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The developer’s dilemma: Structural transformation, inequality dynamics, and inclusive growth

The developer’s dilemma is thus: developing countries seek inclusive economic development — i.e., structural transformation — sufficiently broad-based to raise the income of the poor...

Structural transformation Economic development Income inequality
Blog
Metals for the global energy transition: Opportunities and salutary lessons

In a series of high-level UN Roundtables , in which I participated in 2021, experts and stakeholders explored the risks and opportunities presented by the global clean energy transition...

Climate change Natural resources Economic development
Blog
Can the electric vehicle revolution solve the climate crisis and create opportunities for developing countries?

Electric vehicles (EVs) are confidently expected to decarbonize road transportation, contribute substantially to the net zero agenda, and so help to solve the climate crisis...

Climate change Natural resources Economic development
Policy workshop
World Income Inequality Database project presents at the OECD's DAC Community of Practice on Poverty and Inequalities

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Community of Practice on Poverty and Inequalities (CoP-PI) hosts several thematic dialogues between researchers and practitioners on embedding...

25 March 20221 June 2022
Online, United States
Past event
Lecture
Social Mobility in Developing Countries: Pathways for Research and Policy

Kunal Sen gives a keynote address at the Annual Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) Conference on Development (ABCD) 2021. The keynote address, on the topic of 'Social Mobility in Developing Countries: Pathways for Research and...

3 December 2021
Lakeshore Hotel, House no. 46 Gulshan 2, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Past event
Book Chapter
Educational mobility in the developing world

From the book: Social mobility in developing countries

Educational mobility Developing countries Educational expansion
Seminar
WIDER-Webinar-image from UNDP-Bangladesh-COVID19 Arkebe Oqubay on the economic implications of COVID-19 crisis for developing countries
18 May 2021
Online, Helsinki
Past event
Blog
Why do we see boom-and-bust growth in fragile and conflict-affected states?

One of the most pressing challenges in development policy is to bring about rapid, sustained, and inclusive growth in developing countries...

Fragile states Conflict Economic growth
Book Chapter
Empirical challenges comparing inequality across countries: The case of middle-income countries from the LIS database

From the book: Inequality in the Developing World

Economic development Equality Middle-income countries
Blog
35 years of research for change – what's next?: Building just societies

To celebrate its 35 th birthday, UNU-WIDER has looked back at some of its greatest achievements...

Structural transformation Economic inequality Economic development
Blog
The developer’s dilemma in India – the role of politics and economic ideology

Policy makers seeking inclusive growth frequently face the developer’s dilemma between prioritizing structural transformation, which is potentially inequitable, and keeping a check on rising economic inequality...

Structural transformation Economic inequality Economic development
Blog
Late development, early adoption – how new technology is reshaping the future of structural change

Technological catch-up is bringing new asynchronies to development pathways. What does this mean for employment, globalization, and inequality?...

Structural transformation Technology Developer's dilemma
Working Paper
Rule of law and judicial independence

The rule of law and judicial independence are a project yet to be achieved in Mozambique...

Economic development Rule of law Judicial
Working Paper
From fiscal stabilization to economic diversification: A developmental approach to managing resource revenues

The management of revenues from exhaustible natural resources involves a number of challenges...

Commodity dependence Economic development Natural resources
Blog
Double dividends and mixed blessings: What would the pioneers of development economics make of new trends in developing economies?

Today, we see clear trends in developing countries of a potentially troubling ‘new normal’ for economic development. We see tertiarization with rising inequality. We see urbanization without growth...

Structural transformation Economic development
Working Paper
The global distribution of routine and non-routine work

Studies of the effects of technology and globalization on employment and inequality commonly assume that occupations are identical around the world in the job tasks they require...

De-routinization Economic development Global division of labour
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