Development challenges in Africa in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic
United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) in partnership with UONGOZI Institute will organize a two-day online conference on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic in Africa. The online conference will take place 11-12 February 2021.Read more
UN at 75: slow death or a new direction?
Annual Lecture 24 | Mark Malloch-Brown
As the UN celebrates its 75th anniversary this WIDER Annual Lecture discusses whether the UN can reinvent itself, or whether it will sink into irrelevance?
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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 | 12-14 May 2021 | 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
688 past and upcoming events
ConferenceAchieving Sustainable Development in the Least Developed Countries - Towards LDC5
SeminarFrançois Bourguignon on COVID-19 and inequality
ConferenceDevelopment challenges in Africa in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic
PresentationTony Addison at 4th UN Roundtable on Extractives
On 4 February, 2021, Tony Addison , Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER, will be presenting at a high-level United Nations Roundtable titled " Extractive industries and sustainable development and the 2030 Agenda in Asia and the...
PresentationMiguel Niño-Zarazúa & Rachel M. Gisselquist presenting on Effects of Swedish and international democracy aid
In December 2020, Expert Group for Aid Studies (EBA) published a new report titled " Effects of Swedish and international democracy aid ". The research behind the report was carried out by researchers from the United Nations University...
WorkshopThird training on VNMOD – a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Viet Nam
The third training event on VNMOD , the tax-benefit microsimulation model for Viet Nam, will introduce participants with earlier experience on using the model to its most recent version, with a goal of promoting its use for evidence-based policy...
SeminarKunal Sen at WEDGE/EMERGE "Interrogating Gender" Seminar
Kunal Sen speaks at the WEDGE and EMERGE programme's first web-based discussion on gender equality and data. The discussion explores what we measure in labor force surveys, what we do not count, and how decisions regarding measurement shape...
PresentationRachel Gisselquist will speak at 'Leave no one behind: moving the agenda forward'
Rachel Gisselquist has been invited to speak on a panel at 'Leave no one behind: moving the agenda forward', an online event hosted by the Overseas Development Institute . Register for the event through ODI here . Details Chair Gonzalo Hern...
PresentationTony Addison at 3rd UN Roundtable on Extractives
On 20 January, 2021, Tony Addison , Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER, will be presenting at a high-level United Nations Roundtable titled " Extractive industries and sustainable development in the UNECE region ". His...
PresentationKunal Sen to deliver 17th Dr V. K. R. V. Rao Memorial Lecture
Kunal Sen, Director of UNU-WIDER, will deliver the 17th Dr V. K. R. V. Rao Memorial Lecture on 20 January 2021 on occasion of Founders’ Day at the Institute for Social and Economic Change in Bangalore, India.
SeminarValeria Groppo on conditional cash transfers, child work and schooling
PresentationTony Addison at Basel Peace Forum 2021
On 20 January, 2021, Tony Addison , Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER, will be presenting at the Basel Peace Forum 2021. In his presentation, he will address the following questions: What are the implications of the low-carbon...
SeminarRod Crompton and Heinrich Bohlmann on Petrol Price Regulation
PresentationMaria Lo Bue and Khoa Vu to present in YoDEV Webinar Series
Maria Lo Bue and Khoa Vu will present their work from the Social mobility in the Global South project on intergenerational mobility in Viet Nam. This presentation is a part of the Young Development Economists Webinar Series and will take place at 15...
SeminarMiguel Niño-Zarazúa & Rachel M. Gisselquist at Democracy aid: any effects?
PresentationTony Addison at 2nd UN Roundtable on Extractives
On 9 December, 2020, Tony Addison , Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER, will be presenting at a high-level United Nations Roundtable titled " Extractive industries and sustainable development and the 2030 Agenda in Latin America...