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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PresentationBook launch: 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
Working PaperExtractive industries and development: Lessons from international experience for Mozambique
In common with several other low-income African economies, in recent years Mozambique has seen a significant expansion of interest and investment in its long-established extractives industries...Extractive industries Resource curse Policy coordination
ProjectAsian transformations - an inquiry into the development of nations
Theme: TransformationAsia Economic transformation Cross-country analysis