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Blog
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
Blog
Rethinking African industrialization on another Africa Industrialization Day

This week I attended the 28 th Africa Industrialization Day at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Even sympathetic readers may reasonably ask, why hold another African Industrialization Day at all?...

Industrialization structural change Industrial policy
Working Paper
What is the state of the manufacturing sector in Mozambique?

The latest firm survey of Mozambique, the Inquerito ás Indústrias Manufactureiras (IIM) 2017, draws a concerning picture of the manufacturing sector...

census Manufacturing satellite images
Working Paper
From manufacturing-led export growth to a twenty-first-century inclusive growth strategy: Explaining the demise of a successful growth model and what to do about it

Success in development over the past half-century was based on manufacturing-led export growth. Because the share of global employment in manufacturing will decline, manufacturing won’t play the same role in the coming decades...

Stockholm Statement Industrial policy Dynamic comparative advantage
Blog
‘Industrial’ policy in the 21st century

During the past week, I participated in two international conferences. The first was the WIDER Development Conference in Helsinki: Think development - Think WIDER ...

Industrialization structural change Employment and Industry
Working Paper
Natural 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
Research Brief
The decline of the labour share in Mexico, 1990–2015 Labour market Informal sector Wages
Blog
Mozambique: Improving our understanding of the potential of manufacturing

Mozambique’s manufacturing industry is facing many challenges. Nevertheless, we should not underestimate its linkages to the rest of the economy and its potential in terms of job creation and structural transformation...

Manufacturing firms Manufacturing Manufacturing industries
Report
Myanmar Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Survey 2017: Descriptive Report

Myanmar’s transition to a market-based economy is accompanied by rapid development of the private manufacturing sector, which has large potential for improving economic growth...

SMEs Manufacturing Informal sector
News
Press release: Mozambican business environment continues to pose challenges for manufacturing firms

Press release: Inclusive growth in Mozambique programme to launch report at public forum on 23 April 2018 Maputo — Mozambican manufacturing firms continue to face logistical, regulatory, and financial constraints that hinder their ability to...

Manufacturing firms Manufacturing Manufacturing industries
Working Paper
The decline of the labour share in Mexico: 1990–2015

This paper studies the decline of the labour share in Mexico during the period 1990–2015...

Labour share Non-tradable sectors Tradable sectors
Working Paper
The effects of Chinese import penetration on firm innovation: Evidence from the Vietnamese manufacturing sector

This paper evaluates the impact of Chinese import penetration on the innovation of Vietnamese manufacturing firms from 2011 to 2015, exploiting variations in import exposure by industry specialization and instrumenting for Chinese import penetration ...

China Manufacturing Innovation
Blog
Made in Africa – the future of production on the continent

The international community has a new set of development goals. They reflect Africa’s aspirations much more closely than the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) they replaced...

Production Manufacturing Industrial development
Journal Article
Export Spillovers: Comparative Evidence From Kenya and Malaysia

Part of Journal Special Issue Learning to Compete

Export Spillovers Foreign Direct Investment Manufacturing
Journal Article
Learning to export and learning from exporting: The case of Ethiopian manufacturing

Part of Journal Special Issue Learning to Compete

Exports Learning Africa
Policy Brief
Made in Africa: The challenge of industrialization Competition Econometrics Globalization
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