Transforming economies - for better jobs
Conference | 11-13 September 2019 | bangkok, Thailand
UNU-WIDER in partnership with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will organize a three-day conference on transforming economies. Featuring presentations from leading scholars including Richard Baldwin, Seema Jayachandran, Ravi Kanbur, Naila Kabeer and UN ASG Elliott Harris, this WIDER Development Conference provides a forum to discuss innovative, theoretical, and empirical research and its policy take-aways on the challenges for productive job creation in many different country contexts, across all developing regions.Read more
Informality – addressing the Achilles Heel of Social Protection in Latin America
WIDER Annual Lecture 23
The 2019 WIDER Annual Lecture by Santiago Levy is to be held on Wednesday 30 October 2019 at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. The event is organized in collaboration with the Graduate Institute’s Centre for Finance and Development.
The lecture will be delivered by Santiago Levy, main architect of Progresa/Oportunidades — Mexico's incentive-based health, nutrition and education program for the poor.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
Think development – Think WIDER
WIDER Development Conference
The conference will showcase UNU-WIDER, its work, and the many people and institutions that are engaged with it. There will be panel discussions on all of the main themes and findings of UNU-WIDER’s research during 2009-18 — finance, food and climate change; and transformation, inclusion and sustainability. It will take stock of what we have learned, look to the future of development economics, and global development more broadly, serving as a bridge to fresh UNU-WIDER initiatives, aiming to mobilize evidence and action around the 2030 SDG agenda and its goals.Read more
23 past and upcoming events
Annual LectureInformality – 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.
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.