UNU-WIDER’s new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) advances progress on SDG 8: Decent Work
UNU-WIDER’s 6-week online course on delivering Sustainable Development Goal 8 (SDG 8) brings together recent research on the linkages between economic...
Highlights 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. This shocking statistic raises an...
UNU-WIDER researchers join UNDESA 2022 virtual expert group meeting
During 27-30 June UNU-WIDER researchers, Michael Danquah and Simone Schotte join the expert group meeting hosted virtually by Division for Inclusive Social Development, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) on Creating full and...
27 June 2022
30 June 2022
Sustainable cities discussion forum: SDG8
31 May 2022
Helsinki City Hall, Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13, Helsinki, Finland
Laban Simbeye on how formal firms in Zambia recovered from the pandemic
The 2022 Jobs & Development Conference The Challenge of Creating Better Jobs in Developing Countries is organised on 14-15 December in Cape Town. Laban Simbeye, researcher from Zambia Revenue Authority, gives a presentation on a WIDER Working Paper...
14 December 2022
Cape Town, South Africa
Towards peace and decent work in Africa: Accelerating progress on the SDGs
26 October 2023
UNECA, United Nations Conference Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The COVID-19 TERS policy saved at least 2 million jobs: But not without some unintended results
About three years have passed since the South African government introduced the COVID-19 Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) in response...
Stuck at the bottom of the job ladder in Africa: The stumbling block to resilient growth and prosperity
When the question of creating good jobs and decent work in Africa arises, policymakers and development partners often focus on formalization. For...
Decent work – discussion on working conditions in Helsinki and globally
How committed is Helsinki to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals? The discussion forum at the City Hall on Tuesday addressed one of the...
In the Director's chair: Reflections on my first six months as Director
My first six months as Director of UNU-WIDER have been busy, enlightening, and rewarding. We’ve launched a new work programme, with flagship projects...
LDC5 Monitor – Defining its scope and uses
7 March 2024 09:30
7 March 2024 12:30
Online, Helsinki, Finland