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Development Economics
Policy Brief
Learning from a half-century of economic development in Asia

When Gunnar Myrdal published his magnum opus, Asian Drama: An Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations , in 1968, he was deeply pessimistic about the development prospects in Asia...

Development Economics Asia Industrial policy
Working Paper
Inequality in China: Development, transition, and policy

In this paper we describe the major trends in China’s income inequality over the past 40 years and explain them as the outcome of four interleaved stories...

China Inequality Development Economics
In the media
WIDER Development Conference in Helsinki draws media attention

The 2018 WIDER development conference, Think development – Think WIDER , took place in Helsinki, Finland, on 13-15 September. The conference focused on the main themes and findings of UNU-WIDER’s research over the last 10 years—...

WIDER Development Conference Development Economics Event
Reflections on thinking development, thinking WIDER

What do we talk about at a conference on development economics? Well, robots, rockets, and space, of course. 13 September through 15 September 2018, UNU-WIDER hosted the Think development - Think WIDER conference in Helsinki, Finland...

WIDER Development Conference Development Economics Economic policy
What is the future of industrial policy in Africa: Views from Experts

13 September through 15 September 2018, UNU-WIDER hosted the Think development - Think WIDER conference in Helsinki, Finland...

WIDER Development Conference Development Economics Economic policy
Development policy in an era of robots: Views from the experts

Labour-saving technology in the form of robotic systems, artificial intelligence, and advanced computer networks may cause a rapid decline in global employment...

WIDER Development Conference Development Economics Economic policy
Windmill 2018 Nordic conference on development economics
11 June 201812 June 2018
Aalto University School of Business, Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Evaluating Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in Southern Africa

Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Plenary 2

Climate change Water use Renewable energy sources
Policy workshop
Development finance - a role for foreign assistance

Has foreign aid boosted economic growth on average in developing countries? How and why is the aid landscape changing? What are the key strategic choices ahead for the development community? ​These and many other questions were discussed in a policy...

8 June 2015
Danish Embassy, Mchafukoge, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Past event
Nordic Cooperation towards eradicating poverty and ensuring sustainable development for all

Nordic ministers for development cooperation to Helsinki – towards closer cooperation

13 March 2014
Helsinki, Finland
Past event
The post-2015 environment: Crafting a current and future research agenda

Presentation at an International workshop by the Director Finn Tarp. ‘The Post-2015 Environment: Crafting a Current and Future Research Agenda...

13 June 2013
The Rockefeller Foundation, New York, United States
Past event
Experimental and non-experimental methods to study government performance: contributions and limits

Theme: 2012-13

In recent years, field experiments using randomized trials have gained increasing popularity in the field of development economics. In particular, scholars have argued strongly for their use as the best means of identifying ‘what works’...

Field experiments Non-experimental methods Governance
SOAS Seminar on Aid and Development in Asia and Africa

Organised by School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London and the UK Office of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The panel of Speakers and Discussants includes: Ernest Aryeetey, Chairperson of the Board of UNU...

17 February 201118 February 2011
Khalili Lecture Theater (B1), School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, United Kingdom
Past event
Photo: Rachel Strohm Decentralization and urban service delivery - implications for foreign aid

Theme: 2010-11

Foreign aid Decentralization Public sector administration
Photo: UN Photo/Tim McKulka Foreign aid and democracy in Africa

Theme: 2010-11

Foreign aid Development Economics Good governance
Aid, Growth, and Development: Have We Come Full Circle?

Presentation by Finn Tarp , Director UNU-WIDER, and Tony Addison , Chief Economist and Deputy Director UNU-WIDER See working paper Working Paper 2010/96 Aid, Growth, and Development: Have We Come Full Circle?

6 October 2010
Unit for Development Policy Planning of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
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