WIDER Webinar Series
How is COVID-19 changing development?
The new 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
Achieving Sustainable Development in the Least Developed Countries – Towards LDC-V
Conference | 15-16 October 2020 | Helsinki, Finland
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
615 past and upcoming events
ConferencePOSTPONED: Achieving Sustainable Development in the Least Developed Countries - Towards LDC-V
SeminarAhmed Mushfiq Mobarak on responding to COVID-19 in developing countries
ConferenceCANCELLED: Global partnerships for sustainable development
SeminarEva-Maria Egger and Ricardo Santos on COVID-19 and Africa's lockdown dilemma
SeminarMick Moore on COVID-19 and taxation in Africa
SeminarSvetlana Ledyaeva on trade diversion effects of China's VAT export rebates
Panel discussionKunal Sen joins panel at virtual conference on implications of the COVID-19 crisis for labour and employment in India
The Institute for Human Development jointly with International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Indian Society of Labour Economics (ISLE) is organising a virtual conference on implications of the Covid-19 crisis for labour and employment in India:...
SeminarYuen Yuen Ang on COVID-19 and centralized power
SeminarVincent Leyaro on inter and intra industry trade effects of East Africa custom union in Tanzania
Vincent Leyaro gave a presentation on 27 May 2020, as part of the Sustainable development solutions for Tanzania – strengthening research to achieve SDGs project. The presentation was held as a webinar. Abstract – Inter and intra...
SeminarVincent Leyaro on distributional impacts of lowering the value-added tax rate for standard rated items in Tanzania
Vincent Leyaro gave a presentation on 20 May 2020, as part of the Sustainable development solutions for Tanzania – strengthening research to achieve SDGs project. The presentation was held as a webinar. Abstract - Assessing the distributional...
SeminarAmrita Saha on trade, technology and absorptive capacity of Tanzanian textiles and apparel companies
Amrita Saha gave a presentation on 20 May 2020, as part of the Sustainable development solutions for Tanzania – strengthening research to achieve SDGs project. The presentation was held as a webinar. Abstract - Trade, technology and absorptive...
SeminarBethuel Kinuthia on input subsidy schemes and agricultural productivity in Tanzania
Bethuel Kinuthia gave a presentation on 13 May 2020, as part of the Sustainable development solutions for Tanzania – strengthening research to achieve SDGs project. The presentation was held as a webinar. Abstract - The impact of input subsidy...
SeminarAndy Sumner on COVID-19 and development
SeminarAndrea Vaccaro on comparing cross-national measures of state capacity
Andrea Vaccaro gave a presentation for the UNU-WIDER staff on 29 April 2020. The presentation was held as a webinar. Summary: Comparing cross-national measures of state capacity In the last few decades research on state capacity, its causes, and its...
SeminarPOSTPONED: Rajeev Goel on corruption beyond the glass ceiling - do women entrepreneurs perceive corruption differently?
Rajeev Goel will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 20 April Abstract – Corruption beyond the glass ceiling: do women entrepreneurs perceive corruption differently? Adding to the corruption-gender nexus, this paper contributes across...
Project workshopInequality and governance in unstable democracies – the mediating role of trust: 2nd Annual Workshop
More than 30 participants attended the 2nd annual workshop for ‘Trust and Governance’ project, held virtually on the 16th and 17th April 2020. The workshop was initially set to be held in Colombia but had to be moved to a virtual...