Social Mobility in Developing Countries: Concepts, Methods, and Determinants
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Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
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Annual Lecture 25 by Bina Agarwal
RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE | Women’s struggle for land in South Asia: Can legal reforms trump social norms? Join the online lecture on 9 December. Read more
Think WIDER Webinar Series – New perspectives on development
NEW WEBINARS ANNOUNCED SOON. Think WIDER – New perspectives on development webinar series features eminent researchers and development specialists. Learn more
BlogFrom Africa rising to rising debt in Africa: The looming debt crisis
Africa’s rising public debt continues to attract increased attention regionally and internationally. The narrative about Africa seems to have gradually shifted from ‘Africa rising’ to ‘rising debt in Africa’...Debt Debt crisis Development finance
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VideoWIDER Annual Lecture by Justin Yifu Lin
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NewsThree Myths About Industry in Africa
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NewsOpinion - UNU-WIDER on the 'Triple Crisis'
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