Capacity development is an integral part of knowledge sharing and knowledge transfer and is, as such, present throughout UNU-WIDER’s work programme.
UNU-WIDER has been increasing the number of its developing country research collaborators and is stepping up its engagement with younger researchers.
In 2021 the UNU-WIDER Visiting PhD Fellowship Programme will be delivered online. Applications closed 30 April 2021.
In September 2019, UNU-WIDER launched its inaugural Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Industrial Policy and the Challenge for Africa. The 4-week, self-paced course with John Page, senior researcher at UNU-WIDER and the Brookings Institution, outlines how industrial policy designed for the 21st century could support a broader set of economic activities and provide the growth, jobs and industrialization needed in Africa.
In Cape Town, South Africa
In 2019 UNU-WIDER launched a summer school programme on applied labour economics. UNU-WIDER, in collaboration with the Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) at University of Cape Town (UCT), held the 2-week intensive UNU-WIDER Summer School on applied labour economics in Cape Town 18-29 November 2019.
In Helsinki, Finland
Due to COVID-19 restrictions the PhD Fellowship programme will be delivered online in 2021. Details here.
Both the Visiting Scholars and the Visiting PhD Fellowship programmes have been re-invigorated and are linked closely to the research programme. Special attention is given to the inclusion of female and developing country researchers.
The WIDER Seminar Series — open to local and visiting researchers, policy makers, and others interested in development topics — is held on Wednesday afternoons at UNU-WIDER offices.