To celebrate 30 years of research for development, the UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) is organizing the conference Mapping the Future of Development Economics, a three-day event of presentations, discussion, and debate. The conference will take place in Helsinki from 17 to 19 September 2015 and will bring together key figures, including some of the world’s most eminent development leaders, and the new generation of researchers and practitioners.
Since 1985 UNU-WIDER has built an impressive reputation on the world stage, standing for high-quality development economics research and vital capacity building, bringing together perspectives and experience from across academia, development, government, and international organizations.
The 30th anniversary conference will address the biggest challenges of our time: environment and climate change; conflict; macroeconomic stabilization and adjustment; transition; inclusive growth, foreign aid, inequality and gender equality. By celebrating 30 years of valuable work, as well as bold, new approaches, the conference will help to frame the past and future of development economics.
The conference will also feature the 19th UNU-WIDER Annual Lecture presented by Nobel laureate and UNU-WIDER founding father Professor Amartya Sen who will provide an overview of how the challenges of development have changed, and how they have remained the same, over the last 30 years.
All of the conference’s panel sessions, as well as the keynote address by Joseph Stiglitz and the UNU-WIDER Annual Lecture 19, will be streamed live on the UNU-WIDER website.
For full conference details, visit the UNU-WIDER website.
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