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World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (UNU-WIDER) 2005f
Katajanokanlaituri 6 B Helsinki 00160, Finland
tel:358-9 615 9911 fax:358-9 615 99333

Organizational Status: University-affiliated institute, founded in 1985.

General Description: UNU-WIDER is affiliated with the United Nations University and its key aims are to: (1) undertake multidisciplinary research and policy analysis on structural changes affecting the living conditions of the world's poorest people; (2) provide a forum for professional interaction and the advocacy of policies leading to robust, equitable, and environmentally sustainable growth; and (3) promote capacity strengthening and training for scholars and government officials in the field of economic and social policy-making.

Annual Budget: USD 3 million (2004)

Staff: 21 (8 research, 13 administrative/support), 5 visiting, 6 intern, 2 part-time administrative assistant, 150 external research network

Executive Officers:
Prof. SHORROCKS, Tony (Director)
Dr. ADDISON, Tony (Deputy Director)

Public Relations:
Mr. KAZANDJIAN, Ara (Senior Information Assistant)

(As of November, 2004)

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