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
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
2018 Nordic conference on development economics
Conference | 11-12 June 2018
Aalto University School of Business, University of Tampere and UNU-WIDER in collaboration with the Nordic Network in Development Economics will organize the 2018 Nordic Conference on Development Economics on 11-12 June 2018 in Helsinki, Finland. The conference aims at bringing together Nordic and international scholars for the exchange of ideas and discussion of recent results within theoretical and applied development economics research.Read more
29 past and upcoming events
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 seminarChallenges of inequality in Mozambique
This public forum, to be held in Portuguese on 28 November 2017, will focus on findings and policy lessons stemming from recent research on inequality in Mozambique, with the ultimate aim of promoting innovative policies for inclusive growth. The...
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.