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Education, Higher
In the media
The public forum on higher education in Mozambique covered by the national media

On 4 September 2018, the Inclusive Growth in Mozambique Programme hosted a Public Forum in Maputo to share the findings of its report Baseline Survey on the School-to-Work Transitions of University Graduates in Mozambique . The event gathered...

Education Education, Higher
Working Paper
Double jeopardy?: Caste, affirmative action, and stigma

This paper presents the results of an attitude survey administered to university students in India that attempts to delineate the social–psychological mechanisms of ‘externalization’ and ‘internalization’ to understand t...

Caste Education, Higher Equality and inequality
Blog
Higher education and role models key for supporting further gender equality

Gender equality is one of the cross-cutting concerns of the UNU-WIDER work programme 2014-18 ...

Education, Higher Equality and inequality Women
Video
Special Session on South Africa 2

Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 3.2

Health Poverty Economic surveys
Blog
Beyond the Crisis of the African University - Why Institutions Matter

I recently returned from a week at the University of Western Cape (UWC) in South Africa, speaking at a conference honouring Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu who had been Chancellor of the university for 25 years—and had helped to encourage and defen...

Education, Higher Expenditures, Public Structural adjustment (Economic policy)
Blog
From the Editor’s Desk (June-August 2015)

And so we come to the summer Angle . We have just passed the longest day (midsummer) in Helsinki, with 19 or so hours of daylight...

Agriculture Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic growth
Blog
From Helsinki to Hanoi – An Interview with UNU-WIDER Alumnus Aziz Karimov

21 February 2014 Susan Servas An interview with WIDER alumnus, Aziz Karimov Every year UNU-WIDER hosts a number of PhD interns and young scholars from around the world who participate in the different research and professional development activities ...

Education, Higher Job satisfaction Research institutes
Working Paper
Foreign Aid and Sustainable Forestry

Foreign aid can contribute to sustainable forestry in many ways. The goal is to secure forest benefits of the future, without compromising the needs of the present generations. This paper elaborates on forestry aid as it has evolved in the past...

Agriculture Conservation of natural resources Economic assistance and foreign aid
Blog
The Gothenburg Graduates and their Impact in Africa – How Aid has Worked: An Interview with Wisdom Akpalu
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29 August 2013 Carl-Gustav Lindén Since 1997 the University of Gothenburg, Sweden has been running a unique PhD programme on environmental and development economics with a large participation of graduate students from developing countries...

Education Education, Higher Environmental economics
Presentation
Group visit by the students of Hokkaido University

Group visit by students of Hokkaido University, Japan, for briefing on UNU-WIDER's mandate and research, particularly ongoing research work within the project on Foreign Aid, Recom: Research and Communications...

30 August 2012
UNU-WIDER, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Project meeting
Launch of collaboration for joint University of Ghana–UNU-WIDER research and post-graduate teaching programme

UNU-WIDER’s collaboration with the University of Ghana for a joint research and post-graduate teaching programme is launched in presence of the Rector of the United Nations University Professor Konrad Osterwalder and the Vice-Chancellor of the...

11 June 2012
The Great Hall, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
Past event
Blog
Youth Unemployment in the Arab World: What Do We know? What is the Way Forward?
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Imed Drine Many observers see youth unemployment as the major reason behind the recent popular uprisings in a number of Arab countries...

Democracy Economic surveys Education
Presentation
Group visit by the Helsinki Students' UN Association (HYKY ry)

Group visit by the Helsinki Students’ UN Association for a seminar on UNU-WIDER’s mandate and research programme, with a research presentation on the UNU-WIDER project ‘ Development Under Climate Change ’ given by James...

3 May 2012
UNU-WIDER, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Report
Workshop on Employment in Tunisia: What Do We Know? What Is the Way Forward?

On the 10th of April, 2012, the African Development Bank and UNU-WIDER organized a research workshop on the theme of ‘Employment in Tunisia: What Do We Know? What is the Way Forward?’...

Education, Higher Labor market Labor supply
Book Chapter
Two for the Price of One?: The Contribution to Development of the New Female Elites

From the book: The Role of Elites in Economic Development

Discrimination in employment Economic development Education, Higher
Working Paper
Two for the Price of One? The Contribution to Development of the New Female Elites

This paper describes the very different role played by female elites in contemporary developing countries, as compared to the 'early' industrializing countries of the nineteenth and early twentieth century...

Discrimination in employment Economic development Education, Higher
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