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
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
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
568 past and upcoming events
ConferenceAchieving Sustainable Development in the Least Developed Countries – Towards LDC-V
ConferenceGlobal partnerships for sustainable development
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
Abstract - Agricultural transformation and farmers' expectations: randomized experimental evidence from Uganda (with Jacopo Bonan and Harounan Kazianga) Adoption rate of profitable agricultural technologies in Africa is still low and knowledge...
SeminarFantu Cheru and Christopher Cramer on the Oxford Handbook of the Ethiopian economy
SeminarPublic Forum: What Happens After Graduation? Evidence from Mozambique
On 22 November 2019, the Inclusive Growth in Mozambique (IGM) programme will hold a Public Forum to launch the Final Report on the Survey of School-to-Work Transition of University Students , a report based on a systematic study on the school-to-...
ConferenceTransformation Towards Better Jobs
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
WeiWei Chen will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 20 November 2019. Abstract - The political economy of Chinese private investment in Ethiopia: a case study of Eastern Industry Park Conventional wisdom sees a large role for Chinese state-owned...
PresentationDeepak Nayyar Resurgent Asia - Diversity in Development
SeminarAsia's remarkable transformation and rise: lessons for latecomers to, and laggards in, development
On 13 November, Professor Deepak Nayyar will deliver a lecture at the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) based on his newly released book, Resurgent Asia . Gunnar Myrdal published his magnum opus Asian Drama in 1968, to...
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
Ravi Pendakur will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 8 November 2019. Abstract - The impact of federal modern agreements on income inequality in Indigenous communities In Canada, modern agreements allow Indigenous groups to govern their...