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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WIDER Webinar Series
How is COVID-19 changing development?
The new 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.
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Achieving Sustainable Development in the Least Developed Countries – Towards LDC-V
Conference | 12-14 May 2021 | Helsinki, Finland
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
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
683 past and upcoming events
PresentationTony Addison at Financing Natural Capital seminar
On 23-24 November, 2020, Tony Addison , Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER, will be presenting at a seminar titled "Financing Natural Capital: Policies for Value Chain Development in Natural Resources in Post COVID-19 Africa...
Project workshopWomen's work – Routes to social and economic empowerment
SeminarNeryvia Pillay Bell and Harry Kemp on the elasticity of taxable income, new data and estimates for South Africa.
PresentationMaria Jouste on Tax for Development
Maria Jouste , UNU-WIDER Research Associate, will give a presentation at the Tax for Development webinar series on 17 November 2020 (CET). The webinar series is hosted by Chr. Michelsen Institute . The topic of Jouste's presentation will be...
Project workshopDetecting and countering illicit financial flows - project workshop
Project workshopTransforming informal work and livelihoods — authors' workshop
SeminarFrançois Roubaud and Isabelle Guérin on COVID-19 and the role of RCTs in development
SeminarFinancial disincentives to formal employment in the Andean region
PresentationPatricia Justino at 16th Annual Households in Conflict Network (HiCN) workshop
Households in Conflict Network (HiCN) is organising their 16th Annual workshop on 10-11 November 2020. UNU-WIDER's Senior Research Fellow Patricia Justino is the co-founder and co-director of the HiCN and will co-host the conference. The event...
PresentationMaria Jouste at the North East Universities Development Consortium
Maria Jouste , UNU-WIDER Research Associate, will present a research paper at the North East Universities Development Consortium on 6 November 2020. The virtual conference, hosted by Dartmouth College , will be held 6-7 November (EST). The topic of...
Project workshopExtractive Industries: Taxation and Revenues
Project workshopSecond training on UGAMOD – a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Uganda
The aim of this virtual event is to introduce participants to the most recent version of UGAMOD, with a view to promoting its use for evidence-based policy making among government officials. This is the first full online training under the SOUTHMOD...
ConferenceEvidence to enhance inclusive growth
Panel discussionPatricia Justino at What Works Global Summit 2020
On October 30, 2020, UNU-WIDER's Senior Research Fellow Patricia Justino will be taking part in a panel discussion at What Works Global Summit 2020 . The topic of the panel is " In fragile situations, which interventions strengthen...
PresentationTony Addison at 1st UN Roundtable on Extractives
On 30 October, 2020, Tony Addison , Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER, will be presenting at a high-level United Nations Roundtable titled " Extractive Industries as an Engine for Sustainable Development: The Case of Africa...