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.
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Development challenges in Africa in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic
Recordings from the two day online conference convened by UNU-WIDER on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic in Africa are now available.Read more
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?
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Achieving Sustainable Development in the Least Developed Countries – Towards LDC-V
Conference | 30 August - 1 September 2021 | Helsinki, Finland
This conference will bring together academic community, policy-makers and practitioners to solicit new thinking on the challenges and policy recommendations for LDCs for the next decade.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
736 past and upcoming events
ConferenceCOVID-19 and development - effects and new realities for the Global South
ConferenceAchieving Sustainable Development in the Least Developed Countries - LDC Future Forum
SeminarThe keynote address at the IRSA 16th Annual Conference — Kunal Sen
Kunal Sen has been invited to give the Keynote Address at this year's Indonesian Regional Science Association's (IRSA) Annual Conference on 12 July. Professor Sen will speak on the main lessons from UNU-WIDER's project on ' The...
PresentationRegional identity and intergenerational resource conflict — Evidence from Guinea presented at Umea University
Dr. Klarizze Puzon will present preliminary findings from a forthcoming WIDER working paper on 'Regional identity and intergenerational resource conflict — Evidence from Guinea' at a seminar organized by the Umea University School of...
SeminarExtractive Industries: Taxation and Revenues II
PresentationSOUTHMOD presented at the IAB seminar series
The Institute for Employment Research ( IAB ) is hosting an online seminar series " Corona - leveler or amplifier of social and economic inequality? ". The weekly seminar series aims to bring together empirically rigorous contributions...
SeminarArkebe Oqubay on the economic implications of COVID-19 crisis for developing countries
Project workshopTax and development workshop
The Tax and Development workshop will bring together researchers, tax experts and practitioners to exchange experiences on using administrative tax data in their respective countries for research purposes. The event will be attended by 40 experts...
SeminarSA-TIED seminar on pension-related tax expenditures
On 03 May the SA-TIED programme will host an online seminar on pension-related tax expenditures. The presentation will be given by Agustin Redonda and Chris Axelson under the SA-TIED project work stream on Public revenue for inclusive development ...
PresentationTillman Hönig presents at the European Meeting of the Urban Economics Association
Tillman Hönig , Research Associate at UNU-WIDER, will be presenting his ongong research The Legacy of Conflict: Aggregate Evidence from Sierra Leone at the 10th European Meeting of the Urban Economics Association on 30 April 2021, 2pm CEST. His...
SeminarBruno Martorano on protests and social mobilization during the COVID-19 pandemic
Project meetingCash Plus work in progress meeting
UNU-WIDER's SOUTHMOD tax-benefit microsimulation team, in collaboration with the senior partners and ILO, is involved in assessing the impact of the social protection programmes in Zambia. This event gathered personnel from ministries in Zambia...
WorkshopFourth training round on ECUAMOD – a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Ecuador
Project workshop3rd Annual workshop: Inequality and governance in unstable democracies – the mediating role of trust
SeminarSeminar with the Helsinki Graduate School of Economics on the labour market impact of COVID-19 lockdowns
Simone Schotte presented the recently published WIDER Working Paper on The labour market impact of COVID-19 lockdowns: Eevidence from Ghana for the Helsinki Graduate School of Economics seminar series. The research, part of the project on...