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Economic growth
Working Paper
India’s economic development since independence: An interpretative survey

When India became a republic in 1950, the economy was primarily agrarian, with three-fifths of output originating from agriculture...

Economic growth Structural change Economic policy
Working Paper
Reigniting labour productivity growth in developing countries: Do structural reforms matter?

While the negative effects of the 2008 global financial crisis on labour productivity are still fresh in people’s minds, the COVID-19 pandemic raises concerns that productivity will continue to decline...

Labour productivity Business cycles Economic growth
Working Paper
Inequality and growth: a review on a great open debate in economics

What is the relationship between inequality and growth? This question has occupied and fascinated social scientists for more than a century...

Economic growth Inequality Redistribution
Working Paper
Macroeconomic risks after a decade of microeconomic turbulence: South Africa (2007–2020)

This study analyses the performance of macroeconomic policy in South Africa in 2007–2020 and outlines challenges for policy in the coming decade...

Macroeconomic policy Economic growth Emerging markets
Luis Felipe López Calva on inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean
5 October 2021
Online, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Project workshop
Workshop for the @Equal project
21 September 2021
Online, United States
Past event
Unlocking the mystery of domestic savings: What difference do they make?

The socioeconomic fallout from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the fore discussions on domestic resource mobilization (hereafter DRM)...

Domestic revenue mobilization Domestic savings Investments
Policy seminar
Linkages between Special Economic Zone investments and the local economy
19 June 2021
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Past event
Panel discussion
Photo by Tengyart on Unsplash How to get inclusive growth started in fragile contexts
9 June 2021
Online, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Policy Brief
The economic gains of reducing the employment gender gap in Morocco

Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries, including Morocco, currently record the lowest rates of female labour force participation (FLFP) in the world...

Female labour force participation Gender gap Employment
Journal Article
The corruption–growth relationship: Does the political regime matter?

Corruption is widely believed to have an adverse effect on the economic performance of a country...

Corruption Democracy Economic growth
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
Setting the scene

From the book: Inequality in the Developing World

Inequality Developing countries Middle-income countries
Inequality in the Developing World

Inequality has emerged as a key development challenge...

Inequality Developing countries Middle-income countries
The Nordic Model — lessons for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, like the Nordic countries, is a social democratic nation with a strong welfare state...

Social protection Economic growth Labour market
The domestic savings shortfall in developing countries project 2020 search photo The domestic savings shortfall in developing countries – what can be done about it?

Theme: Transforming states

Domestic savings Domestic revenue mobilization Economic growth
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