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
539 past and upcoming events
Policy seminarPresentation of MOZMOD – a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Mozambique
SeminarSanjay Reddy on the UN Development System
Sanjay Reddy presented at UNU-WIDER on Wednesday 23 June. Abstract – The UN’s Development Function: Time for Renewal The United Nations’ development function is vital to its purpose. Although the UN has many outstanding development...
SeminarCharles Gore on Inequality Reduction as a Global Goal: The Nature and Logic of SDG 10
Charles Gore presented at the WIDER Seminar Series on 19 June 2019. Abstract – Inequality Reduction as a Global Goal: The Nature and Logic of SDG 10 Presentation slides An important feature of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agreed as...
SeminarAmina Ebrahim on can a wage subsidy system help reduce 50 per cent youth unemployment? Evidence from South Africa
Project workshop2019 SOUTHMOD workshop
SeminarUNDP and Oxford Policy Management present findings from upcoming report
SeminarShreshti Rawat on inequality of opportunity: informal sector estimates for India and policy implications
Shreshti Rawat will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 4 June 2019. Abstract – Inequality of opportunity: informal sector estimates for India and policy implications The persistence of a large informal sector in India has been a matter of...
SeminarPatricia Funjika on social stratification and intergenerational mobility in Africa - examining linkages with pre-colonial African society
SeminarEconomics and the traps of economic thought
Professor Ana Lisa Moutinho, Atlântico Business School , will give a presentation on 29 May 2019 at the Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo, on "Economia e as armadilhas do pensamento económico" (Economics and the traps of...
SeminarKhoa Vu on the causal relationship between parental and children's educational attainment: Evidence from Vietnam
PresentationKunal Sen to deliver keynote address during the 75th Session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Kunal Sen, Director of UNU-WIDER, will be the keynote speaker in the panel discussion on Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development Report 2019 on Tuesday, 28 May in Bangkok. The session is one of the high-level events taking place during...
PresentationUNU-WIDER at the World Village Festival
SeminarVito Peragine on Measuring inequality of opportunity: recent empirical findings and some new theoretical results
SeminarConstantino Marrengula presentation on the monetary market in Mozambique
Constantino Marrengula, Assistant Professor at Eduardo Mondlane University, will give a presentation 22 May 2019 at the Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, entitled Analise dos Efeitos da Concentração da Indústria Bancá...
PresentationWIDER research and impact – introducing the Estonian School of Diplomacy to the work of UNU-WIDER
SeminarJosenilde Janguia presents on the informal sector in Mozambique
Josenilde Janguia will give a presentation on 15 May 2019 at the Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo, with the title Análise Factorial Exploratória do Sector Informal em Moçambique: Abordagem do Comércio de Rua na...