Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
In September 2019, UNU-WIDER is launching its inaugural Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Industrial Policy and the Challenge for Africa
Transforming economies – for better jobs
WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNESCAP, 11-13 September 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand
WIDER Seminar Series
Live streamed | The WIDER Seminar Series showcases the latest research on key topics in development economics. At the weekly sessions, early-career and senior researchers present recent and ongoing work related to UNU-WIDER’s current work programme.
Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED)
The SA-TIED programme looks at ways to support policy-making for inclusive growth and economic transformation in the southern Africa region.
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.
9 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperCharity begins at home: The political economy of non-tariff barriers to trade in Southern Africa
Increased intra-regional trade in southern Africa will have a positive impact on economic growth. However, this requires a shifting of loyalties from the national to the regional...Local content Regional integration Southern African Development Community
Working PaperLocal content law and practice: The case of the oil and gas industry in Ghana
Local content and local participation policy and legislation have come to stay in Ghana’s oil and gas industry...Local content Law Oil and gas
Working PaperOptimal local content for extractive industries: How can policies best create benefits for Tanzania?
Tanzania is rich with natural resources, which have significant potential to contribute to the country’s economic development...Extractive industries Local content Mining
Book ChapterLocal content, supply chains, and shared infrastructure
From the book: Extractive Industriesextractives industry Local content Industrial policy
Working PaperNatural resources, structural change, and industrial development: Local content in Zambia—a faltering experience?
This paper traces the role of local content in Zambia’s mining sector in supporting industrialization and economic diversification...Industrialization Local content Economic linkages
Working PaperWhat are the prospects for Mozambique to diversify its economy on the back of ‘local content’?
In recent years, Mozambique has made international headlines for the significant hydrocarbon deposits found offshore. These have increased the country’s extractive resource endowments, in addition to its mining and onshore natural gas sector...Natural resource management Extractive industries Economic diversification
Working PaperEnhancing local content in Uganda’s oil and gas industry
This paper analyses policy options to promote local content in Uganda as it transitions into an oil-producing country...Local content Oil and gas Tax administration data
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