Mining for Change
This new open access book presents research undertaken to understand how better management of the revenues and opportunities associated with natural resources can accelerate diversification and structural change in Africa.... Read more
Women in Science
On 11 February the world celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. UNU-WIDER, along with other institutes across United Nations University, are taking this day of celebration a step further with a month long campaign ... Read more
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Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED)
The SA-TIED programme looks at ways to support policy-making for inclusive growth and economic transformation in the southern Africa region.
Transforming economies – for better jobs
WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNESCAP, 11-13 September 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand
14 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
ConferenceGlobal partnerships for sustainable development
In the mediaThai media attend WIDER Development Conference to discuss SDG8: inequality, and women’s empowerment
The Transforming economies – for better jobs conference was held in Bangkok, Thailand, 11-13 September, in partnership with United Nations ESCAP. The theme of the conference was SDG 8: promoting sustainable economic growth, productive...WIDER Development Conference
BlogHighlights from the 2019 WIDER Development Conference
The World Bank recently estimated that two-thirds of all jobs in developing countries are at risk of automation...Jobs sdg8 Economic transformation
AboutPhotos: Transforming economies – for better jobs
Selection of conference photos. They can also available on Flickr . Think development – Transforming economies conference album slideshow...WIDER Development Conference
Policy seminarChanging technologies and the jobs of tomorrow
Watch the live stream recording United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) in partnership with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will organize a three-day...
ConferenceTransforming economies - for better jobs
VideoWebcast: Transforming economies – for better jobs
UNU-WIDER in partnership with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will organize a three-day conference on transforming economies in Bangkok, Thailand, on 11-13 September 2019. See the full programme...WIDER Development Conference Economic transformation
AboutPoster session: Transforming economies – for better jobs
There will be a poster session on each day of the conference from 13:00‐13:45. Up to 16 posters will be presented in the exhibition area on level 2 of the United Nations Convention Center. The posters will be different on each day of the conference...WIDER Development Conference Poster Session
ProgrammeConference programme: Transforming economies - for better jobs WIDER Development Conference
In the mediaWIDER 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
BlogReflections 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
BlogWhat 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
BlogDevelopment 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