Have you heard about the GGDC/UNU-WIDER Economic Transformation Database?
The new database provides crucial information on changes in the economic structure of economies across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Preliminary findings suggest a trend reversal in many developing countries towards industrialization. Read more
How is COVID-19 changing development? A WIDER Webinar Series
Check out the upcoming WIDER Webinar Series events to hear from renowned researchers on the impact of COVID-19 on development, and the implications for the Global South. Recordings of past events available too. Click here for more details
Development challenges in Africa in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic
UNU-WIDER organized a two-day online conference on the impact of COVID-19 in Africa, recordings and presentations now available
NEW: Domestic Revenue Mobilization (DRM) programme
The aim of UNU-WIDER’s DRM programme is to help improve developing countries’ tax systems and to strengthen their domestic capacities for revenue collection. The DRM programme is financed by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad). More
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Life with Corona, a global survey tracking the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 around the world has just been released with updated questions. Take part in the survey here, and share the link with your colleagues, friends and family! Read more
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BlogSlow death or new direction for the UN?
For most of its 75-year existence, the United Nations has struggled to strike a balance between its lofty founding aspirations and realities on the ground...United Nations Annual lecture
Annual LectureUN at 75: slow death or new direction?
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 23 - Informality: addressing the Achilles heel of social protection in Latin America
AboutWIDER Annual Lecture
The WIDER Annual Lecture is one of UNU-WIDER’s flagship events. The first lecture was given by Douglas C. North in 1997. Since then the lecture has been delivered by a prestigious line of scholars and political actors, 4 of whom are Nobel...Annual lecture
NewsVideo: WIDER Annual Lecture 17 by President Martti Ahtisaari
President and Nobel Laureate Martti Ahtisaari who explored the role egalitarian principles can play in conflict resolution, peace building and development.The address was followed by a panel discussion. Watch here.Conflict management Equality and inequality Annual lecture
NewsPress Release - AL 15
Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist of the World Bank, Professor Justin Yifu Lin will deliver the WIDER Annual Lecture 15 entitled ‘New Structural Economics’, on Wednesday 4th May 2011 at 08:00-11:30hrs, at the Centro De Conferências Joaquim...Annual lecture Structural transformation Economic growth
News13th WIDER Annual Lecture by Professor Ronald Findlay - View the Lecture Online
The WIDER Annual Lecture is a major event in the UNU-WIDER calendar, providing an opportunity for a distinguished speaker to present new insights and analysis on a core topic related to UNU-WIDER’s research programme on global development. Lecture...Annual lecture
NewsDeveloping Countries in the World Economy: The Future in the past? Online and in Printed Copies
The WIDER Annual Lecture is a major event in the UNU-WIDER calendar, providing an opportunity for a distinguished speaker to present new insights and analysis on a core topic related to UNU-WIDER’s research programme on global development. Lecture...Annual lecture International finance Geopolitics