13 syys 2018

WIDER Development Conference

Date and time:
13.9.2018 – 15.9.2018
Marina Congress Center, Katajanokanlaituri 6
Event language:
free event

Invitation for WIDER Development Conference

UNU-WIDER is pleased to invite you to the 2018 WIDER Development Conference and Annual Lecture 22. Registration is now open, and we highly encourage you to register as soon as possible as seats are limited.

WIDER Development Conference 2018
Think development – Think WIDER

Date: 13-15 September 2018
Venue: Marina Congress Center, Katajanokanlaituri 6, Helsinki, Finland

The ‘Think development – Think WIDER’ conference will be a three-day event bringing together over 400 development experts and academics from across the world. The conference will address issues of finance, food, and climate change, as well as transformation, inclusion, and sustainability in development — topics which have been the focus of UNU-WIDER research over the last decade. It brings together the lessons from the work of hundreds of researchers around the world with the aim of mobilizing evidence-based action around the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its goals.

Conference speakers include, among many others, Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz, former Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank Kaushik Basu, director of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) Sabina Alkire and the former United Nations Under-Secretary General José Antonio Ocampo.

WIDER Annual Lecture 22
The political economy of structural transformation: Has democracy failed African economies? By Ernest Aryeetey

Date: 14 September 2018
Time: 15.45– 19:00 (includes registration and coffee, as well as refreshments after the lecture)
Venue: Europaea hall, Marina Congress Center, Katajanokanlaituri 6, Helsinki, Finland

The WIDER Annual Lecture 22 will be delivered by Ernest Aryeetey, Secretary General of the African Research Universities Alliance. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A. All participants are warmly welcome to attend a reception after the event.

Catch it on webcast

The Annual Lecture 22 by Ernest Aryeetey will be available via livestream on the event page. See here for the schedule.

View full conference programme.