• How are people poor? – Measuring global progress towards zero poverty and the SDGs

    WIDER Annual Lecture 21 | 24 October 2017

    Sabina Alkire will discuss implications of using the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) and other poverty measures for achieving the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly Sustainable Development Goal 1 — to end poverty in all its forms everywhere.

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    Photo: Sudipta Arka Das

    Migration and mobility – new frontiers for research and policy

    WIDER Development Conference

    This conference – jointly organized with ARUA – takes place 5-6 October 2017 in Accra, Ghana.

    It explores the relationships between migration, mobility, and development, with a focus on South-South movements and the African region. It aims to bring together new and innovative research from economics and other disciplines that can inform broader policy-relevant debate and action. 

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    Photo: Albert Gonzalez Farran / UNAMID

    Public economics for development

    WIDER Development Conference

    The conference – held on 5-6 July 2017 in Maputo, Mozambique – focuses on the lessons from modern public and development economics which can guide policy makers to reform tax and public provision systems.

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    Crisscrossing streets and green areas.