Transforming economies - for better jobs
Conference | 11-13 September 2019 | bangkok, Thailand
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
Informality – addressing the Achilles Heel of Social Protection in Latin America
WIDER Annual Lecture 23
The 2019 WIDER Annual Lecture by Santiago Levy is to be held on Wednesday 30 October 2019 at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. The event is organized in collaboration with the Graduate Institute’s Centre for Finance and Development.
The lecture will be delivered by Santiago Levy, main architect of Progresa/Oportunidades — Mexico's incentive-based health, nutrition and education program for the poor.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
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
30 past and upcoming events
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-...
Policy seminarInequality and Development – trends and policies
Powerpoint presentation UNU-WIDER policy seminar on “Inequality and Development - trends and policies” at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. The seminar will look at current trends in inequality, the relationship between...
Policy seminarAid – Working for development
How successful has aid been in helping achieve development? How is aid helping to diversify economies, promote economic growth and create more employment? What can aid do in the difficult situations of fragile states? These are just some of the...