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
How are people poor? – Measuring global progress towards zero poverty and the SDGs
WIDER Annual Lecture 21 | 24 October 2017
Sabina Alkire will discuss implications of using the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) and other poverty measures for achieving the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly Sustainable Development Goal 1 — to end poverty in all its forms everywhere.Read more
Migration and mobility – new frontiers for research and policy
WIDER Development Conference
This conference – jointly organized with ARUA – takes place 5-6 October 2017 in Accra, Ghana.
It explores the relationships between migration, mobility, and development, with a focus on South-South movements and the African region. It aims to bring together new and innovative research from economics and other disciplines that can inform broader policy-relevant debate and action.Read more
364 past and upcoming events
ConferenceRedistribución de ingreso y el rol de los impuestos y las transferencias monetarias en América Latina
El Instituto Mundial para la Investigación de Economía del Desarrollo de la Universidad de las Naciones Unidas (UNU-WIDER) junto con el equipo de EUROMOD del Instituto de Investigación Social y Económica (ISER) de la...
ConferenceIncome redistribution and the role of tax-benefit systems in Latin America
The Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales (IAEN) and UNU-WIDER, in collaboration with the EUROMOD team at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Essex will organize an international conference on income...
Conference17th Nordic conference on development economics 2018
SeminarWIDER Seminar Series - Lore Vandewalle on unintended effects of political reservations for women in India
Lore Vandewalle, Assistant Professor at The Graduate Institute, will speak at the 18 April 2018 session of the WIDER Seminar Series . Abstract – Identities and public policies: Unintended effects of political reservations for women in India...
SeminarWIDER Seminar Series - Patricia Justino on the legacies of wartime governance
Patricia Justino, Research Fellow at IDS, will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 11 April 2018. Abstract – On the legacies of wartime governance In conflict zones around the world, both state and non-state actors deliver governance at...
LectureAid and Growth in Perspective
A lecture by Professor Finn Tarp, UNU-WIDER Director, on 5 April 2018 at the Paris Sorbonne Sustainable Development Seminar on the topic ’Aid and Growth in Perspective’.
SeminarWIDER Seminar Series - Sanchari Roy on women's inheritance rights in India
Sanchari Roy, Senior Lecturer at King’s College London, will speak at the WIDER Seminar Series on 4 April 2018. Abstract – Women’s inheritance rights reform and the preference for sons in India We investigate whether legislation of...
Presentation50 years of research: What do we know about the impact of aid?
On 4 April 2018 Finn Tarp, Director of UNU-WIDER, delivers a presentation covering 50 years of research on the impact of aid at the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) in Oslo, Norway. The meeting will be opened by Jon Lomøy,...
SeminarWIDER Seminar Series - Vincent Somville on barriers to female empowerment
On 28 March 2018, Assistant Professor Vincent Somville of the Norwegian School of Economics will present at the WIDER Seminar Series . Abstract – Barriers to female empowerment: Evidence from a field experiment in Tanzania Many young girls in...
SeminarWIDER Seminar Series - Kalle Hirvonen on large-scale social protection inverventions
Kalle Hirvonen, Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), will present at the 21 March 2018 session of the WIDER Seminar Series . Abstract – The impact of large-scale social protection interventions on grain...
PresentationMorning coffee session on Development and Poverty in Sub-Saharan and Northern Africa
On 21 March 2018 Finn Tarp, Director of UNU-WIDER, delivers a presentation on ‘Development and Poverty in Sub-Saharan and Northern Africa’. The meeting includes Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials both from the Department for...
SeminarWIDER Seminar Series - Faraz Usmani and Larisso Nawo
At the 14 March 2018 session of the WIDER Seminar Series, PhD Candidates Faraz Usmani and Larissa Nawo will present their recent findings.
Project meetingThird Steering Committee Meeting of the Myanmar Enterprise Monitoring System (MEMS)
On 14 March the third Steering Committee meeting for the Towards inclusive development in Myanmar project takes place at the Central Statistical Organization (CSO) Office, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.
Project meetingMyanmar Enterprise Monitoring System (MEMS) - Stakeholder consultation on the first draft report
A stakeholder consultation with national and international policy makers for the first draft of the Myanmar Enterprise Monitoring System (MEMS) report takes place at Central Statistical Organization (CSO) Office, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on 14 March...
Project meetingAuthors meeting for Asian Transformation project
Authors for the Volume II of the book published under the Asian Transformations project meet in Hanoi, Vietnam on 9 – 10 March 2018 to discuss first drafts of the book’s chapters.
SeminarWIDER Seminar Series - Carlos Gradín on occupational gender segregation in South Africa
UNU-WIDER Research Fellow Carlos Gradín will kick off the spring 2018 session of the WIDER Seminar Series on 7 March 2018. Abstract – Occupational gender segregation in post-apartheid South Africa | Slides In this paper, we show that...