Press Release: New UN study on tax and social protection policies in Africa during COVID-19
In the first study of its kind on Africa, researchers found that tax and benefit policies provided limited income protection to poorest households but failed to offset the increase in poverty. Read more
COP26: Are We Ready?
On 28 October 2021 at 16:00 (UTC+3), UNU-WIDER organizes an online panel discussion titled COP26: Are We Ready? An international panel of experts specialising in mining, oil and gas will discuss key issues. Read more
Think WIDER Webinar Series – New perspectives on development
Think WIDER – New perspectives on development webinar series features a line-up of eminent researchers and development specialists who present their work and discuss new perspectives to the topic of global development. Learn more
NEW POLICY GUIDEBOOK: Deals and development in fragile and conflict-affected states
The guidebook is designed to help economic advisers to analyse country context and design interventions with the goal of enabling positive growth that reduces fragility.
Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
Our MOOC on industrial policy is open! Join this free self-paced course, with an instructor and regular opportunities to interact. Learn more
11 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Book ChapterThe construction sector in Zambia
From the book: Mining for ChangeIndustrialization Local content Economic linkages
Book ChapterConstruction and public procurement in Uganda
From the book: Mining for ChangeConstruction sector Procurement Natural resources
Book ChapterThe construction sector in Tanzania
From the book: Mining for ChangeConstruction sector Contractors Land
Book ChapterThe construction sector in Mozambique
From the book: Mining for ChangeConstruction industries National accounts Public infrastructure
Book ChapterThe construction sector in Ghana
From the book: Mining for ChangeConstruction sector Price dynamics Expenditure shocks
BlogCan natural resources jump-start industrialization?
At the end of last year, I filmed a lecture that will be part of a massive open online course (MOOC) on industrialization in Africa...Industrialization Structural change Employment and Industry
Working PaperConstruction and public procurement in Uganda
As it transitions to an oil-producing country, Uganda’s investments in infrastructure and physical capital will increasingly depend on the ability of the construction sector to respond to surges in demand and transform investment effort into ou...Construction sector Procurement Natural resources
Working PaperThe role of the construction sector in influencing natural resource use, structural change, and industrial development in Zambia
The construction sector plays a critical role in delivering quality infrastructure, which in turn influences the use of natural resource revenues towards achieving structural change and industrial development...Construction sector Infrastructure Prices
Working PaperRole of the construction sector and key bottlenecks to supply response in Tanzania
The construction sector is a key enabler for social and economic development worldwide...Construction sector Contractors Land
Working PaperThe role of the construction sector in Ghana
The research explores the structure and performance of Ghana’s construction subsector, in light of the country’s 2007 oil discovery...Construction sector Price dynamics Expenditure shocks
Working PaperThe construction sector in Mozambique: An overview
The construction sector value added in Mozambique grew at an average annual rate of 12.8 per cent in 1993–2015...Construction industries National accounts Public infrastructure