Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
In September 2019, UNU-WIDER is launching its inaugural Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Industrial Policy and the Challenge for Africa
Transforming economies – for better jobs
WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNESCAP, 11-13 September 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand
WIDER Seminar Series
Live streamed | The WIDER Seminar Series showcases the latest research on key topics in development economics. At the weekly sessions, early-career and senior researchers present recent and ongoing work related to UNU-WIDER’s current work programme.
Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED)
The SA-TIED programme looks at ways to support policy-making for inclusive growth and economic transformation in the southern Africa region.
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LectureMOOC: Industrial policy for the 21st century – the challenge for Africa
LearningIndustrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa Learning Industrialization Africa's Economic Development
WorkshopWorkshop – The National Treasury and UNU-WIDER
Policy seminarSida Development Talks - Africa rising? Poverty and growth in Sub-Saharan Africa
On 22 April 2016 UNU-WIDER visits the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency to launch the new open access book Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa. Resulting from UNU-WIDER’s project on ’Reconciling Africa’s growth, poverty and...
NewsNew open access book - Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa
On 14 April 2016 Oxford University Press (OUP) published UNU-WIDER’s first open access book, Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa, edited by Channing Arndt, Andy McKay, and Finn Tarp.Growth Growth and employment Poverty
BlogEnvironmental change and economic development in Africa
The MIT Global Change Forum has gained an international reputation for serious, frank, and informed discussion of global climate change...Africa's Economic Development Climate change Sustainable energy
Panel discussionEconomic and political dynamics of Africa's emerging middle class
Economic and political dynamics of Africa's emerging middle class Robust economic growth in much of sub-Saharan Africa over the last decade is largely believed to have coincided with an expanding middle class. According to some estimates, the...
PresentationAid to Africa and the Changing Context
Peking University National School of Development, UNU-WIDER, African Development Bank and World Bank meeting of contributors to the Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Beijing, China. Presented by Finn Tarp , Director of UNU-WIDER. Presentation
SeminarOxford Handbook of Africa and Economics
Peking University National School of Development, UNU-WIDER, African Development Bank and World Bank meeting of contributors to the Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics.
Project meetingAfrica's Emerging Middle-Class as a side event at the African Studies Association Conference
Africa's Emerging Middles Class project meeting was held as a side event at the African Studies Association Conference...
PresentationClimate change and economic development in Africa
Africa: Climate Change and Economic Development Climate Change and Economic Development in Africa is the theme of the 38th plenary session of the African Economic Research Consortium’s (AERC) Biannual Research Workshop 2013.The session will...
SeminarAfrican economic growth: Productivity, policy syndromes and the importance of institutions
Speaker Augustin Kwasi Fosu, Deputy Director of UNU-WIDER. Recent evidence from an exhaustive political-economy study of growth of African economies – the Growth Project of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) - suggests that...
ProjectAfrican development - myths and realities
Existing research on Africa has produced a seemingly endless list of reasons why African growth and poverty reduction record has lagged behind that of other regions of the developing world. This project looks at the reasons put forward for Africa...Africa's Economic Development African development Myth
ProjectDesigning Africa's poverty strategies - expanding local capacity to simulate policy options
In 2003, UNU-WIDER launched its project on Designing Africa’s Poverty Strategies: Creating the Capacity for Policy Simulation to develop economic modelling capacity in African countries. The project director provided regular training workshops...Africa's Economic Development
ProjectTax policy reform in developing countries
See publications for work connected to this project.Africa's Economic Development
ProjectLong-term development in the CFA-zone countries of Sub-Saharan Africa
Members of the CFA-zone enjoy currency convertibility, fiscal and monetary policies which are more prudent than SSA as a whole, and a large amount of financial and technical assistance. These advantages do not appear, however, to have resulted in...Africa's Economic Development