Think development – Think WIDER
WIDER Development Conference
The conference will showcase UNU-WIDER, its work, and the many people and institutions that are engaged with it. There will be panel discussions on all of the main themes and findings of UNU-WIDER’s research during 2009-18 — finance, food and climate change; and transformation, inclusion and sustainability. It will take stock of what we have learned, look to the future of development economics, and global development more broadly, serving as a bridge to fresh UNU-WIDER initiatives, aiming to mobilize evidence and action around the 2030 SDG agenda and its goals.Read more
WIDER Seminar Series
The WIDER Seminar Series showcases the latest research on key topics in development economics. The weekly sessions held in Helsinki are open to local and visiting researchers, policy makers, and others working on development topics.Read more
2018 Nordic conference on development economics
Conference | 11-12 June 2018
Aalto University School of Business, University of Tampere and UNU-WIDER in collaboration with the Nordic Network in Development Economics will organize the 2018 Nordic Conference on Development Economics on 11-12 June 2018 in Helsinki, Finland. The conference aims at bringing together Nordic and international scholars for the exchange of ideas and discussion of recent results within theoretical and applied development economics research.Read more
428 past and upcoming events
Project workshopSecond training on VNMOD – a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Viet Nam
As part of the SOUTHMOD project , the country team at the Central Institute for Economic Management ( CIEM ), together with Dr Toon Vanheukelom from KU Leuven , will deliver a training course for government officials, researchers, and other...
Project workshopInclusive development in Myanmar: Training on report writing using the MSME dataset
Using the Myanmar Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Survey (MSME) Dataset, around 30 participants from the Central Statistical Organization of Myanmar will receive training on report writing.
SeminarDragan Filipovich on 'risk-sharing’ markets in small-householder farmer societies
SeminarAmèvi Kouwoaye on trade tax reforms and poverty in developing countries: why some countries benefit and others lose out
On 21 November Amèvi Kouwoaye, PhD Candidate, University of Laval, will present his research. Abstract - Trade tax reforms and poverty in developing countries: why some countries benefit and others lose out? This paper studies the...
WorkshopResearch that matters - stakeholder workshop
SeminarPui Yi Wong on the role of the state, market and society in developing ikat textile value chains in Sarawak, Malaysia
On 14 November Pui Yi Wong, PhD Candidate, University of Malaysia will present her research. Abstract - The role of the state, market and society in developing ikat textile value chains in Sarawak, Malaysia The ideal role of the state in...
PresentationPublic Forum on Higher Education - in Beira
Project workshopInclusive development in Myanmar: KoBo Toolbox training
WorkshopTeam workshop on how to use the provisional 2015 Myanmar SAM for economy-wide descriptive analysis and modelling analysis
In August 2018, UNU-WIDER and the Central Statistical Organization (CSO) of the Ministry of Planning and Finance of Myanmar signed an agreement to develop a Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) and to conduct economy-wide analysis using the SAM for the...
PresentationTony Addison talks in Oslo at a conference on fragility, taxation, and state-building
On 8 November Chief Economist and Deputy Director of UNU-WIDER, Tony Addison, is presenting in Oslo in a conference on The New Politics of Development: Fragility, Taxation and State-building . Addison will be chairing a session on taxation and state...
SeminarShreya Bhattacharya on the effect of inter caste networks on well-being
On 7 November, Shreya Bhattacharya, PhD Candidate, University of Houston, will present her research. Abstract - The effect of inter caste networks on well-being Interactions within neighbourhoods have been shown to influence both short run and long...
PresentationAntónio Cruz presents at NOVAFRICA seminar series
On 7 November António Cruz will give a presentation within the NOVAFRICA seminar series of Nova School of Business and Economics in the New University of Lisbon (Universidade Nova de Lisboa). The presentation is based on a WIDER working paper...
PresentationTony Addison presents at Norad
Project workshopInclusive development in Myanmar: Training course on sampling methodology and basic statistics
Building on a previous course, training on sampling methodology and basic statistics will be organized for staff from the Central Statistical Office of Myanmar.
PresentationTony Addison presents at the UNCTAD World Investment Forum
On 26 October Chief Economist and Deputy Director of UNU-WIDER Tony Addison is giving a presentation in a multi-disciplinary academic conference that takes place within the UNCTAD World Investment Forum 2018 in Geneva.
SeminarHabtamu Ali Beshir on the impacts of contemporaneous and early life price shocks on human capital production
On October 24 Habtamu Ali Beshir, PhD Candidate, Lancaster University, will present his research. Abstract: Impacts of contemporaneous and early life price shocks on human capital production The effect of economic shocks on human capital is...