WIDER Seminar Series
The WIDER Seminar Series showcases the latest research on key topics in development economics. The weekly sessions held in Helsinki are open to local and visiting researchers, policy makers, and others working on development topics.Read more
How are people poor? – Measuring global progress towards zero poverty and the SDGs
WIDER Annual Lecture 21 | 24 October 2017
Sabina Alkire will discuss implications of using the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) and other poverty measures for achieving the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly Sustainable Development Goal 1 — to end poverty in all its forms everywhere.Read more
Migration and mobility – new frontiers for research and policy
WIDER Development Conference
This conference – jointly organized with ARUA – takes place 5-6 October 2017 in Accra, Ghana.
It explores the relationships between migration, mobility, and development, with a focus on South-South movements and the African region. It aims to bring together new and innovative research from economics and other disciplines that can inform broader policy-relevant debate and action.Read more
8 past and upcoming events
Conference17th Nordic conference on development economics 2018
SeminarWIDER Seminar Series - Lore Vandewalle on unintended effects of political reservations for women in India
Lore Vandewalle, Assistant Professor at The Graduate Institute, will speak at the 18 April 2018 session of the WIDER Seminar Series . Abstract – Identities and public policies: Unintended effects of political reservations for women in India...
SeminarWIDER Seminar Series - Patricia Justino on youth, conflict, and peacebuilding
Patricia Justino, Research Fellow at IDS, will present results on the effects of violent conflict at the WIDER Seminar Series on 11 April 2018. Abstract – Youth, conflict, and peacebuilding The OECD predicts that fragile and conflict-affected...
SeminarWIDER Seminar Series - Sanchari Roy on women's inheritance rights in India
Sanchari Roy, Senior Lecturer at King’s College London, will speak at the WIDER Seminar Series on 4 April 2018. Abstract – Women’s inheritance rights reform and the preference for sons in India We investigate whether legislation of...
SeminarWIDER Seminar Series - Vincent Somville on barriers to female empowerment
On 28 March 2018, Assistant Professor Vincent Somville of the Norwegian School of Economics will present at the WIDER Seminar Series . Abstract – Barriers to female empowerment: Evidence from a field experiment in Tanzania Many young girls in...
SeminarWIDER Seminar Series - Kalle Hirvonen on large-scale social protection inverventions
Kalle Hirvonen, Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), will present at the 21 March 2018 session of the WIDER Seminar Series . Abstract – The impact of large-scale social protection interventions on grain...
SeminarWIDER Seminar Series - Faraz Usmani and Larisso Nawo
At the 14 March 2018 session of the WIDER Seminar Series , PhD Candidates Faraz Usmani and Larissa Nawo will present their recent findings. Faraz Usmani: Abstract – Fracking, farmers, and rural electrification in India Access to reliable...
SeminarWIDER Seminar Series - Carlos Gradín on occupational gender segregation in South Africa
UNU-WIDER Research Fellow Carlos Gradín will kick off the spring 2018 session of the WIDER Seminar Series on 7 March 2018. Abstract – Occupational gender segregation in post-apartheid South Africa In this paper, we show that occupations...