UN at 75: slow death or a new direction | Annual Lecture 24
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Why all countries should contribute to ending global poverty
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COVID-19 intensifies global need to support informal workers in their struggle
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COVID-19 and employment: Insights from the sub-Saharan African experience
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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 infrastrucuture
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
Extractive industries Natural resources diversification
BookMining for Change: Natural Resources and Industry in Africa
For a growing number of countries in Africa the discovery and exploitation of natural resources is a great opportunity, but one accompanied by considerable risks...Mining Industrial policy Extractive industries
In the mediaUNU-WIDER book informs Forbes article on the future of extractives Extractive industries Extractives
Policy seminarTony Addison presents at a high-level policy dialogue in Maputo
SeminarPublic Forum on extractive industry and development
The Inclusive growth in Mozambique programme will host a public forum on 26 March 2019 on the topic of Extractive Industry and Development. The Chief Economist and Deputy Director of UNU-WIDER Tony Addison will give a presentation based on a major...
BlogCan natural resources jump-start industrialization?
At the end of last year, I filmed a lecture that will be part of a massive open online course (MOOC) on industrialization in Africa...Industrialization structural change Employment and Industry
PresentationTony Addison gives a presentation on extractives at the OECD Development Centre seminar
Chief Economist and Deputy Director of UNU-WIDER, Tony Addison , is giving a presentation on 14 December at the OECD Development Centre’s seminar series Development in Transition. The seminar focuses on natural resources and sustainable...
PresentationTony Addison presents the extractives book at the OECD
Working PaperUganda’s oil: How much, when, and how will it be governed?
We study Uganda’s journey to become a petroleum producer and provide estimates regarding the size and timing of the oil revenues to be expected...Extractives Extractive industries structural change