UN at 75: slow death or a new direction?
Annual Lecture 24 | Mark Malloch-Brown
As the UN celebrates its 75th anniversary this WIDER Annual Lecture discusses whether the UN can reinvent itself, or whether it will sink into irrelevance?
The 2020 WIDER Annual Lecture by Lord Mark Malloch-Brown will take place online on 26 October 2020.Read more
WIDER Webinar Series
How is COVID-19 changing development?
The new webinar series features a line-up of eminent researchers and development specialists to present new research on the implications they foresee of COVID-19 for global development efforts and the economic and social impacts for the Global South.
Register to join the webinar live for your chance to ask questions and engage in the discussion! See the current list and registration links for the upcoming webinars.Read more
Achieving Sustainable Development in the Least Developed Countries – Towards LDC-V
Conference | 12-14 May 2021 | Helsinki, Finland
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. Featuring presentations from leading scholars including Richard Baldwin, Seema Jayachandran, Ravi Kanbur, Naila Kabeer and UN ASG Elliott Harris, this WIDER Development Conference provides a forum to discuss innovative, theoretical, and empirical research and its policy take-aways on the challenges for productive job creation in many different country contexts, across all developing regions.Read more
WIDER Seminar Series
The WIDER Seminar Series showcases the latest research on key topics in development economics. The weekly sessions held in Helsinki are open to local and visiting researchers, policy makers, and others working on development topics.Read more
647 past and upcoming events
ConferenceAchieving Sustainable Development in the Least Developed Countries - Towards LDC-V
SeminarMyles Wickstead on the changing face of aid and development
SeminarDaria Taglioni on international trade and supply chains post COVID-19
SeminarFrançois Roubaud and Isabelle Guérin on COVID-19 and the role of RCTs in development
Annual LectureUN at 75: slow death or new direction?
SeminarEl modelo ECUAMOD y los efectos distributivos del COVID-19 en Ecuador
FLACSO-Ecuador y el Centro de Estudios de Desarrollo y Economía Aplicada ( CEDEA ) con sede en FLACSO, se complacen en anunciar una nueva alianza junto con UNU-WIDER y la Universidad de Essex e invitan a la comunidad científica,...
SeminarFunda Ustek-Spilda on fair work in the gig economy after COVID-19
SeminarAnthony Black and Reena das Nair present on agro-processing and inclusive agricultural value chains
SeminarThe effects of firm formalization — a mixed-method study on Mozambique
On 17 September 2020, Hanna Berkel, researcher at the University of Copenhagen, will discuss her latest research on the impact of formalization on Mozambican firms.
Panel discussionClientelist politics and development panel at APSA 2020 annual meeting
On 10 September UNU-WIDER will be participating in a panel at the 2020 APSA Virtual Annual Meeting & Exhibition , on the topic of Clientelist Politics and Development . The panel, chaired by UNU-WIDER's Senior Research Fellow Rachel M...
Project meetingVirtual launch of the Myanmar Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Survey (2019) report
A virtual launch of the Myanmar Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Survey (2019) report will take place on the 1st of September 2020. The online launch event will bring together policy-makers, representatives from international organizations and...
ConferenceBetter Jobs for Development
SeminarEstian Calitz and Ada Jansen present on tax depreciation allowances and tax revenue mobilization in South Africa
SeminarThe effects of the Maputo ring road on the quantity and quality of nearby housing
On 20 August 2020, Peter Fisker, researcher at the University of Copenhagen, will discuss a study prepared within the Inclusive growth in Mozambique programme.
SeminarWilliam Pallangyo on the safety of women traders in the informal sector in Tanzania
William Pallangyo gave a presentation on 19 August 2020, as part of the Sustainable development solutions for Tanzania – strengthening research to achieve SDGs project. The presentation was held as a webinar. Abstract - The Informal Sector and...
SeminarAbel Kinyondo and Chris Huggins on promoting environmental sustainability in the Tanzanian small-scale mining sector
Abel Kinyondo and Chris Huggins gave a presentation on 19 August 2020, as part of the Sustainable development solutions for Tanzania – strengthening research to achieve SDGs project. The presentation was held as a webinar. Abstract –...