Migration and mobility – new frontiers for research and policy
WIDER Development Conference jointly organized with ARUA, 5-6 October 2017, in Accra, Ghana
Public economics for development
This WIDER Development Conference focuses on the lessons from modern public and development economics which can guide policy makers to reform tax and public provision systems.
Tax and development - What can we learn from the Finnish experience?
This seminar, held on July 7 in Maputo, will examine the relevance of the Finnish development experience from the Mozambican perspective.
Research and policy briefs
Evidence-based policymaking is crucial. Use our publications search to browse nearly 200 briefs which highlight the findings and policy implications of our research.
Measuring poverty and wellbeing in developing countries
This new Open Access book provides detailed analyses of poverty and wellbeing in developing countries, based on household surveys that have been ongoing for more than three decades.
144 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
ProjectTowards inclusive development in Myanmar
UNU-WIDER and the Central Statistical Organization (CSO) of the Ministry of Planning and Finance of Myanmar, supported financially by Danida , are working together to strengthen evidence-based policy-making and analysis, supporting the country...Inclusive growth Economic reform Industrial policy
Working PaperNew industrial policy and the extractive industries
Industrial policy is back. Advocates for industrial policy argue that the important question is not whether such policies should be applied at all, but how to design and implement them...Natural resources extractives industry Governance
Working PaperDownstream activities: The possibilities and the realities
The paper discusses the practical possibilities of achieving increased downstream processing and the policies that are commonly used for this purpose...extractives industry Downstream processing Vertical integration
Working PaperLocal content, supply chains, and shared infrastructure
Local content policies in the context of extractive industries have attracted increased interest in recent years...extractives industry Local content Industrial policy
Working PaperDifferentials in market constraints and value addition among micro, small, and medium enterprises in Viet Nam
This paper analyses the differentials of productive values in Vietnamese micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and how market constraints have hindered their performance...SMEs Industrial policy value addition
BookThe Practice of Industrial Policy: Government–Business Coordination in Africa and East Asia
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...Industrialization Industrial policy Structural transformation
Working PaperIdentifying growth opportunities in the Southern African Development Community through regional value chains: The case of the animal feed to poultry value chain
This paper considers findings of studies analysing the development of a regional animal feed to poultry value chain in southern Africa (Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe)...Value chains southern Africa Poultry
Working PaperThe role and effectiveness of Special Economic Zones in Tanzania
Special Economic Zones (SEZs) have been successfully used as an industrial policy tool in many countries...Economic development Industrial policy Nonprofit organizations
Journal ArticleMeasuring industry coagglomeration and identifying the driving forces
Understanding industry agglomeration and its driving forces is critical for the formulation of industrial policy in developing countries. Crucial to this process is the definition and measurement of agglomeration...Industrial policy Labor market Manufacturing industries
Working PaperIndustry in Tanzania: Performance, prospects, and public policy
Tanzania ranks among the leading stars of the ‘African growth miracle’, but a sector that has been largely absent from the Tanzania success story is industry...Industrial policy Manufacturing
Working PaperThe state, the market, and development
The state has played a major role in the most important developmental successes...Economic development Equality and inequality Industrial policy
Working PaperIndustrial policy, learning, and development
Industrial policies have played an important role in successful development. Through these policies, governments intervene in the market’s sectoral allocation of resources and choice of technologies...Industrial policy Technological innovations
Working PaperThe industrial policy experience of the electronics industry in Malaysia
Despite the use of industrial policies to stimulate economic growth by several successful developers, latecomers have faced mixed experiences. Hence, this paper analyses the industrial policy experience of the electronics industry in Malaysia...Electronic commerce Industrial policy Institutional economics
VideoExports, Learning and Industrialization (I)
L2C Conference - Parallel 1.2Industrialization Industrial policy Manufacturing
Research uptakeLearning to Compete (L2C): Accelerating Industrial Development in Africa
Learning to compete (L2C) is collaborative research project between UNU-WIDER, the African Development Bank, and the Brookings Institution. The project aims to answer the question: why is there so little industry in Africa? Industry—including modern...Trade Competitiveness Industrial policy
Working PaperState-business relations as drivers of economic performance
Effective state-business relations (SBRs) have been lacking in industrial policy thinking despite the strong theoretical case for SBRs...Business enterprises Economic growth Industrial policy