• 2021 WIDER Development Conference: COVID-19 and development – effects and new realities for the Global South

    The 2021 WIDER Development Conference will take place online during 6-8 September 2021. The three-day conference will provide a platform for sharing knowledge on the effects of the pandemic in different regions across the Global South with the aim of connecting research and policy communities around the world to discuss how to move forward.  

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    WIDER Webinar Series

    How is COVID-19 changing development? 

    The webinar series features a line-up of eminent researchers and development specialists to present new research on the implications they foresee of COVID-19 for global development efforts and the economic and social impacts for the Global South. 

    Register to join the webinar live for your chance to ask questions and engage in the discussion! See the current list and registration links for the upcoming webinars.

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    UN at 75: slow death or a new direction?

    Annual Lecture 24 | Mark Malloch-Brown 

    As the UN celebrates its 75th anniversary this WIDER Annual Lecture discusses whether the UN can reinvent itself, or whether it will sink into irrelevance?


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    Achieving Sustainable Development in the Least Developed Countries – Towards LDC-V

    Conference | 30 August - 1 September 2021 | Helsinki, Finland 

    This conference will bring together academic community, policy-makers and practitioners to solicit new thinking on the challenges and policy recommendations for LDCs for the next decade. 

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    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.

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