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.Read more
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.Read more
TIPS Annual Forum 2016
Industrialisation and the mining economy
While mining exports in developing countries are sought to lead to wealth and GDP growth, the outcomes are often deeply inequitable, as mining itself creates relatively few jobs while a limited elite capture the resulting rents. This conference aims to deepen understanding of the linkages between industrial development and the mining economy, looking at the inputs, downstream and service sector as well the role of research and development.Read more
Mapping the future of development economics
UNU-WIDER 30th anniversary conference
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
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.Read more
257 past and upcoming events
ConferenceTIPS Annual Forum 2016 - Industrialisation and the Mining Economy
SeminarUnlocking Africa's development potential - how to translate economic growth into development goals
African Development Bank, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, and UNU-WIDER co-organize a seminar discussion 'Unlocking Africa's development potential - how to translate economic growth into development goals’.
ConferenceHuman capital and growth
Policy seminarPolicy seminar - ‘Made in Africa: Learning to Compete in Industry’
UNU-WIDER and Trinity College Dublin co-organize a policy seminar on the new book ‘Made in Africa: Learning to Compete in Industry’, on Africa Day, 25 May 2016, at Trinity College, Dublin. The launch brings together development experts, academics,...
LectureGlobal oil markets: Current developments and future prospects
Policy workshopEnergy issues and implications for macrostability
This policy workshop on 'Energy issues and implications for macrostability' is organized by UNU-WIDER together with the National Treasury of South Africa, the South African Reserve Bank, and the National Planning Commission on 22 April 2016 in...
Policy seminarSida Development Talks - Africa rising? Poverty and growth in Sub-Saharan Africa
On 22 April 2016 UNU-WIDER visits the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency to launch the new open access book Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa. Resulting from UNU-WIDER’s project on ’Reconciling Africa’s growth, poverty and...
SeminarMade in Africa: Learning to compete in industry - Book launch and panel discussion
Project meetingExtractive industries and development
The project meeting on extractive industries and development brings together academics, experts, independent consultants, as well as private and public sector representatives, to discuss joint work on extractives and their relationship to...
WorkshopPresentation at the REPOA’s 21st Annual Research Workshop
On 6 - 7 April Finn Tarp and John Page presented in the REPOA’s 21st Annual Research Workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The workshop was aimed at promoting policy dialogue based on evidence from research on Tanzania and other countries on...
Policy seminarA WIDER presentation on jobs - DFID policy seminar
Tony Addison, Carol Newman and Finn Tarp presented research evidence on the topic of job creation and employment at a policy seminar organized by the Department for International Development (DFID).
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 20 - Direct interventions against poverty in poor places
Policy seminarPresentation on human rights and sustainable development at a Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland policy seminar
The World Bank, one of the most central actors in the global fight to reduce poverty, has been recently under the spotlight for its approach to human rights, or rather lack thereof. The United Nations human rights mechanisms have called for a...
Policy workshopCapacity building for Ghana’s economic development: prospects and challenges
UNU-WIDER and the University of Ghana will organize a policy workshop titled ‘Capacity building for Ghana’s economic development: prospects and challenges’ on 17 March 2016 in Accra. The event will bring together graduate students...
PresentationFinn Tarp participated in the expert hearing on Finnish Government's Development Policy Report
Finn Tarp participated in the expert hearing on Finnish Government's Development Policy Report which outlines the development policy programme for 2016-2019.
PresentationPresentation to the Finnish Development Policy Committee
Members of Finland’s Development Policy Committee visited UNU-WIDER on 15 March 2016.