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
2018 Nordic conference on development economics
Conference | 11-12 June 2018
Aalto University School of Business, University of Tampere and UNU-WIDER in collaboration with the Nordic Network in Development Economics will organize the 2018 Nordic Conference on Development Economics on 11-12 June 2018 in Helsinki, Finland. The conference aims at bringing together Nordic and international scholars for the exchange of ideas and discussion of recent results within theoretical and applied development economics research.Read more
Migration and mobility – new frontiers for research and policy
WIDER Development Conference
This conference – jointly organized with ARUA – takes place 5-6 October 2017 in Accra, Ghana.
It explores the relationships between migration, mobility, and development, with a focus on South-South movements and the African region. It aims to bring together new and innovative research from economics and other disciplines that can inform broader policy-relevant debate and action.Read more
393 past and upcoming events
SeminarWIDER Seminar Series - Kasim Ggombe Munyegera on the Gender Gap in Firm Productivity: Evidence from Establishment and Household Enterprise Data from Rwanda
Kasim Ggombe Munyegera, the Country Economist for the International Growth Center speaks about the Gender Gap in Firm Productivity at the WIDER Seminar Series session on 30 May 2018. Abstract - The gender gap in firm productivity: Evidence from...
PresentationLaunch of the Myanmar Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Survey 2017
On 29 May 2018 the first ‘Myanmar Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Survey’ is published. The launch event will bring together policy-makers, representatives from international organizations and researchers to discuss the findings of the report.
WorkshopSecond training round on MOZMOD – a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Mozambique
This is the second training event on the MOZMOD model, which will provide participants with comprehensive training to use the tax-benefit microsimulation model effectively. It is targeted for existing and potential new users of the model at...
Panel discussionGlobal Solutions Summit 2018
The Global Solutions Summit 2018, held on May 28 and 29 in Berlin, Germany was organised by the Global Solutions Initiative . The summit addressed major G20 topics including the future of work, infrastructure for sustainable development, food...
Panel discussionPublic services at grassroots level in Africa [in Finnish]
Policy seminarUNU-WIDER at the World Village Festival
UNU-WIDER, with other UN agencies and affiliates, is present at the World Village Festival 2018. The festival takes place 26-27 May 2018 in Helsinki, Finland.
Project workshopAuthors' workshop - Natural resources, structural change and industrial development in Africa
SeminarWIDER Seminar Series - Abhijeet Singh on school governance
Abhijeet Singh of the Stockholm School of Economics will share experimental results on school governance at the WIDER Seminar Series session on 23 May. Abstract – Understanding the flailing state: Experimental evidence from a large-scale...
Project workshopTraining event: Enhanced analysis with MicroZAMOD, a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Zambia
SeminarWIDER Seminar Series - Joana Naritomi on unemployment insurance schemes and consumption
Joana Naritomi of the London School of Economics will share the results of her study on unemployment insurance schemes and consumption at the WIDER Seminar Series session on 16 May. Abstract – Unemployment Insurance Schemes and Consumption:...
Project workshopInequality in China – Authors’ workshop
On 15 May 2018, authors from the ‘Inequality in the Giants’ project’s China component meet in Beijing to discuss draft research papers.
SeminarWIDER Seminar Series - Kyle McNabb on social cash transfers in Zambia
On 9 May, UNU-WIDER Research Fellow Kyle McNabb will speak on tax-benefit microsimulations in Zambia. Abstract – Assessing the targeting efficiency of the Zambian social cash transfer: A tax-benefit microsimulation approach Whilst tax-benefit...
SeminarWIDER Seminar Series - Arip Muttaqien and Marcos Hecksher
PhD Candidates Arip Muttaqien of Maastricht University and Marcos Hecksher of Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada will share their latest results at the 2 May session of the WIDER Seminar Series. Arip Muttaqien: Abstract – The...
SeminarWIDER Seminar Series - Lulu He and Esther Heesemann
On 25 April 2018, PhD students Lulu He of the University of Queensland and Esther Heesemann of the University of Göttingen will present their research. Lulu He: Abstract – Sustainability-smart local demands: A study on recovery process...
Policy seminarEnterprise development: How are Mozambican manufacturing firms doing? Findings from 2017
On 23 April 2018, the Inclusive Growth in Mozambique project hosted a public forum to share the results of its report on the business landscape for Mozambican manufacturing firms. The event sheds light on the current challenges faced by micro-,...
SeminarWIDER Seminar Series - Lore Vandewalle on access to formal banking and household finances: Experimental evidence from India
Lore Vandewalle, Assistant Professor at The Graduate Institute, will speak at the 18 April 2018 session of the WIDER Seminar Series . Abstract – Access to formal banking and household finances: Experimental evidence from India Access to formal...