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Working Paper
Breaking the metal ceiling: Female entrepreneurs who succeed in male-dominated sectors

Occupational segregation significantly contributes to the earnings gender gap worldwide...

Gender Norms Labour market participation
Working Paper
Defining high-growth firms in South Africa

Traditionally, much of the research on economic growth drivers has been focused on small and medium enterprises...

Firm growth High-growth firms South Africa
Working Paper
Discrimination, social capital, and financial constraints: The case of Viet Nam

This paper examines the relationship between gender, social capital, and access to finance of micro, small, and medium enterprises in the manufacturing sector in Viet Nam...

Entrepreneurship Financial constraints Gender
Working Paper
Business rights and ethnic exclusion in sub-Saharan Africa: Addressing group-based inequality through business rights reform

The business rights pillar of the Legal Empowerment of the Poor agenda is not preoccupied with equality of outcome; it concentrates instead on equality of opportunity...

Legal empowerment Entrepreneurship Affirmative action
From the Editor's Desk (September-October 2015)

UNU-WIDER had a busy September. We celebrated our 30 th birthday with some 600 people at our three-day conference on ‘Mapping the Future of Development Economics’ here in Helsinki. It was a great occasion...

Agriculture Business enterprises Capital investments
Economic Lessons from Recent Research for Achieving SDG8

This article is part of UNU’s “ 17 Days, 17 Goals ” series, featuring research and commentary in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, 25-27 September 2015 in New York City...

Business enterprises Capital investments Economic assistance and foreign aid
Working Paper
Economic transformation and the diversification of livelihoods in rural Viet Nam

Diversification of household activities away from agriculture is a key characteristic of economic development...

Agricultural laborers Economic development Entrepreneurship
Book Chapter
Capitalism and African Business Cultures

From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 1...

Business Capitalism Entrepreneurship
Book Chapter
Young People, Agriculture and Employment in Rural Africa

From the book: African Youth and the Persistence of Marginalization

Agriculture Economic development Entrepreneurship
Working Paper
Private Returns to Education for Wage-employees and the Self-employed in Uganda

The paper investigates the differences in private marginal returns to education between wage-employees and the self-employed in Uganda, using the Mincerian framework with pooled regression models...

Education Entrepreneurship Panel analysis
Research Brief
How can aid promote the empowerment of women?

Aid projects that specifically target women tend be better at increasing gender equality than those that mainstream gender...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Entrepreneurship Feminist economics
Working Paper
Skills and Youth Entrepreneurship in Africa

The shortages of entrepreneurial skills have lowered search effectiveness of potential young entrepreneurs and the rate of youth start-ups...

Economic policy Entrepreneurship Structural adjustment (Economic policy)
Learning to Compete: Lessons from Vietnam – An Interview with Carol Newman

28 May 2014 In this interview Carol Newman discusses the success of the Vietnamese economic transformation and lessons which can be drawn for Africa...

Entrepreneurship Structural adjustment (Economic policy) Industrial policy
Working Paper
Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment Through Productive Employment and Social Protection

The paper attempts to examine the extent to which the ILO-supported projects have contributed to women’s economic empowerment and well-being i.e., from a gender perspective...

Entrepreneurship Feminist economics International agencies
Working Paper
Young People, Agriculture, and Employment in Rural Africa

This paper examines the current interest in addressing the problem of young people’s unemployment in Africa through agriculture...

Agriculture Economic development Entrepreneurship
Working Paper
Capitalism and African Business Cultures

Scholars and practitioners once commonly linked ‘African culture’ to a distinctive ‘African capitalism’, at odds with genuine capitalism and the demands of modern business...

Business Capitalism Entrepreneurship
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