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30 Years of economics for development

Are you working on issues related to taxation and revenue mobilization in developing countries? ICTD and UNU-WIDER Symposium aims to bring together researchers interested in employing the GRD database.
Deadline for applications is 15 September 2015. ​Read more

Interested in research based on micro-level tax datasets? The National Treasury of South Africa and  UNU-WIDER invite research proposals for detailed economic analysis of employment data based on corporate and individual tax data. Deadline for submissions is 30 September 2015.
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This month’s WIDERAngle features Roger Williamson on the importance of universities in Africa and Channing Arndt on Mozambique’s economic and social progress as well as interview with Nora Lustig on Inequality in Latin America. Read more

In the run up to the announcement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September every development issue is clamouring for attention. The constituencies behind each issue run the risk of being accused of ‘bandwagoning’—linking their particular issue to the SDGs when the arguments for such a link are less than strong. Read more

Working Paper: Do firms learn by exporting or learn to export? Evidence from Senegal
Does export experience improve a firm's efficiency? Are the most efficient firms most likely to become exporters? This paper looks at the causal links between exporting and productivity, using data from Senegalese manufacturing sectors for the period 1998-2011. Read full paper

What types of businesses benefit or suffer due to geographic clustering? Data from Cambodia on competition and spillovers is useful to answer a number of questions about the effects of clustering and the possible benefits and drawbacks. Read more

WIID - the world income inequality database

The WIID v3.0B extends the database by 2000 observations on income inequality for developed, developing, and transition countries. The database and its documentation are available here.

© Douglas Wheller 2010
UNU-WIDER has a number of research projects related to climate change and it's economic implications. Read about Aid and the Environment, Development Under Climate Change and more here.
© Graeme Law
This report outline fifteen findings from our Research and Communication on Foreign Aid project that are relevant to the post-2015 agenda. Read more

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