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
Public economics for development
WIDER Development Conference
The conference – held on 5-6 July 2017 in Maputo, Mozambique – focuses on the lessons from modern public and development economics which can guide policy makers to reform tax and public provision systems.Read more
329 past and upcoming events
Policy workshopTraining on ETMOD – a tax-benefit microsimulation for Ethiopia
Policy seminarLaunch of ETMOD - a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Ethiopia
Policy seminarPublic economics for development: What can we learn from the Finnish experience?
ConferencePublic economics for development
Project workshopTax benefit reforms: microsimulation in developing countries
LecturePublic Economics Winter School 2017
The University of Pretoria will hold from 3-7 July 2017 the second Winter School – one of the key events in the public economics capacity building initiative managed by GTAC on behalf of the National Treasury.
Policy workshopTraining on MOZMOD – a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Mozambique
PresentationUNU-WIDER at the International Economics Association World Congress 2017
This year the International Economic Association held its World Conference in Mexico City. The five day event, held from 19th to 23rd of June, featured a huge variety of sessions on many of the key economic issues of the day, as well as keynotes by...
Policy seminarPolicy Seminar - Launch of WHO Bulletin theme issue 'Measuring quality of care'
Policy seminarEngagement on strategies to overcome inequality in South Africa
While South Africa in many ways outperforms other African nations, rising inequality continues to act as a barrier to achieving economic transformation and equitable growth. This two-day event in Pretoria sets out to disseminate research on...
Policy seminarAgenda 2030 roundtable
UNU-WIDER, the UN Association of Finland, and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland held a policy seminar on 29 May 2017 to discuss ongoing efforts towards achieving the goals and efforts set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Policy workshopTraining on GHAMOD - a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Ghana
This event will provide potential users of the GHAMOD model with comprehensive training. As well as providing an overview of the model, the event will include a number of case studies. Attendees will leave with an appreciation of how to navigate and...
Policy seminarLaunch of GHAMOD - a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Ghana
This event will introduce policy makers, researchers, and practitioners to GHAMOD, a new tax-benefit microsimulation programme, which has been developed under the UNU-WIDER SOUTHMOD project, in collaboration with ISSER, University of Tampere, and...
PresentationTaxes, transparency, and state-building
UNU-WIDER’s Chief Economist-Deputy Director Tony Addison gave a presentation at the Helsinki parliamentary seminar 2017, which was organized by the World Bank and held at the Parliament of Finland on 8-10 May 2017.
Project meetingConsultation on VARHS 2016 findings
Policy seminarGrowth, structural transformation, and rural change in Viet Nam
Policy makers, researchers, and students of development will gather on 4 May 2017 in Hanoi to discuss the new UNU-WIDER book, Growth, Structural Transformation, and Rural Change in Viet Nam: A Rising Dragon on the Move.