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Request for research proposals: Analysis on firms and taxation using micro data from Uganda
The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and UNU-WIDER have established a secure research lab in the premises of URA. Want to do research using quality-assured administrative tax data? See the Request for Research Proposals
Annual Report 2021
We look back at our key achievements over 2021 and highlight our recent contributions to the data revolution, SDG 8 (Decent work and economic growth) and SDG 16 (Peace, justice and strong institutions). Read more
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Social Mobility in Developing Countries: Concepts, Methods, and Determinants
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Our research and policy briefs provide a short overview with key findings, lessons, and policy implications, from some of our key research outputs.
107 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Journal ArticleDigital Technologies and Product Upgrading in Global Value Chains: Empirical Evidence from Indian Manufacturing Firms
This article provides empirical evidence on the impact of digitalisation on product upgrading in global value chains (GVCs)...Technology Global value chains Manufacturing
Working PaperDoes aid to the productive sectors cause manufacturing sector growth in Africa?
In recent decades, Africa has received a large share of official development assistance compared to other regions of the world...Aid Production Growth
Journal ArticleInformality and firm performance in Myanmar
Part of Journal Special Issue What sustains informalityFirms Informality Myanmar
Working PaperIndustrialization in developing countries: is it related to poverty reduction?
This paper proposes an empirical framework that relates poverty reduction to production growth...Poverty Production Growth
BlogIndia’s manufacturing and services value-chains are shifting South: A curse or a blessing?
Much has been written on India as an outlier in Global Value Chains (GVC)...Structural transformation Manufacturing Global value chains
ReportBusiness Practice Intervention Survey: Descriptive Report
Myanmar’s manufacturing sector is at the heart of the country’s commercial landscape...Business Firm survey Manufacturing firms
Working PaperCash grants to manufacturers after Cyclone Idai: RCT evidence from Mozambique
In March 2019, Cyclone Idai hit central Mozambique and caused widespread damage, including businesses in the enterprise sector...Firms Manufacturing Natural disasters
Book ChapterFrom 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
From the book: Inequality in the Developing WorldStockholm Statement Industrial policy Dynamic comparative advantage
NewsPress Release: New data reveals developing economies are bucking trend of de-industrialization Economic Transformation Database Deindustrialization Economic transformation
BlogSub-Saharan Africa had a manufacturing renaissance in 2010s – it’s a promising sign for the years ahead
The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the global economy, with world output contracting at 3.5% in 2020, and no recovery likely before the fourth quarter of 2021...Structural transformation Manufacturing Employment and Industry
Working PaperLabour turnover and workers' well-being in the Ethiopian manufacturing industry
Manufacturing industry expansion is a central part of Ethiopia’s growth and transformation agenda due to its potential for accelerated economic development and large-scale job creation, in particular for women...female labour supply Occupational turnover Labour dynamics
Working PaperConstraints on the performance and competitiveness of Tanzania’s manufacturing exports
This study sought to examine the main constraints to manufacturing export competitiveness in Tanzania...Competitiveness Manufacturing Exports
Working PaperA manufacturing renaissance? Industrialization trends in the developing world
This paper examines industrialization trends in developing countries...Industrialization Economic Transformation Database Manufacturing
Working PaperPremature deindustrialization and income inequality in middle-income countries
This paper examines the income inequality implications of a ‘premature deindustrialization’ trend in middle-income countries...Deindustrialization Income inequality Middle-income countries