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
Development challenges in Africa in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic
Recordings from the two day online conference convened by UNU-WIDER on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic in Africa are now available.Read more
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?
EVENT RECORDING NOW AVAILABLERead more
Achieving Sustainable Development in the Least Developed Countries – Towards LDC-V
Conference | 30 August - 1 September 2021 | Helsinki, Finland
This conference will bring together academic community, policy-makers and practitioners to solicit new thinking on the challenges and policy recommendations for LDCs for the next decade.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
721 past and upcoming events
SeminarSA-TIED seminar on the wage-setting power of firms in South Africa
Project workshopDeals and Development in Fragile and Conflict-affected States
On 24-25 February 2021, UNU-WIDER and the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) will hold a policy innovation lab titled Deals and Development in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States (FCAS)...
SeminarFrançois Bourguignon on COVID-19 and inequality
PresentationRachel M. Gisselquist and Miguel Niño-Zarazúa on Effectiveness of International & Swedish Democracy Aid for IFES
On Friday, 19 February 2021 at 08.30 EST, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa , Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER, and Rachel M. Gisselquist , Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER will be presenting and discussing the findings of the...
SeminarThe socioeconomic impact of coal mining in Mozambique
On 18 February 2021, researchers of the Inclusive growth in Mozambique programme will discuss their latest research on the coal mining sector in Mozambique.
SeminarSA-TIED seminar on climate change and central banking
PresentationRachel M. Gisselquist and Miguel Niño-Zarazúa on Effectiveness of International & Swedish Democracy Aid for ICLD
On Tuesday, 16 February 2021 at 13:00 Stockholm time, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa , Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER, and Rachel M. Gisselquist , Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER will be presenting and discussing the...
PresentationSOUTHMOD presented at a UNU-WIDER conference
UNU-WIDER organized a two-day online conference on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic in Africa on 11-12 February 2021. The preliminary results of an ongoing SOUTHMOD study were presented on the second day of the conference. The conference Development...
PresentationSOUTHMOD presented at the MEXMOD launch event
Mexico will be launching the tax-benefit microsimulation model MEXMOD on 11 February 2021. The launch event will be organized online by Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo ( CIAD ) and the University of Essex . The...
ConferenceDevelopment challenges in Africa in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic
PresentationPatricia Justino briefs Swedish aid agency on aid in autocracies and fragile countries
On 4 February 2020, UNU-WIDER's Senior Research Fellow Patricia Justino will be giving a presentation at an event organised by Sweden’s government agency for development cooperation Sida as part of their Department for Africa’s...
PresentationTony Addison and Alan Roe at 4th UN Roundtable on Extractives
On 4 February, 2021, Tony Addison and Alan Roe , both Non-Resident Senior Research Fellows at UNU-WIDER, will be presenting at a high-level United Nations Roundtable titled " Extractive industries and sustainable development and the 2030 Agenda...
SeminarSA-TIED seminar on infrastructure development
PresentationMiguel Niño-Zarazúa & Rachel M. Gisselquist presenting on Effects of Swedish and international democracy aid
In December 2020, Expert Group for Aid Studies (EBA) published a new report titled " Effects of Swedish and international democracy aid ". The research behind the report was carried out by researchers from the United Nations University...
WorkshopThird training on VNMOD – a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Viet Nam
The third training event on VNMOD , the tax-benefit microsimulation model for Viet Nam, will introduce participants with earlier experience on using the model to its most recent version, with a goal of promoting its use for evidence-based policy...
SeminarKunal Sen at WEDGE/EMERGE "Interrogating Gender" Seminar
Kunal Sen speaks at the WEDGE and EMERGE programme's first web-based discussion on gender equality and data. The discussion explores what we measure in labor force surveys, what we do not count, and how decisions regarding measurement shape...