• Responding to crises

    WIDER Development Conference

    The Responding to Crises conference will pay close attention to the economic and social impact of crises, the tensions that arise in responding to continuing crises while dealing with the unexpected, the resourcing of responses and what the future might bring—for good or bad.

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    Human capital and growth

    WIDER Development Conference

    Human capital has been identified not only as a key determinant of growth and poverty alleviation, but as critical for human development. This conference will 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. It will bring together about 100-150 academics and researchers from all over the world and provide a forum to discuss innovative, theoretical, and empirical research.

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    Direct interventions against poverty in poor places

    WIDER Annual Lecture 20 by Martin Ravallion

    Martin Ravallion, a leading economist in the research of poverty and policies for fighting it, is best known for his proposal of the ‘$1 per day’ poverty line, which became very widely accepted a universal measurement for monitoring progress against global poverty. At WIDER Annual Lecture 20 he will discuss the economic and political issues of the use of direct interventions, such as cash transfers and in kind contributions, against poverty.

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    Three decades of change in development

    WIDER Annual Lecture 19 by Amartya Sen

    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.

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