Conflict-prone countries are not doomed to an eternal trap
The situation of Afghanistan has drawn a picture of a poor, conflict-prone, doomed country. But this does not have to be the case. We have examples of...
How can research help Least Developed Countries achieve sustainable development?
The next decade is a make-or-break for the world’s most vulnerable countries. To tackle the unprecedented confluence of COVID-19, climate, and...
Least Developed Countries are facing five major challenges: Four suggestions to tackle them
This month we had the honour to co-host the first ever LDC Future Forum here in Helsinki. It was our first large-scale live event since the COVID-19...
Kunal Sen presents his work at SIDA
On 19 February, Professor Kunal Sen will visit the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) in Stockholm to present his research and discuss research quality and evaluation methods. During his visit, Professor Sen will present his...
19 February 2019
SIDA, Valhallavägen 199 , Stockholm, Sweden
Workshop on detecting and countering illicit financial flows
This project workshop brings together authors that were selected to produce research papers for the Detecting and countering illicit financial flows project, to discuss the first drafts of the papers. The workshop takes place online. Following the...
1 September 2021
2 September 2021
Online, Copenhagen, Denmark
Tax data work in Tanzania presented at the Nordic Development Conference
Heikki Palviainen, Doctoral Researcher at the Tampere University, presented the collaborative research paper on the Effects of a Risk-based Approach to Tax Examinations in Tanzania, at the Nordic Development Conference (NCDE) on 16 June 2021. The...
16 June 2021
Learning to Compete: What did we learn?
UNU-WIDER Director Finn Tarp presents the book 'Made in Africa' in a Special Session at the AERC Biannual Research Workshop.
1 June 2016
Safari Park Hotel, P.O Box 45038 A2, Nairobi, Kenya
UNU-WIDER congratulates the Helsinki Graduate School of Economics on its inauguration
The Helsinki Graduate School of Economics (GSE) was inaugurated on 24 October at an opening ceremony that took place at the University of Helsinki. The goal of the new school is to strengthen and broaden the field of economic research in Finland. As...
SOUTHMOD modelling mini-retreat
On 14 and 18 October 2021, 15 researchers from different countries gathered together for a SOUTHMOD mini-retreat. The participants discussed different aspects of the SOUTHMOD tax-benefit microsimulation software and examined possible changes to the...
14 October 2021
18 October 2021
Launch of the Uganda Revenue Authority secure research lab
19 May 2022
Protea Hotel by Marriott, Kampala, Uganda
Work-in-progress meeting on tax research collaboration in Tanzania
As part of the Building up efficient and fair tax systems – lessons based on administrative tax data project, a work-in progress meeting was held online between UNU-WIDER, Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) and Department of Economics of the University...
10 December 2021
UNU-WIDER Winter School on tax policy research
UNU-WIDER is launching a Winter School on tax policy research. The aim of the course is to provide African researchers with an understanding of the theories, methods, and data availability for conducting high quality analysis on tax and development economics. The course will take place in two parts during the period 31 May - 16 July 2022. The deadline for applications is 18 March 2022 23:59 UTC+2.