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.Read more
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
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
274 past and upcoming events
SeminarAn introduction to NAMOD, a Namibian Tax-Benefit Microsimulation Model
Researchers and civil servants from ministries in Namibia will gather on 11-13 October to learn about NAMOD, a tax-benefit microsimulation model for the country. The aim of the training event – organized by UNU-WIDER and SASPRI, and supported...
Project meetingSOUTHMOD – simulating tax and benefit policies for development
Project meetingAddressing group-based inequalities through legal empowerment
The project workshop brings together researchers collaborating within the initiative on ‘Addressing group-based inequalities through legal empowerment’ to present and discuss their work-in-progress. It will be held on 7-8 October 2016 in Helsinki.
WorkshopQuantitative methods for applied economic analysis
ConferenceResponding to crises
Project meetingGroup-based inequalities: political implications for democratic governance
This project workshop brings together researchers collaborating within the ‘Political implications of group-based inequalities’ project to present and discuss their work-in-progress on 9-10 September in Helsinki.
PresentationA tax-benefit model for Ghana
PresentationThe root causes of large scale forced migration
Director Finn Tarp made a contribution on international migration in a policy seminar hosted by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.
WorkshopTax and benefit micro-simulation modeling in Tanzania
UNU-WIDER, the Department of Economics of the University of Dar es Salaam and Southern African Social Policy Research Insights (SASPRI) is co-organizing a workshop on tax and benefit micro-simulation modeling in Tanzania on 28 July 2016, in Dar es...
Project meetingIndustries without smokestacks
This project workshop on industries without smokestacks brings together researchers to discuss joint work on the industry sector and structural transformation in Africa. The workshop was held in Helsinki on 19-20 July 2016.
Project meetingGroup-based inequalities: Patterns and trends within and across countries
The project workshop brings together researchers collaborating within the ‘Group-based inequalities: Patterns and trends within and across countries’ project to present and discuss their work-in-progress on 16-17 June in Helsinki. The...
ConferenceTIPS Annual Forum 2016 - Industrialisation and the Mining Economy
SeminarDecent Work in the Era of Sustainable Development
What is the role of decent work in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) era? This was the main topic of discussion in the seminar organized by the Global Sustainability Foundation and the Trade Union Solidarity Centre of Finland (SASK) , which...
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’.
LectureA new analytical frontier: firm-level analysis using SARS administrative record data
The lecture introduced and described South African Revenue Service (SARS) tax administrative record data based on company and individual records. An important element of economic growth and transformation relates to the characteristics, determinants...
WorkshopTechnical workshop on measurement of productivity
The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) hosted a small technical workshop on the measurement of productivity on 6 June in Pretoria, South Africa.