The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged and undone hard-earned progress on the pathway to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 2021 WIDER Development Conference, hosted by the UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research, will take place online from 6-8 September 2021, with the aim of connecting global research and policy communities to discuss the effects of COVID-19 on development in the Global South and how to move forward.
The three-day conference will provide a platform for sharing knowledge on the effects of the pandemic in different regions across the Global South and discuss what can be done to support recovery and get back on track to continue progress on the SDGs.
The conference will feature keynote addresses from Oriana Bandiera on COVID-19 and extreme poverty, and from Staffan Lindberg on COVID-19 and democracy, a special session in honour of the late Benno Ndulu, a policy panel on data gaps, fireside chats, a poster session and more. The event will also provide opportunities to engage with other attendees through networking opportunities.
For more information and updates, visit the UNU-WIDER website.