Public economics for development
WIDER Development Conference
The conference – to be held 5-6 July 2017 in Maputo, Mozambique – focuses on the lessons from modern public and development economics which can guide policy makers to reform tax and public provision systems.Read more
Towards gender equity in development
An international group of senior researchers will come together at the ‘Towards gender equity in development’ workshop on 3-4 February 2017 to present work stemming from the ongoing project on gender and development.Read more
Growth and development policy – New data, new approaches, and new evidence
UNU-WIDER and the National Treasury conference
Economies in the southern Africa region face thorny challenges when it comes to the transformation of their economies, job creation, and the need to share the benefits of growth. This conference will present findings from a collaborative programme which aims to throw light on these challenges, and provide policy makers in southern Africa with crucial insights into how they can be overcome.Read more
18 past and upcoming events
Policy seminarPolicy Seminar - Launch of WHO Bulletin theme issue 'Measuring quality of care in the context of sustainable development goal 3'
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 seminarPublic economics for development: What can we learn from the Finnish experience?
This seminar aims to present the “Finnish development narrative” with a focus on the interlinkages between taxation, transparency of public financing, service delivery, and the evolving social contract between the state and its citizens...
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).
Policy seminarFirm level analysis
Policy seminarAfrican Economic Outlook 2015 - Unlocking the potential of local economies for inclusive growth
Policy seminarPolicy symposium: South Africa in Africa
Policy seminarGrowth, Structural Transformation, and Rural Change in Vietnam: A Rising Dragon on the Move
Policy seminarGlobal inequality – Trends and issues
On April 17th Professor Finn Tarp , Director of UNU-WIDER, delivered a seminar entitled 'Global Inequality – Trends and Issues' at SIDA HQ in Stockholm. The seminar highlighted recent UNU-WIDER research on the topic of inequality...
Policy seminarFood price policy in an era of market instability - a political economy analysis
Policy seminarRising income inequality: trends - and measures to prevent and reverse it
ILO , UNCTAD , and UNU-WIDER invite interested professionals to the policy seminar on ‘Rising income inequality: trends, and measures to prevent and reverse it’. The last decade has witnessed a revival of concern over the impact of high-...