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Book ChapterMozambique: Growth experience through an employment lens
From the book: Africa's LionsEconomic growth Labor productivity Poverty
Book ChapterKenya: Economic growth, labor market dynamics, and prospects for a demographic dividend
From the book: Africa's LionsEconomic growth Labor Labor productivity
Book ChapterGhana: A successful growth story with job creation concerns
From the book: Africa's LionsEconomic growth Employees Equality and inequality
BlogAfrican Lions - Tapping the potential of Kenya's economic growth
From 2000-2014, like many other sub-Saharan African countries, Kenya experienced high growth, at an average of 4.37 percent...Economic growth Labor Labor productivity
BlogAfrican Lions - Ghana's job creation successes and obstacles
Over the past two decades, Ghana’s economy experienced an average annual growth rate of 5.8 percent, and became a low-middle income country in 2007...Economic growth Employees Equality and inequality
BlogGetting a high five - Advancing Africa’s transformative agenda
At his swearing in, the new African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina set out an agenda for the economic transformation of the continent...Economic growth Labor productivity Poverty
BlogAfrican Lions - Unpacking labor trends and growth in Mozambique
Mozambique, over the last two decades, has experienced explosive growth, with an average GDP growth rate of almost 8 percent between 1997-2015...Economic growth Labor productivity Poverty
Working PaperUnderstanding Ghana’s growth success story and job creation challenges
Ghana’s status as one of the African Lions is linked to the country’s remarkable growth performance, which culminated in the attainment of lower middle-income status. However, employment response to growth has been weak...Economic growth Employees Equality and inequality
Working PaperThe African Lions: Kenya country case study
This paper mainly analyses the drivers of economic growth in Kenya and the linkages to the labour market dynamics, with a focus on population growth, its structure, and the prospects of reaping a demographic dividend...Economic growth Labor Labor productivity
Working PaperUnderstanding Mozambique’s growth experience through an employment lens
Over the past twenty years, Mozambique has achieved remarkable progress in promoting macroeconomic growth and stability. Nonetheless, poverty rates remain high and labour market activity is dominated by smallholder farming...Economic growth Labor productivity Poverty
BlogWIDER Annual Lecture 18: Managing Structural Transformation
18 December 2014 Roger Williamson At the UN headquarters in New York on 18 November 2014, Peter Timmer, emeritus professor from Harvard, showed how the three transformations (structural, agricultural, and dietary) relate to development...Agriculture Climatic changes Structural adjustment (Economic policy)
BlogTransforming Economic Structures in Africa – An Interview with Margaret McMillan
25 June 2014 In this interview Dr Margaret McMillan outlined the theory of structural transformation, which analyzes the underlying structure of the economy by employment shares in agriculture, manufacturing and the service sector...Agriculture Structural adjustment (Economic policy) Labor productivity
Book ChapterDeindustrialization and Reindustrialization
From the book: Pathways to Industrialization in the Twenty-First CenturyIndustrial policy Industrialization Labor productivity
Working PaperDevelopment Aid and Employment
Globalization has led to a precarization of labour, which especially manifests in the unstable working conditions, a lower labour share in national income as well as in a growing income inequality, with the exception of some countries with high initi...Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development Equality and inequality
BlogMicrocredit and Poverty Alleviation: Can Microcredit Close the Deal?
M.G. Quibria In the wake of the worst famine of Bangladesh of the post-World War era Professor Muhammad Yunus launched a microcredit experiment in 1976 to assist a group of poor, highly indebted households, in Chittagong, Bangladesh...Economic development Households Income
Working PaperManufacturing Productivity, Deindustrialization, and Reindustrialization
In considering pathways to industrialization in the twenty-first century, cognisance needs to be taken of the fact that many countries have actually been deindustrializing...Industrial policy Industrialization Labor productivity