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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WIDER Webinar Series
How is COVID-19 changing development?
The new 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.
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Achieving Sustainable Development in the Least Developed Countries – Towards LDC-V
Conference | 12-14 May 2021 | Helsinki, Finland
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
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
33 past and upcoming events
Policy seminarFindings from recent research based on Ugandan administrative tax data
Policy seminarPolitical economy of ethnic inequalities and exclusion: Implications for development policy
The Chief Economist Team at the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) will host a policy seminar with UNU-WIDER Senior Research Fellow Rachel Gisselquist as a part of the SIDA Evidence for Action Seminar Series. The seminar,...
Policy seminarChanging technologies and the jobs of tomorrow
Watch the live stream recording United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) in partnership with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will organize a three-day...
Policy seminarPresentation of MOZMOD – a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Mozambique
Policy seminarLaunch of UGAMOD - a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Uganda
Policy seminarTony Addison presents at a high-level policy dialogue in Maputo
Policy seminarUNU-WIDER at the World Village Festival
UNU-WIDER, with other UN agencies and affiliates, is present at the World Village Festival 2018. The festival takes place 26-27 May 2018 in Helsinki, Finland.
Policy seminarEnterprise development: How are Mozambican manufacturing firms doing? Findings from 2017
On 23 April 2018, the Inclusive Growth in Mozambique project hosted a public forum to share the results of its report on the business landscape for Mozambican manufacturing firms. The event sheds light on the current challenges faced by micro-,...
Policy seminarLaunch of MicroZAMOD - a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Zambia
This event will introduce policy makers, researchers, and practitioners to MicroZAMOD, a new tax-benefit microsimulation programme which has been developed under the UNU-WIDER SOUTHMOD project, in collaboration with Zambia Institute for Policy...
Policy seminarLaunch of VNMOD - a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Viet Nam
This event will introduce policy makers, researchers, and practitioners to VNMOD, a new tax-benefit microsimulation programme, which has been developed under the UNU-WIDER SOUTHMOD project, in collaboration with Hanoi-based Central Institute of...
Policy seminarGirls’ education research and policy symposium: Reaching the most marginalized
Each year the Center for Universal Education at Brookings (CUE) convenes policymakers, practitioners, and stakeholders in the girls’ education arena to discuss the most pressing issues as identified by the Echidna Global Scholars , a group of...
Policy seminarPolicy Seminar - Launch of the report 'Characteristics of the Vietnamese rural economy: Evidence from a 2016 rural household survey in 12 provinces of Viet Nam'
Policy seminarLaunch of ETMOD - a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Ethiopia
Policy seminarPublic economics for development: What can we learn from the Finnish experience?
Policy seminarPolicy Seminar - Launch of WHO Bulletin theme issue 'Measuring quality of care'
Policy seminarEngagement on strategies to overcome inequality in South Africa
While South Africa in many ways outperforms other African nations, rising inequality continues to act as a barrier to achieving economic transformation and equitable growth. This two-day event in Pretoria sets out to disseminate research on...