The world at crossroads – securing the future generations

The WIDER Development Conference on securing the future generations is 14–16 May 2024, in Maputo, Mozambique.

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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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The world at crossroads – securing the future generations The world at crossroads – securing the future generations
14 May 2024 08:0016 May 2024 12:30
Radisson Blu Hotel and Residence, Avenida Marginal 141, 9999, Maputo, Mozambique
Webinar
How much tax can low-income countries raise?

In a world where lower-income countries face financing challenges exacerbated by climate change, the Sustainable Development Goals, and recent global health crises, the question of optimizing tax revenue is more pressing than ever. This panel...

17 April 2024 17:0017 April 2024 18:30
Hybrid, Finland
Open for registration
Policy workshop
Labour market inequality and intergenerational mobility

UNU-WIDER hosts an inception workshop on labour market inequality and intergenerational mobility part of the new inequality theme as part of our current 2024–27 work programme. On 16 April 2024, we host a collaborative brainstorming session that...

16 April 2024 09:0016 April 2024 16:30
Hybrid, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
Presentation
Presentation of SA-TIED Working Paper on Worker mobility and productivity spillovers

Carol Newman, co-academic lead for SA-TIED's Workstream 1 on Enterprise development for job creation and growth, will present an SA-TIED Working Paper titled "Worker mobility and productivity spillovers: An Emerging Market Perspective" at the...

12 April 2024
Newman Building (NTh 1), University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
Past event
Seminar
Nicole Hassoun on Measuring population health: avoiding discrimination
11 April 2024
Hybrid, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Project meeting
Work-in-progress meeting on tax research collaboration in Uganda

On 9 April 2024, UNU-WIDER's Domestic Revenue Mobilization (DRM) programme, financed by Norad, hosts a work-in-progress meeting in continuation of the collaborative efforts with Uganda.Master's students present their theses, highlighting recent...

9 April 2024
Hybrid, Finland
Past event
Workshop
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 202428 March 2024
Lusaka, Zambia
Past event
Seminar
Andrea Vaccaro on how (the lack of) state experience shapes today’s fragile states
20 March 2024
Hybrid, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
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 202421 March 2024
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Past event
Policy workshop
Financing infrastructure development in the context of climate change

Join us for a policy debate in which leading experts and policymakers explore the future of South Africa's infrastructure in the context of climate change. This discussion will focus on the impact of climate change on long-term infrastructure...

18 March 2024
Wits Origins Centre, University of the Witwatersrand, 1 Jan Smuts Avenue, Braamfontein 2000, Johannesburg, South Africa
Past event
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
Raúl Prebisch Hall, ECLAC, Av. Dag Hammarskjöld 3477, Vitacura, Santiago de Chile, Chile
Past event
Seminar
Man working, Zambia, search image. Image: Jean Mandela / UNU-WIDER LDC5 Monitor – Defining its scope and uses
7 March 2024
Online, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Conference
LDC Future Forum 2024 logo search image Innovation for structural transformation in Least Developed Countries – LDC Future Forum
5 March 20247 March 2024
Online, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
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
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
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
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
Workshop
Report on aid and social protection systems in the Global South shared with Swedish development agency

Non-resident Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa, is invited to speak and share results at a half-day workshop on 'Social protection in the Global South: evidence, sustainability, climate change and migration, and the role of aid...

21 September 2023
Sida, rm. Höga Kusten, Sundbyberg, Rissneleden 10, Stockholm, Sweden
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Presentation
Rachel M. Gisselquist speaks at BTI Symposium on Countering Democratic Erosion

Rachel M. Gisselquist speaks at the BTI Symposium on Countering Democratic Erosion: Resilience, Depolarization and Inclusion organized by the Bertelsmann Foundation. Her participation in the event will include dissemination of key findings from UNU...

21 September 202322 September 2023
Landgut Stober, Behnitzer Dorfstraße 27-31, Nauen, Germany
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Seminar
Paulo Santos presents evidence on the agricultural origins of prejudice from multiple Asian societies
20 September 2023
Hybrid, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Presentation
Tony Addison at the SEI and SweDev dialogue on development research

Tony Addison, UNU-WIDER Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow and Extractives for Development (E4D) – risks and opportunities project lead, joins a dialogue event The extractive industries in the developing world: dilemmas and opportunities on 19...

19 September 2023
Online, Sweden
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Presentation
ATI workshop in Accra 2023 Tax administrative data work presented at Addis Tax Initiative West Africa regional follow-up meeting
18 September 202320 September 2023
Accra, Ghana
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Presentation
Presentation to the Agence Française de Développement

Lead researchers from UNU-WIDER's Assessment of potential distributional impacts of four development programmes in Benin, Djibouti-Ethiopia, Uganda, and Viet Nam project present the research results to officials at the Agence Française de...

14 September 2023
Agence Française de Développement, Headquarters, 5 rue Roland Barthes, Paris, France
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Seminar
Saumik Paul on Construction productivity and relative prosperity
13 September 2023
Hybrid, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Conference
WIDER Development Conference poster Revving up revenue for development – the role of domestic resource mobilization
6 September 20238 September 2023
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Holbergsgate 30, 166, Oslo, Norway
Past event
Project workshop
2023 SOUTHMOD workshop

On 5 September 2023, participants from six different time zones gather for a hybrid SOUTHMOD workshop to exchange experiences and knowledge on tax-benefit microsimulation modeling in developing countries. This is the first in-person SOUTHMOD workshop...

5 September 2023
Oslo, Norway
Past event
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