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
408 past and upcoming events
WorkshopResearch that matters - stakeholder workshop
Under the SA-TIED programme, qualified researchers have access to highly granular administrative tax datasets derived from South African Revenue Services’ data to answer important questions about tax policy and inequality in South Africa. SA-...
SeminarLilian Korir on the nexus between food insecurity, vulnerability and resilience: evidence from Kenya
On 18 October, Lilian Korir, PhD Candidate, University of Lincoln, will present her research. Abstract - The nexus between food insecurity, vulnerability and resilience: evidence from Kenya Food insecurity remains a major global concern,...
SeminarDavid Escamilla-Guerrero on Self-selection of Mexican Emigrants in the presence of random shocks: Evidence from the Panic of 1907
On 10 October David Escamilla-Guerrero, PhD Candidate, London School of Economics and Political Science, will present on the evolution of self-selection patterns of Mexican emigrants. Abstract: Self-selection of Mexican Emigrants in the presence of...
WorkshopKunal Sen's presentation features as keynote address at Western Sydney University workshop
Western Sydney University will host an international workshop on security, peace and development on 5 October 2018.
PresentationFinn Tarp presents at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs Finland
On 27 September 2018 UNU-WIDER Director Finn Tarp will give a presentation on development and poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Unit for Development Finance and Private Sector Cooperation.
LectureIndustrial policy and structural transformation of Uganda – Lecture series: Beyond Manufacturing: Structural Change in Africa Reconsidered, by John Page
SeminarWIDER Seminar Series - Sam Jones on what it means to be poor - Investigating the qualitative–quantitative divide in Mozambique
PresentationJohn Page presents at Transforming Rwanda: Industrial policy for the next decade
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 22 - The political economy of structural transformation - has democracy failed African economies?
ConferenceThink development – Think WIDER
SeminarJohn Page on Industrialization in Africa
PresentationPublic Forum on Higher Education
Project meetingAgreement to develop a Social Accounting Matrix signed in Myanmar
Project meetingForth Steering Committee Meeting of the Myanmar Enterprise Monitoring System (MEMS)
On 28 August, the Steering Committee meeting for the Towards inclusive development in Myanmar project met for the fourth time at the Central Statistical Organization (CSO) Office, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.
PresentationCeremony to deliver the findings of the 2017 Myanmar Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Survey
On 28 August the results and outcomes of the 2017 ‘ Myanmar Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Survey ’ were presented at a ceremony in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. High-level representatives from several ministries in Myanmar as well as other...
SeminarWIDER Seminar Series - Matias Busso on peer effects and academic achievement: Experimental evidence from ability grouping in Mexico
On 25 July, Matias Busso Lead Economist at Inter-American Development Bank will be presenting experimental evidence on the impact of peers to individuals' academic achiements. *Please note that this event will be held at a different location to...