Photo: Harare - Zimbabwe, KB Mpofu / ILO

COVID-19 and development – effects and new realities for the Global South

WIDER Development Conference
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented new challenges, and undone hard-earned progress on the pathway to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

The 2021 WIDER Development Conference will take place online during 6-8 September 2021, with the aim of connecting research and policy  communities around the world to discuss the effects of COVID-19 on development in the Global South, and how to move forward. 

The three-day conference will provide a platform for sharing knowledge on the effects of the pandemic in different regions across the Global South and discuss what can be done to support recovery and get back on track to continue progress on the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. 

The conference will feature keynote addresses from Oriana Bandiera on COVID-19 and extreme poverty, and from Staffan Lindberg on COVID-19 and democracy, a special session in honour of the late Benno Ndulu, policy panel on data gaps, fireside chats, a poster session and more. The event will also provide opportunities to engage with other attendees through networking opportunities. The event will also provide opportunities to engage with other attendees through networking opportunities.

We look forward to seeing you there.  

More details and registration coming soon.