The world at crossroads – securing the future generations

The WIDER Development Conference on securing the future generations is 14–16 May 2024, in Maputo, Mozambique.


Andrea Vaccaro on how (the lack of) state experience shapes today’s fragile states

Andrea Vaccaro presents at the WIDER Seminar Series on 20 March 2024. According to the prevailing paradigm in international development policy, well-functioning state institutions play a crucial role in facilitating effective international aid. Despite a significant increase in the number of fragile countries in recent years, there has been however limited progress in understanding how aid can be made more effective in these contexts. Our study argues that one of the main obstacles to this progress lies in the conceptualization and measurement of state fragility.

WIDER Seminar Series

The WIDER Seminar Series has returned! Beginning in March, join either online or in person for the 2024 season of this exciting event series to hear the latest research in development.

9 past and upcoming events

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Julien Wolfersberger on Climate immobility in sub-Saharan Africa
Wed, 12 June 2024 15:00Wed, 12 June 2024 16:00
Hybrid, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
Open for registration
Alexandra Hartmann on Empowerment on the move? An experiment in supporting forcibly displaced people in Greece
Tue, 4 June 2024 16:00Tue, 4 June 2024 17:00
Hybrid, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
Open for registration
Original data collection in Global South countries

A three-day workshop dedicated to data collection in Global South countries for UNU-WIDER researchers is held 3–5 June 2024. This event explores the methodologies, challenges, and ethics of field research in complex environments.Tentative schedule3...

Mon, 3 June 2024 15:00Wed, 5 June 2024 11:00
Sustainability Library - UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
Project meeting
Tanzania Revenue Authority visits UNU-WIDER headquarters

Over five days between 27–31 May, members of the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) and contributing researchers to the Building up efficient and fair tax systems project meet with researchers at UNU-WIDER for practical sessions to finalize research...

Mon, 27 May 2024 09:00Fri, 31 May 2024 17:00
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokkanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland, Finland
Project workshop
Workshop on the MicroZAMOD update in Zambia

Members of the International Labour Organization, Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR), UNU-WIDER's SOUTHMOD team, and the Zambia Statistics Agency (ZAMSTATS) meet in Livingstone, Zambia to further develop Zambia's tax and...

Mon, 27 May 2024 08:00Thu, 30 May 2024 17:00
Protea Hotel, Livingstone, Zambia, Zambia
Registration is closed
World Village Festival 2024 search image Courage and peace – UNU-WIDER at the World Village Festival 2024
Sat, 25 May 2024 11:00Sun, 26 May 2024 19:00
Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland
UNU-WIDER at UN Behavioural Science Week

On 15 June 2023, UNU-WIDER Director Kunal Sen joins the UN Behavioural Science Week session on Emerging Areas of Behavioural Science Application the UN.

Thu, 15 June 2023 17:00
Open for registration
Kunal Sen presents on the good job challenge at IER-Hitotsubashi

On 1 June 2023, UNU-WIDER Director Kunal Sen attends IER-Hitotsubashi University to present in the Economic Development Workshop in the Center for Economic Institutions.

Thu, 1 June 2023 14:00
Hitotsubashi University , Kunitachi, Japan
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