Transforming economies - for better jobs
Conference | 11-13 September 2019 | Bangkok, Thailand
UNU-WIDER in partnership with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will organize a three-day conference on transforming economies. Featuring presentations from leading scholars including Richard Baldwin, Seema Jayachandran, Ravi Kanbur, Naila Kabeer and UN ASG Elliott Harris, this WIDER Development Conference provides a forum to discuss innovative, theoretical, and empirical research and its policy take-aways on the challenges for productive job creation in many different country contexts, across all developing regions.Read more
Informality – addressing the Achilles Heel of Social Protection in Latin America
WIDER Annual Lecture 23
The 2019 WIDER Annual Lecture by Santiago Levy is to be held on Wednesday 30 October 2019 at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. The event is organized in collaboration with the Graduate Institute’s Centre for Finance and Development.
The lecture will be delivered by Santiago Levy, main architect of Progresa/Oportunidades — Mexico's incentive-based health, nutrition and education program for the poor.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
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
556 past and upcoming events
SeminarErwin Bulte on participatory resource management, elite capture and local livelihoods
Abstract - Participatory resource management, elite capture and local livelihoods: experimental evidence from rural Ethiopia Evidence on the effectiveness of participatory development approaches in low-income countries is mixed. We use an experiment...
SeminarMariapia Mendola on agricultural transformation and farmers' expectations
SeminarJoshua Magero Otieno on ethnicity, politics and wellbeing in Kenya
Joshua Magero Otieno will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 20 November. Abstract – Ethnicity, politics and wellbeing in Kenya Perceived or real welfare imbalances fundamentally impacts individuals’ civic participation, inclusivity...
SeminarWeiWei Chen on the political economy of Chinese private investment in Ethiopia
PresentationBook launch: Resurgent Asia - Diversity in Development
SeminarStéphane Straub on voting corrupt politicians out of office? Evidence from a survey experiment in Paraguay
Stéphane Straub will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 13 November 2019. Abstract – Voting corrupt politicians out of office? Evidence from a survey experiment in Paraguay This paper challenges the conventional wisdom that giving...
LectureEconomic development in Asia: Learning from a half-century of transformations
SeminarRavi Pendakur on the impact of federal modern agreements on income inequality in Indigenous communities
SeminarRugazia Nyombi on rural economy diversification and its effects on food security
SeminarMehwish Ghulam Ali on do son preferences cause a gap between desired and actual fertility in Pakistan?
PresentationLaunch of World Bank white paper - Protecting All: Risk-Sharing in a Diverse and Diversifying World
Policy workshopGHAMOD policy workshop 2019
Recent research results from analyses using the GHAMOD tax-benefit microsimulation model will be presented in Ghana to policymakers and the interested research community on 31 October. The policy workshop is a part of the SOUTHMOD project.
Annual LectureInformality – addressing the Achilles heel of social protection in Latin America
SeminarRekha Ravindran on the relationship between structural transformation and income inequality
SeminarOded Stark on a theory of migration as rank-seeking behavior
SeminarJakob Svensson on the low quality trap: evidence from the market for maize in Uganda
Jakob Svensson will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 16 October 2019. Abstract - The low quality trap: evidence from the market for maize in Uganda Agriculture remains the main source of income for the large majority of the world’s poor...