• 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.

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    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.

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    Photo: Sudipta Arka Das

    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. 

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    Photo: Albert Gonzalez Farran / UNAMID