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.
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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?
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Achieving Sustainable Development in the Least Developed Countries – Towards LDC-V
Conference | 12-14 May 2021 | Helsinki, Finland
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
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
708 past and upcoming events
PresentationJames Robinson at AERC Plenary Session
On 7 December, 2020, Professor James Robinson will gave a presentation at the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) 53rd plenary session “ The Covid-19 Pandemic and Public Finance in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities ”. The...
SeminarSerena Merrino on wage inequality under inflation-targeting in South Africa
SeminarRule of law and judicial independence in Mozambique
On 2 December 2020, Dr João Carlos Trindade, retired judicial magistrate and current chair of the governing board of the non-governmental organization Centro Terra Viva, will discuss his research on the rule of law and judicial independence in...
PresentationSOUTHMOD presented at the ATAF Research webinar series
African Tax Administration Forum ( ATAF ) and the African Tax Research Network ( ATRN ) in conjunction with the University of Pretoria ( UP ) and the University of Witwatersrand ( WITS ) are organizing a Research webinar series on 25-26 November...
SeminarNatural resources, institutions, and economic transformation in Mozambique
On 25 November 2020, José Jaime Macuane and Carlos Muianga will discuss their research on the institutional dynamics of the resources sector in Mozambique.
SeminarDaria Taglioni on international trade and supply chains post COVID-19
PresentationTony Addison at Financing Natural Capital seminar
On 23-24 November, 2020, Tony Addison , Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER, will be presenting at a seminar titled "Financing Natural Capital: Policies for Value Chain Development in Natural Resources in Post COVID-19 Africa...
Project workshopWomen's work – Routes to social and economic empowerment
SeminarThe education sector in Mozambique – from access to epistemic quality in primary education
On 18 November 2020, Mouzinho Mário, Professor at the University of Eduardo Mondlane, will discuss his research on access and epistemic quality of primary education in Mozambique.
SeminarNeryvia Pillay Bell and Harry Kemp on the elasticity of taxable income, new data and estimates for South Africa.
PresentationMaria Jouste on Tax for Development
Maria Jouste , UNU-WIDER Research Associate, will give a presentation at the Tax for Development webinar series on 17 November 2020 (CET). The webinar series is hosted by Chr. Michelsen Institute . The topic of Jouste's presentation will be...
Project workshopDetecting and countering illicit financial flows - project workshop
Project workshopTransforming informal work and livelihoods — authors' workshop
SeminarDecentralization reforms in Mozambique – the role of institutions in the definition of results
On 11 November 2020, Salvador Forquilha, Director and Senior researcher at IESE, will discuss his research.