The puzzle of peace – towards inclusive development in fragile contexts
WIDER Development Conference 16-17 May 2022 (hybrid)
In 2022, UNU-WIDER hosts two WIDER Development Conferences, the first of which takes place in Helsinki on 16–17 May 2022. Across the two days, sessions cover a range of topics on the themes of peace, security, unrest, and the humanitarian fallout of conflict in different regions across the world.
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WIDER Webinar Series
Think WIDER Webinar Series – New perspectives on development
Think WIDER – New perspectives on development webinar series features a line-up of eminent researchers and development specialists who present their work and discuss new perspectives to the topic of global development.
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.Read more
WIDER Seminar Series
The WIDER Seminar Series is back! Join us *ONLINE* for research seminars that showcase the latest research on key topics in development economics.Read more
In spring 2022, the Seminar Series events take place on Wednesdays from 16:00–17:00 on Zoom.
2021 WIDER Development Conference: COVID-19 and development – effects and new realities for the Global South
The 2021 WIDER Development Conference privided 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.
Session videos now available. More coming soon.Learn more
900 past and upcoming events
Project workshopWork-in-progress meeting on tax research collaboration in Tanzania
As part of the Building up efficient and fair tax systems – lessons based on administrative tax data project, a work-in progress meeting was held in-person between UNU-WIDER and the Tanzania Revenue Authority ( TRA ) in Dar es Salaam 9 May...
WorkshopFifth training round on ECUAMOD – a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Ecuador
As part of the SOUTHMOD project , the national team at FLACSO in collaboration with UNU-WIDER, Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales ( IAEN ) and University of Essex organizes the fifth training event on the ECUAMOD model , which will provide...
Panel discussionSA-TIED Phase II launch: A panel discussion on the challenge of economic inclusion in South Africa and the need to implement structural reforms
SeminarSaher Asad on the impact of improving communication networks on women’s entrepreneurship and empowerment
Project workshopWorkshop: Data for tax revenue mobilisation
SeminarExtractive industries: taxation and revenues V
A fifth researcher seminar on the topic of extractives and domestic revenue mobilisation will be held on 27 April 2022 from 16:00-18:00 (UTC +3). The event, "Fiscal Regime Reforms in the Extractives Sector," will be hosted jointly by UNU-...
SeminarJacqueline Mosomi on working from home and physical proximity during COVID-19 lockdowns: implications for gender inequality in the South African labour market
WorkshopSecond MOZMOD retreat
In collaboration with the national MOZMOD team, International Labour Organization (ILO) Mozambique , Ministry of Economic and Finance of Mozambique ( MEF ) and the Southern Africa for Social Policy Research Insights ( SASPRI ), UNU-WIDER organizes a...
PresentationCarlos Gradín shares project findings at JICA-IPD Employment Task Force meeting at Columbia University
UNU-WIDER Research Fellow Carlos Gradín is invited to speak at the JICA-IPD Employment Task Force meeting convened by the Japan International Cooperation Agency ( JICA ) and the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University ( IPD )...
SeminarPablo Warnes on transport infrastructure improvements and spatial sorting: evidence from Buenos Aires
SeminarCEEG Seminar Series: The impact of COVID-19 on the nutrition of Mozambican families and children
On Wednesday 20 April 2022, 12:00-15:00 (UTC+2), Margherita Squarcina, PhD student at the University of Florence, will present her ongoing study entitled 'The impact of COVID-19 on the nutrition of Mozambican families and children'. The...
Panel discussionSocial mobility in the Global South – beyond poverty and inequality reduction
A new book, Social Mobility in Developing Countries: Concepts, Methods, and Determinants, produced by UNU-WIDER and edited by Vegard Iversen, Anirudh Krishna, and Kunal Sen and published by Oxford University Press offers students, researchers, and...
SeminarMacartan Humphreys presents three facets of political inequality: evidence from consultative processes in Kampala
SeminarCEEG Seminar Series: A spatial analysis of poverty in Mozambique
On Wednesday 6 April 2022, 12:00-13:00 (UTC+2), Isa Chiconela, independent researcher, will present her recent study in progress entitled 'Spatial analysis of poverty in Mozambique'. The seminar is part of the CEEG Seminar Series , organized...
PresentationJukka Pirttilä on personal income tax reform in Uganda
Jukka Pirttilä , UNU-WIDER Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow, gives a presentation at the Tax for Development webinar series on 5 April 2022 (CET). The webinar series is hosted by Chr. Michelsen Institute . The topic of Pirttilä's...
WorkshopStata intermediate course for revenue authorities
An online intermediate Stata course is provided to 21 participants, representing researchers and tax experts at the revenue authorities in Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia, on 5-7 April 2022. Stata is a software for statistics and data science. The aim...