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
148 past and upcoming events
ConferenceHuman capital and growth
Human capital has been identified not only as a key determinant of growth and poverty alleviation, but as critical for human development. The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and now the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), have...
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.
Policy seminarPolicy symposium: South Africa in Africa
The one-day symposium, reflecting on the role of South Africa in Africa, was held in cooperation with the South African National Treasury's Economic policy division, the National Planning Commission, South African Reserve Bank, and UNU-WIDER.
WorkshopUnemployment in Tunisia: What do we know? Where do we go? Tunis, Tunisia
The African Development Bank , the African Development Institute and UNU-WIDER, in collaboration with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the Ministry of Employment and Vocational Training, organize a workshop on the subject...
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 19 - Three Decades of Change in Development
ConferenceMapping the Future of Development Economics
WorkshopWorkshop: 'The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions’
The two day workshop consists of a series of presentations and meetings in which the research teams discuss their work in progress.
SeminarOxford Companion to the Economics of South Africa
Policy seminarGrowth, Structural Transformation, and Rural Change in Vietnam: A Rising Dragon on the Move
ConferenceTIPS Annual Forum 2015 - Regional Industrialization and Integration
SeminarMultidimensional Child Poverty Assessment Methodology
The ‘Multidimensional Child Poverty Assessment Methodology’ seminar was held in Maputo on 8 July 2015. It was part of the UNU-WIDER Research Programme theme of Transformation organized in partnership with the Ministry of Economics and...
The Analysing Poverty workshop was held in Maputo, 6-10 July 2015. The workshop is part of the UNU-WIDER Research Programme theme of Transfromation , in co-operation with Ministry of Economics and Finance of Mozambique, the University Eduardo...
PresentationFragile Development 2015-2030: Understanding how insecurity and poor governance will affect sustainable development
On 19th June UNU-WIDER Non-Resident Research Fellow Roger Williamson, participated in a panel entitled “Fragile Development 2015-2030: Understanding how insecurity and poor governance will affect sustainable development”. The panel was...