2021 WIDER Development Conference: COVID-19 and development – effects and new realities for the Global South
The 2021 WIDER Development Conference will take place online during 6-8 September 2021. The three-day conference will provide a platform for sharing knowledge on the effects of the pandemic in different regions across the Global South with the aim of connecting research and policy communities around the world to discuss how to move forward.Register now
WIDER Webinar Series
How is COVID-19 changing development?
The webinar series features a line-up of eminent researchers and development specialists to present new research on the implications they foresee of COVID-19 for global development efforts and the economic and social impacts for the Global South.
Register to join the webinar live for your chance to ask questions and engage in the discussion! See the current list and registration links for the upcoming webinars.Read more
UN at 75: slow death or a new direction?
Annual Lecture 24 | Mark Malloch-Brown
As the UN celebrates its 75th anniversary this WIDER Annual Lecture discusses whether the UN can reinvent itself, or whether it will sink into irrelevance?
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Achieving Sustainable Development in the Least Developed Countries – Towards LDC-V
Conference | 30 August - 1 September 2021 | Helsinki, Finland
This conference will bring together academic community, policy-makers and practitioners to solicit new thinking on the challenges and policy recommendations for LDCs for the next decade.Read more
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
24 past and upcoming events
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 24 - UN at 75: slow death or new direction?
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 23 - Informality: addressing the Achilles heel of social protection in Latin America
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 22 - The political economy of structural transformation: has democracy failed African economies?
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.