Press Release: New UN study on tax and social protection policies in Africa during COVID-19
In the first study of its kind on Africa, researchers found that tax and benefit policies provided limited income protection to poorest households but failed to offset the increase in poverty. Read more
COP26: Are We Ready?
On 28 October 2021 at 16:00 (UTC+3), UNU-WIDER organizes an online panel discussion titled COP26: Are We Ready? An international panel of experts specialising in mining, oil and gas will discuss key issues. Read more
Think WIDER Webinar Series – New perspectives on development
Think WIDER – New perspectives on development webinar series features a line-up of eminent researchers and development specialists who present their work and discuss new perspectives to the topic of global development. Learn more
NEW POLICY GUIDEBOOK: Deals and development in fragile and conflict-affected states
The guidebook is designed to help economic advisers to analyse country context and design interventions with the goal of enabling positive growth that reduces fragility.
Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
Our MOOC on industrial policy is open! Join this free self-paced course, with an instructor and regular opportunities to interact. Learn more
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NewsUNU-WIDER experts in key role in global roundtable process on extractives
Over the past eight months, various heads of state, ministers, and other stakeholders from around the world have participated in a dialogue to discuss the pressing issues and the future of the extractives sector. UNU-WIDER researchers Tony Addison...Extractive industries Extractives United Nations
SeminarExtractive industries – Taxation and revenues II
PresentationTony Addison and Alan Roe at the United Nations Global Roundtable on Extractive Industries
PresentationTony Addison and Alan Roe at 5th UN Roundtable on Extractives
On 15 March, 2021, Tony Addison and Alan Roe , both Non-Resident Senior Research Fellows at UNU-WIDER, will be presenting at a high-level United Nations Roundtable titled ' Extractive industries and sustainable development and the 2030 Agenda in...
PresentationTony Addison and Alan Roe at 4th UN Roundtable on Extractives
On 4 February, 2021, Tony Addison and Alan Roe , both Non-Resident Senior Research Fellows at UNU-WIDER, will be presenting at a high-level United Nations Roundtable titled " Extractive industries and sustainable development and the 2030 Agenda...
Working PaperTransparency in extractive industry commodities trading
The paper reviews the debate about transparency in extractive industry commodities trade. It examines the obstacles to improved transparency...Transparency Commodity trading Extractive industries
Project workshopExtractive Industries: Taxation and Revenues
Policy BriefMining for change: How can natural resources support inclusive growth in Africa
For a growing number of countries in Africa the discovery of natural resources is a great opportunity, but one accompanied by considerable risks. There is an extensive literature linking natural resource dependence to poor economic performance...Mining Extractive industries Industrial policy
Working PaperNatural resources, institutions, and economic transformation in Mozambique
In the light of Mozambique’s natural resources boom—especially its large-scale investments in mining, oil, and gas—this paper analyses the prospects for the extractive industries to contribute to economic transformation from an inst...Economic transformation Extractive industries Institutions
Working PaperThe potential of extractive industries as anchor investments for broader regional development
The paper reviews what we know about the possibilities of designing and implementing policy measures that raise the contribution of the extractive industries’ production/consumption links to economic growth and wellbeing, and reviews how polici...Downstream processing Extractive industries Infrastructure
Working PaperRevenue forecasting in the mining industries: A data-driven approach
Robust forecasting of mining sector revenues is key to effective budgeting (and broader fiscal management) in many resource-rich countries...Corporate income tax Extractive industries Mineral tax
Book ChapterUganda’s oil: How much, when, and how will it be governed?
From the book: Mining for ChangeExtractives Extractive industries Structural change
Book ChapterLocal content: Are there benefits for Tanzania?
From the book: Mining for ChangeExtractive industries Local content Mining
Book ChapterLocal content and the prospects for economic diversification in Mozambique
From the book: Mining for ChangeNatural resource management Extractive industries Economic diversification
Book ChapterMozambique—bust before boom: Reflections on investment surges and new gas
From the book: Mining for ChangeEconomic diversification Economic transformation Extractive industries
Book ChapterRowing against the current: Economic diversification in Africa
Part of Journal Special Issue Mining for changeExtractive industries Natural resources Diversification