UN at 75: slow death or a new direction | Annual Lecture 24
The 2020 WIDER Annual Lecture by Lord Mark Malloch-Brown will take place online on 26 October. As the UN celebrates its 75th anniversary this WIDER Annual Lecture discusses whether the UN can reinvent itself, or whether it will sink into irrelevance? More
Why all countries should contribute to ending global poverty
Trillions of dollars have already been spent on the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and no one knows what the final bill will be. Is it possible to respond to a much longer crisis – global poverty – with even a fraction of these resources? More
COVID-19 intensifies global need to support informal workers in their struggle
The world is facing an existential crisis that poses challenging questions: whether to put people and nature before owners of capital and technology; whether to protect the rights of the disadvantaged or the interests of the elite. Read more
COVID-19 and employment: Insights from the sub-Saharan African experience
While the full socio-economic consequences remain uncertain, the pandemic’s impact on the labour market has become an issue of global concern. Read more
Journal Special Issue: Understanding agricultural development and change
Using the case of Vietnam, this special issue brings together a set of high-quality academic studies to answer key research questions of importance to understanding agricultural development and change in developing country settings. Read more
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Book ChapterMozambique—bust before boom: Reflections on investment surges and new gas
From the book: Mining for ChangeEconomic diversification Economic transformation Extractive industries
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
In the mediaAsian Transformations hits media outlets throughout Asia
The recent release of the open access book Asian Transformations has been widely covered by media across Asia. An op-ed written by Deepak Nayyar, who edited the collection featuring the works of 21 experts, was picked up by media outlets across Asia...Gunnar Myrdal Economic transformation
BlogHighlights from the 2019 WIDER Development Conference
The World Bank recently estimated that two-thirds of all jobs in developing countries are at risk of automation...Jobs sdg8 Economic transformation
BookResurgent Asia: Diversity in Development
Gunnar Myrdal published his magnum opus Asian Drama , in 1968, to conclude that Asia's development prospects were gloomy...Gunnar Myrdal Economic transformation Structural transformation
VideoWebcast: Transforming economies – for better jobs
UNU-WIDER in partnership with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will organize a three-day conference on transforming economies in Bangkok, Thailand, on 11-13 September 2019. See the full programme...WIDER Development Conference Economic transformation
Policy BriefResurgent Asia: Diversity in Development
In 1820, Asia accounted for two-thirds of world population and over half of world income. The subsequent decline of Asia was attributable to its integration with a world economy shaped by colonialism and driven by imperialism...Gunnar Myrdal Economic transformation Structural transformation
Working PaperMozambique—bust before boom: Reflections on investment surges and new gas
This paper is a sequel to an earlier paper that looked in broad terms at many of the issues that Mozambique faces today in managing its new extractive resources...Economic diversification Economic transformation Extractive industries
BlogNew book from Oxford University Press looks at how to make extractive industries sustainable and inclusive
Originally posted by Oxford Policy Management The extractives sector, and the way it works, continues to change rapidly and its importance to many lower-income economies continues to increase...Extractive industries Resource curse Policy coordination
Research BriefPotential benefits and pitfalls of extractives in Mozambique: Lessons from international experience
Mozambique has seen a significant expansion of interest and investment in its extractive industries...Extractive industries Resource curse Policy coordination