Innovation for structural transformation in Least Developed Countries – LDC Future Forum

The world is far off track from achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the least developed countries (LDCs) are in danger of being left even further behind. With seven years left to 2030, we must urgently develop new ways to accelerate the needed transformations. Making better use of science, technology and innovations is key in this task. The second LDC Future Forum takes place 5–6 March 2024 in Helsinki, Finland. The event is live streamed.

LDC Future Forum 2024

Andrea Vaccaro on how (the lack of) state experience shapes today’s fragile states

Andrea Vaccaro presents at the WIDER Seminar Series on 20 March 2024. According to the prevailing paradigm in international development policy, well-functioning state institutions play a crucial role in facilitating effective international aid. Despite a significant increase in the number of fragile countries in recent years, there has been however limited progress in understanding how aid can be made more effective in these contexts. Our study argues that one of the main obstacles to this progress lies in the conceptualization and measurement of state fragility.

WIDER Seminar Series

The WIDER Seminar Series has returned! Beginning in March, join either online or in person for the 2024 season of this exciting event series to hear the latest research in development.

8 past and upcoming events

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CSPR MicroZAMOD training workshop

The Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR) is excited to announce a CSPR MicroZAMOD training workshop in Lusaka from 25–28 March 2024. This intensive four-day event is part of the SOUTHMOD project and aims to bring together staff members of CSPR...

25 March 2024 09:0028 March 2024 17:00
Lusaka, Zambia
Andrea Vaccaro on how (the lack of) state experience shapes today’s fragile states
20 March 2024 15:0020 March 2024 16:00
Hybrid, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
Open for registration
UNU-WIDER facilitates learning at 2024 ATI Tax Gap Workshop

Organized by the Addis Tax Initiative (ATI), in partnership with the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s AFRITAC East and Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD), UNU-WIDER and the World Bank’s Global Tax Program.

19 March 2024 09:0021 March 2024 17:30
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Panel discussion
Photo of two factory chimneys with steam coming out of them against a blue sky. Connecting the productivity challenge with development policies in Latin America and the Caribbean
13 March 2024 09:0013 March 2024 13:15
Raúl Prebisch Hall, ECLAC, Av. Dag Hammarskjöld 3477, Vitacura, Santiago de Chile, Chile
Open for registration
Man working, Zambia, search image. Image: Jean Mandela / UNU-WIDER LDC5 Monitor – Defining its scope and uses
7 March 2024 09:307 March 2024 12:30
Online, Helsinki, Finland
LDC Future Forum 2024 logo search image Innovation for structural transformation in Least Developed Countries – LDC Future Forum
5 March 2024 09:007 March 2024 14:00
Online, Helsinki, Finland
UNU-WIDER at UN Behavioural Science Week

On 15 June 2023, UNU-WIDER Director Kunal Sen joins the UN Behavioural Science Week session on Emerging Areas of Behavioural Science Application the UN.

15 June 2023 17:00
Open for registration
Kunal Sen presents on the good job challenge at IER-Hitotsubashi

On 1 June 2023, UNU-WIDER Director Kunal Sen attends IER-Hitotsubashi University to present in the Economic Development Workshop in the Center for Economic Institutions.

1 June 2023 14:00
Hitotsubashi University , Kunitachi, Japan
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