Innovation for structural transformation in Least Developed Countries – LDC Future Forum

The world is far off track from achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the least developed countries (LDCs) are in danger of being left even further behind. With seven years left to 2030, we must urgently develop new ways to accelerate the needed transformations. Making better use of science, technology and innovations is key in this task. The second LDC Future Forum takes place 5–6 March 2024 in Helsinki, Finland. The event is live streamed.

LDC Future Forum 2024

Andrea Vaccaro on how (the lack of) state experience shapes today’s fragile states

Andrea Vaccaro presents at the WIDER Seminar Series on 20 March 2024. According to the prevailing paradigm in international development policy, well-functioning state institutions play a crucial role in facilitating effective international aid. Despite a significant increase in the number of fragile countries in recent years, there has been however limited progress in understanding how aid can be made more effective in these contexts. Our study argues that one of the main obstacles to this progress lies in the conceptualization and measurement of state fragility.

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The WIDER Seminar Series has returned! Beginning in March, join either online or in person for the 2024 season of this exciting event series to hear the latest research in development.

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CSPR MicroZAMOD training workshop

The Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR) is excited to announce a CSPR MicroZAMOD training workshop in Lusaka from 25–28 March 2024. This intensive four-day event is part of the SOUTHMOD project and aims to bring together staff members of CSPR...

25 March 2024 09:0028 March 2024 17:00
Lusaka, Zambia
Seminar
Andrea Vaccaro on how (the lack of) state experience shapes today’s fragile states
20 March 2024 15:0020 March 2024 16:00
Hybrid, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
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Workshop
UNU-WIDER facilitates learning at 2024 ATI Tax Gap Workshop

Organized by the Addis Tax Initiative (ATI), in partnership with the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s AFRITAC East and Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD), UNU-WIDER and the World Bank’s Global Tax Program.

19 March 2024 09:0021 March 2024 17:30
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Panel discussion
Photo of two factory chimneys with steam coming out of them against a blue sky. Connecting the productivity challenge with development policies in Latin America and the Caribbean
13 March 2024 09:0013 March 2024 13:15
Raúl Prebisch Hall, ECLAC, Av. Dag Hammarskjöld 3477, Vitacura, Santiago de Chile, Chile
Open for registration
Seminar
Man working, Zambia, search image. Image: Jean Mandela / UNU-WIDER LDC5 Monitor – Defining its scope and uses
7 March 2024 09:307 March 2024 12:30
Online, Helsinki, Finland
Conference
LDC Future Forum 2024 logo search image Innovation for structural transformation in Least Developed Countries – LDC Future Forum
5 March 2024 09:007 March 2024 14:00
Online, Helsinki, Finland
Seminar
Kunal Sen on Varieties of Structural Transformation – SOAS Seminar series

Kunal Sen joins the SOAS Economics Seminar Series to present insights from the book Varieties of Structural Transformation.One of the key features of modern economic growth is the process of structural transformation, which is the movement of workers...

29 February 2024
SOAS, University of London main building, RB01, 10 Thornhaugh St, London, United Kingdom
Past event
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Tax administrative data work presented at Addis Tax Initiative East Africa follow-up meeting

Amina Ebrahim, UNU-WIDER Research Fellow, presents and runs a training at the Addis Tax Initiative (ATI) East Africa regional follow-up technical meeting on tax expenditures in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on 6-8 December 2023. The regional meeting is...

6 December 20238 December 2023
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Presentation
Abrams M.E. Tagem presents at the CERDI research seminar

UNU-WIDER Research Associate Abrams M.E. Tagem presents at the research seminar of the Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur le Développement International (CERDI), on 5 December 2023 in Clermont-Ferrand, France.He presents the WIDER Working Paper...

5 December 2023
26 avenue Léon Blum, Clermont-Ferrand, France
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Navigating administrative data access: strategies, reasons, and partner perspectives

The United Nations World institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), the National Treasury of South Africa, the Spatial Economic Activity Data South Africa, and the Southern African Towards Economic Development (SA-TIED) programme, with...

4 December 20238 December 2023
Stats SA Auditorium, ISIbalo House, Koch Street; Salvokop , Pretoria, South Africa
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Kunal Sen joins ESCAP Expert Group Meeting on the Countries with Special Needs Development Report 2024

On 1 December UNU-WIDER Director, Kunal Sen, joins the ESCAP Expert Group Meeting on their flagship publication, the Countries with Special Needs Development Report 2024. Prof. Sen's presentation contributes to discussions on the evolving role of the...

1 December 2023
ESCAP , Bangkok, Thailand
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Seminar
Nadine Riedel on the effectiveness of countermeasures against multinational tax avoidance
29 November 2023
Hybrid, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
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Presentation
CGD webinar on methane, people on the screen Extractives for Development work presented at Center for Global Development webinar
21 November 2023
Online, United States
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First PERUMOD training and launch event

As part of the SOUTHMOD project, the national team at Universidad del Pacífico in collaboration with UNU-WIDER and International Inequalities Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science organizes the first training and launch...

20 November 202323 November 2023
Universidad del Pacífico, Peru
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Webinar
Financial Benefit Sharing in the Energy Transition

UNU-WIDER and the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) host the sevent researchers’ seminar on Extractive industries: Taxation and revenues. This online seminar, themed Financial Benefit Sharing in the...

16 November 2023
Online, Netherlands
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