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The ins and outs of African industrialization: UNU-WIDER provides open access to a wealth of information

The question ‘why is there so little industrialization in Africa?’ has been a key focus of UNU-WIDER researchers and research partners for the last decade...

Industrialization Poverty Jobs
Working Paper
Intergenerational mobility, human capital accumulation, and growth in India

Productivity and socio-economic progress are inter-connected. Economic growth funds policies that promote socio-economic progress, while the latter serves as a growth engine...

Intergenerational Mobility Inequality Growth
Book Chapter
Trade in services: Opening markets to create opportunities

From the book: Industries without Smokestacks

Services Productivity Growth
Book Chapter
Telecommunication and ICT-based services trade

From the book: Industries without Smokestacks

Telecommunication Growth Investment
Book Chapter
Industries without smokestacks and structural transformation in Africa: Overview

From the book: Industries without Smokestacks

industry Growth Investment
Industries without Smokestacks: Industrialization in Africa Reconsidered

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations...

industry Growth Investment
Working Paper
What might explain today’s conflicting narratives on global inequality?

How unequal is the world today? Is global income inequality falling, as many economists claim, or is it rising, as one often hears? This paper reviews the arguments and evidence...

Global inequality Measurement Household surveys
Policy Brief
Industries without smokestacks: Industrialization in Africa reconsidered

Our research shows that structural change in Africa is relying on a new set of economic activities, called ‘industries without smokestacks’, created by recent technological changes and a changing global market place...

industry Growth Investment
Working Paper
Viet Nam: The dragon that rose from the ashes

This study takes as its starting point what Gunnar Myrdal had to say about Viet Nam in the context of his seminal work, Asian Drama: An Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations , published in 1968...

Growth Poverty Inequality
Working Paper
A short history of India's economy: A chapter in the Asian drama

This paper is a short history of the Indian economy since 1968. India today is a changed country from what it was half a century ago, when Myrdal published his Asian Drama...

Growth Political economy Corruption
Working Paper
Socio-economic development in South Asia: The past 50 years

The story of South Asia is a topsy-turvy one...

Growth Poverty Inequality
Working Paper
Pro-poor growth in Indonesia: Challenging the pessimism of Myrdal’s Asian Drama

This chapter addresses the unrelenting pessimism in Asian Drama about Indonesia’s development prospects...

Governance Poverty Pro-poor
Working Paper
Escaping the periphery: The East Asian ‘mystery’ solved

Few non-western countries have reached the general prosperity of Western Europe and North America in the past two centuries...

state capacity Growth
Journal Article
Introduction to special issue on regional growth opportunities

Part of Journal Special Issue Regional Growth Opportunities

South Africa Growth Transformation
Journal Special Issue
Regional Growth Opportunities

This issue contains seven articles addressing the major changes underway in the integration of economies in southern Africa. This special issue is based on the UNU-WIDER project 'Regional growth and development in Southern Africa'...

Growth Industrialization Natural resources
Working Paper
New data, new approaches and new evidence: A policy synthesis

The Republic of South Africa faces the imperative of escaping economic stagnation...

South Africa Growth Productivity
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