• Call for papers

    WIDER Development Conference – Human capital and growth

    We welcome submissions of full-length papers using micro and macro analyses, theoretical and empirical, for our 'Human capital and growth' conference, scheduled to take place in Helsinki 6-7 June 2016.

    The aim of this conference is to contribute to a better understanding of these topics by shedding light on the interactions of human capital accumulation and growth, both at micro and macro levels. Read more

    Photo: Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank

    UNU-WIDER 30th anniversary conference

    Mapping the future of development economics

    To celebrate its 30th year, UNU-WIDER is organized a three-day event of presentations, discussion and debate. Titled, ‘Mapping the future of development economics’, the conference took place in Helsinki from 17 to 19 September 2015. By bringing together key figures, including some of the world’s most eminent development leaders, and the new generation of researchers and practitioners, the institute is both continuing a worthy history, and helping to build a stronger future for the field. Read more

    WIDER Annual Lecture 19

    Three decades of change in development

    The 2015 WIDER Annual Lecture was given by Nobel laureate Amartya Sen in Helsinki on 19 September 2015. He discussed the overall challenge of sustainable and human-focused development including new and old challenges. Read more