIDER is now looking for an outstanding individual with strong commitment and potential to assist in organizing travels related to the implementation of the work programme of UNU-WIDER, with a specific focus on travels related to workshops,...

Reference number: 2019/UNU/WIDER/PSA/TMA/75
Closing date: 10 October 2019
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Annual Lecture
Informality – addressing the Achilles heel of social protection in Latin America

The 2019 WIDER Annual Lecture by Santiago Levy is to be held on Wednesday 30 October 2019 at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. The event is organized in collaboration with the Graduate Institute’s Centre for...

30 October 2019 17:0020:00
The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Maison de la Paix, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, Geneva, Switzerland
Open for registration
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Vacancies
Travel Assistant

UNU-WIDER is now looking for an outstanding individual with strong commitment and potential to assist in organizing travels related to the implementation of the work programme of UNU-WIDER, with a specific focus on travels related to workshops,...

Reference number: 2019/UNU/WIDER/PSA/TA/74
Closing date: 10 October 2019
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Blog
How can developing countries pay for the SDGs?

With official development assistance under strain, achieving the Sustainable Development Goals will require developing countries to rely increasingly on their own resources...

SDGs Sustainable Development Goals Millennium Development Goals
Report
SOUTHMOD country report Tanzania - TAZMOD v1.8

This report documents TAZMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Tanzania. This work was carried out by University of Dar es Salaam in collaboration with the project partners in the scope of the SOUTHMOD project...

TAZMOD SOUTHMOD Tax
Vacancies
Research Associate

UNU-WIDER is looking for an outstanding individual with strong commitment and potential to support a new research project on the links between social trust, economic inequality, and governance outcomes. Closing date: 4 October 2019, 23:59 UTC+3

Reference number: 2019/UNU/WIDER/PSA/RA/72
Closing date: 4 October 2019
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Conference
Transforming economies - for better jobs

United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) in partnership with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will organize a three-day conference on transforming...

11 September 201913 September 2019
United Nations Conference Centre, Rajadamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok, Thailand
Past event
Better jobs conference
Vacancies
Visiting Scholar

Our Visiting Scholars Programme gives qualified scholars an opportunity to research topics related to development and/or global economic issues, and to participate in UNU-WIDER activities. Deadline for applications is 30 September 23:59 UTC+3.

Closing date: 30 September 2019
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Vacancies
Publications Associate

UNU-WIDER is now looking for a publications associate to join the publications team in Helsinki. The selected candidate will primarily handle the processes and finalization of working papers for online publishing on the Institute’s website. Closing...

Reference number: 2019/UNU/WIDER/PSA/PA/67
Closing date: 18 September 2019
Vacancies
Visiting PhD Fellowship

Our Visiting PhD Fellowship Programme gives registered doctoral students an opportunity to utilize the resources and facilities at UNU-WIDER for their PhD dissertation or thesis research on developing economies, and to work with our researchers in...

Closing date: 30 September 2019
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Seminar
Simone Bertoli on co-residence patterns of the individuals left behind by the migrants and their analytical implications: evidence from Mexico
18 September 2019
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Learning
Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa

In September 2019, UNU-WIDER is launching its inaugural Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa . This course is based on a decade of research by UNU-WIDER, in partnership with the...

Learning Industrialization Africa's Economic Development
MOOC lecture
Presentation
Kunal Sen on politicians and their promises in an uncertain world
15 August 2019
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Blog
In the Director's chair: Reflections on my first six months as Director

My first six months as Director of UNU-WIDER have been busy, enlightening, and rewarding...

SDGs sdg5 sdg8
Report
SOUTHMOD country report Ecuador - ECUAMOD v1.4

This report documents ECUAMOD, the SOUTHMOD micrososimulation model developed for Ecuador. This work was carried out by the ISER in collaboration with the Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales and UNU-WIDER...

taxes Benefits microsimulation
Journal Special Issue
Inequalities in the least developed countries: Some lessons from Africa
UNU-WIDER work programme 2019-2023: Transforming economies, states, and societies

Creating, strengthening, and sharing knowledge for development Over the period 2019–23 UNU-WIDER research will focus on the interlinked development challenges of transforming economies, states, and societies. These transformations are central...

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In the media
SA-TIED working paper featured in the Financial Mail

A recent working paper from the SA-TIED programme ’s body of new research has been featured in the largest business weekly in South Africa. The Financial Mail’s feature is headlined: “ Reserve Bank vindicated — the critics...

Inflation (Finance) Monetary policy South Africa
Project workshop
Social mobility Social mobility workshop
5 September 20196 September 2019
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B , Helsinki, Finland
Past event
News
In Memoriam: Jaime Ros

Just as UNU-WIDER was disseminating the very recent publication in World Development journal an article in which Carlos Ibarra and Jaime Ros analysed the factors explaining the decline of the labour income share in Mexico, we received the sad news...

In memoriam
Journal Special Issue
Aid Impact and Effectiveness Aid effectiveness aid and growth Development aid
WIDER Seminar Series

The WIDER Seminar Series showcases the latest research on key topics in development economics. At the weekly sessions, early-career and senior researchers present recent and ongoing work related to UNU-WIDER’s current work programme. In...

WIDER Seminar Series
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Research Brief
The missing billionaires: Correcting the data on top incomes in China Top incomes Income inequality Taxation
Blog
Inequality: Driving forces and policy solutions

The many faces of inequality Measuring inequality isn’t as simple as it may seem. We know that since the 1970s global inequality has been falling in relative terms, but absolute inequality has been increasing over the same period...

Global inequality WIID Income inequality
Journal Special Issue
Bioenergy in Southern Africa

This journal special issue revisits questions surrounding biofuel futures in Southern Africa and explores the case for the establishment of a regional market...

Biofuels Regional integration
Working Paper
The individual poverty incidence of growth

The canonical approach to analysing the poverty impact of growth is based on the comparison of poverty before and after growth...

income mobility Poverty Dynamics Pro-poor
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