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Africa's Economic Development
Lecture
MOOC image MOOC: Industrial policy for the 21st century – the challenge for Africa
9 September 2019 09:0014 October 2019 17:00
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Learning
MOOC lecture Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa Learning Industrialization Africa's Economic Development
Workshop
Workshop – The National Treasury and UNU-WIDER
7 February 20178 February 2017
National Treasury, Republic of South Africa, 240 Madiba Street, South Africa
Past event
Policy seminar
Sida 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...

22 April 2016
Sida, Valhallavägen 199, Stockholm, Sweden
Past event
News
New 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
Blog
Environmental 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 discussion
Economic 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...

23 June 201426 June 2014
Bonn, Germany
Past event
Presentation
Aid 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

8 December 201310 December 2013
Peking University National School of Development, 5 Yiheyuan Rd, Haidian, Beijing, China
Past event
Seminar
Oxford 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.

8 December 201310 December 2013
Peking University National School of Development, 5 Yiheyuan Rd, Haidian, Beijing, China
Past event
Project meeting
Africa'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...

23 November 2013
Baltimore, United States
Past event
Presentation
Climate 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...

2 June 2013
Arusha, Tanzania
Past event
Seminar
African 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...

9 October 2012
Seminar Room 3-4, Economicum, Arkadiankatu 7, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Project
African development - myths and realities

Theme: 2008-09

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
Project
Designing Africa's poverty strategies - expanding local capacity to simulate policy options

Theme: 2006-07

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
Project
Tax policy reform in developing countries

Theme: 2004-05

See publications for work connected to this project.

Africa's Economic Development
Project
Long-term development in the CFA-zone countries of Sub-Saharan Africa

Theme: 2002-03

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...

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