• Global partnerships for sustainable development

    Conference | 26-27 June 2020 | Helsinki, Finland

    The 2020 WIDER Development Conference aims to take stock of global progress towards achieving the SDG 17 ‘Global Partnerships for the Goals’. The conference will bring together academics, policy practitioners, development professionals and international organizations to discuss research findings and policy solutions. The focus of this conference will be to share evidence on the policies, partnerships and coordinated actions that support sustainable development in countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

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    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.

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    Photo: Dominic Chavez / World Bank

    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.

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