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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12 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Book ChapterRegional opportunities in East Africa
From the book: Industries without SmokestacksExports Free trade Customs union
Working PaperCan gender differences in distributional preferences explain gender gaps in competition?
We design an experiment to examine whether egalitarian preferences, and in particular, behindness aversion as well as preference for favourable inequality affect competitive choices differently among males and females...Competitiveness Distributional preferences Gender differences
BlogFeeding southern Africa?: Growing the animal-feed-to-poultry regional value chain
In 2016 the South African poultry sector faced intense pressure from two sides in the form of much higher input costs and increased imports of low-priced chicken from the European Union and the USA...Regional value chains Competitiveness
Working PaperRegional opportunities in East Africa
Significant progress has been made by the East African Community partner states in implementing the East African Community customs union...Exports Free trade Customs union
VideoExports, Learning and Industrialization (I)
L2C Conference - Parallel 1.2Industrialization Industrial policy Manufacturing
Research uptakeLearning to Compete (L2C): Accelerating Industrial Development in Africa
Learning to compete (L2C) is collaborative research project between UNU-WIDER, the African Development Bank, and the Brookings Institution. The project aims to answer the question: why is there so little industry in Africa? Industry—including modern...Trade Competitiveness Industrial policy
VideoIndustrialization Experiences in Africa and Asia (I)
L2C Conference - Parallel 1.1Industrial policy Africa Asia
PresentationTechnology and Competitiveness in Vietnam
Professor Carol Newman and professor Finn Tarp , director of WIDER, gave a presentation about technology and competitiveness in Vietnam. Presentation slides
ProjectJobs, poverty and structural change in Africa
Theme: TransformationTrade Competitiveness Industrial policy
PresentationIntroduction to descriptive report of technology, competitiveness and corporate social responsibility