UN at 75: slow death or a new direction?
Annual Lecture 24 | Mark Malloch-Brown
As the UN celebrates its 75th anniversary this WIDER Annual Lecture discusses whether the UN can reinvent itself, or whether it will sink into irrelevance?
The 2020 WIDER Annual Lecture by Lord Mark Malloch-Brown will take place online on 26 October 2020.Read more
WIDER Webinar Series
How is COVID-19 changing development?
The new webinar series features a line-up of eminent researchers and development specialists to present new research on the implications they foresee of COVID-19 for global development efforts and the economic and social impacts for the Global South.
Register to join the webinar live for your chance to ask questions and engage in the discussion! See the current list and registration links for the upcoming webinars.Read more
Achieving Sustainable Development in the Least Developed Countries – Towards LDC-V
Conference | 12-14 May 2021 | Helsinki, Finland
UNU-WIDER in partnership with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will organize a three-day conference on transforming economies. Featuring presentations from leading scholars including Richard Baldwin, Seema Jayachandran, Ravi Kanbur, Naila Kabeer and UN ASG Elliott Harris, this WIDER Development Conference provides a forum to discuss innovative, theoretical, and empirical research and its policy take-aways on the challenges for productive job creation in many different country contexts, across all developing regions.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
655 past and upcoming events
SeminarMyles Wickstead on the changing face of aid and development
SeminarDaria Taglioni on international trade and supply chains post COVID-19
PresentationMaria Jouste on Tax for Development
Maria Jouste , UNU-WIDER Research Associate, will give a presentation at the Tax for Development webinar series on 17 November 2020 (CET). The webinar series is hosted by Chr. Michelsen Institute . The topic of Jouste's presentation will be...
SeminarFrançois Roubaud and Isabelle Guérin on COVID-19 and the role of RCTs in development
PresentationMaria Jouste at the North East Universities Development Consortium
Maria Jouste , UNU-WIDER Research Associate, will present a research paper at the North East Universities Development Consortium on 6 November 2020. The virtual conference, hosted by Dartmouth College , will be held 6-7 November (EST). The topic of...
ConferenceEvidence to enhance inclusive growth
Annual LectureUN at 75: slow death or new direction?
Project workshopTransforming informal work and livelihoods — authors' workshop
SeminarTowards UN LDC5: Recovery from COVID-19
Project workshopClientelist politics and economic development
SeminarElections and the African electoral system — challenges and perspectives for Mozambique
On 15 October 2020, Professor A. Hama Thay, researcher at the University of Eduardo Mondlane, will discuss his latest research on elections and African electoral system.
Policy workshopSA-TIED workshop: Tax revenue mobilization in South Africa
Following the success of the August seminar on tax depreciation allowances and tax revenue mobilization in South Africa , SA-TIED hosted a workshop to discuss the issue further between programme stakeholders including staff from the South African...
SeminarEl modelo ECUAMOD y los efectos distributivos del COVID-19 en Ecuador
FLACSO-Ecuador y el Centro de Estudios de Desarrollo y Economía Aplicada ( CEDEA ) con sede en FLACSO, se complacen en anunciar una nueva alianza junto con UNU-WIDER y la Universidad de Essex e invitan a la comunidad científica,...
SeminarFunda Ustek-Spilda on fair work in the gig economy after COVID-19
SeminarAnthony Black and Reena das Nair present on agro-processing and inclusive agricultural value chains
SeminarThe effects of firm formalization — a mixed-method study on Mozambique
On 17 September 2020, Hanna Berkel, researcher at the University of Copenhagen, will discuss her latest research on the impact of formalization on Mozambican firms.