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?
The 2020 WIDER Annual Lecture by Lord Mark Malloch-Brown will take place online on 26 October 2020.Read more
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.
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
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
648 past and upcoming events
SeminarAbel Kinyondo and Chris Huggins on promoting environmental sustainability in the Tanzanian small-scale mining sector
Abel Kinyondo and Chris Huggins gave a presentation on 19 August 2020, as part of the Sustainable development solutions for Tanzania – strengthening research to achieve SDGs project. The presentation was held as a webinar. Abstract –...
SeminarBjørn Bo Sørensen presents online seminar on how spillovers from foreign direct investment boost the complexity of South Africa’s exports
PresentationKunal Sen gives special lecture on socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19
On Tuesday 11 August UNU-WIDER director Kunal Sen attended the virtual meeting of the Senior Management Group of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). He was invited to deliver a special lecture to share...
Project workshopFourth training on MOZMOD – a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Mozambique
This online workshop was the fourth training event on the MOZMOD model , organized by UNU-WIDER, the Southern African Social Policy Research Institute ( SASPRI ), Ministry of Economics and Finance, Mozambique , and ILO Mozambique . The participants...
SeminarECUAMOD webinar on the effect of COVID-19 on poverty and inequality
WorkshopOnline introduction to SAMOD, a South African tax-benefit microsimulation model
SeminarAfrica’s lockdown dilemma — High poverty and low trust
On 16 July 2020, two researchers of the Inclusive growth in Mozambique programme, Ivan Manhique and Ricardo Santos, will present their current research.
SeminarOlivier Bargain on poverty and COVID-19 in developing countries
SeminarAhmed Mushfiq Mobarak on responding to COVID-19 in developing countries
ConferenceCANCELLED: Global partnerships for sustainable development
Project workshop2020 SOUTHMOD workshop
SeminarEva-Maria Egger and Ricardo Santos on COVID-19 and Africa's lockdown dilemma
SeminarEvolution of multidimensional poverty in crisis-ridden Mozambique
On 18 June 2020, researchers of the Inclusive growth in Mozambique programme, Eva-Maria Egger, Finn Tarp, and Vincenzo Salvucci, will present their current research.
WorkshopSA-TIED work in progress meeting
The SA-TIED macroeconomic modelling for policy formulation work stream held their regular work-in-progress meeting on 17 June 2020, via video conference. The meeting provided an opportunity for researchers to share initial results, receive feedback...