Women’s struggle for land in South Asia: Can legal reforms trump social norms?
WIDER Annual Lecture 25 | Bina Agarwal
Have changes in the law giving legal equity in property improved women’s situation in practice? Have they closed the gender gap in actual land ownership and trumped restrictive social norms and customs? If not, is there a way forward?
Find out in the Annual Lecture | Online | 9 December | 16:00 (UCT+2)Read more
WIDER Webinar Series
Think WIDER Webinar Series – New perspectives on development
Think WIDER – New perspectives on development webinar series features a line-up of eminent researchers and development specialists who present their work and discuss new perspectives to the topic of global development.
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
2021 WIDER Development Conference: COVID-19 and development – effects and new realities for the Global South
The 2021 WIDER Development Conference privided provide a platform for sharing knowledge on the effects of the pandemic in different regions across the Global South with the aim of connecting research and policy communities around the world to discuss how to move forward.
Session videos now available. More coming soon.Learn more
WIDER Seminar Series
The WIDER Seminar Series is back! Join us *ONLINE* for research seminars that showcases the latest research on key topics in development economics.Read more
In autumn 2021, the Seminar Series events take place on Wednesdays from 16:00–17:00 on Zoom.
834 past and upcoming events
Project workshopSOUTHMOD modelling mini-retreat
On 14 and 18 October 2021, 15 researchers from different countries gathered together for a SOUTHMOD mini-retreat. The participants discussed different aspects of the SOUTHMOD tax-benefit microsimulation software and examined possible changes to the...
Policy seminarDistributional Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Zambia
SeminarJann Lay on taking stock of the global land rush: few development benefits, many human and environmental risks (Land Matrix Analytical Report III)
LectureIEA seminar — Digital Technologies: Limits and Opportunities for Economic Development
A discussion featuring Dani Rodrik, Daren Acemoglu, Mahdi Ghodsi, Kunal Sen, Albert Park, and Haroon Bhorat. These leading economists discuss the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the role of technology in shaping welfare outcomes in developing...
Project workshopWork-in-progress meeting on tax research collaboration in Zambia
As part of the Building up efficient and fair tax systems – lessons based on administrative tax data project, a work-in progress meeting was held online between UNU-WIDER, Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis & Research ( ZIPAR ) and...
PresentationPatricia Justino at 17th Annual Households in Conflict Network (HiCN) workshop
Households in Conflict Network (HiCN) organises their 17th Annual workshop on 11-12 October 2021 under the theme “Conflict, Migration, and Displacement“. UNU-WIDER's Senior Research Fellow Patricia Justino is the co-founder and co-...
PresentationKunal Sen presenting at Centre for Development and the Environment
Kunal Sen gives a presentation on 7 October 2021 at 2.15-4.15pm at the Centre for Development and the Environemnt, University of Oslo. The topic is his presentation is "How to Get Inclusive Growth Started in Fragile Contexts?". His talk is...
WorkshopSTATA intermediate course for revenue authorities
A new 3-day Stata Intermediate training course is provided to 21 participants, representing researchers and tax experts at revenue authorities and research institutes in Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. The course is prepared and presented by...
PresentationPia Rattenhuber's keynote speech at UNU-FLORES United Nations Day 2021 commemorative event
United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and Resources ( UNU-FLORES ) organizes a commemorative event in Dresden on the occasion of the UN day 2021. The topic of the event is Inequalities in crises. UNU-WIDER...
ConferenceAchieving Sustainable Development in the Least Developed Countries - LDC Future Forum
SeminarLuis Felipe López Calva on inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean
Policy seminarCash Plus dissemination event
PresentationPatricia Justino at the 2021 APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition
On 29 September 2021 Patricia Justino joins a virtual roundtable ‘The Future of Civil War Studies’ at the 2021 APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition . 117th American Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition...
PresentationRoosa Lambin and Milla Nyyssölä on social protection and gender in Tanzania
On 29 September 2021 UNU-WIDER researchers Roosa Lambin and Milla Nyyssölä give a presentation at the weekly online seminar of the Labour Institute for Economic Research . The topic of their presentation is Social protection and gender in...
PresentationUNU-WIDER Research Fellows present at the American Political Science Association's Annual Conference
UNU-WIDER Research Fellow Rachel Gisselquist takes part in the 117th American Political Science Association's Annual Meeting & Exhibition from 28 September to 3 October 2021. Two sessions will feature presentations of WIDER Working Papers...