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SOUTHMOD presented at a UNU-WIDER conference

UNU-WIDER organized a two-day online conference on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic in Africa on 11-12 February 2021. The preliminary results of an ongoing SOUTHMOD study were presented on the second day of the conference. The conference Development...

12 February 2021
Online, Helsinki
Past event
Development challenges in Africa in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic
11 February 202112 February 2021
Online, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Working Paper
Resource rents in the diamond industry 2014–19: Rents, issues, methods, and data availability

The focus of this study is rent in the diamond industry...

resource rent diamond Tax
Research Brief
Technology, tourism, malls, and metros: Promises and pitfalls of tradable services in Africa

There is growing recognition around the world that tradable services can play a valuable role in economic development. Africa is no exception, with the need for multiple routes to growth, particularly vis-à-vis the COVID-19 pandemic...

Africa International trade South Africa
Working Paper
Building malls or metros?: South Africa’s exports of tradable urban services to the rest of Africa

Service industries are increasingly important in international trade and offer additional paths to economic development. There are many opportunities to expand trade in services between South Africa and other African countries...

Africa International trade South Africa
Background Note
COVID-19 and socioeconomic impact in Africa: The case of Kenya

The COVID-19 pandemic has now spread to over 180 countries, including several countries in sub-Saharan Africa. 1 Kenya reported its first COVID-19 case on 13 March 2020...

COVID-19 Pandemic Africa
When COVID-19 comes to Africa

There is no telling how long it will take to bring the COVID-19 coronavirus under control, or how many people will be affected...

COVID-19 Global health Africa
Journal Article
Linked-in by FDI: The role of firm-level relationships for knowledge transfers in Africa and Asia

This study combines evidence from interviews in seven countries with (i) government institutions responsible for attracting foreign direct investment (FDI), (ii) 102 multinationals (MNEs), and (iii) 226 domestic firms linked to these foreign affiliat...

Foreign Direct Investment Technology transfer Africa
Working Paper
Does sorting matter for learning inequality?: Evidence from East Africa

Inequalities in children’s learning are widely recognized to arise from variations in both household- and school-related factors...

Africa Inequality of opportunities Sorting
Book Chapter
Who should get what, how and why?: DfID and the transnational politics of social cash transfers in sub-Saharan Africa

From the book: The Politics of Social Protection in Eastern and Southern Africa

Africa Policy transfer Politics
MOOC lecture Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa Learning Industrialization Africa's Economic Development
Journal Article
Legal Empowerment of the Poor through Property Rights Reform: Tensions and Trade-offs of Land Registration and Titling in Sub-Saharan Africa

Part of Journal Special Issue Legal Empowerment and Group-Based Inequality

Property Land Rights
Book Chapter
Rwanda: From devastation to services-first transformation

From the book: Industries without Smokestacks

Africa Economic growth Exports
Book Chapter
Agro-processing and horticultural exports from Africa

From the book: Industries without Smokestacks

Africa Agro-processing Trade
Book Chapter
Tourism global value chains and Africa

From the book: Industries without Smokestacks

Tourism Africa Global value chains
Book Chapter
New technologies create opportunities

From the book: Industries without Smokestacks

Africa Industrialization Technology
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