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
25 past and upcoming events
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...
Policy seminarAgenda 2030 roundtable
UNU-WIDER, the UN Association of Finland, and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland held a policy seminar on 29 May 2017 to discuss ongoing efforts towards achieving the goals and efforts set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Policy seminarLaunch of GHAMOD - a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Ghana
This event will introduce policy makers, researchers, and practitioners to GHAMOD, a new tax-benefit microsimulation programme, which has been developed under the UNU-WIDER SOUTHMOD project, in collaboration with ISSER, University of Tampere, and...
Policy seminarGrowth, structural transformation, and rural change in Viet Nam
Policy makers, researchers, and students of development will gather on 4 May 2017 in Hanoi to discuss the new UNU-WIDER book, Growth, Structural Transformation, and Rural Change in Viet Nam: A Rising Dragon on the Move.
Policy seminarIndustrialization in Africa
Policy seminarLaunching the Viet Nam 2012 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM)
Policy seminarPolicy seminar - ‘Made in Africa: Learning to Compete in Industry’
UNU-WIDER and Trinity College Dublin co-organize a policy seminar on the new book ‘Made in Africa: Learning to Compete in Industry’, on Africa Day, 25 May 2016, at Trinity College, Dublin. The launch brings together development experts, academics,...
Policy seminarSida Development Talks - Africa rising? Poverty and growth in Sub-Saharan Africa
On 22 April 2016 UNU-WIDER visits the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency to launch the new open access book Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa. Resulting from UNU-WIDER’s project on ’Reconciling Africa’s growth, poverty and...
Policy seminarA WIDER presentation on jobs - DFID policy seminar
Tony Addison, Carol Newman and Finn Tarp presented research evidence on the topic of job creation and employment at a policy seminar organized by the Department for International Development (DFID).