The end of poverty postponed?
Over a billion people living in poverty and a $500 million per day loss of income for the poorest people in the world could soon be reality. Blog by Andy Sumner, Chris Hoy, Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez discusses their new research.
Africa’s lockdown dilemma: High poverty and low trust
There is growing unease that blindly replicating the COVID-19 policy responses of high-income countries might inflict irreparable damage to poor households and foment social unrest in developing countries. Read more
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COVID-19: macroeconomic dimensions in the developing world
The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented global crisis. The task for economic policy is to help keep people alive, enterprises afloat, and households out of poverty.
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Journal Article: Tax-motivated transfer mispricing in South Africa - direct evidence using transaction data
This new Open Access article provides the first direct systematic evidence of profit shifting through transfer mispricing in a developing country.
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ConferenceCANCELLED: Global partnerships for sustainable development
In the mediaThai media attend WIDER Development Conference to discuss SDG8: inequality, and women’s empowerment
The Transforming economies – for better jobs conference was held in Bangkok, Thailand, 11-13 September, in partnership with United Nations ESCAP. The theme of the conference was SDG 8: promoting sustainable economic growth, productive...WIDER Development Conference
BlogHighlights from the 2019 WIDER Development Conference
The World Bank recently estimated that two-thirds of all jobs in developing countries are at risk of automation...Jobs sdg8 Economic transformation
AboutPhotos: Transforming economies – for better jobs
Selection of conference photos. They can also available on Flickr . Think development – Transforming economies conference album slideshow...WIDER Development Conference
Policy seminarChanging technologies and the jobs of tomorrow
Watch the live stream recording 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...
ConferenceTransforming economies - for better jobs
VideoWebcast: Transforming economies – for better jobs
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 economies in Bangkok, Thailand, on 11-13 September 2019. See the full programme...WIDER Development Conference Economic transformation
AboutPoster session: Transforming economies – for better jobs
There will be a poster session on each day of the conference from 13:00‐13:45. Up to 16 posters will be presented in the exhibition area on level 2 of the United Nations Convention Center. The posters will be different on each day of the conference...WIDER Development Conference Poster Session
ProgrammeConference programme: Transforming economies - for better jobs WIDER Development Conference
In the mediaWIDER Development Conference in Helsinki draws media attention
The 2018 WIDER development conference, Think development – Think WIDER , took place in Helsinki, Finland, on 13-15 September. The conference focused on the main themes and findings of UNU-WIDER’s research over the last 10 years—...WIDER Development Conference Development Economics Event
BlogReflections on thinking development, thinking WIDER
What do we talk about at a conference on development economics? Well, robots, rockets, and space, of course. 13 September through 15 September 2018, UNU-WIDER hosted the Think development - Think WIDER conference in Helsinki, Finland...WIDER Development Conference Development Economics Economic policy
BlogWhat is the future of industrial policy in Africa: Views from Experts
13 September through 15 September 2018, UNU-WIDER hosted the Think development - Think WIDER conference in Helsinki, Finland...WIDER Development Conference Development Economics Economic policy
BlogDevelopment policy in an era of robots: Views from the experts
Labour-saving technology in the form of robotic systems, artificial intelligence, and advanced computer networks may cause a rapid decline in global employment...WIDER Development Conference Development Economics Economic policy