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Journal Special Issue: Involuntary Migration, Inequality, and Integration
Looking at Vietnamese and Afghan migrants in Canada, Germany, the US, this special issue explores such experiences with a focus on inequality between migrants and host populations in countries of settlement. Read more
NEW: Domestic Revenue Mobilization (DRM) programme
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UN at 75: slow death or a new direction? | Annual Lecture 24
RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE The 2020 WIDER Annual Lecture by Lord Mark Malloch-Brown discusses whether the UN can reinvent itself, or whether it will sink into irrelevance? More
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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 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...