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a. Video Interviews and Debates
b. Conferences, Seminars, Workshops and Meetings (Videos)
c. Newspaper Articles

d. Blog Posts

e. Media Coverage
f. Other Articles



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a) Video Interviews and Debates



‘Development is Good for the Economy’. Science Stories podcast. Published on 22 October 2020 (in Danish).
‘What is an Institutional Diagnostic?’. Oxford Policy Management. Published on 21 November 2019.
‘What Makes DERG Different?’. DERG, University of Copenhagen. Published on 23 October 2019.
‘Interview with Professor Finn Tarp on SA-TIED. DERG, University of Copenhagen. Published on 10 April 2019.
Interview with UNU-WIDER Director Finn Tarp’. Kaya FM. Published on 26 October 2018.
Policy Formation and Implementation Process: Finn Tarp. SABC Digital News. Published on 24 October 2018.
Economic Transformation: Lessons for Development. UNU-WIDER. Published on 28 August 2018.
10 Lessons for Development. UNU-WIDER. Published on 28 August 2018.
Think Development - Think WIDER. UNU-WIDER. Published on 21 August 2018.
Viet Nam: How to Build a Data Revolution. Finn Tarp – Long-Term Collaboration. UNU-WIDER. Published on 20 July 2017.
  ‘Inclusive Growth in Mozambique’. UNU-WIDER. Published on 23 March 2017.
Trends in Global Inequality. UNU-WIDER. Published on 12 July 2016.
Responding to Crises. UNU-WIDER. Published on 23 May 2016.
Aid & Development: The Last 30 Years and the Next 30. UNU-WIDER. Published on 24 November 2015.
‘In Focus: Growth and Inequality’. UONGOZI Institute. Published on 5 February 2015.
Transformation, Inclusion, Sustainability - UNU-WIDER 2014-18 Work Programme. UNU-WIDER. Published on 23 January 2015.
Aid, Growth and Development- an interview with Finn Tarp. UNU-WIDER. Published on 11 September 2014.
Finn Tarp - The Challenges of Development Aid. United Nations University. Published on 19 July 2013.
DR Debatten Why Poverty? - 14 November. Why Poverty. Published on 30 November 2012.

TIDI: Interview with Prof. Finn Tarp, Director UNU-WIDER, Finland. Trinity College Dublin. Published on 31 July 2012.
‘TIDI: My Career in Development - Prof. Finn Tarp. Trinity College Dublin. Published on 31 July 2012.


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b) Conferences, Seminars, Workshops and Meetings (Videos)

‘COVID-19 and Development – Effects and New Realities for the Global South. Special session | In memory of Benno Ndulu’. UNU-WIDER. Published on 17 September 2021.
‘Think Development - Think WIDER. Plenary 5, Closing Remarks - Finn Tarp’. UNU-WIDER. Published on 10 October 2018.
WIDER Annual Lecture 21 - Welcome by Director Finn Tarp. UNU-WIDER. Published on 30 October 2017.
Think Development - Think WIDER. Plenary 1 - Finn Tarp’. UNU-WIDER. Published on 1 October 2018.
‘Plenary: Development Policy - Doing (and Teaching) Economics for the Real World’. Eighteenth IEA World Congress. Speaker: Dani Rodrik, Chair: Finn Tarp and Discussant: Erik Berglof. The video starts at minute 4:25. Published on 21 June 2017. 
‘What is the Role of the International Community? Responding to Crises Conference, Helsinki, Finland. UNU-WIDER. Publsihed on 16 October 2016.
WATCH: 'Made in Africa': Experts debate African Industrialization and Structural Transformation. Africa in Focus. Brookings. Publsihed on 23 May 2016 by Christina Golubski.
‘Inequality Conference - Opening’. Conference: Inequality - measurement, trends, impacts, and policies, Helsinki, Finland. UNU-WIDER. Published on 10 October 2014.
Finn Tarp - Distributional Impacts of the 2008 Global Food Price Spike in Vietnam'. Conference: New Directons in the Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition. Cornell Transnational Learning. Published on 24 April 2014.
JICA-RI Seminar: Aid, Growth, Poverty and the Changing Global Market'. JICA Research Institute. Published on 22 April 2014.
ReCom: Aid for Gender Equality 7/7 - Conclusion'. ReCom Research Results Meeting. UNU-WIDER. Published on 15 January 2014.
How to make news from foreign aid? - UNU-WIDER at WCSJ 2013 1/5'. 8th World Conference of Science Journalists. UNU-WIDER Published on 15 July 2013.
How to make news from foreign aid? - UNU-WIDER at WCSJ 2013 2/5'. 8th World Conference of Science Journalists. UNU-WIDER Published on 15 July 2013.
ReCom: Aid and Our Changing Environment 17/24 - Research Synthesis'. ReCom Results Meeting: Aid and our changing Environment, 4 June 2013, Stockholm, Sweden. UNU-WIDER. Published on July 9 2013.
ReCom: Aid and the Social Sector 2/8 - Finn Tarp'. ReCom Results Meeting: Aid and the Social Sectors, 13 March 2013, Stockholm, Sweden. UNU-WIDER. Published on 8 April 2013.
UNU-WIDER Sept 2012: Closing Remarks'. Conference on Climate Change & Development Policy, 28-29 September 2012, Helsinki, Finland. UNU-WIDER. Published on 29 November 2012.
UNU-WIDER Sept 2012: Opening Welcome and Conference Overview'. Conference on Climate Change & Development Policy, 28-29 September 2012, Helsinki, Finland. UNU-WIDER. Published on 29 November 2012.
ReCom: Jobs - Aid at Work seminar 9/10 - Sam Jones, Finn Tarp and Martin Rama'. Jobs - Aid at Work, 8 October 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark. UNU-WIDER. Published on 31 October 2012.
Welcome by Finn Tarp, Director UNU-WIDER'. Conference on Poverty and Behavioural Economics, Helsinki, Finland. UNU-WIDER. Published on 14 September 2011.


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c) Newspaper Articles

Forskere: En Universel Basisindkomst Kan Have Langvarige Positive Effekter. Udvikling, 4 April 2022. With S. Jones (in Danish).
Forskere: Langsigtet Udviklingsbistand Skaber Positive Effekter for den Enkelte. Udvikling, 1 June 2021. With S. Jones (in Danish).
Vi har brug for en ny type bistand. Børsen, 15 January 2016. With S. Jones (in Danish).
We Know that Aid Works. Børsen, 26 October 2015. With S. Jones (in Danish).
‘Knowledge via fellowships’ (‘Viden tur-retur via stipendiater). Jyllands-Posten, 10 January 2013. With N.E. Koch, M. Broberg, E. Fihl, S.E.B. Jensen, and A. de Neergaard (in Danish).
‘Denmark and Vietnam in a Promising Partnership’. Politiken, feature article, 17 September 2013, Copenhagen. With S. Davidsen, H. Hansen and J. Rand (in Danish).

A New Vision for the Poorest Farmers. Politikken, feature article, 8 October 2003, p. 5. Copenhagen. With C. F. Bach, N. Kaergaard, A. Larsen and P. Pinstrup-Andersen (in Danish).
The World Bank has it Wrong. Kristeligt Dagblad, p. 5, feature article, 27 July 2001. With O. Winckler Andersen (in Danish).
Myths and Realities Behind Development Aid. Universitetsavisen, no. 3, pp. 10-1, feature article, Videnskabet, University of Copenhagen, 15 February 2001. With P. Hjertholm (in Danish).
‘Limits to Market Competition. Politiken, feature article, 9 March 1994, Section 2, p. 5. Copenhagen. With H. Aage (in Danish).


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d) Blog Posts

Poverty and Vulnerability Dynamics in Myanmar. London School of Economics, 18 February 2022. With I. Ferreira and V. Salvucci.
Understanding How the Pandemic is Shaping Extreme Poverty: Can Big Data Help? Oxford Policy Management Institute, Data & Evidence to End Extreme Poverty (DEEP) project, 16 October 2021. With N. Tzavidis, P. Lanjouw and L. Scott.
Global Inequality May Be Falling, But the Gap Between Haves and Have-Nots is Growing. The Conversation, 2 September 2021. With C. Gradin and M. Leibbrandt.
Mozambique's Difficult Decade: Three Lessons to Inform Next Steps. The Conversation, 31 May 2021. With S. Jones.
Mozambique's Difficult Decade: Three Lessons to Inform Next Steps. WIDERAngle, June 2021. With S. Jones.
Adding Insult to Injury – The Impacts of COVID-19 on Urban Youth in Mozambique. WIDERAngle, April 2021. With E-M. Egger and I. Manhique.
‘Building Resilience to Climate Change in Ethiopia -  What Do We Know So Far?’ DERG, The Story Beneath. Published on 23 October 2019.
Comprehensive Policy Change needed in Myanmar to Support Structural Transformation: Insights from the Myanmar Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Survey 2017. WIDERAngle, September 2018.
Income Inequality in a Globalising World. Ideas for India, 17 February 2017. With L. Roope and M. Nino-Zarazua.
Made in Africa - the future of production on the continent. World Economic Forum, 20 January 2017. With C. Newman and J. Page.
Some good news from Mozambique: poverty levels have been reduced. The Conversation, 8 November 2016. With C. Arndt.
Absolute versus relative inequality: This is why both matters. World Economic Forum, 23 September 2016. With M. Nino-Zarazua and L. Roope.
Income inequality in a globalising world. Vox, 20 September 2016. With M. Nino-Zarazua and L. Roope.
How should the international community respond to migration and refugees?. WIDERAngle, September 2016. With S. Parviainen.
An economist's view on migration and refugees. WIDERAngle, September 2016. With S. Parviainen.
Done sensibly, agricultural development can reduce poverty in Africa. The Conversation, 20 April 2016. With C. Arndt and A. Mckay.
Aid and Gender - making foreign aid count. WIDERAngle, March 2016.
Aid and Gender - making foreign aid count. Wiley Gender Equality Blog, 16 March 2016.
Development Aid Works Over Time, But Must Adapt to 21st-Century Needs. The Conversation, 3 February 2016. With C. Arndt and S. Jones.
‘Building on Success in Development Aid?’ WIDERAngle, UNU-WIDER, December 2015. With C. Arndt.
Does Foreign Aid Undermine Political Institutions? AidData, 12 November 2015. With S. Jones.
‘Environmental Change and Economic Development in Africa’. WIDERAngle, UNU-WIDER, November 2015.
‘Does Aid Make Economic Sense?WIDERAngle, UNU-WIDER, 26 March 2014.
‘The Present Development Debate and Beyond’. WIDERAngle, UNU-WIDER, February 2013.
‘Poverty Reduction and Economic Structure’. WIDERAngle, UNU-WIDER, December 2011. With C. Arndt, A. Garcia and J. Thurlow.
‘On Aid and Growth’. WIDERAngle, UNU-WIDER, October 2011.
‘UNU-WIDER: More Needed Than Ever’. WIDERAngle, UUNU-WIDER, 24 September 2009.

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e) Media Coverage

‘Mozambique: Growing Inequality Confirmed, Fuelled by Policy Benefitting Better Off’. All Africa, 12 July 2019. By Joseph Hanlon.
‘Insurance, not Loan Waivers, Can Pull the Poor out of Debt’. Livemint, 10 February 2018. By Ragini Bhuyan.
‘Hør Podcast: Myter om Milliarder’. Politiken, 15 December 2017. By Sille Westphal Rasmussen (in Danish).
‘University of the United Nations Warns of Risk of Inequalities in Mozambique’. Club of Mozambique, 29 November 2017.
‘Number of Super-Rich People Boom, Poor Households on the Rise’. VietNamNet, 15 November 2017.
‘Few Rural Families are Able to Access Credit: Report’. Viet Nam News, 9 November 2017.
‘Report Updates Characteristics of Vietnam's Rural Economy’. VietNamNet, 8 November 2017.
‘Vice President Bawumia Reveals Migration, Mobility High on Government Agenda’. Modern Ghana, 6 October 2017.
‘Bawumia Calls for Broader Research on Migration’. Ghana Business News, 6 October 2017.
‘Vice President Urges World Leaders to Tackle Migration and Mobility Issues’. Ghana News Agency, 5 October 2017.
‘Conference on Migration Begins at University of Ghana’. Graphic Online, 5 October 2017. 
‘Team AfDB at the 'Olympics of Economics'’. Groupe de la Banque Africaine de developpement, 14 July 2017. 
‘Expert Debunks Myth: No, Development Aid Does Not Increase Population Growth’. DR Nyheder, 1 February 2017.
‘If Nigeria Truly Wants to Industrialize, It Must Be Export-Oriented’. Business Online, 16 August 2016.
‘Internet Access - a human right? Svenska Yle, 08 February 2016. By L. Lindstrom (in Swedish).
Development Aid Works Over Time - But Must Adapt to 21st-Century Needs. The Sierra Leone Telegraph, 4 February 2016. 
Africa: Development Aid Works Over Time, but Must Adapt to 21 st-Century Needs. All Africa, 2 February 2016.
‘Dronningen tog imod’. Berlingske, 14 December 2015 (in Danish).
After great promises come difficult choices. Kristeligt Dagblad, 24 September 2015. Interview by Birthe Pedersen (in Danish).
Danida-supported Nordic rural development research study Vietnam. ScanAsia, 13 August 2015. By Joakim Persson.
Report Highlights Structural Transformation, Growth in Rural Areas. VietnamPlus, 6 August 2015.
The Professor refutes the criticism on development, even if the money goes sometimes wasted. Helsingin Sanomat, 21 February 2015 (in Finnish).
Expensive for migrant workers to send money home. Svenska Yle, 1 December 2014 (in Swedish).
‘‘Governance key to economic development’’. The Korea Herald, 2 September 2014.
Denmark-sponsored research paints grim picture of Vietnam small, medium firms. Tuoi Tre News, 11 May 2014.
Mozambique: Growth Has Not Led to Economic Transformation. All Africa, 24 January 2014.
Minimum wage in Mozambique's industrial sector higher than productivity of companies. Macau, 24 January 2014.
In Vietnam Marriage Makes People Happier: Study. VietnamNet, 1 December 2013.
Democracy in Indonesia. Information, feature article, 10 December 2012. By Catarina Nedertoft Jessen (in Danish).
Research validates foreign aid. Berlingske, 16 March 2012. By Ole Damkjær (in Danish).
‘Research validates foreign aid. DR Nyheder, 16 March 2012 (in Danish).
Crisis Impacts on two-thirds of local SMEs. Hanoitimes, feature article, 20 September 2010.
Lack of Credit Hampers SMEs. Viet Nam News, 18 September 2010.
‘Africa Taught Patience. Helsingin Sanomat, 4 January 2010. By Riitta Saarinen (in Finnish).
Professor Finn Tarp: Development Aid Must Be Provided even in Economic Crisis. Suomen Kuvalehti, 20 September 2009. By Kustaa Hulkko (in Finnish).

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) Other Articles

Professor Finn Tarp Knighted by Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark. United Nations University, 17 December 2015.
12 University of Copenhagen professors awarded the Knight's cross. Universitetsavisen, University of Copenhagen, 25 November 2015 (in Danish).
Focus on Poverty: Big data is no shorcut to equality. Sci Dev Net, 14 May 2014. By Roger Williamson.
Is Aid Really Dead?. The Povertist, 9 April 2014. By Ippel Tsuruga.
UNU-WIDER Director Discuss the Roles of Foreign Aid in a Post-2015 Perspective’. Jica Research Institute, 25 March 2014.
‘‘The Donors' Dilemma - Aid and Growth in Africa. Global Policy, 6 February 2014.
The Minister of Planning and Investment Bui Quang Vinh presented Medals of Honour to H. E. Ambassador of Denmark John Nielsen and the Director of UNU-WIDER, Finn Tarp, Professor at the University of Copenhagen. The Central Institute for Economic Managment, 15 January 2014.
AidData researchers join summit on aid, changing environment. William & Mary News, 12 June 2013. By Priscilla Caldwell.
The Millennium Development Goals come again. Kepa, featured article, 3 May 2012 (in Finnish).
When the Honey Pot is Opened. Kehitys Utveckling, featured article, March 2012, pp. 36-7 (in Finnish).
The Triple Crisis- Finance, Food and Climate Change. Our World, United Nations University, 16 June 2016 with T. Addison.
Global Challenges Demand Rapid Action. Ekofocus, 5 October 2009 (in Finnish).
Appointment: Finn Tarp. Universitetsavisen, University of Copenhagen, 22 September 2009 (in Danish).
UNU-WIDER Director Finn Tarp: Global challenges demand rapid action. Kehitys Utveckling, featured article, 10 June 2009 (in Finnish).
Finn Tarp of Denmark to be next UNU-WIDER director. United Nations University, featured article, 10 June 2009.
Development Economics. Politen, no. 2, pp. 4-5, feature article, May 2007 (in Danish).