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
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
237 past and upcoming events
ConferenceHuman capital and growth
Policy workshopUsing tax administration data for research purposes
UNU-WIDER and International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD) organize a policy workshop on ‘Using tax administration data for research purposes’ in Addis Ababa, on 9 February 2016. The workshop brings together officials from tax authorities,...
WorkshopUNU-WIDER Symposium - The political economy of social protection in developing countries
SeminarInequality - Trends worldwide and in India
UNU-WIDER and ICRIER organize an afternoon seminar on ‘Inequality - Trends Worldwide and in India’ in Delhi, 22 January 2016. Register via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Policy workshopFirm level analysis
PresentationPresentation at University of Luxembourg ‘October Days for Sustainable Development’
The University of Luxembourg and the European Investment Bank Institute organized a forum on Sustainable Development in Luxembourg at the EIB on Wednesday October 28, soon after the September adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
PresentationPresentation by Reena das Nair at policy workshop on retail modernization and supermarket expansion
On 24-25 November Reena das Nair, S enior Researcher at CCRED will talk about her work on supermarket chains in our Regional Growth and Development in Southern Africa project during the roundtable policy workshop ‘Global Retail Modernization,...
PresentationInclusion and Transformation: Examples of WIDER Research
Project meetingProject workshop - Gender and Development project
WorkshopDiscrimination and Affirmative Action: What have we learnt so far?
UNU-WIDER will hold a 2-day workshop for 35 contracted researchers to present and jointly discuss their work-in-progress for an up-coming journal special issue.
SeminarWorld Food Day seminar: Food security, social protection, and living soils
Policy seminarAfrican Economic Outlook 2015 - Unlocking the potential of local economies for inclusive growth
ConferenceXXXVIII MIT Global Change Forum: Environmental Change and Economic Development in Africa
The Forum is held in collaboration with UNU-WIDER, MIT Joint Program, Republic of South Africa, National Treasury, Environmental Affairs, and National Planning Commission.