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UNU-WIDER at the World Village Festival 2022
29 May 2022 11:0019:00
Market Square, Helsinki, Finland
Project workshop
Photo by Lachlan Donald on Unsplash Workshop on Institutional legacies of violent conflict
12 May 202213 May 2022
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6b, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Working Paper
Wartime governance and state-building trajectories in post-conflict societies

To date, there is limited understanding about the consequences of wartime dynamics for post-war state-building processes...

Political violence War Conflict
Panel discussion
UNU-WIDER at ISA 2022 Annual Convention

UNU-WIDER Senior Research Fellow Patricia Justino and Research Associate Rute Martins Caeiro join in a virtual panel discussion Trust and Governance in Unstable Democracies on 29 March 2022 14:00 - 15:30 (UTC-5) as part of the International Studies...

29 March 2022
Online, Nashville, United States
Past event
Superpowers, super-spoilers, and hybrid warfare: What the new Cold War means for global cooperation

Last week we woke up to a conflict that had echoes of the Second World War, the Cold War, and the last two decades of hybrid conflict all mixed into one. It is difficult to look beyond the immediate suffering and scale of violations in Ukraine...

Conflict War Armed conflict
How will the Russia-Ukraine war be fought?: External support and insurgency tactics

The Ukrainian state, personified by its President Volodymyr Zelenskyy , has been heroic and has surprised many by its ' stiff resistance '. However, Ukrainian cities are increasingly under siege and Russia is sending in reinforcements...

Conflict War
The conflict in Ukraine - the role of civilians

While there is much to discuss about the geopolitics of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, let's not forget the men, women and children of Ukraine who now face utter devastation to their lives – they matter...

Conflict War Civic participation
Working Paper
The legacies of armed conflict: insights from stayees and returning forced migrants

How does conflict, displacement, and return shape trust, reconciliation, and community engagement? And what is the relative impact of exposure to violence on these indicators?...

Trust Conflict Forced migration
Working Paper
An exploration of the association between fuel subsidies and fuel riots

Between 2005 and 2018, 41 countries had at least one riot directly associated with popular demand for fuel. We make use of a new international dataset on fuel riots to explore the effects of fuel prices and price regimes on fuel riots...

Fuel subsidies Riots protest
Panel discussion
Photo by Tengyart on Unsplash How to get inclusive growth started in fragile contexts
9 June 2021
Online, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Working Paper
The legacy of conflict: aggregate evidence from Sierra Leone

This paper studies the general equilibrium impact of civil war in Sierra Leone. I first use an instrumental variable (IV) strategy and geographic conflict variation to estimate reduced-form effects...

Conflict Livelihoods Structural transformation
Patricia Justino presenting on COVID-19 and conflict dynamics at FIIA webinar

Patricia Justino will present on COVID-19 and conflict dynamics at an online event organised by the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) on 27 May 2021. The event, Covid-19 effects on peace and conflict dynamics – Implications for...

27 May 2021
Online, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Tillman Hönig presents at the European Meeting of the Urban Economics Association

Tillman Hönig , Research Associate at UNU-WIDER, will be presenting his ongong research The Legacy of Conflict: Aggregate Evidence from Sierra Leone at the 10th European Meeting of the Urban Economics Association on 30 April 2021, 2pm CEST. His...

30 April 2021
Online, Denmark
Past event
WIDER-Webinar-image from UNDP-Bangladesh-COVID19 Bruno Martorano on protests and social mobilization during the COVID-19 pandemic
27 April 2021
Online, Helsinki
Past event
Why do we see boom-and-bust growth in fragile and conflict-affected states?

One of the most pressing challenges in development policy is to bring about rapid, sustained, and inclusive growth in developing countries...

Fragile states Conflict Economic growth
Our project on the institutional legacies of violent conflict

One of the most critical challenges in international development today is to understand how best to support peace, security, economic recovery, and legitimate political authority in fragile and conflict-affected countries...

Institutions Conflict Post-conflict
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