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
472 past and upcoming events
ConferenceTransforming economies - for better jobs
SeminarJames Robinson on business and fragility in Africa
SeminarMargaret McMillan on structural change and labor productivity in sub-Saharan Africa
Margaret McMillan will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 20 March 2019. Abstract – Structural Change and Labor Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa Growth has accelerated in many African countries over the last couple of decades. This...
SeminarMichael Woolcock and Lant Pritchett on building state capability: evidence, analysis, action
Policy seminarMoving Beyond GDP – an Economic Approach for the SDGs
On 28 February Elliott Harris, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development and Chief Economist will give a seminar on the topic ‘Moving Beyond GDP – an Economic Approach for the SDGs’.
SeminarDilip Mookherjee on decentralized targeting of agricultural credit in West Bengal: private vs. political intermediaries
SeminarAshwini Deshpande on choice, constraints and cultural norms: understanding factors underlying women's labour force participation in India
PresentationKunal Sen presents his work at SIDA
On 19 February, Professor Kunal Sen will visit the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) in Stockholm to present his research and discuss research quality and evaluation methods. During his visit, Professor Sen will present his...
Project workshopTransforming livelihoods in the informal sector
SeminarCostanza Biavaschi on taking the skill bias out of global migration
Costanza Biavaschi will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 6 February 2019. Abstract – Taking the skill bias out of global migration Global migration is heavily skill-biased, with tertiary-educated workers being four times more likely to...
PresentationCharles Gore on how poverty went global: development, basic needs, human rights and social justice in the 1970s
On 5 February Charles Gore , UNU-WIDER Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow, attended the University of Helsinki’s Development Studies Brown Bag Lunch Seminar. Charles Gore gave a presentation on his on-going work, which seeks to reconstruct...
PresentationSA-TIED Young Scholars poster session
Results MeetingTowards an inclusive economy — How do we support job creation and reduce inequalities in South Africa?
SeminarMaurizio Bussolo on taking on distributional tensions in Europe and Central Asia
Maurizio Bussolo will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 23 January 2019. Abstract – Towards a new social contract: taking on distributional tensions in Europe and Central Asia Globalization, rapid technological change, and aging have...
SeminarWisdom Akpalu shares research findings on illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in West Africa
Wisdom Akpalu , UNU-WIDER Research Fellow based in Ghana, co-chaired a seminar organised by the University of Ghana’s Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies (IESS) on 18 January. The topic of the seminar was illicit trade in marine...