WIDER 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 Laureates.
The lecture is open to the public and is usually delivered by an eminent scholar or policy maker who has made a significant contribution in the field of development economics. The key findings and policy recommendations from the lecture are also summarized in a publication and shared with policy-makers and practitioners in the developing world, across the UN, and in the international community more broadly.
Below you will find details and materials from the previous 26 WIDER Annual Lectures.