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UNU-WIDER at the World Village Festival 2022
29 May 2022 11:0019:00
Market Square, Helsinki, Finland
Vacancy Research Fellow (P-2) - 2 positions

UNU-WIDER is hiring two Research Fellows in Pretoria, South Africa.

Closing date: 30 June 2022
UNU Careers
Sustainable cities discussion forum: SDG8
31 May 2022 15:3017:00
Helsinki City Hall, Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13, Helsinki, Finland
Associate Programme Officer (NPSA)

UNU-WIDER is hiring an Associate Programme Officer in Pretoria, South Africa.

Closing date: 7 June 2022
UNU Careers
The puzzle of peace – towards inclusive development in fragile contexts

In 2022, UNU-WIDER hosts two WIDER Development Conferences, the first took place in Helsinki on 16–17 May 2022. Check the programme to find presentation slides and links to the posters prestented here . Across the two days, sessions covered a...

16 May 202217 May 2022
Scandic Marina Congress Center, Katajanokanlaituri 6, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
The puzzle of peace - conference image
Operations Manager (NO-A)

UNU-WIDER is hiring an Operations Manager in Helsinki, Finland.

Closing date: 7 June 2022
UNU Careers
Seeking asylum from nowhere— how origin shapes the context of reception

Afghanistan is the world’s newest nowhere , a predicament that will shape the evacuation and resettlement prospects for millions of people for the foreseeable future. What does it mean to call Afghanistan a ‘nowhere’?...

Refugees Forced migration Global Governance and Conflict
From offshore oil to offshore finance: How tax havens facilitate corruption in the extractive industries

In many countries, news of an oil discovery or the award of an exploration license is rarely greeted with enthusiasm by the general public...

Energy Corruption Tax avoidance
Do elites capture foreign aid?

Does foreign aid end up in the pockets of elites instead of contributing to inclusive economic development?...

Corruption Foreign aid Wealth inequality
Could the war in Ukraine encourage Western leaders to finally deal with shadow finance?

' I say to the Russian oligarchs and the corrupt leaders who bilked billions of dollars off this violent regime: no more… We are coming for your ill-begotten gains.' -Joe Biden at the 1 March 2022, State of the Union Address One way th...

The war in Ukraine: Civilian vulnerability, resilience, and resistance

The current and future civilian impacts of the war in Ukraine are immense...

Current Visiting Scholars and PhDs Capacity building Capacity development
Working Paper
Exploring social policy trajectories in Mainland Tanzania: Driving for gender-inclusive development?

In July 2020, the United Republic of Tanzania gained the status of a lower-middle-income country. This came after two decades of significant social policy reforms and transformations in the country’s economic structures...

Social policy Gender Tanzania
Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa

UNU-WIDER is running its popular Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa , as a self-paced course, with an instructor and regular opportunities to interact. This course is based on a...

Learning Industrialization Africa's Economic Development
MOOC lecture
Working Paper
Corruption and crisis: do institutions matter?

While the short-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on lives and livelihoods are well understood, we know little about the effect of the pandemic for longer-term outcomes such as corruption...

Corruption Institutions Crisis
A new way to approach economic growth in fragile contexts

Weak legal systems, complex regulations, dishonoured agreements, corruption, general disorder - these are just some of the challenges that development agencies working in fragile and conflict-affected states face...

UNU-WIDER Annual Report Deals & Development Fragile states
What does ‘promoting sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth’ mean for everyday life?

Erica stands under a rudimentary market stall in Accra, Ghana, selling fruits — she has done this every day for 10 years now...

Informal work Economic Transformation Database
The 2022 energy shock

The price and availability of energy is fundamental to the health of the global economy...

Natural resources Energy resources Armed conflict
Journal Article
The impact of COVID-19 on consumption poverty in Mozambique

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW | This study assesses the impact of COVID-19 on household consumption poverty. To predict changes in income and the associated effects on poverty, we rely on existing estimated macroeconomic impacts...

COVID-19 Poverty Inequality
Does access to microfinance help or hinder women’s empowerment?

Almost everywhere, women are underrepresented in labour markets compared to men...

Gender equality Gender equality; Labour markets Bangladesh
COVID-19 in India: cases, deaths, and vaccinations

The Omicron variant resulted in a third major wave of Covid-19 in India, with the number of cases exceeding those in the second wave, albeit causing less severe illness on average...

COVID-19 India
Working Paper
Profit-shifting behaviour of emerging multinationals from India

This paper examines the profit-shifting behaviour of emerging multinational firms from India...

Corporate tax Multinational firms Offshore financial centres
UNU-WIDER ongoing work on the effect of COVID-19 on the economies, states, and societies of the Global South

It is clear that COVID-19 will have serious implications for economies, states, and societies of the Global South. At UNU-WIDER we are reorienting our work to think through what those implications are and possible mitigation and adaptation measures...

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