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Seminar
Public Forum on extractive industry and development

The Inclusive growth in Mozambique programme will host a public forum on 26 March 2019 on the topic of Extractive Industry and Development. The Chief Economist and Deputy Director of UNU-WIDER Tony Addison will give a presentation based on a major...

26 March 2019 09:0011:00
Complexo Pedagógico, Room 1501, Main Campus, Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, Mozambique
Blog
Progressive research with amazing people in a beautiful sauna-crazy country: Pui Yi Wong - 2018 PhD Fellow

In the fall of 2018 UNU-WIDER welcomed 11 doctoral students from around the world as part of our PhD Fellowship Programme ...

UNU-WIDER PhD Fellowship WIDER Seminar Series Culture
Project workshop
Photo: Bruno Ramos Lara Macro drivers of structural transformation
22 March 2019 08:3017:30
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6, Helsinki, Finland
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/CTC/TA/March 2019
Closing date: 22 March 2019
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Seminar
Margaret McMillan on structural change and labor productivity in sub-Saharan Africa

Margaret McMillan will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 20 March 2019. This presentation will be done via video conference. Abstract – Structural Change and Labor Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa Growth has accelerated in many African...

20 March 2019 15:0016:00
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
Open for registration
Vacancies
Communications Associate

UNU-WIDER is now looking for an outstanding communications professional with strong commitment and understanding of development issues to join the Institute’s Communications and Events team. The selected candidate will be a key member of varied...

Reference number: 2019/UNU/WIDER/PSA/CA/20
Closing date: 4 April 2019
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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: 31 March 2019
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Project workshop
UGAMOD Training - a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Uganda

The goal of this event is to give potential users of the model comprehensive training on the structure and use of the tax-benefit microsimulation model for Uganda, UGAMOD . As well as providing an overview of the model, the event will include...

10 April 2019 13:3012 April 2019 17:00
Kampala, Uganda
Vacancies
Research Associate

UNU-WIDER is looking for an outstanding individual with strong commitment and potential to support the 2019-2023 research programme as well as the training programme and communication activities of the Institute. Closing date: 22 March 2019, 23:59...

Reference number: 2019/UNU/WIDER/PSA/RA/17
Closing date: 22 March 2019
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Policy Brief
Toward gender equity and women’s empowerment

There are three main channels of women’s empowerment: legal or policy reforms, outside economic opportunities, and collective action...

Gender Equality Discrimination
News
Researchers from the Inclusive Growth in Mozambique programme contribute to the book Challenges of Mozambique 2018

The Institute for Social and Economic Studies ( IESE ) launched the ninth edition of the book Desafios para Moçambique 2018 (Challenges of Mozambique 2018) on 8 November 2018 in Maputo, Mozambique. The book has 18 chapters divided into four...

Mozambique Measurement (Poverty) Poverty
Journal Article
Family structure, education and women’s employment in rural India

This paper investigates if residing in a joint family affects non-farm employment for married women in rural India...

non-farm employment Family structure female autonomy
Project workshop
Photo: Alfons Morales Labour market effects of structural change
6 March 2019
Southern Sun Newlands hotel, 7 Main Road, Newsland, Cape Town, South Africa
Past event
Seminar
James Robinson on business and fragility in Africa

James Robinson will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 22 March 2019. Abstract – Business and fragility in Africa: solution or problem? There’s never been an experience of successful sustained economic growth without the private...

22 March 2019 16:0017:30
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
Open for registration
Vacancies
Web Development Associate GS-6

UNU-WIDER is looking for an outstanding individual with strong web and systems development skills to join the Knowledge & Information Services Team of the Institute. Extended closing date: 22 March 2019, 23:59 UTC+2...

Reference number: 2019/UNU/WIDER/FTA/WDA/66223
Closing date: 22 March 2019
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Blog
Transforming economies, states, and societies – building evidence for achieving the SDGs

I am delighted to take the helm at UNU-WIDER, an institution which has been associated with some of the most advanced thinking in development economics...

News
Press release - Professor Kunal Sen starts as the director of UNU-WIDER

‘Economic transformation needs to be accompanied by political and social transformations if we are to see drastic increases in human wellbeing’

SDGs Transformation Informality
Blog
Can natural resources jump-start industrialization?

At the end of last year, I filmed a lecture that will be part of a massive open online course (MOOC) on industrialization in Africa...

Industrialization structural change Employment and Industry
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 (UNESCAP) will organize a three-day conference on transforming...

11 September 2019 08:3013 September 2019 17:00
United Nations Conference Centre, Rajadamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok, Thailand
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Blog
Revenue data like you’ve never seen it before: Introducing the GRD Explorer

Let’s face it, data is important. It sits at the core of almost everything that we in the development economics research community do. However, the way in which we use, share, understand, interpret and present data is more important still...

Government revenue Taxation data
Seminar
Costanza Biavaschi on taking the skill bias out of global migration

Costanza Biavaschi will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 6 February 2019. Abstract – Taking the skill bias out of global migration Global migration is heavily skill-biased, with tertiary-educated workers being four times more likely to...

6 February 2019
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6A, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Blog
Development programmes, security, and violence reduction: Evidence from an insurgency in India

Implementing development programmes in conflict-affected areas is crucial for conflict as well as poverty reduction. The big question is how do you carry out these programmes successfully?...

Conflict management Development Poverty reduction
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
News
New data on income inequality – WIID4 released

The UNU-WIDER World Income Inequality Database ― widely known by its acronym WIID ― presents information on income inequality for developed, developing, and transition countries. The WIID provides the most comprehensive set of income inequality...

Working Paper
Inequality in China: Development, transition, and policy

In this paper we describe the major trends in China’s income inequality over the past 40 years and explain them as the outcome of four interleaved stories...

China Inequality Development Economics
Blog
Research that matters: A report from the stakeholder workshop - 15 November 2018, Pretoria, South Africa

I found myself in the third-floor conference rooms of a Pretoria hotel for a meeting with economists, researchers, and policymakers involved in the SA-TIED programme ...

Economic inequality Data revolution Tax
Working Paper
Assessing the quality of the income data used in SAMOD, a South African tax-benefit microsimulation model

In this paper we explore the income data in two surveys that underpin a South African tax-benefit microsimulation model...

Tax-benefit microsimulation Income distribution data
Project
Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED)

SA-TIED programme looks at ways to support policy-making for inclusive growth and economic transformation in the southern Africa region, through original research conceived and produced in collaboration between United Nations University World...

 Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development / SA-TIED
Call for papers
WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNESCAP: 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 (UNESCAP) will organize a three-day conference on transforming...

Closing date: 28 February 2019
Presentation
© Taylor Leopold / Unsplash Ministry for Foreign Affairs hosts farewell lecture by Finn Tarp
17 December 2018
Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Arppeanum Auditorio Snellmanninkatu 3-5, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Blog
The ins and outs of African industrialization: UNU-WIDER provides open access to a wealth of information

The question ‘why is there so little industrialization in Africa?’ has been a key focus of UNU-WIDER researchers and research partners for the last decade...

Industrialization Poverty Jobs
Working Paper
Welfare dynamics in rural Viet Nam: Learning from regular, high-quality panel data

While many studies of welfare dynamics have been conducted using panel data sets with two or three waves, much richer insights can be obtained where more waves are available...

Welfare dynamics Panel survey Panel data analysis
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