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 Helsinki, Finland

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.

For those based in Helsinki, UNU-WIDER and HECER offer a joint course in development economics for Master's-level students. 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.

In Accra, Ghana

UNU-WIDER also supports younger researchers through its contribution to the PhD programme in development economics at the University of Ghana. The programme involves knowledge transfer and embeds these students within UNU-WIDER’s research programme, furthering their own talents in delivering quality assured research that can be disseminated through UNU-WIDER’s communication arm.