Journal Article: How polarized is the global income distribution?
The interest in the level of global inequality has surged in recent years. This paper complements existing estimates of global inequality by providing the first estimates of the level of bipolarization of the global income distribution.
Policy Brief: The business environment of Mozambican manufacturing firms
The 2017 Survey of Mozambican Manufacturing Firms builds on data collected in 2012 from surviving firms to trace how changing economic conditions have affected the development of firms over five years.
Inclusive growth in Mozambique – scaling-up research and capacity
The central goal of the project is to support inclusive growth, growth that substantially improves the living standards of the Mozambican population.
Journal Special Issue: Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic Development
This journal presents a synopsis of the contextual conditions, factors and challenges under which the recent evolution of tax systems has taken place. The journal, as the studies in this collection, gives special emphasis to the role natural endowments, p
UNU Annual Report 2017
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Book ChapterCapital account liberalization and management
Part of Journal Special Issue Resetting the International Monetary (Non)SystemAccounting Capital Financial institutions
Working PaperA 2012 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for South Africa
This paper documents the construction of a South African Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for the year 2012...Accounting
Working PaperCapital Account Liberalization and Management
This paper reviews the history and controversies associated with capital account management...Accounting Capital Financial institutions, International
Research BriefPolicy processes and the global food price crisis 2007-08
The recent food price crisis and the responses of the policy makers in developing countries provide an unprecedented opportunity to analyse the policy processes in these countries...Accounting Aeronautics, Commercial Agriculture
Working PaperAfrican Growth Miracle or Statistical Tragedy?: Interpreting Trends in the Data Over the Past Two Decades
This paper reviews the current problems of national accounting in Sub-Saharan Africa. With the current uneven application of methods and availability of data, any ranking of countries according to gross domestic product levels is misleading...Accounting Economic development Economic growth
BlogGhana’s Oil Resources Toward Economic Growth and Human Development
Robert Darko Osei As the country’s oil production shifts into gear, Ghana’s new status as a middle-income country is bound to see a reduction in official development assistance (ODA) in the medium to long term...Accounting Capital Economic assistance and foreign aid
BlogWho Captures Value in Global Supply Chains?: The Case of Nokia's N95 Smartphone
Jyrki Ali-Yrkkö, Petri Rouvinen, Timo Seppälä, Pekka Ylä-Anttila Available statistics biases the true picture of the current stage of globalization, which is characterized by widespread outsourcing and offshoring...Accounting Globalization Industrial management
Book ChapterMonitoring and Evaluation Reform under Changing Aid Modalities
From the book: Foreign Aid for DevelopmentAccounting Economic assistance and foreign aid Government accountability
Working PaperMonitoring and Evaluation Reform under Changing Aid Modalities: Seeking the Middle Ground in Aid-Dependent Low-Income Countries
This paper grew out of our bewilderment with the insouciance with which some in the donor community seem ready to abandon accounting for the use of aid...Accounting Economic assistance and foreign aid Government accountability