Innovation for structural transformation in Least Developed Countries – LDC Future Forum

The world is far off track from achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the least developed countries (LDCs) are in danger of being left even further behind. With seven years left to 2030, we must urgently develop new ways to accelerate the needed transformations. Making better use of science, technology and innovations is key in this task. The second LDC Future Forum takes place 5–7 March 2024 in Helsinki, Finland. The event is live streamed.

LDC Future Forum 2024

Andrea Vaccaro on how (the lack of) state experience shapes today’s fragile states

Andrea Vaccaro presents at the WIDER Seminar Series on 20 March 2024. According to the prevailing paradigm in international development policy, well-functioning state institutions play a crucial role in facilitating effective international aid. Despite a significant increase in the number of fragile countries in recent years, there has been however limited progress in understanding how aid can be made more effective in these contexts. Our study argues that one of the main obstacles to this progress lies in the conceptualization and measurement of state fragility.

WIDER Seminar Series

The WIDER Seminar Series has returned! Beginning in March, join either online or in person for the 2024 season of this exciting event series to hear the latest research in development.

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CSPR MicroZAMOD training workshop

The Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR) is excited to announce a CSPR MicroZAMOD training workshop in Lusaka from 25–28 March 2024. This intensive four-day event is part of the SOUTHMOD project and aims to bring together staff members of CSPR...

25 March 2024 09:0028 March 2024 17:00
Lusaka, Zambia
Seminar
Andrea Vaccaro on how (the lack of) state experience shapes today’s fragile states
20 March 2024 15:0020 March 2024 16:00
Hybrid, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
Open for registration
Workshop
UNU-WIDER facilitates learning at 2024 ATI Tax Gap Workshop

Organized by the Addis Tax Initiative (ATI), in partnership with the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s AFRITAC East and Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD), UNU-WIDER and the World Bank’s Global Tax Program.

19 March 2024 09:0021 March 2024 17:30
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Panel discussion
Photo of two factory chimneys with steam coming out of them against a blue sky. Connecting the productivity challenge with development policies in Latin America and the Caribbean
13 March 2024 09:0013 March 2024 13:15
Raúl Prebisch Hall, ECLAC, Av. Dag Hammarskjöld 3477, Vitacura, Santiago de Chile, Chile
Open for registration
Seminar
Man working, Zambia, search image. Image: Jean Mandela / UNU-WIDER LDC5 Monitor – Defining its scope and uses
7 March 2024 09:307 March 2024 12:30
Online, Helsinki, Finland
Conference
LDC Future Forum 2024 logo search image Innovation for structural transformation in Least Developed Countries – LDC Future Forum
5 March 2024 09:007 March 2024 14:00
Online, Helsinki, Finland
Seminar
Kunal Sen on Varieties of Structural Transformation – SOAS Seminar series

Kunal Sen joins the SOAS Economics Seminar Series to present insights from the book Varieties of Structural Transformation.One of the key features of modern economic growth is the process of structural transformation, which is the movement of workers...

29 February 2024
SOAS, University of London main building, RB01, 10 Thornhaugh St, London, United Kingdom
Past event
Presentation
Tax administrative data work presented at Addis Tax Initiative East Africa follow-up meeting

Amina Ebrahim, UNU-WIDER Research Fellow, presents and runs a training at the Addis Tax Initiative (ATI) East Africa regional follow-up technical meeting on tax expenditures in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on 6-8 December 2023. The regional meeting is...

6 December 20238 December 2023
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Past event
Presentation
Abrams M.E. Tagem presents at the CERDI research seminar

UNU-WIDER Research Associate Abrams M.E. Tagem presents at the research seminar of the Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur le Développement International (CERDI), on 5 December 2023 in Clermont-Ferrand, France.He presents the WIDER Working Paper...

5 December 2023
26 avenue Léon Blum, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Past event
Workshop
Navigating administrative data access: strategies, reasons, and partner perspectives

The United Nations World institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), the National Treasury of South Africa, the Spatial Economic Activity Data South Africa, and the Southern African Towards Economic Development (SA-TIED) programme, with...

4 December 20238 December 2023
Stats SA Auditorium, ISIbalo House, Koch Street; Salvokop , Pretoria, South Africa
Past event
Presentation
Kunal Sen joins ESCAP Expert Group Meeting on the Countries with Special Needs Development Report 2024

On 1 December UNU-WIDER Director, Kunal Sen, joins the ESCAP Expert Group Meeting on their flagship publication, the Countries with Special Needs Development Report 2024. Prof. Sen's presentation contributes to discussions on the evolving role of the...

1 December 2023
ESCAP , Bangkok, Thailand
Past event
Seminar
Nadine Riedel on the effectiveness of countermeasures against multinational tax avoidance
29 November 2023
Hybrid, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Presentation
CGD webinar on methane, people on the screen Extractives for Development work presented at Center for Global Development webinar
21 November 2023
Online, United States
Past event
Workshop
First PERUMOD training and launch event

As part of the SOUTHMOD project, the national team at Universidad del Pacífico in collaboration with UNU-WIDER and International Inequalities Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science organizes the first training and launch...

20 November 202323 November 2023
Universidad del Pacífico, Peru
Past event
Webinar
Financial Benefit Sharing in the Energy Transition

UNU-WIDER and the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) host the sevent researchers’ seminar on Extractive industries: Taxation and revenues. This online seminar, themed Financial Benefit Sharing in the...

16 November 2023
Online, Netherlands
Past event
Seminar
Gabriela Zapata Román on The motherhood effect on women's labour trajectories: preliminary results
15 November 2023
Hybrid, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Policy seminar
Uganda TIN registration form, calculator, currency, pen. Image: Kalungi Kabuye / UNU-WIDER Findings from recent research based on Ugandan administrative tax data
15 November 2023
Hotel Protea by Marriott, Elgon Terrace, Kampala, Uganda
Past event
Presentation
New York scryscraper silhouette search image. Image: Zach Miles / Unsplash UNU-WIDER at the Dialogue on Tax and SDGs conference
14 November 202317 November 2023
Online, New York, United States
Past event
Workshop
Introduction to Spatial Data Using QGIS

On 14 -16 November 2023, SA-TIED will to host a comprehensive training workshop on the "Introduction to Spatial Data Using QGIS” at Statistics South Africa. The training is tailored for SA-TIED programme partners and will be delivered by Dr. Bruno...

14 November 202316 November 2023
Stats SA Auditorium, ISibalo House, Koch Street; Salvokop , Pretoria, South Africa
Past event
Policy seminar
Receipt from a card machine in a grocery store. Image: Imani Nsamila Improved compliance and a renewed social contract for the SDGs
10 November 2023
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Workshop
SA-TIED workshop: Workstream 5 – WEF in the context of climate change

The Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED) programme will host a work-in-progress workshop for Workstream 5: Food, Energy, and Water in a Context of Climate Change at Stellenbosch University. This workshop, scheduled for...

10 November 2023
Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch Central, Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Past event
Lecture
Josue Isai Ramos Figueroa Sustainable cities and structural transformation in Africa in the twenty-first century
9 November 2023
Event Square at Helsinki City Hall, Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Workshop
African urbanization – bridging the gap to structural transformation

Urbanization has long been associated with structural transformation—the shift of workers from low-productivity sectors to high-productivity ones. This shift is crucial to fostering economic growth and reducing poverty. However, the story of African...

9 November 202310 November 2023
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Presentation
Kunal Sen presents at REPOA's 27th Annual Research Workshop

On 8 November 2023 UNU-WIDER Director Kunal Sen virtually attends the 27th Annual Research Workshop of REPOA to present resent research on structural transformation. REPOA is a leading independent think tank in Tanzania and among the top think tanks...

8 November 2023
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Past event
Conference
SA-TIED's presence at the Inequality, Work, and Nature Conference

SA-TIED representatives recently participated in the Inequality, Work, and Nature Conference, held on 8 and 9 November 2023. This collaborative effort, led by The Presidency, The EU, and the African Centre of Excellence for Inequality Research at the...

8 November 20239 November 2023
University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700, Cape Town, South Africa
Past event
Conference
Agricultural development in Mozambique: trends, challenges and opportunities

The importance of the agricultural sector in the Mozambican economy, its potential to help move people out of poverty, and its vulnerability to the effects of weather shocks and climate change, place it among key policy areas in the country. However...

8 November 2023
Maputo, Mozambique
Past event
Presentation
Estimating the macroeconomic costs of power outages in South Africa

Richard Kima, a Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER / SA-TIED, will present research at the Academic Seminar Series that will be held on 6 November, 2023 at the University of Pretoria. His paper, "Estimating the Macroeconomic Costs of Power Outages in South...

6 November 2023
University of Pretoria, Lynwood Road, Pretoria, South Africa
Past event
Workshop
First ZANMOD training and launch event

As part of the SOUTHMOD project, the national team at Zanzibar Revenue Authority (ZRA) in collaboration with UNU-WIDER and Southern African Social Policy Research Insights (SASPRI) organizes the first training event on the ZANMOD model, along with...

30 October 20232 November 2023
Golden Tulip Airport, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Past event
Panel discussion
Towards peace and decent work in Africa: Accelerating progress on the SDGs
26 October 2023
UNECA, United Nations Conference Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Past event
Rule of Law Day

On 26 October the Rule of Law center hosts Rule of Law Day at the University of Helsinki's City Centre Campus and online. This event is an integral part of the Rule of Law Centre's commitment to fostering dialogue on international development...

26 October 2023
University of Helsinki's City Centre Campus, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Seminar
Stefan Leeffers on the effect of information on flood preparedness in urban Mozambique
25 October 2023
Hybrid, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Workshop
Sixth training on TAZMOD - a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Tanzania

As part of the SOUTHMOD project, the national team at University of Dar es Salaam in collaboration with UNU-WIDER, and Southern African Social Policy Research Insights (SASPRI) organizes a training event on TAZMOD, the tax-benefit microsimulation...

25 October 202327 October 2023
Golden Tulip Airport, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Past event
Seminar
Iván Torre on Educational mobility in Europe and Central Asia
19 October 2023
Hybrid, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Presentation
Michael Danquah presents at ODI workshop on inclusive, sustainable economic transformation

On 18 October Michael Danquah joins a workshop hosted by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) on Unpacking Informal Economy Heterogeneity: what role for informal value chains and sectors/sub-sectors in inclusive, sustainable economic...

18 October 2023
Past event
Workshop
Second RWAMOD training

As part of the SOUTHMOD project, the national team at the Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA), in collaboration with UNU-WIDER and the Southern African Social Policy Research Insights (SASPRI), are organizing the second in-person training workshop on...

18 October 202320 October 2023
Kigali, Rwanda
Past event
Workshop
Findings from recent research using RWAMOD

As part of the SOUTHMOD project, the national team at the Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA), in collaboration with UNU-WIDER and the Southern African Social Policy Research Insights (SASPRI) are organizing a stakeholder meeting on findings from recent...

18 October 2023
Online, Kigali, Rwanda
Past event
Presentation
Nomvuyo Guma presents key insights on South African economic reforms

Nomvuyo Guma, Chief Director for Microeconomic Policy at the National Treasury, and policy lead on SA-TIED work stream 6 recently presented a research paper at the International Winelands Conference hosted by Stellenbosch University. The conference...

16 October 202318 October 2023
The Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS), 10 Marias Rd, Mostersdrift​ , Stellenbosch, South Africa
Past event
Presentation
UNU-WIDER at the World Investment Forum 2023

UNU-WIDER's research and capacity development initiatives are presented at the 8th World Investment Forum, which takes place on 16-20 October 2023 in Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. Some of the sessions will be livestreamed, join here. Register...

16 October 202320 October 2023
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Khaleej Al Arabi Street, United Arab Emirates
Past event
Annual Lecture
AL27-thumbnail Globalization in crisis – confronting a new economic reality
10 October 2023
The Gamle Festsal (Old Assembly Hall) in the Domus Academica of the University of Oslo, Karl Johans gate 47, Oslo, Norway
Past event
Workshop
Stata data management training

A three day in-person Data management in Stata capacity development workshop is provided to the research staff of the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) and Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis & Research (ZIPAR) in Lusaka, Zambia on 9-11 October 2023...

9 October 202311 October 2023
Zambia Revenue Authority, Lusaka, Zambia
Past event
Panel discussion
UN HQ Accelerating progress towards fairer societies
4 October 2023
United Nations Headquarters, Room CR 11, 405 E 45th St, New York, New York, United States
Past event
Workshop
Stata data management training

A five day in-person Data management in Stata capacity development workshop is provided to the research staff of the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) and Zanzibar Revenue Authority (ZRA) in Stonetown, Zanzibar on 2-6 October 2023. Few people in...

2 October 20236 October 2023
Zanzibar, Stonetown, Tanzania
Past event
Seminar
Varieties of structural transformation seminar by Kunal Sen

On 27 September Kunal Sen attends the The Faculty of Economics of Thammasat University in Pranakorn, Bangkok, to deliver a seminar titled 'Varieties of structural transformation'. The presentation draws on the UNU-WIDER project exploring the old and...

27 September 2023
Bangkok, Thailand
Past event
Presentation
Bangkok - Unsplash - Nick van den Berg The developer’s dilemma – discussion event with ESCAP
26 September 2023
ESCAP, Theatre, UNCC, Rajadamnern Nok Avenue Khwaeng Bang Khun Phrom, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
Past event
Panel discussion
Bangkok - Unsplash - Frida Aguilar Estrada Accelerating progress towards decent work and fairer societies – joint event with ESCAP
26 September 2023
ESCAP, CR-4, UNCC, Rajadamnern Nok Avenue Khwaeng Bang Khun Phrom, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
Past event
Workshop
Difference-in-Differences (DiD) training with Pedro H.C. Sant’Anna

From 25–27 September 2023, UNU-WIDER will be offering a Difference-in-Differences (DiD) training on its premises with Dr Pedro H.C. Sant’Anna. The training will be offered by invitation only to external participants from Helsinki Graduate School of...

25 September 202327 September 2023
UNU-WIDER Sustainability Library, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Workshop
UNU-WIDER at UN Youth of Finland's Youth Peace Week: Young voices in peace research

UNU-WIDER takes part in UN Youth of Finland's Youth Peace Week 21 September 2023. In partnership with UN Youth of Finland and Saferglobe, UNU-WIDER organizes Young voices in peace research.

21 September 2023
Huolintatalo, Pasilankatu 2, 00101, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
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