2021 WIDER Development Conference: COVID-19 and development – effects and new realities for the Global South
The 2021 WIDER Development Conference will take place online during 6-8 September 2021. The three-day conference will provide a platform for sharing knowledge on the effects of the pandemic in different regions across the Global South with the aim of connecting research and policy communities around the world to discuss how to move forward.Register now
WIDER Webinar Series
How is COVID-19 changing development?
The webinar series features a line-up of eminent researchers and development specialists to present new research on the implications they foresee of COVID-19 for global development efforts and the economic and social impacts for the Global South.
Register to join the webinar live for your chance to ask questions and engage in the discussion! See the current list and registration links for the upcoming webinars.Read more
UN at 75: slow death or a new direction?
Annual Lecture 24 | Mark Malloch-Brown
As the UN celebrates its 75th anniversary this WIDER Annual Lecture discusses whether the UN can reinvent itself, or whether it will sink into irrelevance?
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Achieving Sustainable Development in the Least Developed Countries – Towards LDC-V
Conference | 30 August - 1 September 2021 | Helsinki, Finland
This conference will bring together academic community, policy-makers and practitioners to solicit new thinking on the challenges and policy recommendations for LDCs for the next decade.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
758 past and upcoming events
ConferenceCOVID-19 and development - effects and new realities for the Global South
ConferenceAchieving Sustainable Development in the Least Developed Countries - LDC Future Forum
SeminarThe keynote address at the IRSA 16th Annual Conference — Kunal Sen
Kunal Sen has been invited to give the Keynote Address at this year's Indonesian Regional Science Association's (IRSA) Annual Conference on 12 July. Professor Sen will speak on the main lessons from UNU-WIDER's project on ' The...
PresentationUNU-WIDER at International Economic Association World Congress
UNU-WIDER’s research project 'The changing nature of work and inequality' will have a special live session at the IEA World Congress Indonesia 2021. Finn Tarp and Miguel Niño-Zarazúa will also present on ‘The Role of Redistribution in the Inequality...
SeminarPedro H. C. Sant'Anna on difference-in-differences with multiple time periods
On 23 June Professor Sant'Anna will present an online seminar discussing his new paper: Difference-in-differences with multiple time periods . Abstract In this article, we consider identification, estimation, and inference procedures for...
SeminarJayati Ghosh on ending the COVID-19 vaccine apartheid
Project workshopProject workshop: Fiscal states – the origins and development implications
Panel discussionRachel Gisselquist speaks at panel on ‘Human insecurity as a threat to human development’ at the UNDP Virtual Human Development Symposium
The United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Office of the Human Development Report will host a virtual symposium over four days from 8-11 June on ‘A New Generation of Human Security’. Through a series of keynote addresses and panel discussions...
Panel discussionHow to get inclusive growth started in fragile contexts
In collaboration with the national MOZMOD team, International Labour Organization (ILO) Mozambique , Ministry of Economic and Finance of Mozambique ( MEF ) and the Southern Africa for Social Policy Research Insights ( SASPRI ), UNU-WIDER will...
PresentationRegional identity and intergenerational resource conflict — Evidence from Guinea presented at Umea University
Dr Klarizze Puzon will present preliminary findings from a forthcoming WIDER working paper on 'Regional identity and intergenerational resource conflict — Evidence from Guinea' at a seminar organized by the Umea University School of...
PresentationUNU-WIDER at the World Village Festival 2021
Policy seminarSA-TIED policy dialogue - International trade and global value chains
PresentationPatricia Justino presenting on COVID-19 and conflict dynamics at FIIA webinar
Patricia Justino will present on COVID-19 and conflict dynamics at an online event organised by the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) on 27 May 2021. The event, Covid-19 effects on peace and conflict dynamics – Implications for...