Women’s struggle for land in South Asia: Can legal reforms trump social norms?
WIDER Annual Lecture 25 | Bina Agarwal
Have changes in the law giving legal equity in property improved women’s situation in practice? Have they closed the gender gap in actual land ownership and trumped restrictive social norms and customs? If not, is there a way forward?
Find out in the Annual Lecture | Online | 9 December | 16:00 (UCT+3)Read more
WIDER Webinar Series
Think WIDER Webinar Series – New perspectives on development
Think WIDER – New perspectives on development webinar series features a line-up of eminent researchers and development specialists who present their work and discuss new perspectives to the topic of global development.
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2021 WIDER Development Conference: COVID-19 and development – effects and new realities for the Global South
The 2021 WIDER Development Conference privided 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.
Session videos now available. More coming soon.Learn more
WIDER Seminar Series
The WIDER Seminar Series is back! Join us *ONLINE* for research seminars that showcases the latest research on key topics in development economics.Read more
In autumn 2021, the Seminar Series events take place on Wednesdays from 16:00–17:00 on Zoom.
832 past and upcoming events
WorkshopSubnational governance in Ghana – does decentralization improve democratic outcomes?
UNU-WIDER researchers in The state and statebuilding in the Global South — international and local interactions project attend an authors’ workshop at the London School of Economics. Rachel Gisselquist, Daniel Chachu, and Michael Danquah...
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 25 - Women’s struggle for land in South Asia: Can legal reforms trump social norms?
SeminarExtractive Industries: Taxation and Revenues IV
A fourth research seminar on extractives and domestic revenue mobilisation titled Extractive Industries: Taxation and Revenues takes place on 9 December 2021 at 3pm Helsinki time (UTC +2). The online event is hosted jointly by UNU-WIDER and the...
Panel discussionDévelopper les États fiscaux en Afrique
Panel discussionDeveloping Fiscal States in Africa
Project workshopCOVID-19 impact and policy response across Indian States
The researchers under this component of The state and statebuilding in the Global South – international and local interactions project meet to discuss ongoing research on 'COVID-19 and the state —comparative experiences in the Global...
WorkshopNew realities and challenges for development brought by COVID-19
WorkshopCarlos Gradín at the UN-ESCAP Expert Group Meetings on Building Forward Fairer
The United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) holds a 3-day virtual conference to convene experts on social and economic policy for an inclusive recovery and inclusive development. The Expert Group Meetings invite...
SeminarEmmanuel Gyimah-Boadi and Joseph Asunka on Afrobarometer and SDG Scorecards
SeminarPetros Sekeris on theoretical foundation of the modernization hypothesis
PresentationRoosa Lambin and Milla Nyyssölä on social policy trajectories and women in Tanzania
The virtual conference Social Policy in Africa is organized 22-24 November 2021 by University of South Africa (UNISA) in the City of Tshwane in South Africa. On 22 November researchers Roosa Lambin and Milla Nyyssölä give a presentation in...
Project workshopCOVID-19 and the State —comparative experiences in the Global South
PresentationGrowth 2.0: The good jobs challenge in developing countries
On 18 November Kunal Sen joins the 4th webinar of the evidence-based policy and action roundtable series by NIRDPR. The National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj hosts the event online with Kunal Sen presenting Growth 2.0: the good...
SeminarAlexander Pick on from protest to progress? Why addressing global discontent is essential to building back better from the COVID-19 pandemic
PresentationAyu Pratiwi and Milla Nyyssölä on land rights and inter-generational resource allocations in Tanzania
On 17 November 2021 Turku University researcher Ayu Pratiwi and UNU-WIDER Research Associate Milla Nyyssölä give a presentation at the weekly online seminar of the Labour Institute for Economic Research . The topic of their presentation is...
SeminarViolence, Inequality, and Growth in Latin America
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland , the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Finland organise a special seminar on Violence, Inequality...