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
How are people poor? – Measuring global progress towards zero poverty and the SDGs
WIDER Annual Lecture 21 | 24 October 2017
Sabina Alkire will discuss implications of using the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) and other poverty measures for achieving the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly Sustainable Development Goal 1 — to end poverty in all its forms everywhere.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
346 past and upcoming events
SeminarWIDER Seminar Series - Pauline Rossi on private health investments under competing risks
At the WIDER Seminar on 18 October 2017, Pauline Rossi will present findings on private health investments in Senegal. Abstract – Private health investments under competing risks: evidence from malaria control in Senegal | Slides This study...
SeminarWIDER Seminar Series - Venkata Nadella and Alma Boustati
There will be two 30-minute presentations at the seminar on 11 October 2017. Venkata Nadella of Indiana University will present evidence from India on social group identity, electoral reservations, and entrepreneurship, and Alma Boustati of the...
ConferenceMigration and mobility - new frontiers for research and policy
Project workshopProject workshop - Forced migration and inequality: country- and city-level factors influencing refugee integration
UNU-WIDER will hold a project workshop, ‘Forced migration and inequality: country- and city-level factors influencing refugee integration’, on 4 October 2017 in Accra, Ghana. The event brings together researchers to discuss work-in-...
Project meetingMyanmar Enterprise Monitoring System (MEMS) – 2nd Steering Committee meeting
SeminarWIDER Seminar Series - Joseph Vecci on religion, leadership, and coordination
At the seminar on 27 September 2017, Joseph Vecci will present experimental findings on religion, leadership, and coordination. Abstract – Religion, leadership, and coordination: Evidence from a lab experiment in the field Religious inequality...
SeminarWIDER Seminar Series - Shiqi Guo and Abrams Tagem
The seminar on 20 September 2017 will feature two 30-minute presentations. Shiqi Guo will present on urban air quality in China and Abrams Tagem will share his findings on foreign aid and domestic revenue mobilization. Shiqi Guo: Abstract –...
Policy workshopTraining on TAZMOD – a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Tanzania
SeminarWIDER Seminar Series - David Carment on exiting the fragility trap
David Carment of Carleton University will present at the WIDER seminar on 13 September 2017. Abstract – Exiting the fragility trap: Rethinking our approach to the world's most fragile states | PPT slides It is frequently assumed that...
SeminarWIDER Seminar Series - Sowmya Dhanaraj on women at work in India
On 6 September 2017, Sowmya Dhanaraj of the Madras School of Economics will present her work on women at work in India. Abstract – Easing entry and improving job retention for rural Indian women: The role of family structure Culture is...
PresentationTax capacity in developing countries and development finance institutions
The development of international tax regulation and tax avoidance are important topics in the contemporary development debate. On the morning of 1 September around 25 people including staff members from FINNFUND, representatives from civil society...
SeminarWIDER Seminar Series - Dr Shi Li on recent changes in income inequality in China
At the first of this autumn's seminar series, Dr Shi Li will present on income inequality in China. Abstract – Recent changes in income inequality in China During the past three decades China’s economic growth has been among the...
PresentationFinn Tarp at the IPP International Conference 2017
The IPP International Conference 2017, ‘Development and Poverty: China and the World’, will feature speakers and participants from the West, East Asia, South Asia, Latin America, and mainland China to discuss challenges faced by...