UNU-WIDER Summer School Experience
As an applied economist working as a lecturer and researcher in Nigeria, opportunities to learn and exchange ideas with peers can be few and far between. Researchers in the Global South, like myself, are often quite isolated with limited opportunities to engage with researchers at the top of our field.
Our institutes are commonly under-resourced and often lack access to the latest analysis tools and methodologies to allow us to carry out high-quality research on the issues in our countries. However, this seems to be changing as programmes like the UNU-WIDER Summer School fill the knowledge gap by bringing experts from top institutions around the world to equip young, developing country researchers with skills from the cutting edge of applied economics.