World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

Helsinki , Finland

Board Members
  • The mandate of the UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) is to:

    • undertake multidisciplinary research and policy analysis on structural changes affecting the living conditions of the world’s poorest people;
    • provide a forum for professional interaction and the advocacy of policies leading to robust, equitable and environmentally sustainable growth; and
    • promote capacity strengthening and training for scholars and government officials in the field of economic and social policy-making.

    In addition, UNU-WIDER has embarked on postgraduate teaching and twinning in development economics in line with UNU guidelines and priorities.

    The programmes of UNU-WIDER are: climate change, development finance, economic policy and governance; new challenges in development economics; and poverty,inequality and human development.

    UNU-WIDER website

  • Prof. Ernest Aryeetey (Ghana) — Chairperson
    Vice-Chancellor, University of Ghana

    Prof. Anne Case (USA)
    Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs
    Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

    Prof. Ravi Kanbur (UK)
    T.H. Lee Professor of World Affairs
    Professor of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University

    Mrs. Kristiina Kuvaja-Xanthopoulos (Finland)
    Director, Unit for Sectoral Policy, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

    Prof. Elisabeth Sadoulet (France and USA)
    Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Berkeley

    Ms Ling Zhu (China)
    Deputy Director of International Cooperation
    Institute of Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)

    Ex Officio Members

    Dr. David M. Malone (Canada)
    Rector, UNU

    Prof. Finn Tarp (Denmark)
    Director, UNU-WIDER


    United Nations University
    World Institute for Development Economics Research
    Katajanokanlaituri 6B, 00160
    Helsinki, Finland

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