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NEW OPEN ACCESS BOOK: Inequality in the Developing World
Inequality has emerged as a key development challenge. This book contributes to this important discussion by presenting assessments of the measurement and analysis of global inequality by leading inequality scholars. Read more
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The new database provides crucial information on changes in the economic structure of economies across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Preliminary findings suggest a trend reversal in many developing countries towards industrialization. Read more
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Technical NoteThe Economic Transformation Database (ETD): content, sources, and methods
This note introduces the GGDC/UNU-WIDER Economic Transformation Database (ETD), which provides time series of employment and real and nominal value added by 12 sectors in 51 countries for the period 1990–2018...Database Employment value added
Working PaperDoes connectivity reduce gender gaps in off-farm employment?: Evidence from 12 low- and middle-income countries
Gender gaps in labour force participation in developing countries persist despite income growth or structural change. We assess this persistence across economic geographies within countries, focusing on youth employment in off-farm wage jobs...Gender gap Youth Employment
Journal ArticleLinked-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
LectureDelhi School of Economics lecture on economic development in Asia, by Deepak Nayyar
On 14 January Professor Deepak Nayyar will attend the Delhi School of Economics to give a lecture on ‘Economic development in Asia: Learning from half a century of transformation’. The lecture draws from his recently published book,...
Panel discussionAsian Transformations panel discussion at India International Centre
On 23 December, Professor Deepak Nayyar, editor of Asian Transformations , led a panel discussion on the recent publication at the India International Centre in New Delhi. The book, Asian Transformations: An Inquiry into the Development of Nations...
Panel discussionOxford University Press hosts a conversation on Resurgent Asia
Over 250 people attended the launch of the new open access book Resurgent Asia at the Oxford University Press headquarters in New Delhi on 27 November. The event featured a presentation by author, Professor Deepak Nayyar, and was followed by an...
In the mediaInternational media and events share lessons from Deepak Nayyar’s new book Asia Economic transformation Gunnar Myrdal
PresentationDeepak Nayyar Resurgent Asia - Diversity in Development
LectureEconomic development in Asia: Learning from a half-century of transformations
Policy BriefLearning from a half-century of economic development in Asia
When Gunnar Myrdal published his magnum opus, Asian Drama: An Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations , in 1968, he was deeply pessimistic about the development prospects in Asia...Development Economics Asia Industrial policy
ProjectAsian transformations - an inquiry into the development of nations
Theme: TransformationAsia Economic transformation Cross-country analysis
VideoIndustrialization Experiences in Africa and Asia (I)
L2C Conference - Parallel 1.1Industrial policy Africa Asia
PresentationThe state of development in Asia: Current trends and new challenges
The State of Development in Asia - Current Trends and New Challenges. Presentation to Finnish Ambassadors to Asia & Oceania, Konigstedt Kartano, Helsinki, August 16, 2012