NewsFinn Tarp gives closing remarks at Mozambique Grand Mozefo Forum 2015 – ‘peace and development are two sides of the same coin, and the struggle against poverty must continue’
On 4 December 2015 Finn Tarp spoke at the 1st Grand Mozefo Forum 2015 under the heading ’The future is now. Humanizing growth’. The event was aimed at contributing to accelerating growth, inclusion and sustainability in the country by providing a...
NewsDouglass C. North: An Appreciation
Our greatly respected colleague Nobel Laureate Professor Douglass C. North passed away on 23 November 2015, aged 95. He was the very first WIDER Annual Lecturer, initiating a series of annual lectures that has become very important to the...
We have been made aware of vacancy announcements, being circulated via e-mail, from Internet web sites, falsely stating that they are issued by the Institute. These scams, which may seek to obtain money and/or in many cases personal details from the...
NewsAngus Deaton, WIDER Annual Lecturer 2006, wins Nobel Economics Prize for his work on consumption, poverty, and welfare
On Monday 2 October the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that Professor Angus Deaton was to receive the 2015 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare. In...
NewsAfrican Economic Outlook 2015 - Unlocking the potential of local economies for inclusive growth
The African Development Bank, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, and UNU-WIDER held a jointly organized seminar on 8 October 2015 in Helsinki, Finland, to discuss the recently published African Economic Outlook 2015: Regional development –...
NewsPolicy symposium on South Africa in Africa – regionalization an imperative, but also a challenge
Organized by the South African National Treasury, National Planning Commission, Reserve Bank, and UNU-WIDER, the symposium provided participants with an opportunity to reflect on the more than two decades of experience since the fall of apartheid...
NewsPress release: UNU-WIDER 30th Anniversary Conference brings together some of the world’s most eminent development experts
The conference brings together key academic figures such as Nobel laureates in economics Professors Amartya Sen and Joseph Stiglitz, as well as a new generation of researchers and practitioners.
NewsUN selects DUCC as a ‘project to watch’ as part of Big Data Climate Challenge
The United Nations selected UNU-WIDER’s Development Under Climate Change (DUCC) project as ‘one to watch’ in its ‘ Big Data Climate Challenge ’ that is part of the build up to the UN Secretary-General’s Climate...
NewsCall for Papers - Regional Industrialization and Integration
The TIPS Annual Forum will be held in Johannesburg on 14-15 July 2015.Call for papers Regional economics Regional integration
NewsStephen Jenkins on the World Income Inequality Database
The Society for the Study of Economic Inequality has commissioned a series of papers appraising databases containing information about inequality in different countries and globally.These evaluations are forthcoming in a special issue of The Journal...WIID Inequality
NewsUN Selects Development Under Climate Change (DUCC) as a Project to Watch
The United Nations has announced that it has selected UNU-WIDER’s Development Under Climate Change (DUCC) project as ‘one to watch’ in its ‘Big Data Climate Challenge’ that is part of the build up to the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit on 23...Water Big data Agriculture
NewsIn Memoriam: Alexander A. Kwapong, Former UNU Vice-Rector
It is with great sadness that the United Nations University announces the death of Prof. Alexander Adum Kwapong, UNU Vice-Rector from 1976 to 1988. Prof. Kwapong died in Accra, Ghana on 9 August 2014, aged 87.In memoriam
NewsUpdated Version of World Income Inequality Database now Freely Downloadable
The UNU-WIDER World Income Inequality Database (WIID) collects and stores data on income inequality for developed, developing, and transition countries.WIID Inequality
NewsPolicy Brief - lessons from falling inequality in Latin America
The first installation of the new UNU-WIDER Policy Brief series examines the determinants of the recent decline of income inequality in Latin America.