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
21 past and upcoming events
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 21 - How are people poor? Measuring global progress towards zero poverty and the SDGs
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 20 - Direct interventions against poverty in poor places
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 19 - Three Decades of Change in Development
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 18 - Managing Structural Transformation Post-2015
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 17 - Egalitarian Principles
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 16 - The folk and the formula
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 15 - New Structural Economics
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 14 - Reforming the International Monetary and Financial Architecture
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 13 - The Trade-Development Nexus in Theory and History
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 12 - Developing Countries in the World Economy: The Future in the Past?
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 11 - The Climate Change Challenge
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 10 - Global Patterns of Income and Health
People in poor countries live shorter lives than people in rich countries so that, if we take income and health together, there is more inequality in the world than if we consider income alone.
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 9 - The World is not Flat: Inequality and Injustice in our Global Economy
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 8 - Rethinking Growth Strategies
This lecture, ‘Rethinking Growth Strategies’, focuses on growth because we can all agree that achieving sustained poverty reduction around the world will be practically impossible unless economic growth is achieved in poor countries.
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 7 - Global Labor Standards and Local Freedoms
The 2003 Annual Lecture was given by Professor Kaushik Basu of Cornell University on the topic of ‘Global Labour Standards and Freedom of Choice’, and took place at Ritarihuone in Helsinki on 10 November.
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 6 - Winners and Losers in Two Centuries of Globalization
Professor Jeffrey Williamson of Harvard University accepted the invitation to deliver the 2002 Annual Lecture entitled ‘Winners and Losers in Two Centuries of Globalization’. It took place at the University of Copenhagen on 5 September 2002.