NewsNew open access book - Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa
On 14 April 2016 Oxford University Press (OUP) published UNU-WIDER’s first open access book, Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa, edited by Channing Arndt, Andy McKay, and Finn Tarp.Growth Growth and employment Poverty
NewsPress release: WIDER Annual Lecture ‘Direct interventions against poverty in poor places’ by economist Martin Ravallion
United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) in partnership with the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) will host the WIDER Annual Lecture 20 at the Stockholm School of Economics on 23...
NewsCall for Papers: Informality and Development – A Conference in Honor of Elinor Ostrom
A multidisciplinary conference on informality and development will be arranged by Indiana University and Cornell University on 22-23 October 2016 in Bloomington, Indiana. The deadline for submission is 1 May 2016.Formal and informal Development Call for papers
NewsProfessors Miguel Urquiola and Haroon Bhorat join the WIDER Board
Professors Miguel Urquiola and Haroon Bhorat have joined the WIDER Board as new members to serve a four-year term until 31 December 2019.
NewsProfessor Finn Tarp met International Relations Masters students from the University of Helsinki and University of Tampere University of Tampere University of Helsinki Finn Tarp
NewsCall for Papers: Measuring quality-of-care in the context of sustainable development goal 3
The Bulletin of the World Health Organization will publish a theme issue on quality of-care in the era of SDGs. This theme issue will include original research articles on quality-of-care in low- and middle-income countries. The selection of this...Health SDG Universal Health Coverage
NewsDoes foreign aid undermine political institutions?
Does foreign aid undermine political institutions? by Finn Tarp and Sam Jones, AidData, 12 November 2015.
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.