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
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
2018 Nordic conference on development economics
Conference | 11-12 June 2018
Aalto University School of Business, University of Tampere and UNU-WIDER in collaboration with the Nordic Network in Development Economics will organize the 2018 Nordic Conference on Development Economics on 11-12 June 2018 in Helsinki, Finland. The conference aims at bringing together Nordic and international scholars for the exchange of ideas and discussion of recent results within theoretical and applied development economics research.Read more
516 past and upcoming events
ConferenceTransforming economies - for better jobs
SeminarCharles Gore on Inequality Reduction as a Global Goal: The Nature and Logic of SDG 10
SeminarAmina Ebrahim on can a wage subsidy system help reduce 50 per cent youth unemployment? Evidence from South Africa
SeminarUNDP and Oxford Policy Management present findings from upcoming report
SeminarShreshti Rawat on inequality of opportunity: informal sector estimates for India and policy implications
Shreshti Rawat will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 4 June 2019. Abstract – Inequality of opportunity: informal sector estimates for India and policy implications The persistence of a large informal sector in India has been a matter of...
SeminarPatricia Funjika on social stratification and intergenerational mobility in Africa - examining linkages with pre-colonial African society
SeminarKhoa Vu on the causal relationship between parental and children's educational attainment: Evidence from Vietnam
PresentationKunal Sen to deliver keynote address during the 75th Session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Kunal Sen, Director of UNU-WIDER, will be the keynote speaker in the panel discussion on Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development Report 2019 on Tuesday, 28 May in Bangkok. The session is one of the high-level events taking place during...
PresentationUNU-WIDER at the World Village Festival
SeminarVito Peragine on Measuring inequality of opportunity: recent empirical findings and some new theoretical results
Vito Peragine will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 22 May 2019. Presentation – Measuring inequality of opportunity: recent empirical findings and some new theoretical results About the speaker Vito Peragine is Professor of Public...
PresentationWIDER research and impact – introducing the Estonian School of Diplomacy to the work of UNU-WIDER
The Estonian School of Diplomacy will visit UNU-WIDER during a visit to Finland. The group, which includes staff from various ministries — including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry for Education, and Ministry of Defence — will...
SeminarEbaidalla Mahjoub Ebaidalla on understanding inequality of opportunity in child health in Sudan
PresentationPiotr Lewandowski presents latest research on technology, skills, and globalization
On Tuesday 14 May Piotr Lewandowski, labour economist, co-founder and president of the board at Institute for Structural Research (IBS) , visited UNU-WIDER to present and discuss with resident researchers his latest research. Abstract - Technology,...
SeminarRitwik Banerjee on the link between corruption and tax evasion - an experimental investigation
Ritwik Banerjee will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 10 May 2019. Abstract – T he link between corruption and tax evasion - an experimental investigation Developing countries are typically characterized by “hard-to-tax”...
SeminarAimable Nsabimana on weathering shocks: the effects of weather shocks on farm input use in sub-Saharan Africa
Aimable Nsabimana will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 8 May 2019. Abstract – Weathering shocks: the effects of weather shocks on farm input use in sub-Saharan Africa The main objective of this study was to provide evidence on the...
SeminarInclusive Growth in Mozambique seminar series: Analysis of the dynamics of sustainability of public finance in Mozambique
Prof. Sylvestre Manoela from the Faculty of Economics will give a presentation on 8 May 2019 at the Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, on ‘Analysis of the dynamics of sustainability of public finance in Mozambique 2000-16’ (‘An...